Information for students from Turkey

Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Turkey. 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 or postgraduate level:



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 our more about out English language requirements.


For direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes you’ll generally need A-levels, an International Baccalaureate or a recognised Access or Foundation course. However, we may consider you if you have a score of 4.5/ 80% in the following Turkish qualifications:

•    Four-Year Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma)
•    Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Finishing Diploma)
•    Four-Year Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma)
•    Two-Year Ön-Lisans Diplomasi (Associate Degree) GPA 3.5

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 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.

London has a long-standing and sizeable Turkish community.
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
Basic Turkish ingredients can be bought in the larger UK supermarkets but if you’re after something more specialist then there are a huge number of Turkish food shops and grocers in London. Many of them are centred around Dalston, which has a large Turkish community. It’s only a short train ride from campus.

Fancy eating out? There are plenty of Turkish restaurants in London including Reyna in New Cross and FM Mangal in nearby Camberwell. Time Out keeps a list of the best places to get an authentic Turkish kebab which is regularly updated.

Celebrations and places of worship
London caters for members of all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals, including Eid. It is home to the largest mosque in Western Europe, The Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, South London. For more information about places of worship in South-East London please visit

Islamic Society
Goldsmiths Students’ Union has an Islamic Society which hosts events including friday prayers, weekly circles, an Islamic Awareness Week and an annual dinner.

Middle Eastern and North African Society
Goldsmiths also has a Middle Eastern and North African Society that promotes the region’s culture through events, parties, film screenings and performances.  It’s also a great place to connect with fellow Iranian students.

Take a tour of our campus in Turkish