Covid-19 Travel Fund

You can apply to this fund to help with the costs of Covid-19 tests or quarantine to enter the UK from your normal country of residence.

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If you are arriving from outside of the UK for the autumn term you will need to be tested for Covid-19 and may need to stay in a quarantine hotel. Goldsmiths will help with the cost of this if you don't normally live in the UK.

See GOV.UK for the current UK entry requirements.

New and returning students can apply.

Payment will be made to a UK bank account. if you do not have a UK bank account you will need to wait until you have set up an account before applying for the fund.

If your application is successful, it will be paid within four weeks.

Contribution amounts

Arriving from a red list country

Maximum contribution of £900 for a stay in a government-approved quarantine hotel and Covid-19 test package. 

Students arriving from green list countries

Maximum contribution £150 for a government-approved Covid-19 test package.


Apply through Blackbullion, our online tool for managing your money.

New students will need to complete enrolment and have an email address before applying.

Closing date

Applications must be submitted before 5pm on 29 October 2021.