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We have a wide range of scholarships and bursaries available for students from many different backgrounds.

The costs involved in coming to university can seem overwhelming at first. That's why we're offering the following scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers to new undergraduates starting in 2015. Click the links below to find out more about each scholarship. 

Lewisham Fee Waivers

You must:

  • have been a resident of the London Borough of Lewisham for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate academic potential
  • not be in receipt of any other sponsorship for tuition fees
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2015
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015 are now closed. for further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

10 x full tuition fee waivers (worth £27,000 each) for Lewisham's brightest talent, covering fees for three years

Local Student Partial Fee Waivers

You must:

  • have been resident in one of our local boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Croydon for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate academic potential and/or achievement
  • not be in receipt of any other sponsorship for tuition fees
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2015
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015 are now closed. For more infomation please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

5 x partial fee waivers (worth £13,500 each) to local students, covering 50% of your fees for three years (£4,500 each year)

Local Student Travel Bursaries

You must: 

  • have been resident, for a minimum of three years prior to application, in one of our local boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth, Greenwich, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Croydon
  • be in receipt of the full maintenance grant from the Student Loans Company 
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2015
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015 are now closed. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

20 x bursaries to cover the cost of an annual travelcard (zones 1-3) to students from non-traditional and low income backgrounds from one of our local boroughs

Mature Students' Scholarships

  • The awards are available as a cash bursary
  • Two awards will be ring-fenced for students progressing from our Open Book programme

You must:

  • be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be over the age of 25 on the first day you start your degree
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2015
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015 are now closed. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Up to 10 x £3,000 for students over the age of 25 who come from a non-traditional academic background and show great academic potential

Access Programme Scholarships

We will look at how you have performed in your modules on the Access programme then will look at your personal statement.

You must:

  • be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2015
  • demonstrate academic merit
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015 are now closed. For further infomration please email money@gold.ac.uk

Further information:

Up to 5 x £3,000 for students studying on Access programmes who demonstrate academic potential

Disabled Students’ Scholarships

These awards are available as a cash bursary.

You must:

  • be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • have a recognised disability that has affected your educational life
  • have disclosed your disability on your UCAS application
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2015
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015 are now closed. For further infomration please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Up to 4 x £4,000 to students with a disability

Care Leavers' Scholarships

These awards are available as either a cash bursary or 'in kind' support (eg for accommodation costs, computing equipment, books).

You must:

  • be a care leaver (someone who has been in the Care of your Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more, including during your 16th birthday)
  • have disclosed yourself as a care leaver on your UCAS application
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2015
  • be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • be under the age of 25 at the start of the degree
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015 are now closed. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Up to 5 x £4,000 value to students who are care leavers

Bursary for a Refugee or Asylum Seeker

You must:

  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2015

We'll confirm additional eligibility criteria soon.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2015 are now closed. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk

Further information:

1 x £9,000 per year for a refugee or asylum seeker who’s eligible to study at Goldsmiths but exempt from receiving student support

Alexander Ivashkin Music Scholarships

This scholarship for music performance honours Professor Ivashkin's outstanding contributions to music.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have applied to the BMus Music degree and be predicted to meet the academic entry requirements
  • You should have met (or be predicted to meet) the required level of musical performance in an acoustic instrument (string, wind, brass, percussion, keyboard and voice)
  • You must be classified as a Home student for fee status and be resident in the UK during the application period
  • You should demonstrate excellence, or potential for excellence, in music performance 
  • Your instrument needs to be acoustic (string, wind, brass, percussion, keyboard and voice)

How do I apply?

All applicants to BMus Music who meet the criteria above and who are invited to interview and performance are automatically considered for the scholarship (no additional application is required).

Awards will be made by the Department of Music Scholarships Awards panel and will be based primarily on the assessment of musical ability, reviewed by interview performance. 

Scholarships will be awarded following successful enrolment on the BMus Music. Continued receipt of the award is based on successful progression into years two and three of the degree and continued musical progression on an acoustic instrument. 

5 x £9,000 (£3,000 each year) to BMus Music students

Computing Scholarships

The Department of Computing has a limited number of scholarships available for new first year undergraduate students who show outstanding academic promise.

The scholarships will be a one-off payment for up to £4,000 in the first year of study. You don't need to submit a separate application to be considered for one of these awards, and shortlisted candidates will automatically be invited to an interview.  

For further details you can email computing@gold.ac.uk 

Scholarships of up to £4,000

Professor Stuart Hall Scholarship

Award details and criteria

One award of £9,000 paid by instalments over four years of study

Award criteria

  • Please download the Professor Stuart Hall Scholarship application form and follow the application process.
  • Be enrolled on the Year Zero Integrated Degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths
  • Be a UK or EU national
  • Be undertaking your first undergraduate degree

If you do not meet ALL of the above criteria you will not be considered for this award.

Instructions on how to apply

  • Ensure your application and supported documents are TYPED if possible. If you are unable to type the form, please make sure you write legibly (print in black ink).
  • If you wish to provide supporting documentation such as references, transcripts and qualifications then please send copies, not originals.
  • You must include an email address
  • Supporting documentation will not be accepted after the deadline, only complete applications will be accepted.

Applications will open week beginning Monday September 21st and close at 12 noon, Friday 25th September 2015, applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Application process: Application is by letter stating why you should be considered for the scholarship, what difference receiving the scholarship would make to your plans and what contribution you would like to make in the future. The scholarship is intended to contribute to the College’s commitment to widening participation. If students are carers, single parents, have disability, are the first in their family to go to university, have particularly difficult backgrounds, ex prisoners, those returning to education after a number of years, this should be expressed in the letter. Priority will be given to those with a household income of £25,000 per annum or less.

This scholarship is in memory of Professor Stuart Hall (1932 - 2014) a uniquely gifted teacher, cultural analyst and public intellectual. Hall was internationally recognised as the leading figure in the field of cultural studies and the Professor Stuart Hall Building, which houses the Media and Communications Department, was named in his honor in November 2014. The Stuart Hall Foundation will participate in the selection process.

1 x £9,000 scholarship for Integrated degree in Media and Communications paid in instalments over four years

Sarah Caple Scholarships

The Sarah Caple Scholarship and Music Fund was donated to Goldsmiths by the late Clifford Caple in recognition of his wife Sarah Caple's enduring dedication to help young people develop and create to their maximum potential. The fund is available to enable music students to further their studies or musical development, for example:

  • attending a summer school or workshop
  • purchasing musical instruments or equipment
  • travel for further music study
  • purchasing study materials

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Sarah Caple Scholarship form.

The deadline for applications is Friday 5 February 2016.

£500 scholarships available to current students studying a Music degree to help towards study costs


Eligibility

Applicants for the scholarships and bursaries listed above must meet the following criteria:

  • Be liable for £9,000 per year tuition fees
  • Be a first year student embarking on a three- or four-year degree at Goldsmiths

Applicants will also be expected to have applied for means-tested student support and given consent to share information to enable the Goldsmiths scholarships team to verify their household income.

All awards are open to UK nationals or those that have been domiciled in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application. Find out about funding and financial support for international students.

The awards detail the amounts available for full-time students. The awards are available on a pro rata basis for part-time students. 

Please note that scholarship schemes are subject to the availability of funds, and the details are subject to change at any time. We therefore encourage you to check these pages regularly. If you’re eligible for more than one award, you'll receive the highest of those awards.

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