How to apply to Study Abroad for a term

Find out more about how to apply, and who to contact in your department.

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If you're interested in studying abroad for a term, you should first talk to your personal tutor about your suitability.

How to apply

Applications to study abroad next academic year, 2024/25 are now closed

Deciding whether to study abroad

There are lots of different opportunities available, so first find out whether studying abroad for a term is the right opportunity for you.

You should also check if your department has a suitable partner university, and if they do you should research the destinations on offer – find out about the different universities as well as the host cities and countries. You should also speak to your personal tutor and the International Liaison Officer in your department who will advise you on what the right opportunity is for you and your studies.


Departments have their own methods of selection, but the greatest emphasis is placed on your personal statement element of the application.

Once the application deadline has passed your application will be considered by a panel within your department. When making their decision the panel will consider:

  • Academic Performance
  • Motivation for the visit
  • No previous experience in the receiving country (e.g. not returning to a country of origin)
  • Ability to represent Goldsmiths favourably

If you are selected, you will then be nominated to the partner university and will be required to fill out an additional application form to finalise your study abroad placement.

Application tips

Study abroad opportunities can be competitive so spaces are not guaranteed. Read our blog post on How to write a great Go Abroad application to make sure you write an application that stands out.