Goldsmiths Turkish Scholarship 2017


This year we're offering 3 scholarships to students from Turkey who will be starting full-time study at Goldsmiths in September 2017.

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


To be eligible to apply you must be a Turkish national, and have received and accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time taught programme starting in September 2017. The following levels of study are eligible to apply:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • International Foundation Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma

You must be regarded as International for fee purposes and be self-financing your studies.

Please note that students who have already started their course are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other Goldsmith financial award.

How to Apply

You will need to apply using our Turkish scholarship application form. As part of the application, you will need to complete a 250 word supporting statement including:

  • Reasons why you should be awarded the scholarship, demonstrating a mixture of academic merit or outstanding achievement in a particular field of activity be it creative or sporting
  • A description of the positive contributions you will bring to the course and wider institution


Midnight Sunday 18 June 2017 (GMT)

Applicants will be informed of the outcome week commencing Monday 3 July.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered on a range of criteria, including:

  • Course of study
  • Supporting statement
  • Academic qualifications

If you have any queries regarding these scholarships, you can email

Terms & Conditions

Scholarship holders will be required to support the International office and Student Marketing team at Goldsmiths in a range of promotional activities throughout their time at the University. This could include submitting testimonials for print and online student profiles as well as attending recruitment events and other ad hoc activities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I think I'm eligible to apply for two awards – can I apply for more than one?

You're able to apply for as many awards as you like, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria for each award. Each application you submit must be complete. We are not responsible for photocopying references or transcripts to attach to each application. The Goldsmiths Turkish Scholarship cannot be combined with any other Goldsmiths scholarship if applicants are successful. It can only be combined with the early fee payment discount scheme. Should you be selected for more than one scholarship, you will be granted with the one of higher value. 

I’m an undergraduate student and I've selected Goldsmiths as my insurance choice on UCAS, can I still apply for a scholarship?

Unfortunately not. If you've selected Goldsmiths as your second choice we are unable to consider you for any of our awards.

Do I have to submit a reference?

A reference is not required for the Goldsmiths International Scholarship.

What should I say in my supporting statement?

Your supporting statement can be no longer than 250 words, and should give reasons as to why you think you should be awarded the scholarship. You'll need to demonstrate what contribution you think you’d make to your course and to the wider community at Goldsmiths. This should include details about your background, skills and experience. If you feel it to be relevant, you could include information on your academic, creative or even sporting achievements.

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications close: Midnight Sunday 18 June 2017 (GMT)

My application isn't complete, should I apply now?

If you're awaiting results from current study we'd advise you to submit your application as soon as possible, including details of your predicted grades. We don't need your final results until later in the summer. You'll need to ensure that you submit all relevant documents before you can be considered for this scholarship.

I've received an email from you confirming receipt of my award application. What do I do now?

Once you've submitted your application we'll send you an automatic response to confirm that we've received it. If your application is completed correctly, we’ll be in touch later in the year to confirm our decision. If your application is incomplete, please ensure that any missing information has been submitted by the deadline.

I've submitted my application but have not received an email confirmation, what should I do?

If you don't receive an email confirming that we've received your application, please get in touch with us as soon as possible at

How will I find out if my application has been successful?

All applicants will be informed by email during the week commencing 3 July 2017. This email will be sent to the address you provided on your application form, so please make sure this is correct before you submit.

My application was unsuccessful, can I find out why?

We're sorry but unfortunately we're unable to provide individual feedback on an unsuccessful decision, due to the high volume of applications we receive each year.

I've just found out that my application has been successful. What do I do next?

We'll send you instructions for what you need to do next, so please read your award offer letter carefully. If you have any further questions please contact us at

How will the award be processed?

  • The £2,500 tuition fee waiver will be deducted from any remaining fees you have to pay
  • If you're planning on using our early fee payment scheme and will be paying your tuition fees in full by Friday 25 August, the £2,500 tuition fee waiver will be applied before we take your payment
  • If you're planning on paying your fees in instalments, the £2,500 fee waiver will be deducted from the final instalment

I'm transferring from another institution, can I bring my scholarship to Goldsmiths?

Unfortunately if you were granted a scholarship for a different university, it is not possible for you to transfer it to the new institution.

Can I apply for a scholarship if I'm joining the second year of a Goldsmiths degree?

Unfortunately, scholarships are only available to applicants beginning a course in year one.

How will I find what kind of work I'm expected to do?

Awardees will be contacted in due course with respect to responsibilities. This will be in the first term. Not all scholarship winners will be requested to participate in all activities. Time spent carrying out these activities is understood to be part of your duties as a scholarship ambassador and not paid.


Additional questions

If you have any further questions please contact the international team at