Mature Student Scholarship

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£3,000 for each year of study on your undergraduate programme

Number available

Up to 10

Year of entry


Eligibility criteria

You must meet the general eligibility criteria and regulations. You must also: 

  • Be over the age of 25 on the first day of your degree (taken as the first day of enrolment week)
  • Applicants must be eligible for Home fees
  • Be holding an offer of undergraduate study from Goldsmiths.

Please note that two awards will be reserved for applicants nominated by Open Book. Open Book aims to break down barriers to higher education by working closely with a network of agencies to support people from a wide range of backgrounds, such as ex-offenders and those who have struggled with addiction and mental health.

Application deadlines

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in August 2024 for offer holders and Clearing applicants.

How to apply

Applications are made using our online application form. Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in August 2024.

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria will be completed by our Scholarships Co-ordinator. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next selection stage.

Applications will then be considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences, so they will give equal consideration to both the applicant’s academic record and their answers to the questions posed in the award application form. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the questions, not the standard of writing. 

The panel will consist of representatives from Admissions, Widening Participation, and an academic department. The panel will assess the applications against the stated criteria.

Final award recipients and reserve candidates will be decided by the panel.

Scholarship payments will be made in January, March and May in terms 2 and 3 after completion of the first term. Scholarship payments will be made using the Higher Education Bursaries and Scholarships Scheme (HEBSS).

If you have any questions, please contact

Find out more about Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations.


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