Scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers for PGCE students

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We offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers for new PGCE students. These offer additional financial support for your studies, and they don't have to be paid back.

2020 entry funding

For 2020 entry we are offering the following fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships for PGCE students. 

Mature Students Bursaries

Value 

£3,000 cash bursary 

Number available

Up to three

Year of entry

2020 entry 

Eligibility criteria

You must meet the general eligibility criteria and regulations. You must also: 

  • Be holding an offer of study on a PGCE at Goldsmiths
  • Be aged 40 or over on the 1st of September in the academic year you start the programme
  • Be a UK citizen and eligible for Home fees

Application deadlines

Applications will open on Saturday 4 April 2020 and will close on Friday 22 May 2020.  

How to apply

When applications open you can apply by registering for a MyGoldsmiths online account. Prior to applications opening you will be sent a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and full instructions for setting up your account. 

Once you've set up an account you can complete and submit a scholarship/bursary application online. Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser when submitting your application.

To complete your application, you'll to upload the following documents:

If you do not produce proof of age at the time your application is submitted your application will not be processed.

If you require a PIN to create your MyGoldsmiths account and wish to apply for the scholarship, please email scholarships (@gold.ac.uk) no later than Wednesday 13 May 2020. Unfortunately, we can't accept any PIN requests after this time, so don't delay!

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria will be completed by our Scholarships Co-ordinator. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next selection stage.

Applications will then be considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences, so they will give equal consideration to both the applicant’s academic record and their answers to the questions posed in the award application form. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the questions, not the standard of writing. 

The panel will consist of representatives from the Department of Educational Studies. The panel will assess the applications against the stated criteria.

Final award recipients and reserve candidates will be decided by the panel.

Lewisham and Greenwich Fee Waivers

Value 

A full tuition fee waiver

Number available

Up to three

Year of entry

2020 entry 

Eligibility criteria

You must meet the general eligibility criteria and regulations. You must also:

  • Be holding an offer of study on a PGCE at Goldsmiths
  • Live in the London Boroughs of Lewisham or Greenwich
  • Be a UK citizen and eligible for Home fees

Application deadlines

Applications will open on Saturday 4 April 2020 and will close on Friday 22 May 2020.  

How to apply

When applications open you can apply by registering for a MyGoldsmiths online account. Prior to applications opening you will be sent a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and full instructions for setting up your account. 

Once you've set up an account you can complete and submit a scholarship/bursary application online. Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser when submitting your application.

To complete your application, you'll need the following:

  • Academic reference
  • Evidence to verify your residency in the London Borough of Lewisham or Greenwich for a minimum of three years prior to application. Evidence is required for each year, ie 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. If you do not produce proof of residency at the time your application is submitted your application will not be processed. We'll accept a variety of documents including the following: 
    • Council tax invoice statement for the last three years
    • Letter from your local borough or housing officer from the last three years
    • Rent/mortgage statement for the last three years
    • Letter/statement from your bank or utility provider including the opening date of your account with them
    • (Please note that you are able to submit documents that belong to the homeowner to prove your residency)

If you require a PIN to create your MyGoldsmiths account and wish to apply for the scholarship, please email scholarships (@gold.ac.uk) no later than Wednesday 13 May 2020. Unfortunately, we can't accept any PIN requests after this time, so don't delay!

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria will be completed by our Scholarships Co-ordinator. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next selection stage. 

Applications will then be considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences, so they will give equal consideration to both the applicant’s academic record and their answers to the questions posed in the award application form. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the questions, not the standard of writing. 

The panel will consist of representatives from the Department of Educational Studies. The panel will assess the applications against the stated criteria.

Final award recipients and reserve candidates will be decided by the panel.

Men into Primary Scholarships

Value 

£3,000 cash bursary

Number available

Up to two

Year of entry

2020 entry 

Eligibility criteria

You must meet the general eligibility criteria and regulations. You must also:

  • Be male
  • Be holding an offer of study on a PGCE at Goldsmiths
  • Be a UK citizen and eligible for Home fees

Application deadlines

Applications will open on Saturday 4 April 2020 and will close on Friday 22 May 2020.  

How to apply

When applications open you can apply through our online portal, MyGoldsmiths. You will be sent instructions after you have been made an offer of an academic place at Goldsmiths. 

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria will be completed by our Scholarships Co-ordinator. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next selection stage.

Applications will then be considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences, so they will give equal consideration to both the applicant’s academic record and their answers to the questions posed in the award application form. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the questions, not the standard of writing. 

The panel will consist of representatives from the Department of Educational Studies. The panel will assess the applications against the stated criteria. 

Final award recipients and reserve candidates will be decided by the panel.

Care Leavers Scholarships

Value 

£4,000 cash bursary

Number available

Up to two

Year of entry

2020 entry 

Eligibility criteria

You must meet the general eligibility criteria and regulations. You must also: 

  • Be holding an offer of study on a PGCE at Goldsmiths
  • Have been in the Care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more, including during your 16th birthday
  • Be a UK citizen and eligible for Home fees

Application deadlines

Applications will open on Saturday 4 April 2020 and will close on Friday 22 May 2020.  

How to apply

When applications open you can apply through our online portal, MyGoldsmiths. You will be sent instructions after you have been made an offer of an academic place at Goldsmiths.

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria will be completed by our Scholarships Co-ordinator. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next selection stage. 

Applications will then be considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences, so they will give equal consideration to both the applicant’s academic record and their answers to the questions posed in the award application form. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the questions, not the standard of writing. 

The panel will consist of representatives from the Department of Educational Studies. The panel will assess the applications against the stated criteria.

Final award recipients and reserve candidates will be decided by the panel.

Any applicants who meet the eligibility criteria but aren't awarded the Care Leaver Scholarship will automatically be eligible for our Care Experienced Bursary.

Disabled Students Bursaries

Value 

£4,500 cash bursary 

Number available

Up to two

Year of entry

2020 entry 

Eligibility criteria

You must meet the general eligibility criteria and regulations. You must also: 

  • Be holding an offer of study on a PGCE at Goldsmiths
  • Have a recognised disability that has been disclosed on your UCAS teacher training application
  • Be a UK citizen and eligible for Home fees

Application deadlines

Applications will open on Saturday 4 April 2020 and will close on Friday 22 May 2020.    

How to apply

When applications open you can apply through our online portal, MyGoldsmiths. You will be sent instructions after you have been made an offer of an academic place at Goldsmiths.

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria will be completed by our Scholarships Co-ordinator. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next selection stage. 

Applications will then be considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences, so they will give equal consideration to both the applicant’s academic record and their answers to the questions posed in the award application form. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the questions, not the standard of writing. 

The panel will consist of representatives from the Department of Educational Studies. The panel will assess the applications against the stated criteria.

Final award recipients and reserve candidates will be decided by the panel.

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