Study Abroad and Erasmus+

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Goldsmiths is an international institution, and we have overseas students coming as visiting students through our Study Abroad programme, as well as opportunities for our own students and staff to study or work in other countries.

Study Abroad at Goldsmiths

If you are an international student interested in studying at Goldsmiths for up to a year, read our information for incoming students.

Erasmus+

If you are a current Goldsmiths student, find out more about the opportunities available to study or work in Europe.

Information for students at a university we have an Erasmus+ agreement with

The Erasmus+ exchange programme allows students currently studying at a European university (with which we have an Erasmus+ exchange agreement) to spend a semester with us.

Erasmus+ exchanges are based around academic subject area agreements. Erasmus+ students do not pay any fees and may receive an Erasmus+ grant from their home university.

Students attending universities with which Goldsmiths has an existing exchange agreement in place with can visit us on an Erasmus+ study exchange. Please check our current partner institutions and agreements. If your university wishes to set up an agreement with Goldsmiths they should write to the relevant academic department directly – contact details can be provided on request. Unfortunately, we don't accept requests for new partnerships from students themselves.

Students should check with the International or Erasmus+ Office at their home university about applying. Nomination deadlines are 1 May for Autumn term and Full Year students and 15 October for Spring/Summer term students. Application deadlines are 1 June for Autumn term and Full Year students and 1 November for Spring/Summer term students. Check our term dates for further details.

Our English Language requirement is higher grades at CEFR Level B2, or IELTS 6.0 for Undergraduates and IELTS 6.5 for Postgraduates. We can accept alternatives to IELTS, but do not accept TOEFL. More detail will be provided when you apply.

Lists of available modules you could take in each department will also be provided when you apply, and you should note that Goldsmiths uses CATS credits instead of ECTS. One CATS credit equals 0.5 ECTS credit.

Emma

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Emma studied at Trinity College Dublin as part of the Erasmus programme.

"Having the opportunity to attend such a prestigious university made me realise that the world really is our oyster. I enjoyed collaborating with incredibly talented students at Trinity and fully took advantage of the facilities at the university to experiment more with my work. It made me appreciate Goldsmiths more and when I returned I became far more active within the theatre scene at Goldsmiths and around London.

The exchange allowed me to work on devising performance, showing it to the whole year, and achieving the highest mark. This was an incredible experience and made me realise that we are capable of so much if given the right tools. I would advise any other student not to miss out on this incredible chance. It may seem like a lot of stress with juggling the dissertation and projects, but it truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity and will make you thrive in so many ways."