Undergraduate Applicant Grant

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Undergraduate Applicant Travel and Accommodation Grant

As part of our commitment to broadening access to Higher Education, we fund a grant for UK students, who are applying to our undergraduate courses for 2020 entry.

The grant is worth up to a maximum of £150. It can be used to cover, or contribute towards, the travel and accommodation costs for an applicant and a parent/carer/friend to attend an Applicant Day or to attend an interview at Goldsmiths.

To be eligible for a grant, you must receive an invitation to attend an interview or an Applicant Day and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be the first person in your family to consider going to university
  • Have a disability
  • Live in a Low Participation Neighbourhood (check your postcode)*
  • Have a household income of less than £25,000 per year
  • Be eligible for free school meals
  • Be a carer for a close relative (mum/dad/brother/sister)
  • Have experienced living in care or living with a foster family
  • Be an estranged student with no contact with family
  • Identify as a Gypsy, Roma, or Traveller student

* If a postcode has a ‘1’ in the column ‘POLAR 4 Young Participation Quartile column, it is a Low Participation Neighbourhood.

The most cost-effective journey by train, Tube, coach, bus, taxi, plane or car (mileage at 45p per mile) may be claimed. If the timings of the Applicant Day or interview are such that you need to travel down the night before, you can claim for accommodation in a hotel, bed and breakfast, Air BnB or youth hostel.

If you are attending an interview:

Please complete, sign and date the Applicant Grant Application Form and the Expenses Form, following the  Applicant-Grant-Guidance-Notes-updated. Scan or copy your itemised receipts for travel and accommodation. Credit or debit card transaction slips are not accepted as receipts.

Send your completed forms and receipts to studentrecruitment@gold.ac.uk or post them to Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team, Goldsmiths University of London, Caroline Graveson Building, 1-4 Culloden House, Batavia Road, New Cross, London, SE14 2JA.

Applications must be received within three weeks of attending the interview.

If you are attending an Applicant Day:

Please complete, sign and date the Applicant Grant Application Form and the Expenses Form, following the Applicant-Grant-Guidance-Notes-updated. Scan or copy your itemised receipts for travel and accommodation. Credit or debit card transaction slips are not accepted as receipts.

Bring your completed forms and receipts to the welcome desk at the Applicant Day or submit your application by email or post, using the contact details provided above, within three weeks of attending.

Further information

For more details, please contact the Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team, studentrecruitment (@gold.ac.uk), 020 7717 3366.