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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April 2020 enrolments

Due to Covid-19 we will not be able to carry out personal enrolment for the time being.
If you are due to enrol onto a new programme soon, 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

Required documents: UK and EEA nationals

During personal enrolment you must show 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 show 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, and must be originals – we are unable to accept photocopied documents. Where documents are not in English, certified translations must be provided.

Required documents: non-EEA nationals

During personal 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.
  • Show proof of 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, and must be originals – we are unable to accept photocopied documents. 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.

This means you will need to bring your original visa and passport with you to your personal enrolment session. You should also bring any letters you have received from the Embassy or from the Home Office inside the UK.

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.

If you did use the code your BRP will be given to you at your personal enrolment on campus – you do not need to collect it before enrolment. Find out more about BRP cards.

If you did not use the code you will need to collect your BRP from your nominated Post Office before attending your enrolment session. 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 pre-enrolment. Help with your Goldsmiths IT account.

Goldsmiths ID card

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 you will currently be unable to collect your Goldsmiths ID card. Once we re-open you will be able to visit the Student Centre to request this.

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) shown 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 pre-enrolling online.