Information for students from India

Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from India. 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:





We accept the following Indian qualifications:

•    Higher Secondary School Certificate at Standard XII from either CBSE, CISCE/ICSE and Metro state boards
•    Diploma (2-4 years) from a Polytechnic/College of Technology/Professional Institute

When we consider your application we’ll assess your test scores and academic grades alongside your personal statement, reference letter and extracurricular activities.

We may require verification of qualifications via Digi Locker or from the examining Board.


Postgraduate taught
For entry to postgraduate programmes you will normally need a Bachelors degree in relevant subject. We use the NOOSR ranking to make differential offers. 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.

English language
We are able to accept the Standard XII to meet English language requirements from select Boards. Please see our English language page for full details.

Programmes for international students

We offer courses that have been specifically designed for international students. You may want to consider these if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These will help you with your English language and academic skills and are run by our English Language Centre.

Find out more about the courses we offer.

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.

Find out more about applying for a visa.

The International team visits India regularly 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 then these events are your chance to meet us in your home country. See our list of international events for more details.

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

Agents in India

We work with several agents in India who can give you information about studying at Goldsmiths and help you with the application process. See our list of representatives for more details.

If you have any questions about applying to Goldsmiths from India, please contact our India team who will be happy to help.

There is a sizeable and vibrant Indian community in London. 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:


You are eligible for NHS healthcare if you are enrolled on a full time course lasting six months or longer. Please ensure you register with a local GP. The nearest hospital is Lewisham hospital.

Feeling homesick?

Food and drink
Indian food is readily available in UK supermarkets, and curries have been adopted as an English national dish. If you’re after something specialist then there are a number of Indian grocery shops close to campus, mainly concentrated around the Brick Lane area in East London. You can reach Brick Lane in around 15 minutes on the Overground from New Cross or New Cross Gate stations.

Time Out London also has a list of the best Indian restaurants in London.

London caters for members of all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals, including those from the Hindu culture.

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What our students say

Find out what our indian students have to say about their experience of studying at Goldsmiths.

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Devankit Biswas

"Our mentors guided us through this course wonderfully and I will be eternally grateful for their role in my journey."

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Gandhali Bhide

The MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy made me realize that our perspectives are largely a result of ‘where we come from’. 

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Anshuman Dasgupta

I believe my association with the Advanced Practices (Curatorial/ Knowledge) programme has significantly contributed to my ability to approach curatorial challenges with a new framework informed by global intercultural interaction.