Undergraduate fees and finance

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Tuition fees

2021 entry

To find out how much your fees are, please check the relevant programme page or access the downloadable PDF of tuition fees:

If you have any questions about tuition fees, please get in touch with the Fees Office by calling +44 (0)20 7078 5311 or emailing fees@gold.ac.uk.

Scholarships and bursaries

Goldsmiths offers a range of financial support including undergraduate scholarships and bursaries. These are awarded based on a variety of criteria, for example academic achievements or personal circumstances. 

Scholarships for 2021 entry are now live. Find out more using the Scholarships Finder.

Student loans

2021 entry

Tuition fee loans

Most Home students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan.

If you take out the loan, Student Finance England will pay your fees directly to Goldsmiths, meaning you won't have to pay anything upfront.

The process is different if you're a student from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Visit your relevant website for more information:

Help with living costs

The government also offers Maintenance Loans to help with living costs.

The amount you can borrow depends on your household income and whether or not you live at home during your degree.

Unlike the Tuition Fee Loan, the Maintenance Loan is paid directly into your bank account.

Repaying your loans

For both Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans, you only start paying back the loan when you earn over a set threshold, and your monthly payments are based on how much you earn. Current rules are set so that you pay back 9% of whatever you earn over the threshold. The threshold changes every year, but from April 2021 in England it will be £27,295.

You can read more about repaying student loans on the GOV.UK website.

External funding options

In addition to the scholarships and bursaries offered by Goldsmiths, you may also be able to apply for extra funding from external sources including charities and trusts. Scholarship Hub is a good place to start looking.

You can also visit your local library and look through one or more of the following publications for information on grant-making bodies: Educational Grants Directory, Charities Digest, Grants Register, Directory of Grant Making Trusts.

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