Travel Bursaries

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The cost of an annual travelcard covering travel from your home to Goldsmiths.

Number available

Up to 10

Year of entry


Eligibility criteria

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

  • Live in one of the following London boroughs:
    • Lewisham
    • Lambeth
    • Southwark
    • Greenwich
    • Hackney
    • Tower Hamlets
    • Newham
    • Croydon
    • Bromley
  • Have a household income of under £35,000 per year (as evidenced by your application to the Student Loans Company)
  • Be eligible for Home fees
  • Be holding an offer of study on an undergraduate degree from Goldsmiths

Application deadlines

Applications for existing offer holders and Clearing applicants are open from 17 August and will close on 17 October.

How to apply

Applications are made using our online application form, which will be available from 17 August to 17 October 2023.

Applications are now open for offer holders and Clearing applicants starting in September 2023.

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.

Oyster cards with the travelcard pre-loaded will be distributed to recipients at the beginning of the second term of their programme. 

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Find out more about Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations.