Who and where are you now?

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The information you need about university varies depending on if you currently live in the UK, Europe or overseas, and if you’re a student, parent or teacher.

The summaries below will help you short-cut to the most relevant sections of the guide, or other areas of the Goldsmiths website, that will be most useful to you.

UK students studying in the UK

  • If you are in Years 7-10, What is University? and Student Life, will provide you with a good overview of university.
  • If you are in Years 11, 12 or 13, the guide will walk you through your university options and the application process. All of the content is useful to you.
  • Information for mature students (anyone aged 21 or over) is integrated into the text so all of the guide is useful to you.

EU or overseas students

  • The guide provides a good overview of your university options.
  • The applications information is focused on UCAS applications. If you are applying through an agent, please check our list of agents and follow their advice.
  • The student finance information is for UK students. However, funding, scholarships, and country specific information for EU and overseas students is available from the International Office.
  • Please follow the relevant links for information on English Language Requirements, Brexit and immigration.


  • All of the guide content will be useful to you. There is an additional talk, “Supporting your student into Higher Education” in how and when to apply.

Teachers, advisers, counsellors

  • The Guide provides a range of resources you can use at school or college with your students or support colleagues.