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Online application form

Applications for January 2020 are now closed. Applications for September 2020 will open 1 February 2020.

Application deadlines

Entry dateApplications openApplication deadline
September 2020 1 February 2020 30 July 2020
January 2021 1 August 2020 15 November 2020

Supporting Documents

You will need to upload the following documents in your application form.

Transcript If you are applying to undergraduate Study Abroad please submit a transcript from your current undergraduate degree. Likewise, if you are applying to Postgraduate Study Abroad, please upload a transcript from your current masters.
Study Abroad/International Office Student Reference Form Your study abroad advisor needs to complete and sign this reference form. If you are having trouble accessing this form, please email studyabroad@gold.ac.uk. This form can be completed digitally.
Portfolio

Only applicable if you are applying for either our Art or Design programme/modules.

English language certificate

If English is not your native language and you are not studying at a US institution you will need an English language certificate to study with us.

IELTS scores (or another English language certificate) are not required if the student is currently studying at a US institution as they have already been evaluated on their level of English proficiency by the home institution. 

IELTS requirement for undergraduate study: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

IELTS requirement for postgraduate study: 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0

If you don't reach these requirements we offer pre-sessional English programmes to help you improve your English language skills. Find out more about our Pre-sessional courses.

Click here for a list of alternative English Language requirements.

We don’t require an academic reference at the point of application. We may contact you directly to request an academic reference if we have any questions about your academic standing.

Art/Design Applicants

On page 2 of the application, you must select whether you are applying for Art or Design. You must also upload a portfolio on page 3. Further supporting documents may be requested once your application has been submitted.

Please note that the Fine Art programme is only available for the full academic year. The Design programme can be taken for a single term or for the full year. 

Offers of places

You will normally hear back from us within three weeks, although processing time may be longer during busy periods.

If your application is successful, you will be sent an official offer letter by email. Please read this thoroughly and follow the instructions.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the application process please contact studyabroad@gold.ac.uk.

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