Admissions team

The Admissions team process your application from the point at which it is submitted all the way up to enrolment.

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If you are still deciding which programme to apply for, please contact our Enquiries team. If you have already enrolled, please contact your academic department with any queries about your studies.

The Admissions team can help with any questions about your application to study, these include:

  • Requesting an update on your application if you haven't heard back (applications for most programmes usually take around 4-6 weeks for a decision, but some programmes have specific application deadlines and decision dates. Please check the specific programme page for details).
  • Providing further documents, such as certificates, English tests or portfolios.
  • Amending details on your application e.g. your name, contact details, gender or address.
  • Requesting a letter e.g. a new copy of an offer letter or a specific letter for a funding application (please include details of any specifics required).
  • Asking for more information or clarification about your offer conditions.


Most applications take 4-6 weeks from the point of application to a decision being made. This may take longer in particularly busy periods and for some programmes that include portfolio review or interviews as part of their application process.

Some programmes have decision dates and deadlines listed on their programme pages and PhD applications tend to take longer than 6 weeks, so we encourage early applications.

We guarantee that we'll consider all undergraduate applications received by January 25 2024. We will continue to consider applications after that date for as long as a programme has places remaining.

For postgraduate applications, there is no set deadline unless the programme page specifies one. We encourage you to apply as early in the year as possible, especially for programmes that require interviews or fitness to train conditions.

You can find the fees for each programme listed on the relevant programme page, just find your course using the Course Finder and scroll down to the Fees & Funding section. Fees for the upcoming academic year are usually published in February, so please check back if they are not yet updated for the upcoming year.

If you are unsure whether you will pay Home or International fees, please get in touch and provide as much detail as possible about your circumstances.

You should meet your offer conditions as soon as possible after you receive your offer. If you are waiting for academic results in the summer but also have non-academic conditions (English Language, Fitness to Train, Work Experience etc), you should meet these in the meantime.

PGCE programmes and other programmes with placements will have Fitness to Train conditions. These can take a long time to complete so must be started as soon as you receive the relevant links and forms.

Please get in touch to make a change of programme request, in some cases we can switch your application or offer over to a new programme, in other cases we may need extra information or you may need to submit a new application.

We will consider requests for a change of study mode or entry date. Please get in touch to make a request. If you need to withdraw, please let us know as soon as you’re able to.

If you would like to request a deferral of your offer, please complete the deferral request form and we will review the request with your academic department. If your programme is not listed on the deferral request form, please contact us directly.

You can check our complete list of English language requirements including validity dates. If you are unsure whether your qualification meets requirements, please get in touch as soon as possible.

We usually send instructions for how to meet fitness to train conditions in March of the year that your programme will start. If you receive your offer after March, details will be sent at the same time as your offer letter. Please contact us if you have any questions, further details can be found on our fitness to train page.

These can take a long time to complete so must be started as soon as you receive the relevant links and forms. If you have any questions that you would like to discuss in confidence, you can email

Most programmes have details about their portfolio requirements on the relevant programme page. just find your course using the Course Finder and scroll down to the ‘How to Apply’ section. You can read our recommendations on how to submit a portfolio for an Art or Design programme for more information on those programmes.

  • Please contact us using the form on this page
  • Phone from 9am–4pm on weekdays: 0207 078 5300 and select option 1 for Admissions and option 2 for Course Enquiries
  • You can book a slot to talk to an Admissions adviser by completing the Admissions support booking form.  We offer online 15-minute slots (either using voice or text) as well as in-person drop-in slots on campus. Online slots are added each week, in-person slots are arranged around application deadlines and in the summer

We encourage you to accept your offer within four weeks if you wish to take it up. Undergraduate applicants will do this on UCAS, postgraduate applicants do this via your MyGoldsmiths account.

You should be able to see your response once you have accepted, you do not need to ask us to confirm.

If your offer is conditional, aim to meet those conditions as soon as you can and contact us if you have any questions. If your offer is unconditional, there’s nothing further you need to do regarding your admission, but if you need assistance with accommodation, immigration or fees, you can contact the relevant teams via the useful links at the top of this page.

Information about scholarships and funding can be found on the Fees and funding webpage. Our Scholarships Finder lists all our available funding opportunities and the conditions and eligibility criteria for each.

Queries about funding applications should be referred to Please take care to read the automated response that you will receive upon emailing this address, as the information contained may answer your query.

If you have been offered a place, you will receive your offer letter via email within five working days.

If you require an additional letter confirming details or information not contained within the standard offer letter (e.g. for the purposes of a loan application or as part of an application for governmental funding) you can complete our confirmation of offer request form. We will normally check and verify your request and then send you a copy of the letter within five working days.


Alternatively, we are available via:

  • Phone from 9am–4pm on weekdays: 0207 078 5300 option 1 for Admissions and option 2 for Course Enquiries.
  • You can book a slot to talk to an Admissions adviser by completing the Admissions Support Booking Form.  We offer online 15-minute slots (either using voice or text) as well as in-person drop-in slots on campus.