Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

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Before you apply, make sure you meet all the requirements, have any supporting documents ready, and ensure you are a Goldsmiths offer holder.

International students

We currently offer the following scholarship for international students:

  • Goldsmiths International Response Scholarships - 2 x awards for students who are refugees or asylum seekers. These awards include an accommodation fee waiver, £11,400 for each year of study and tuition fee waiver.

Find out more about applying for our international scholarships.

Care Leavers

We support care leavers by offering up to 5 scholarships a year. These scholarships are worth £4,000 a year each. They are available as either a cash bursary or can be paid directly towards other costs such as accommodation or computing equipment.

In order to apply, you must have been in the care of your Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more, including during your 16th birthday. You must be under the age of 25 and your care leaver status needs to have been disclosed on your UCAS application.

You'll also need to be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to the start of your course. This must be your first degree and you should have home fee status.

Key dates

Applications open: 25 February, 2019

Application deadline: 20 August, 2019

Find out more about our scholarships for care leavers.

Local students

Applications open 25 February 2019.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for local students including:

  • Lewisham fee waiver - 10 x full tuition fee waivers (worth £27,750 each) for talented students who live in Lewisham, covering fees for three years.

  • New Cross Fire bursary award - The annual Mayor's New Cross Fire Award was established by Sir Steve Bullock former Mayor of Lewisham in 2006. The award is a lasting memorial to the fourteen young people who tragically died as a result of the fire that took place on the 18 January 1981 at 439 New Cross Road. Now in its 13th year, the scheme aims to help Lewisham young people achieve their potential at university. The New Cross Fire bursary award is available to Lewisham Fee Waiver recipients. Four of the 10 recipients will be selected by the interviewing panel to receive the £5000 cash award over the duration of their course. For information about this award, view the 2019 report

  • Local student partial fee waivers - 5 x partial fee waivers (worth £13,875 each) to local students from Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Croydon. This award covers 50% of your fees for three years (£4,625 each year). 

  • Local student travel bursaries - 20 x bursaries to cover the cost of an annual zones 1-3 travelcard. This bursary is for students from low-income backgrounds from Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Croydon.

Find out more about applying for our local student scholarships

Disabled students

Applications open 25 February 2019.

We are able to offer up to 4 scholarships a year for disabled students. These scholarships are worth £4,500 each.

In order to apply you must have a recognised disability that has affected your educational life. This disability must have been disclosed on your UCAS application.

You also need to be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to the start of your course. This must be your first degree and you should have home fee status.

Find out more about applying for our scholarships for disabled students.

Mature Students

Applications open 25 February 2019.

We offer support for mature students via our Mature Students' Scholarships. There are 10 available each year. The awards are for £3,000 and are aimed at students over the age of 25 who come from a non-traditional academic background and show great academic potential.

To be eligible for one of these awards you must be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths starting in October 2019, be over the age of 25 on the first day you start your degree, be undertaking your first undergraduate degree and have a home fee status.

As part of your application you'll need to provide a certificate, passport or driver's licence, an academic reference and verification of your residency in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application.

Find out more about applying for our mature students' scholarships.

Access programme scholarships

Applications open 25 February, 2019.

We have up to 5 scholarships available for students who are currently studying on Access courses. These scholarships are worth £3,000 each.

In order to decide if you're eligible, we will look at your personal statement and how you have performed in your modules on the Access programme.

You also need to be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to the start of your course. This must be your first degree and you should have home fee status.

Find out more about our Access programme scholarships.

Erasmus bursaries

Mobility bursaries are available to help fund students who want to study and work in Europe as part of our Erasmus scheme. Please contact erasmus@gold.ac.uk for further details.

Making your application

You can apply for the majority of our scholarships via your MyGoldsmiths account. Some scholarships have a different application process, so make sure you check before creating an online account. For more information about applying for a scholarship, please read our application tips and frequently asked questions.

Please note that scholarship schemes are subject to the availability of funds, and the details are subject to change at any time. If you have any questions about your application please contact scholarships@gold.ac.uk

Christopher

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"This extra money will enable me to focus on my studies"

"I'm a mature student from Liverpool, and I’m the first person in my family to go to university. I had what you might call a disastrous school education. I never enjoyed going to school, and this was reflected in my grades. Going to university wasn’t just out of reach; the thought never even occurred given my economic background and poor education. After secondary school, I drifted from job to job in retail or customer services.

It was a huge decision financially and emotionally to apply to university, especially since I was already 26 years old at that time. However, I reckoned that I had to follow my academic dream. I completed the UCAS application and, against all odds, Goldsmiths offered me a place.

I applied for the Professor Stuart Hall scholarship and was awarded a financial bursary, without which I might have struggled to afford university. This extra money will enable me to focus on my studies instead of working too many hours in a job, and for that I am very grateful. This scholarship has taken a burden off my mind.

Studying in London is not easy, but it is worth it in the long run, with so many opportunities here and so many different cultures to engage with. This year has cemented to me that I made the right choice in coming to Goldsmiths."

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