New student enrolment

Before you begin your studies, you will need to enrol on your chosen course. We will email you with full instructions on how to enrol.

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If you are due to enrol onto a new programme for the 2020-21 academic year you will receive an email invitation to enrol in September 2020. This email will contain the instructions you need to follow to become a fully enrolled student. 

You will need to complete an online form and provide requested documentation (we will need to see a form of ID and may need to see proof of your qualifications). You will be able to provide electronic copies of all of your documents.

Required documents: UK and EEA nationals

You will be able to provide electronic copies of any required documents during the online enrolment process.

As part of enrolment you must provide proof of identity – either your passport, driving license photocard, national identity card, or birth certificate.

Please note: if your driving licence states that your place of birth was outside the EEA or Switzerland you will need to provide proof of nationality in addition (passport or national identity card).

You may also be required to provide proof of academic qualifications – original certificates, a transcript of results or a confirmation of award letter, stamped and signed by the institution (if the original documents have not been checked on application).

Please note that all documents must be in English. Where documents are not in English, certified translations must be provided.

Required documents: non-EEA nationals

You will be able to provide electronic copies of any required documents during the online enrolment process.

As part of enrolment you must show your passport and a valid visa (see below for more on visas).

You must also:

  • Pay tuition fees or show proof of private sponsorship – if you are not in receipt of government funding, i.e. student loans, student finance or federal loans.
  • Provide proof of any qualifications we request – original certificates, a transcript of results or a confirmation of award letter, stamped and signed by the institution (if the original documents have not been checked on application).

Please note that all documents must be in English. Where documents are not in English, certified translations must be provided.

Visa

If you are a non-EEA national you will be required to show evidence that you have a valid visa, residence permit or immigration document that permits study at Goldsmiths.

Your visa should cover the full length of your course of study. If your visa will expire before your course finishes, please email immigration (@gold.ac.uk) to check whether you can enrol with your current visa.

Tier 4 (general) visa

If you have applied for a Tier 4 student visa to study with us, then you should have used a visa delivery code to make sure your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card is delivered to our Immigration Advisory Service.

Check the letter you received from the Embassy in your home country to confirm where your visa is going to be delivered to – if you are unsure please email immigration (@gold.ac.uk) for advice.

Accessing Goldsmiths systems and your email account

Your account details will be sent to you within 24 hours of completing online enrolment. Help with your Goldsmiths IT account.

Goldsmiths ID card

If you have received your confirmation of enrolment email you can now come and collect your Goldsmiths Student ID Card.

You will only be able to collect an ID card if your enrolment has been fully processed.

Please email security (@gold.ac.uk) to arrange your card collection.

The opening/operating times for the Security Office are:

Monday – Friday, 8 am – 7 pm and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

What you will need:

  • Please bring a form of photo ID (Passport, National Identity Card or Driving License) as this will be checked in order to obtain your Goldsmiths ID card
  • Please bring your Enrolment Confirmation Email
  • Please make sure you have uploaded your photo via gold.ac.uk/myphoto.

We strongly advise a face covering to be worn while on campus.

If you have any queries regarding ID cards please contact us at security (@gold.ac.uk)

Changing or correcting your name

It is Goldsmiths policy to record students with their legal name, as given on any formal document (passport, driving licence or national ID) provided at enrolment.

This means the name we have on our enrolment system must match the name on your ID. If your ID has a different name please contact admissions (@gold.ac.uk) before enrolling online.

Summer (pre-September) enrolments

Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we are unable to carry out pre-September enrolment in person. If you are due to enrol onto a new programme that starts this summer, please email a clear scan or picture of the following documents to studentcentre (@gold.ac.uk).

  • ID (see below ‘Required documents’ sections for accepted forms of ID)
  • Visa, if you are a non-EU national (including visa vignette, BRP, residence permit) – please note we will need scans of both sides of a BRP/residence permit (see below ‘Required documents: non-EU nationals’ for more information)
  • Qualification(s), if applicable (see below ‘Required documents’ sections for more information