Information for students from Russia


Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Russia. You'll be able to find everything from completing your application to adjusting to life in the UK. We currently have 44 Russian students at Goldsmiths.

Our Russian graduates work in a diverse range of industries and for a whole host of companies. Examples of employees include high profile arts organisations and museums, and film production companies. Many are also self employed, working in industries including fashion and blogging. 

Alex talks about studying at Goldsmiths. This video is in Russian.

How to apply


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 15 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 or postgraduate level:


Entry requirements

English language requirements

Non-native speakers of English need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language competence to enrol on our programmes. Find out more about our English language requirements


For direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes you’ll need A-levels, an International Baccalaureate or a recognised Access or Foundation course. Please see individual programme pages for specific entrance requirements.

We also accept the US high school diploma with a GPA 3.0 or higher (unweighted) 

PLUS either of the following combinations:

  • SAT-R 1900 overall (with a minimum of 560 or higher in each section) or ACT 26
  • Two Advanced Placement (AP) tests with a score of 3 or higher, or two SAT-S 600 minimum

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


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.

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 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.

Fees and funding


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 see International Scholarships.

External funding sources

Visit our external funding sources page for information about other organisations that offer funding to international students.




Find out more about applying for a visa.

Visiting your country

The International team visits Russia 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. Find out when Goldsmiths is next visiting Russia. 

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

Agents in Russia

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



Adjusting to life in the UK

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

London has a number of Russian restaurants where you can satisfy your cravings. The Metro has a list of their favourites. There are also several Russian shops and delis where you’ll be able to buy traditional food. One of the most well known is Kalinka.

Places of worship

London caters for members of all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals. To find out more bout places of worship visit


Visit our Russia alumni page for information on the country's Goldsmiths alumni network.


Photo of Elena
I would describe the general atmosphere on Campus as liberal and supporting, as far as every opinion puts on the table.

"I would say that a vibrant widespread community is a distinguishable Goldsmith's characteristic, which embraces not only current residents, but alumni as well. Since the College establishment, professional network has been constantly expanding over the years. As a result, a strong supportive community has been developed across the globe. I feel myself as a part of this body which joins people regardless of race and nationality.

Before studying at Goldsmiths, I worked in the art industry for 3.5 years, but I always keep dreaming to progress my study. After a while, I found myself approaching the course in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths. I really enjoy spending my time with classmates by sharing knowledge and experience. I would describe the general atmosphere at Campus as liberal and supporting as far as every opinion puts on the table. In my course, the majority of students came from all over the world that creates a very diversified aura in the classes. I have never experienced anything like this before, that makes my residency authentic. I think multiplicity is something very special about London, but nevertheless, it takes time to get used to live in a such multicultural and extremely competitive environment. You should be very mobile and fast, plan your activities in advance as the luscious pieces (i.e ticket events) are taken rapidly. High speed and restlessness shape London’s look, and if you want to succeed, then run faster.

I have not manage to build any strategic plan upon my graduation yet, but I will go back to Moscow, and probably start looking for a job, or an inspiring internship."

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