Study Abroad Fees and Living Costs

This page contains guidance on tuition fees and living expenses for students on the Goldsmiths Study Abroad programme. Find out how much it may cost live and learn in London for a semester or the academic year.

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2024 - 25 Fees

Study Option Fee

Autumn term only (September - December) 


Spring/Summer term only (January - June) 


Full-year (September - June)


Internship programme


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There are many different ways to pay your tuition fees. To find out more please visit our How to pay Goldsmiths.

You will be asked about who is responsible for paying your tuition fees on the application form. Please check with your home university in advance as some institutions pay the fees on behalf of their students.

If you are paying your own fees, then the invoice for your fees will be issued to you. If your home university if programme provider is paying your fees we can invoice them directly.

Please note: Goldsmiths, University of London will never ask you to send your bank details by email, and we will only email you from an address ending in If you receive an email asking you for your bank details, do not reply or forward any money – please let us know immediately by emailing

BUTEX Scholarships

Undergraduate study abroad students can apply for a BUTEX scholarship once their place at Goldsmiths is confirmed. It is open to all students studying either for a single semester or for the full year. Students who are receiving Erasmus funding are not eligible. 

The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at Goldsmiths.

To find out more information, including application deadlines, please visit the BUTEX website.

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship

If you are a US student coming to Goldsmiths on an undergraduate Study Abroad programme you could be eligible for the Benjamin A Gilman scholarship.

Awards of between $100 and $5,000 are given to students of limited financial means.

For more information please visit the Benjamin A Gilman scholarship website.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarships

The Fund for Education Abroad offers scholarships to US students underrepresented in study abroad and aims to increase access to international education. They offer several different scholarships of varying amounts. Find out more on the FEA website.

J. Scott Van Der Meid Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in the memory of J. Scott Van Der Meid, a pioneer in developing advising strategies to support underrepresented students in international education. The scholarship will be available to deserving US undergraduates in the 2021-2022 academic year attending a study abroad programme of at least four weeks (28 days). Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a US college or university. More information is available on the Fund for Education Abroad website.

Fees cover:

  • Academic tuition
  • Library and facility use
  • Students' Union membership

Fees do not cover:

  • Accommodation costs
  • Living expenses
  • Resources and materials, for example, books, reading packs, or art materials

London can be an expensive city, but Goldsmiths is situated in a relatively inexpensive area. We estimate that as a study abroad student you will need at least £1,020 per month for your living and accommodation expenses. This figure does not include international flights.

For more information on the costs associated with studying at Goldsmiths, and in London, please visit our Programme costs.

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