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Goldsmiths, University of London 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Goldsmiths is a private higher education institution at the University of London. Goldsmith is renowned for its arts and social sciences programmes. Goldsmith provides a variety of Undergraduate and Graduate programmes in a number of fields and disciplines such as arts, social sciences, humanities, cultural studies, entrepreneurial business and management. It is well acclaimed for its research programmes and opportunities. Applicants can apply for admission at Goldsmiths via the UCAS application system which allows them to select 5 institutions in the UK. There are countryspecific requirements for admission at Goldsmiths so prospective students must make sure to fulfill all requirements. There are also some additional programs specificrequirements depending upon the course undertaken by applicants.

  • Scholarships and bursaries are offered to students in need of aid. Scholarships of upto EURO 5000 are awarded to international students for which they need to fill a separate application form available on the website.
  • Goldsmiths applications open beginning from September for the next year's Autumn term. Applications usually close on 15th January but may be open till 30th June for some courses.
  • There are limited seats available for various courses, therefore, it is recommended that applicants opt for early application
  • An admissions interview may be conducted for specific programs.
  • Goldsmiths has over 8000 enrolled students.
  • International students from over 100 countries study at Goldsmith with a percentage of 20.1% in total student population.


Institution typePublic, Research 
Application Online Portal ( UCAS )
Standardized examNot required
AffiliationUniversity of London , Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK
Intake sessionAutumn term
Work Experience Required by some programs 
Percent of International students20.1% 
Total enrollment 8486
Student faculty ratio15:1
Financial aidScholarships and funds available 

Goldsmiths, University of London Application Deadlines

The students are required to submit all their documents and apply for their courses well before the deadline. Given below is the general application deadlines.

September 202030th July 2020
January 202115th November 2021

Covid-19 Update For Goldsmiths

Due to the current global outbreak of coronavirus Goldsmith, University of London is working in adherence to the guidelines provided by World Health Organization and Public Health England. They are expecting to resume classes from the upcoming Autumn session and are currently open for applications. The institution is working on ensuring that there is no disadvantage faced by the applicants. It is planned to begin the autumn term on 5th October 2020 which will be executed in combination of in person and online learning. Enrollment for non standard study programmes may take place a little earlier. Goldsmith will be posting regular updates on their webpages.

Goldsmiths, University of London International Admissions

Application- Online application system through the UCAS ( University and Colleges Admission Service)

Requirements for admission

  • Higher school secondary certificate
  • Official transcripts of all post secondary education, for instance, a diploma
  • Personal statement highlighting motivation to study the course and future goals
  • An interview round may be conducted for some courses
  • A completed fitness to train requirement process to be completed for courses that need working with sections of population that demonstrate potential vulnerability.
  • Proficiency in English language as per University standard

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Goldsmith accepts the following IELTS scores

Course levelMinimum overall scoreMinimum writing score
Graduate/ PG6.56.5

Visa Process

  • International students generally require a tier 4 student Visa to study in the UK.
  • Applicants must apply 3 months prior to the beginning of the course
  • Visa requirements include proof of English language proficiency
  • Applicants must have sufficient funds to support their living expenses and maintenance cost whilst residing in the UK. They should demonstrate financial stability for a period of at least 9 months.
  • Letter of confirmation from the educational institution is required in addition to payment of any applicable fee at the studying institution
  • An Immigration Health Surcharge need to be paid
  • Payment of Visa application must be done
  • An appointment has to be booked for collection of biometric data of the applicant.
  • Applicants must lastly submit and complete their online application process and keep the hard copy.

Goldsmiths, University of London Undergraduate Admissions

Application: Online Application Portal

There is no option to save progress in the application, therefore, students must keep the supporting documents handy to complete the application:-

  • All transcripts of high school education or any other education received
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicant does not belong to a native English speaking country
  • A personal statement highlighting why applicant wants to study a specific course and the relevant skills they have for the same
  • An interview may be conducted for some courses
  • Portfolio submission required to apply for arts or design programmes

Goldsmiths, University of London Graduate Admissions

Application: Online


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area or field is required to apply for graduate programs
  • The undergraduate degree must be of upper second class standard for Research programmes.
  • English language qualification must be met for non native English speakers
  • Course specific requirements in addition to the academic requirements must be met with.

Requirements for Certain Graduate Programs

ProgramM.A in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship MSc Management of Innovation MA Global Media and Transnational communications MSc Social Research MA Social Entrepreneurship 
Academic requirementBachelor’s degree Bachelor’s degree UG degree of minimum upper second class standard Bachelor’s degree At least second class standard in relevant UG degree
IELTS score 6.5 in writing; not less than 6.0 in any element 6.56.5 in writing; not less than 6.0 in any element 6.56.5
Statement of purposeRequiredRequiredRequired RequiredRequired 
References Email id of referee requiredCopy of academic reference or email address of referee Email ids of 2 referencesEmail address of 1 referee Referee email address required
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredElectronic copyRequired Required
Resume/CVNot requiredNot requiredRequired for students with working experience Not required Not required 
Additional requirementsA brief paragraph with an elevator pitch for an entrepreneurial business idea of the applicant wants to develop highlighting their core entrepreneurial ideaNoneNoneAn informal advisory meeting with the Program Convenor can be conducted as part of selection processInterview 

Goldsmiths is a very famous educational institution and portrays quality education and research. They even have a career centre to guide students in their ambitions. Admissions take place for autumn and winter terms. Goldsmiths has a diverse international student population from around 100 countries all over the world. Applicants must take note of the program specific requirements in addition to the general requirements before proceeding with the application. Whilst filling the application form, students must be ready with their supporting documents as the saving and progression option isn’t available. Visa processing can take quite a long time and the University advises applying 3 months prior to enable a smooth application process. Applicants wanting to apply for funds and scholarships also need to follow an early deadline.

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