Where and what you can study

Opportunities for studying abroad as part of your degree depend on which department you are in.

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Study periods are usually a single term. Successful applicants will receive funding to support them during their time abroad. Most of our partners offer courses taught in English. We also have some funding available for students to go on shorter study courses during the holidays.

Europe study placements with Erasmus+

We have study agreements with a diverse range of higher education institutions across Europe. Students will receive funding from the European Union as part of the Erasmus+ programme to support their exchange.

European institutions by Goldsmiths department

We've listed the institutions that our departments have collaborative links with in the table below, including an indication of whether they're open to undergraduates, postgraduates, and/or PhD students. You can click on the names in the table to find out more about each institution.

DepartmentPartner institutionStudents eligible
Anthropology University of Amsterdam Undergraduate
Freie Universitat Berlin Undergraduate
University of Cologne Undergraduate
University of Copenhagen Undergraduate
University of Warsaw Undergraduate
Computing University Pierre and Marie Curie Postgraduate
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (this exchange mainly offers modules on Music Technology) Undergraduate
Design Technische Universität München Research
English and Comparative Literature University of Malta Undergraduate
University of Vienna Undergraduate
University of Trento Postgraduate
Humboldt University Berlin  Postgraduate
History University of Amsterdam Undergraduate
University of Copenhagen  Undergraduate 
Dalarna University  Undergraduate
American University, Bulgaria Undergraduate
Aix-Marseille University Undergraduate
Leipzig University Undergraduate
Dublin City University Undergraduate
IMS University of Bologna  Undergraduate
Roskilde University Undergraduate 
MCCS University of Rotterdam Undergraduate
University of Gothenburg  Undergraduate
CEU – San Pablo University Madrid Undergraduate
University of Milan Research
University of Naples L'Orientale Research
Music Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology Undergraduate
Rhythmic Music Conservatory (RMC) Copenhagen Undergraduate
Politics and International Relations Roskilde University Undergraduate
University of Copenhagen Undergraduate
University of Zagreb Undergraduate
Sciences-Po – Toulouse Undergraduate
Psychology KU Leuven Postgraduate
Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary Postgraduate
University of Chieti-Pescara Research
Sociology University of Copenhagen Undergraduate
University of Vienna Undergraduate
University of Milan Postgraduate
Humboldt University Berlin Research
Gothenburg University Undergraduate
Sciences-Po – Toulouse Undergraduate
Theatre & Performance University of Peloponnese Undergraduate
Trinity College Dublin Undergraduate
Mozarteum University Salzburg Undergraduate
Freie Universitat Berlin Research
Visual Cultures

Humboldt University Berlin

Postgraduate (German knowledge required)
Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre University of Malta Research

Outside of Europe study placements with Erasmus+

Goldsmiths offers student exchange with a number of partner universities outside of Europe. Funding is provided by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

Please note these projects are timebound and will change on a yearly basis.

Outside Europe institutions by Goldsmiths department

DepartmentPartner institutionStudents eligible
Computing (2020-22) Hong Kong City University, Hong Kong Postgraduate
Educational Studies (2020-22) Fujian Normal University, China Undergraduate
English and Comparative Literature  (2019-20 only) Federal University of Bahia, Brazil Postgraduate
Music (2020-22) Osaka University (subject to agreement being signed) Undergraduate
Psychology (2019-20 only) Tomsk State University, Russia PhD
Federal University of Bahia, Brazil PhD


Bilateral student exchange

Goldsmiths is building links with institutions oversees to create more opportunities for students to study abroad. Students will receive funding from Santander Universities to support with their time abroad.

DepartmentPartner institutionStudents eligible
Visual Cultures (only Part Time, MA Contemporary Art Theory students) California Institute of Arts Postgraduate

Our study abroad partner destinations are subject to regular review based on the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel guidance and students may be advised not to travel to certain locations if there is a perceived safety and security risk

Shorter study abroad opportunities

As well as semester exchange, Goldsmiths has funding available to support students to study on shorter placements abroad.

Impact of Brexit

Funding is subject to Goldsmiths receiving Erasmus grants from the UK National Agency. Please visit our Erasmus page for the latest information on Goldsmiths participation in Erasmus and any impact of Brexit.

Students should also keep updated on any changes to immigration requirements relating to their overseas placement as a result of Brexit. Please consult gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit.