Fees and finance for international students


If you are a Home/EU student please visit our fees pages for undergraduate students or postgraduate students.

Tuition fees

To find out how much your course will cost, please visit the relevant programme page

If you are a self-financing international student you'll need to make an advanced fee payment of £3,000 to secure your place at Goldsmiths. Full details will be sent with your offer of admission. Find out how to pay your fees.

If you have any questions about tuition fees, please get in touch with the Fees Office by calling +44 (0)20 7078 5311 or emailing fees@gold.ac.uk.

Please note, we no longer offer an early payment discount scheme.

Scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers

Goldsmiths scholarships

Goldsmiths regularly offers over £200,000 in awards to international students through a range of scholarships. Please see our Scholarships Finder for more information. 

If you have any questions about international scholarships, please get in touch on +44 (0)20 7078 5300, or email scholarships (@gold.ac.uk).

Support from your department

Some academic departments at Goldsmiths offer programme-specific and/or subject-specific funding. Visit our departmental awards page to find out what's available for your subject.

External sources of funding

Your home country may offer scholarships or special funding opportunities. We advise you to contact the Ministry of Education in your home country for information about any government-funded schemes that may be available for study abroad. You can also contact your local British Council office, or British High Commission or Embassy, for further information about sources of funding. Find out more about finding external funding sources.

The following agencies may be able to provide funding or information about funding opportunities:

Another place to look is the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, an online database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. If you are a prospective student who is applying to Goldsmiths, please email scholarships@gold.ac.uk for a PIN to access the guide for free.

If you have any questions about international scholarships, please get in touch on +44 (0)20 7078 5300 or email international@gold.ac.uk or scholarships@gold.ac.uk.

Discretionary funding sources

Goldsmiths' Student Funding Team coordinates and administers applications for Discretionary Funding. Find out more on our student funding pages.

Working during your studies 

You may wish to find part-time work during your studies. If you have a Tier 4 Student Visa, you will only be able to work a limited number of hours per week during official term time. This can be 20 hours a week (if you are studying a degree level course) or 10 hours per week (if you are studying below degree level, for example on one of our International Foundation Certificate programmes). Some international students apply to become a Goldsmiths Student Ambassador and work part-time in departments across the university. 

You can find out more through the Immigration Advisory Service, who offer a series of dedicated visa drop-in sessions during the year. If you have any further questions please contact immigration@gold.ac.uk. The Careers Service will also be able to advise you.

Living expenses

Living in London

The cost of living in London can be higher than other parts of the UK, although Goldsmiths’ location in New Cross means that the cost is lower than in central London. Find out more about London living costs.

Finance and your visa

If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa, you will need to be aware of certain financial obligations. Read our visa advice and guidance. Remember that your expenses will rise each year. Tuition fees are payable each year and may also rise by up to 5% per year.

Find out more about managing your money

The International Student Calculator is an online tool developed with students from 13 different countries. It enables you to build a lifestyle budget and see how it balances by week, month or over a year, get information on areas like insurance and banking as well as guidance on the costs of living and learn some top tips from other students.