Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries


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

Still available for 2019 entry

It's still possible to apply for the following 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.

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.

Sir William Boreman's Foundation

The Sir William Boreman's Foundation awards grants to promote the education of young people under the age of 25 who live in Greenwich and Lewisham, particularly those from a low-income or otherwise disadvantaged background.  

Eligibllity Criteria:

  • be between 16 and 25 years old
  • be a UK national or have 'settled status'
  • live in Greenwich or Lewisham
  • have a total household income of £30,000 or less.
These grants can be used to help cover living expenses while studying, including:
  • Daily living costs such as rent and food
  • Travel costs to and from college or university
  • Educational materials, books and equipment
  • Childcare costs

Find more information about the Sir William Boreman's Foundation Grant on their website.

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

Closed for 2019 entry

View the undergraduate scholarships for 2019 that are now closed for applications


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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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