International scholarships

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The funding opportunities on this page are for International students. If you are a Home/EU student, please see our pages on scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate, postgraduate or PGCE students

You must apply for a course before you can apply for a scholarship. Only applicants who have accepted their offer of study will be considered for scholarships.

You should only apply for scholarships if you meet the eligibility criteria. Applications that don't meet the criteria will be rejected.

PGCE students are not eligible for these sources of funding, except for the fee discount schemes. Please visit the PGCE fees and funding section for more information.

Goldsmiths Excellence Fee Waiver

Award value

30% fee discount to home/EU students, and the equivalent amount in pounds sterling to international students.

Eligibility

Home, EU and international students (full-time and part-time) with a first class undergraduate honours degree from a British higher education institution, applying for taught Masters programmes.

How to apply

The fee discount will be applied automatically after full enrolment has been completed.

Please note: this cannot be combined with the Goldsmiths Alumni Fee Waiver

Goldsmiths Alumni Fee Waiver

Award value

30% fee discount to home/EU alumni, and the equivalent amount in pounds sterling to international alumni.

Eligibility

Home, EU and international students (full-time and part-time), including Study Abroad and LaSalle students, who are Goldsmiths graduates. Graduates of the Goldsmiths, University of London distance learning programme who have been awarded a BA in English, a BSc in Computing and Information Systems or a BSc in Creative Computing. 

Those applying for taught Masters programmes are eligible.

How to apply

The fee discount will be applied automatically after full enrolment has been completed.

Please note: this cannot be combined with the Goldsmiths Excellence Fee Waiver.

GREAT Scholarship China – £10,000 fee waiver

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, we are offering two scholarships to students in China applying for taught postgraduate courses within the Institute of Management, Department of Politics and International Relations, and Department of Theatre and Performance.

The scholarship provides a £10,000 tuition fee waiver for your first year of study. 

Find out more about the scholarship, including eligibility criteria.

Goldsmiths International Response Scholarship

Award Value

2 x awards, which include:

  • Accommodation fee waiver (For a standard, single occupancy bedroom in Goldsmiths-owned accommodation only)
  • £11,400 for each year of study
  • Tuition fee waiver

Accommodation

You will need to make a separate accommodation application – this should be done as soon as applications open.

  • You will have to list Loring Hall, Dean House, and Ewan Henderson court as your top three accomodation choices.
  • You will then need to fill out the other options to move onto the next stage of the application process.
  • You should also specify that you are are applying for this scholarship in the 'Notes' section of your accommodation application.

Find out more about applying for accommodation.

Deadline

Applications open February 25, 2019, and close 31 May, at 12 Noon, GMT

Eligibility

You must have received an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or full-time postgraduate taught programme starting September 2019. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and/or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.

Eligibility Criteria

Students applying for this award must:

  • Have an offer of full-time study in either a Postgraduate or Undergraduate programme commencing September 2019.
  • Be declared as refugee or asylum seeker on your application, or have been granted limited leave as the result of an asylum application or human rights application.
  • Be undertaking your first undergraduate/postgraduate degree.
  • Demonstrate strong academic potential.
  • Applicants must have a letter from the UK Government confirming refugee/asylum status in the UK. This document must be uploaded to your My Goldsmiths account when you submit your application. Applications will not be considered if you do not provide evidence of your status in the UK

Please note, applicants will have to meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for the awards.

How to apply as a Postgraduate

Applications should be completed online through your MyGoldsmiths account. This is the online account that you created in order to apply for a course at Goldsmiths.

How to apply as an Undergraduate

To apply for our scholarships and bursaries you'll first need to set up a MyGoldsmiths account. Please see our advice and guidance on how to create your MyGoldsmiths account.

Further information

  • Applicants must have a letter from the UK Government confirming refugee/asylum status in the UK. This document must be uploaded to your My Goldsmiths account when you submit your application. Applications will not be considered if you do not provide evidence of your status in the UK
  • You may use up to 1,500 characters for each question on the application form
  • Only completed applications will be accepted, supporting documentation will not be accepted after the deadline
  • No applications will be accepted after the application closing date
  • Applicants for undergraduate programmes will not be considered if they already hold an undergraduate degree
  • Applicants for postgraduate programmes will not be considered if they already hold a postgraduate degree

Aziz Foundation Scholarships

The Aziz Foundation is offering two Masters scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year at Goldsmiths, University of London. The aim of these scholarships is to help develop a pool of professionals and practitioners capable of addressing the social challenges facing British Muslim communities.

Award value

2 x awards, up to £25,000 (divided between the years of study)

More information

For more detailed information about the scholarship, eligibility criteria, and the application process, pleases visit the Aziz Foundation Scholarship page.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Award value

Full tuition fees, travel and maintenance.

Eligibility

This award is for Prospective Masters students from developing Commonwealth countries. You must be holding an offer of study with us. There is 1 scholarship available. Find out more on our Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme page.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Apply now for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships!

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.  

Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and proposed UK university.

The closing date for applications is 4 February 2019. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, click here.

Goldsmiths departmental funding schemes

It is worth checking with your academic department to see whether any course or subject-specific funding is available. Visit our departmental awards page for further information.

External sources of funding 

There are a number of international organisations that offer funding to students. Read our External Funding Guide for further information.

British Council Colombia Creative Industries Scholarship

British Council Colombia Creative Industries Scholarship

As part of its 80th Anniversary, the British Council in Colombia will be jointly launching with COLFUTURO (one of the main funding bodies in the country) the BRICC* (British Council Colombian Creative Industries) scholarship programme. They are offering 15 scholarships of £13,000 to Colombian students interested in pursuing a Creative Industries Masters programme in the UK.

Students who are selected as part of the COLFUTURO Scholarship-Loan programme are eligible for the BRICC scholarship as long as they are accepted onto one of the MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship programmes' pathways.

Applications

Applications open on the COLFUTURO website on 8 January, and close on 28 February 2019. Students do not need to have their unconditional offer by the time the call closes, but they need to demonstrate they have started their application process with the institution of their choice. Application results will be published on 14 May 2019.