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.

Scholarship results will be announced week commencing 25 June 2018.

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 honours degree from a British higher education institution, applying for taught Masters programmes.

How to apply

The fee discount will be applied automatically.

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 University of London International Programmes 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.

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

Goldsmiths International Response Scholarship – applications closed

Applications for 2018 entry scholarships have now closed. Please check back for details of scholarships for 2019 entry.

Award Value

3 x awards for postgraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria. The awards include:

  • Accommodation fee waiver*
  • £11,400 for each year of study
  • Tuition fee waiver

*You will need to make a separate accommodation application. This is for a Goldsmiths owned accommodation for a standard, single occupancy study bedroom only. Applications should be made as soon as applications open in April/May 2018. Find out more about applying for accommodation.

Eligibility

You must have received an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or full-time postgraduate taught programme starting September 2018. 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 2018
  • 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 an International student
  • 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

Goldsmiths Global Scholarship – applications closed

Applications for 2018 entry scholarships have now closed. Please check back for details of scholarships for 2019 entry.

Award value

The scholarship provides a £2,500 fee waiver for your first year of study.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply you must be regarded as International for fee purposes and have received and accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time taught programme starting in September 2018.

How to apply

Visit the Goldsmiths Global Scholarship page for details of how to apply.

Deadline: Midnight Monday, 18 June 2018 (GMT)

Goldsmiths Humanitarian Scholarship – applications closed

Applications for 2018 entry scholarships have now closed. Please check back for details of scholarships for 2019 entry.

Award value

Full tuition fees, travel and maintenance for 2 prospective Masters students from Palestine

Eligibility

You must be a prospective Masters student from Palestine. There are two scholarships available. You must be holding an offer of study with us in order to apply for this scholarship.

Visit the Humanitarian Scholarship page for more information.

Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarship – applications closed

Applications for 2018 entry scholarships have now closed. Please check back for details of scholarships for 2019 entry.

Award value

£5,000 towards tuition fees

Eligibility

You must be a prospective international Masters student holding an offer to study with us.

Find out more on our International Postgraduate Scholarship page.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme – applications closed

Applications for 2018 entry scholarships have now closed. Please check back for details of scholarships for 2019 entry.

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

Santander Universities UK Scholarship – applications closed

Applications for 2018 entry scholarships have now closed. Please check back for details of scholarships for 2019 entry.

Award value

This scholarship offers a £5,000 fee waiver.

Eligibility

Applicants must have received an offer of a place on a full-time taught programme starting in September 2018. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and/or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.

Find out more on our Santander Universities UK Scholarship page

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships – applications closed

Applications for 2018 entry scholarships have now closed. Please check back for details of scholarships for 2019 entry.

Funded by the UK Department for Education (DfE), these scholarships support excellence in UK higher education and sustain the principles of the Commonwealth. Candidates will be selected based on their potential to lead in the pursuit of global excellence in research and knowledge, as well as academic merit and the quality of their plan of study.

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships you must be a citizen or have been granted refugee status but an eligible Commonwealth country: Anguilla, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands.

You must be available to start your studies in the UK in September/October 2018 or January 2019 and hold an unconditional offer from Goldsmiths by the time you submit your scholarship application. 

For full details of the eligibility criteria, please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

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.