This page provides help and advice for people whose application to Goldsmiths may be impacted by Covid-19 measures.
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We appreciate that prospective students are understandably concerned about Covid-19 and the potential impact on their ability to complete the enrolment process to study at Goldsmiths.
If you've received an offer for the 2021-22 academic year
We will be emailing you regularly and updating this page with the latest information applicable to you.
We have put measures in place to help make our campus a safe place to study.
If you've received an offer of an academic place for 2021-22 we will be sending you regular emails over the coming months with further information about your accommodation options.
Last year all accommodation applicants, including those who applied after our deadline, received an offer of accommodation before the start of the autumn term. We will make every effort to accommodate late applicants again this year and we can also provide advice and support to those who wish to explore private sector housing.
Arriving into the UK and self-isolation
The process for arriving into the UK from overseas is under regular review by the UK government. We will make sure you're informed about the latest arrangements in advance of starting your studies.
In the meantime, you may want to read the current advice from the UK government.
The Student Loans Company have issued guidance for prospective students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Open Days, applicant events and visiting campus
Due to the ongoing situation surrounding Covid-19, we continue to hold our Open Days online, bringing Goldsmiths to you.
For our June 2021 Open Day, we are hoping to be able to have some in-person activity, so you can look around the campus and our facilities. These plans will only go ahead if it is safe for visitors and staff. Talks and interaction with academic staff will be online.
You can check our Applicant Hub for the latest information about applicant events.
Campus tours are not currently running, but you can access a virtual tour of the Goldsmiths campus.
CAS deadline extension
If you are applying to join us directly in Spring 2021 and require a CAS to apply for a student visa, please contact the Immigration Advisory Service (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
If you are applying to join us in September 2021, please refer to our latest deadlines for requesting a CAS statement.
If you think you might be arriving in the UK slightly later than these dates then you should let the Immigration Advisory Service team know (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can advise and help you further.
Deferring your offer
If you are unable to start studying on your programme this year it is possible to request to defer entry until September 2022.
This is normally authorised by the academic department in which your programme is taught. If your request to defer is granted we guarantee that your place will be held until September 2022.
We usually contact deferred offer holders in the spring before they start to confirm that they still wish to take up their place.
For BA Fine Art (Extension) deferrals, please contact Jacqueline Pennell j.pennell (@gold.ac.uk) directly.
Problems with IELTS, SELT, other certificates and final grades
Unable to take the IELTS test as centres are closed
For admission directly to degree programmes at Goldsmiths we accept a variety of tests and qualifications as proof of English. Please see our list of Alternative English Language qualifications.
For students who are joining the International Foundation Certificate programme taught in the UK you will still require a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
If you have further questions or concerns about meeting the English language requirements of your offer then email email@example.com to discuss your circumstances.
Results not received
If you have already taken an IELTS test, but have not received your results, you should receive your Test Report Form (TRF) by email
If you have not yet received the hard copy of the certificate, you can provide us with the TRF number and we can verify this online.
We cannot contact IELTS for you because they will not share your information, but if you provide us with the TRF number we can verify your results for you and this means we should be able to process your offer.
School or university certificates and final grades
If you are unable to obtain your certificates, or if examinations have been cancelled in your home country, Goldsmiths can help. Please contact admissions (@gold.ac.uk) and we will advise you on what you can do.
If you are concerned that school or university closures or any other issues relating to the pandemic may have affected your final grades, you should let our Admissions team know by emailing admissionsconfidential (@gold.ac.uk). We will do all we can to support you in this situation.
Page last updated 30 April