Goldsmiths University of London International Fees

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Goldsmiths University of London International Fees

At Goldsmiths we understand that a degree is an investment in your future. As an international student you may be eligible for funding and financial support from a variety of sources

From fee waivers to full scholarships, find out more about tuition fees and how to fund your studies at Goldsmiths by selecting the options below:

Tuition fees

If you are a self-financing international student you’ll need to make an advanced fee payment of £3,000 by to secure your place at Goldsmiths. Full details will be sent with your offer of admission. Find out more about how to pay your fees or email

Early payment discount scheme

We offer a discount to students who pay their tuition fees in full by the last Friday in August. Visit our tuition fees and funding page to find out more.


Funding your studies

There are a range of options available to help you fund your studies. From scholarships to fee waivers, here is a selection of the funding available to international students:

  • Support for postgraduates

    • International Scholarships
      Goldsmiths regularly offers over £200,000 in awards to international students through a range of postgraduate scholarships. Please see our list of international scholarships for more information.
    • Alumni Fee Waivers
      Discounts to Masters students who’ve previously studied at Goldsmiths. Find out more about our Alumni Fee Waivers.
    • Support from your department
      Some academic departments at Goldsmiths offer programme-specific and/or subject-specific funding. Visit our departmental awards page for further information.

    Support for all students

    • Country-specific funding
      Your home country may offer scholarships or special funding opportunities. Find out more on our country-specific pages.
    • External sources of funding
      We advise you to contact the Ministry of Education in your home country for information about any government-funded schemes that may be available for study abroad. You should also contact your local British Council office, or British High Commission or Embassy, for further information about sources of funding. Find out more about external sources of funding.
    • Discretionary funding sources
      Goldsmiths’ Student Funding Team co-ordinates and administers applications for Discretionary Funding. Find out more on our student funding pages.

    The following agencies may be able to provide funding or information about funding opportunities:

    • Association of Commonwealth Universities
    • Chevening scholarship
    • British Council
    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    • Graduate Prospects
    • Postgraduate Search
    • WhatUni?
    • The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online

    Working during your studies You can find out more through the Immigration Advisory Service, who offer a series of dedicated visa drop-in sessions during the year. If you have any further questions please contact The Careers Service will also be able to advise you.

  • You may wish to find part-time work during your studies. If you have a Tier 4 student Visa, you will only be able to work a limited number of hours per week during official term time. This can be 20 hours a week (if you are studying a degree level course) or 10 hours per week (if you are studying below degree level, for example on one of our International Foundation Certificate programmes). Some international students apply to become a Goldsmiths Student Ambassador, where you could work part time in departments across the university.

Living expenses

Living in London

The cost of living in London can be higher than other parts of the UK, although Goldsmiths’ location in New Cross means that the cost is lower than in central London.

Finance and your visa

If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa, you will need to be aware of certain financial obligations. Read our visa advice and guidance. Remember that your expenses will rise each year. Tuition fees are payable each year and may also rise by up to 5% per year.

Find out more about managing your money

The International Student Calculator is an online tool developed with students from 13 different countries. It enables you to:

  • build a lifestyle budget and see how it balances by week, month or over a year
  • understand how you will spend your time and money in the UK
  • get information on areas like insurance and banking as well as guidance on the costs of living
  • learn from case studies and top tips from other students
  • save your budget so you can use it before arriving or during your studies

Contact us

Questions about fees

Fees Office
+44 (0)20 7078 5311

Questions about your visa

Immigration Advisory Service

Questions about international student finance and funding

International Team
+44 (0)20 7078 5300