International Summer School


Our 2018 International Summers School has now finished. Details regarding 2019 will be available shortly. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact

What's included?

  • A chance to study in one of the UK's top creative universities. You'll take part in lectures on contemporary art, politics and international relations and English language taught by Goldsmiths academics
  • Accommodation for the entire duration of the programme
  • Meet and greet service at the airport upon arrival, including airport transfers
  • Catering (3x meals a day) including off-campus evening meals where applicable
  • Full access to the on-campus library and study facilities
  • Optional employability skills support from our Careers Service

Activities during your stay

From exploring museums to taking in breathtaking views, there is no shortage of entertaining and insightful activities you’ll experience during your four weeks in London, one of the world's most exciting cities.

We've put together an extensive schedule of activities, which is designed to ensure you maximise your studies and, of course, create amazing memories. Highlights include:

  • A traditional British afternoon tea
  • An all-inclusive, overnight trip to Paris
  • A chance to look over London's skyline
  • Visits to a number of London’s most illustrious museums, including Tate Britain, the Royal Museums Greenwich and V&A
  • The chance to experience West End theatre
  • A farewell reception


If you need a visa to travel to the UK, then the Short Term Student visa is the most suitable. To find out more about this type of visa, you can visit the Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) page. Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for this visa before you travel to the UK and the application normally takes 3-4 weeks so as soon as you have a place on the programme, have paid your deposit, and you have received a supporting letter from the IAS, you should make your visa application. There’s more information in our immigration section, including details about when you can apply for a visa at the border, or when you need to apply before you travel to the UK.

If you have any questions about applying for a visa, you can contact the IAS at any time by emailing You should make sure you have a supporting letter from the IAS before making a visa application or travelling to the UK.

If you have any questions about the summer school before you arrive, please do not hesitate to contact us on

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