New student enrolment

Before you begin your studies, you will need to enrol onto your chosen course.

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If you are due to enrol onto a new programme for the 2021-22 academic year, you will receive an email invitation to enrol online via your My Goldsmiths account in August or September 2021. 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 the 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.

Summer (pre-September) enrolments 

If your programme is due to start this summer, please note that you will receive your email invitation to enrol before September 2021.

Required documents: UK and Irish 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 or birth certificate.

Please note: if your driving licence states that your place of birth was outside the UK or Ireland, you will need to provide your passport.

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: other 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 valid 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 not a national of the UK or Ireland, you will be required to show evidence that you have a valid visa, residence permit, settled status 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.

Student visa

If you have applied for a 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 email

Your IT and email account details will be sent to you within 24 hours of completing online enrolment, giving you access to the Goldsmiths systems you need, including your email, timetable and Library services.

Get help with your Goldsmiths IT account

Goldsmiths ID card

Here is how to get your Goldsmiths ID card:

Step 1 - Complete enrolment

Once you have received your confirmation of enrolment email, you can start the process to get your ID card.

Step 2 - Upload your photo

Go to gold.ac.uk/myphoto and upload your photo following the instructions on the page.

If you are unable to upload a photo the Security Office (Richard Hoggart Building, Room 193) will be able to take a photo of you and print your card.

Step 3 - Wait for two days

With so many new students, we need time to make everyone's ID cards.

You will be able to come and collect your Goldsmiths Student ID Card two days after receiving your confirmation of enrolment email and uploading your photo.

Step 4 - Collect your card

ID card collection will be available in the Student Centre (Richard Hoggart Building, Room 117) from Monday 6 September to Friday 29 October:

  • Monday to Friday – 10am - 4pm
  • Additional extended opening hours:
    • Saturday 25 September – 10am - 1pm
    • Tuesday 28 September – 10am - 7.30pm
    • Thursday 30 September – 10am - 7.30pm

What you will need

  • A form of photo ID (Passport, National Identity Card or Driving Licence) as this will be checked to obtain your Goldsmiths ID card
  • Your student reference number (starting with 33)

If you have any queries regarding ID cards, please contact us at studentcentre (@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.

Enrolling as a continuing student

If you are a continuing student your enrolment process will be different.

Find out how to enrol as a continuing student