Postgraduate fees and funding


This page is for Home and EU postgraduate students. If you are an international student please visit our international fees and funding section.

If you've already started studying at Goldsmiths and require financial support, please refer to our information for current students.

Important information in the event of a no-deal EU exit

The government has confirmed that EU nationals starting courses in England in the 2019/20 academic year, and their family members, will remain eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate financial support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the existing residency requirements.

You can find full details and guidance on the government website, or on the Goldsmiths EU referendum guidance page.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for postgraduate degrees vary depending on course. To find out how much your course will cost, visit the programme page. You can also download a PDF of the postgraduate tuition fees 2019-20.

Fees for students from European Union countries are being fixed at the same rate as fees for UK students for programmes beginning up through the 2018-2019 academic year. Additionally, the government has confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for postgraduate financial support in the academic year 2018-2019.

The decision means EU students applying for a master’s course at an English university or further education institution in the 2018-2019 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants for the duration of their course, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. Find out more about this on the UK government's website.

Postgraduate degree loans

Student Finance England provides loans of up to £10,906 for postgraduate Masters study. Find out more about applying for a postgraduate loan.

Student Finance England provides loans of up to £25,700 for postgraduate doctoral study. Find out more about applying for a postgraduate doctoral loan.

Goldsmiths funding

Goldsmiths postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

We regularly offer scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers for home/EU postgraduate applicants. Find out more about the funding available.

Departmental awards 

Some academic departments at Goldsmiths offer programme-specific and/or subject-specific funding in the form of scholarships, studentships and fee waivers. Find out what funding is available for your subject.

PhD studentships

There is a range of funding for PhDs in the arts and humanities, computing, creative industries and the social sciences, including AHRC funding and ESRC Doctoral Training Studentships. Read about the PhD studentships available at Goldsmiths.

External funding

There are hundreds of external charities, trusts and foundations that offer grants to students, so it's worth researching these opportunities to help you fund your postgraduate studies.

Some useful places to start your search are Scholarship Search, the Scholarship HubProspects, Postgrad Solutions and Postgraduate Studentships.

You can also visit your local library and look through one or more of the following publications for information on grant-making bodies: Educational Grants Directory, Charities Digest, Grants Register, Directory of Grant Making Trusts.

Another place to look is the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, an online database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. If you are a prospective student who is applying to Goldsmiths, please email for a PIN to access the guide for free.