Goldsmiths, University of London
With an academic legacy dating back to 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines and offers degrees in subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing and law. Students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to challenge preconceptions and traditional disciplinary boundaries and explore new ways of thinking about the world.
As part of the University of London for over 115 years, we have a rich academic heritage, but we’re constantly questioning, challenging and building on what we know.
Nearly three-quarters of the research carried out by academics at Goldsmiths was rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the last Research Excellence Framework (2014). We are top 10 in the UK for our research intensity (The Complete University Guide League Tables 2021).
Our mix of students, who come to study with us from around 140 countries, gives us five stars for internationalisation (QS World University Rankings, 2020).
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Scholarships & funding
Goldsmiths offers a range of financial support including scholarships and bursaries. These are awarded based on a variety of criteria, for example, academic achievements or personal circumstances.
Some of our scholarships and bursaries include our Travel Bursaries, the Goldsmiths Equity Awards, and the Goldsmiths International Scholarships.
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Why study at Goldsmiths, University of London
At Goldsmiths we're constantly exploring, questioning and reshaping the world. You can challenge yourself through our innovative degrees and world-leading academics that will inspire you to see the world differently.
At Goldsmiths you’ll change how you think and be inspired to develop fresh ideas and new approaches to your studies. We champion degrees that provoke thought and stretch the imagination. That’s why so many of our former students are leading the way in reshaping the sociocultural landscape on a global scale.
Student services & facilities
- Dedicated Careers service with practice interviews, job notifications and CV reviews.
- A library that's open almost every single day of the year.
- A dedicated Wellbeing team to support you during your studies including counselling appointments.
- 9 out of 10 of our students go into work or further study when they graduate (DLHE 2016-17).
- Industry-standard facilities are available to use on many courses.
Goldsmiths is a single-site campus just 10 minutes from central London. This means you can enjoy all of the benefits of studying at a campus-style university but also have quick and easy access to all that London has to offer. At the heart of the Goldsmiths campus is the College Green - a large green space that is perfect for revision, catching up with friends or partaking in a society activity.
At Goldsmiths you will find a community like no other. From music shows to art exhibitions, hackathons and theatre productions, Goldsmiths buzzes with creative energy at every corner.
There are many societies and sports clubs that you can join which are a fantastic way for you to meet new people. You can also attend lots of different events and activities held by the SU and other students.
Famous for its cultural life and diversity, London has been voted the world's number one city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2022).
There's world-famous galleries, museums, theatres, festivals, shops, markets and parks for you to explore – many of them for free and not far from campus.
If you're looking for quality of life and a vibrant mix of people, in a place that's constantly changing and offering up new experiences; then Goldsmiths is a fantastic choice for your studies.
We offer a range of accommodation options – whether you prefer the supported environment of halls, or more independent living. At Goldsmiths, we have just over 1,200 rooms in our halls of residence, located on campus, nearby and across London.
All halls have a kitchen with a cooker, refrigerator, freezer, microwave or combination oven as well as Wifi and access to laundry facilities. Your room will have a bed, desk and chair, and wardrobe, and you will have either a shared bathroom and toilet or ensuite facilities, depending on the type of room you choose. If you apply for a studio flat, you will have your own bathroom and kitchenette. Students choosing standard or en suite rooms will share the kitchen with other students.
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