Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Information on applying for our undergraduate scholarships and bursaries.
I think I'm eligible to apply for two awards – can I apply for more than one?
You're able to apply for as many awards as you like, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria for each award. Each application you submit must be complete. We are not responsible for photocopying references or transcripts to attach to each application.
I've selected Goldsmiths as my insurance choice, can I still apply for a scholarship?
Unfortunately not. If you've selected Goldsmiths as your second choice we are unable to consider you for any of our awards.
Do I have to submit a reference?
We'll use the reference you submitted along with your admissions application.
I didn't submit a reference with my admissions application, what do I do now?
You can upload and attach your reference to your scholarship or bursary application. Please read our guidance for references for more information.
What should I say in my supporting statement?
You'll be asked to answer three questions relevant to the award you are applying for. Make sure that you answer these questions clearly and that you stay within the word limit. Please read our guidance for supporting statements for more information.
I haven't finished my studies yet so how do I tell you about my results?
We'll access your predicted grades/classification from your admissions application. If you didn't provide these details when applying please supply them as an uploaded document with your award application. Your predicted results should come from a tutor or teacher, not directly from you.
If your scholarship application is successful we will contact you later in the year to request your certificate/transcript.
When is the deadline for applications?
- Applications opened: Tuesday 29 April 2014 at midday
- Applications close: Monday 23 June 2014 at midday
- We start processing applications: Tuesday 24 June 2014
- Financial assessments deadline: ongoing; final checks will be made Thursday 31 July 2014
- Decision notification (email and post): Monday 19 August 2014
How do I apply?
Scholarship and bursary applications will be completed and submitted online through your MyGoldsmiths account. You'll have to wait for us to send you a PIN before you can do this. Find out how to register for a MyGoldsmiths account.
What is a MyGoldsmiths account?
MyGoldsmiths is an online account that allows you to submit scholarship and bursary applications directly to us.
My application isn't complete, should I send it now?
If you're awaiting results from current study, you should submit your application now, including details of your predicted grades. We don't need your final results until later in the summer.
It is your responsibility to provide all required documents; we won't contact you for any missing information. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
I've received an email from you confirming receipt of my award application. What do I do now?
You will receive an automatically generated email from us within one hour of submitting your application. This email will be sent whether your application is complete or incomplete. If your application is complete, we’ll be in touch later in the year. If your application is incomplete, please ensure missing information has been submitted by the deadline.
I've submitted my application but have not received an email confirmation, what should I do?
If you didn't receive an email following your application submission please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check it's been received. If it hasn't you will have to resubmit it.
Why do I have to complete a means-tested assessment with the Student Loans Company?
If you're applying for an undergraduate scholarship or bursary we may need to know more about your financial circumstances when considering you for the award. The personal information of either yourself, your partner or parents/guardians will be stored confidentially and will only be accessed during the consideration of your award application.
To ensure all applicants are assessed in the same way the financial assessment will be carried out by the Student Loans Company while you are applying for tuition fee and maintenance funding. If you don't apply for means-tested funding we may not be able to consider you for the National Scholarship Programme award.
If your assessment is not complete by the time we make our financial assessment your application will be considered incomplete and therefore won't be considered for the award.
How will I be notified of the outcome of my application?
All applicants will be informed by email, which will be sent to the email address given on your application form.
My application was unsuccessful, can I find out why?
We're sorry but unfortunately we're unable to provide feedback on an unsuccessful decision; this is due to the high volume of applications we receive each year.
I've just found out that I have been given an award! What do I do next?
Please read through your award offer letter carefully; we'll include instructions for what to do next.