Information for students from Canada

Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Canada. You'll be able to find everything from completing your application to adjusting to life in the UK.

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You make your application through UCAS, an online application system. The system allows you to choose up to five different universities and apply with one application.

Applications open on 1 September for entry the following September. The normal closing date is 26 January, but some courses will accept applications until 30 June. You are advised to apply as early as possible as courses have limited places.

You should refer to individual programme pages to see whether your course has any additional application requirements. Applications are usually assessed within two months and can be managed online via UCAS.

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video:



For the majority of postgraduate programmes you can apply via our website. Simply click the ‘apply now’ button on your chosen programme page. Some programmes have different application procedures, so always check the programme page before making your application.

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video: 


What to include in your application

As well as information about your education history, and the course you’re choosing, you’ll also need to provide a personal statement as part of your application. This is your chance to explain how your academic experience is relevant to the course you want to study. You’ll also have an opportunity to tell us about relevant extracurricular activities you’ve taken part in and how they make you stand out.

Find out more about what to include in your personal statement at undergraduate and postgraduate level:





When we consider your application we’ll look at a variety of factors including your personal statement, reference letter, extracurricular activities, test scores and academic grades.

You won’t need to take UK exams to apply to Goldsmiths. Our admissions team will review your qualifications and match them with their UK equivalents.

As a guide you’ll need to have a minimum overall score of 75% inc BBBBB in grade 12 U or M courses in the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

If you’re applying from Alberta you will normally need to complete your High School Diploma with an overall score of 70% in five Grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31.

If you’re applying from British Columbia we normally ask that you have a minimum of B+ in five grade 12 subjects.

If your qualifications were not taught in English then you will need to demonstrate your level of English language.

Please refer to individual programme pages, as each course will have its own specific entrance requirements.


Postgraduate taught

For entry to postgraduate programmes you will normally need a Bachelors degree in relevant subject. Refer to individual course pages to see whether there are any additional application requirements.

Research degrees

You will normally need to have completed a Masters degree in a subject relevant to your proposed postgraduate study. There may also be other specific entrance requirements. You can refer to individual course pages to find out what these are.

Study Abroad

Normally, you will need to have been attending university for at least 1 year. Find out more about the programme on our Study Abroad pages.


Find out more about our fees.

Scholarships and bursaries

Goldsmiths has a series of scholarships for international students applying for postgraduate and research programmes.  If you’re an alumni you may also be eligible for discounted fees. For further information, please use our scholarships finder.


Canadian national and provincial loans and grants 

Goldsmiths is registered to certify Canadian national and provincial loans and grants. You can bring your forms to on campus to be certified.

Find out more about applying for a visa.

The International team visits Canada at least twice a year to take part in higher education events, deliver presentations, interview potential applicants and catch up with local alumni. If you’re unable to visit Goldsmiths in person, these events are your chance to meet us in your home country. See a list of events happening in your country.

Can’t make these dates? We also run regular online events, including webinars, virtual tours and chat sessions. 

For queries, please contact Will Abraham, your regional representative based in New York City. He can provide you with information about studying at Goldsmiths and can assist you throughout the application process.

Agents in Canada

We work with several agents in Canada who can give you information about studying at Goldsmiths and help you with the application process.


Generally international students find it easy to transition to life in London, but if you’re struggling then we can offer a whole range of support. This includes PAL (our student led mentor scheme), and our on-site Careers Service and Counselling Service. Find out more about the support we offer. 

Take a look at how some of our students have adjusted to life in the UK:


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