Covid-19 (Coronavirus) advice for Goldsmiths applicants

This page provides help and advice for people concerned their 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 2022-23 academic year

We will be emailing you regularly and updating this page with the latest information applicable to you. 

Read how have put measures in place to help make our campus a safe place to study.

If you hold an offer to study at Goldsmiths, we will contact you about applicant events, which we hope to hold in person where possible. If you want to look around Goldsmiths from your home, you can explore our virtual tour of the campus.

If you would like to visit an Open Day, please take a look at the latest dates and more information

The process for arriving into the UK from overseas is under regular review by the UK government.

Please read our guidance about travelling into the UK for the latest information. 

We will be ready to support your arrival based on the circumstances at the time. For example, during the 2020-21 academic year we provided help and advice on how to self-isolate, facilitated contactless delivery of shopping for students in university accommodation, and signposted additional services like wellbeing resources and financial support. It is likely that the rules and advice for those arriving in the UK will have changed by autumn 2022, and we will review our activities and the support we offer in line with the circumstances to help you have a safe move. 

The Student Loans Company have issued guidance for prospective students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you are unable to start studying on your programme this year it is possible to request to defer entry until September 2023.

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 2023.

We usually contact deferred offer holders in the spring before they start to confirm that they still wish to take up their place.

If you wish to defer your offer to 2023, please complete our deferral request form. If you have any questions or want to discuss your options you can email admissions (

For BA Fine Art (Extension) deferrals, please contact Jacqueline Pennell j.pennell ( directly.

Problems with obtaining academic, English language or other certificates

If you have any issues with obtaining copies of your academic certificates, or you were not awarded a final grade for your academic qualification due to the pandemic, please contact Admissions to discuss whether you are able to demonstrate your achievement or academic ability via an alternative method.
If you are having any problems with meeting English Language requirements for your programme, we accept a variety of tests and qualifications as proof of English for admission directly to degree programmes. 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 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 ( We will do all we can to support you in this situation.

If anything is unclear or you are worried about your ability to successfully enrol for study this year, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Page last updated 26 October