How to apply

Entrance requirements - College requirements and GPA

Normally, you must:

  • have completed two years of college-level study before beginning your programme at Goldsmiths
  • be in good standing at your home university or college

If you are applying from an american-system college or university, you should have achieved a GPA of at least 3.0. If you have a lower GPA we may still consider you, particularly if you want to concentrate on a decided major and have an adequate GPA in previous work in that subject.

English Language
The majority of classes are taught in English. If English is not your first language, your must satisfy us that your English is of a high enough standard. You will need:

  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.5
  • TOEFL - a score of at least 580 including 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE), or 237 in the computerised test (CT) including 4.5 in the essay component, or 92 in the internet-based test (IBT)

The Language Studies Centre runs a number of English Language courses, which you can take before you begin your programme of study.  You can contact them on +44 (0)20 7919 7402, or e-mail Visit for more details.

In some cases, there are prerequisites for courses, or groups of courses (eg Level II Politics courses). These are clearly indicated either underneath the course titles or at the start of each course section. Please make sure that you read and understand all requirements before choosing courses.

You must meet any prerequisites before you arrive at Goldsmiths, and we make offers of places on the condition that you will meet them. You do not need to have met these requirements before you apply.

Content last modified: 07 Oct 2008

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