International Summer School

Our International Summer School gives you the opportunity to study at a world-renowned institution in one of the most creative, multicultural, and historically rich capital cities in the world for an entire month.

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For over 200 years, generations of students have been educated at Goldsmiths, going on to become Oscar winners, leading journalists, and award-winning designers and artists. This Summer School provides you with a unique opportunity to walk the same corridors as our famous alumni and experience our thought-provoking courses. 

Our Summer School also offers a full schedule* of activities and excursions in London, including a street art tour, and visits to the theatre, Houses of Parliament, and museums. We also offer trips around the UK, and a weekend out of the city.

While you're here


When you join us for a summer school you are guaranteed campus accommodation as long as you apply by the deadline.


Breakfast and lunch are served on campus at set times during the day. All dietary or religious food requirements can be catered for, as long as you tell us about them in advance.

Evening meals are largely served on campus, except during evening excursions or when restaurants are booked. You will have a few evenings free during your time with us, during which we provide food vouchers for the Sainsbury’s supermarket five minutes’ walk from student accommodation.


You are responsible for the cost of your flight to London. We will collect you from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 on the first day of the Summer School, unless you have to delay your arrival.

In the residential course fee, all of your transport-costs for scheduled activities will be included and we will give you an Oyster card to use for the duration of the summer school. This is a pre-paid card that can be used on all public transport in London: buses, London underground, trams, the DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, and River bus services in London zones 1-9.

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Costs and fees

The fees include:

  • Accommodation for the duration of the Summer School (including heating, water, and Wifi) 
  • All learning materials 
  • Entrance fees on all planned visits and excursions (costs for academic excursions will be included for those taking the course only) 
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, as well as vouchers for meals off-campus 
  • Travel costs, including collection and drop-off at London Heathrow Airport (on specific dates) 

If you are interested in attending one of our Summer Schools without the residential stay please email us for information. 

*TBC based on government advice. 

Please note: Flights to and from London are not included 

Register your interest 

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19 we will not be able to run the Goldsmiths International Summer School in 2021 but we are taking a register of interest for July 2022 and can’t wait to welcome you!