English language requirements


If English isn't your first language then you will need to pass an approved English language test. We accept a range of English language tests including IELTS. Find out more about our English language entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

For students who need extra support in achieving their required language proficiency we offer a wide range of English language courses:


Pre-sessional English Language Programmes

These programmes are for international students who have a place on a programme starting at Goldsmiths and who need help improving their English language skills. Programmes last between 5 and 14 weeks depending on your current level of English. They usually start around May each year to prepare you for studying in the following September.

International Pathways

Goldsmiths International Pathways are designed for international students preparing to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Goldsmiths or another UK university. There are a range of International Pathways to choose from depending on your subject and level of study. These include:

  • International Foundation Certificate Pathways
  • Art Extension degrees
  • Integrated degrees
  • Pre-Masters Pathways

Find out which pathway is the right choice for you.


Students from the International Foundation Certificate programme made this film about studying at Goldsmiths

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