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The Goldsmiths, University of London is a public institution at New Cross in southeast London, UK. It ranks 511-520 (2023) and 401-500 (2022) in the QS and THE world university rankings, respectively. The Counter Hill Academy started in 1792 and was purchased by the Royal Naval School in 1843. The institution goes back by 200 years.The beginning of the 1990s saw it becoming a higher education institution, receiving the Royal Charter from Her Majesty the Queen.The University has its campus at New Cross in South East London. Some major research centers include he Centre for Arts and Learning, Asia Centre, Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies, Centre for the Body, Centre for Comparative Literature, Decadence Research Centre, Centre for Community Engagement Research, and the Centre for Feminist Research, among many others.There are 20 departments across disciplines, with main subjects including design, art, computing, anthropology, law, history, English and creative writing, sociology, music, media, communication and cultural studies, and visual cultures. There are undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer.Famous alumni include Princess Beatrice of York, artist Damien Hirst, fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, movie director Sam Taylor-Johnson, politician Tessa Jowell, equestrian William Fox-Pitt, and Damon Albarn, the singer-guitarist-songwriter-composer-musician.There are several support services for students, including help with their applications and resumes, job hunting, networking, job interviews, assessments, tests, and more. Career planning solutions help students find the right options for their future, along with giving them access to work experience opportunities, part-time work opportunities, co-curricular activities, and volunteering as well. There are several mentoring schemes available for students, along with internships and placements. Students can also find specialist career support and services along with assistance in freelancing and self-employment. The University has a dedicated career support system for its students. ...Read more

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8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW, United Kingdom

Founded in 1891

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More About Goldsmiths, University of London

A constituent research university of the University of London in England is Goldsmiths, University of London, also known as Goldsmiths' College. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths created it in New Cross, London, as The Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreational Institute in 1891. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths created it in New Cross, London, as The Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreational Institute in 1891. After its acquisition by the University of London in 1904, it was renamed Goldsmiths' College and has areas of expertise in the humanities, social sciences, design, and computing. Mary Quant, John Cale, Malcolm McLaren, Steve McQueen, and Damien Hirst are notable alumni. 

Goldsmiths University of London Highlight

The following information about the university is in table format:

Type of University (Public/Private)

Public Research University

Total Student Population


Percentage of International Student Population


Acceptance Rate


Student-Faculty Ratio


Number of Campuses (Domestic + International)


Number of Scholarships Awarded

3 scholarships for international students

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8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW, United Kingdom

 About Campus and Accommodation

Ten minutes from London Bridge, the university campus is located in New Cross, England, on a picturesque single-site campus. A 250-seat lecture hall, along with seminar and teaching spaces, can be found in the Professor Stuart Hall Building at Goldsmiths. The campus' amenities include a bank (a Santander branch), a movie theater, tennis and netball courts, a sizable football field, music and arts and design facilities, IT services, and media and theater facilities.

The university will have a little over 1,400 rooms in their residence halls for 2023–2024, which are spread all around London and close to campus.

Residential Halls

Room Type

Weekly Rent (£)

Chesterman HouseEnsuite223.06
Ewen Henderson CourtStandard and Ensuite171.00 - 202.50
Loring HallEnsuite and Ensuite large200.50 - 206.00
Quantum CourtEnsuite, One-bedroom and Studio223.50 - 266.00
Raymont HallEnsuite small, Ensuite medium, Ensuite large, Ensuite new area  and Studio207.42 - 354.74
Surrey HouseStandard, Ensuite, Studio, Studio medium and Studio large167.00 - 354.74
Town Hall CamberwellStandard, Standard plus, Ensuite, Ensuite large, Ensuite double, Studio, Studio medium, Studio large199.50 - 354.00

Goldsmiths University of London Global Ranking

According to QS Topuniversities, Goldsmith University is ranked #511-520 in the QS World University Rankings and #51-100 in the QS WUR Ranking By Subject. According to Times Higher Education (THE), Goldsmith ranks 501-600th in the World University Rankings 2023. 

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Top Courses Offered at Goldsmiths University of London

At Goldsmiths University of London, there are up to 183 graduate programs and 76 undergraduate programs. The following are the popular courses offered by Goldsmiths University of London. 

  • Art
  • Anthropology
  • Confucius Institute of Dance and Performance
  • Computing
  • Centre of Academic Language and Literacies
  • Design
  • English and creative Writing
  • Educational Studies
  • Law
  • History
  • Music
  • Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Social, Therapeutic, and Community Studies
  • Psychology
  • Visual Cultures
  • Theatre and Performance

The table below provides a glance at the course fees at Goldsmiths University of London. 

Program Name

Home Course Fee (£)

Overseas Course Fee (£)

BA925018,000 to 25,000
BSc925018,000 to 20,000
LLB Law925018,440

Goldsmiths University of London Admission Process

Applicants seeking admission to Goldsmiths University of London must be aware of the following procedures. 

  • Undergraduate applicants must apply through UCAS with an application fee of £20 to £25
  • Postgraduate applicants can apply either through the official application webpage of the university or through the official application website of University of London. The application fee is sometimes free or same as the undergraduate courses.
  • Postgraduate applicants can also apply through USAC. 
  • Applicants seeking admission to MA in Social Work must apply only through UCAS. 

The following are the important deadlines for undergraduate application. 

  • Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine- October 15
  • Art and Design- March 24
  • Remaining courses- January 15

Documents Required for Goldsmiths University of London

The following documents are required for applying to the undergraduate courses at Goldsmiths University of London. 

  • Official transcripts from high school
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)/ A levels or its equivalent
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio (if required)
  • Interview (if required)
  • English Language test scores

The following documents are required for applying to the postgraduate courses at Goldsmiths University of London. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university
  • Transcripts and course-by-course evaluation
  • Education background
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Project proposal
  • Interview (if required)
  • Portfolio (if required)
  • English Language test scores

Exam Requirements for Goldsmiths University of London

The following are the exam requirements for applying to the degree programs at Goldsmiths University of London.

  • Passing three full A-level topics is the typical prerequisite for an A-level.
  • Applicants must secure at least an overall GPA of 3.0 to stand a good chance 
  • Students must obtain either 1260 SAT or 26 ACT
  • Non-English-speaking students must secure at least 6.0 in IELTS. 
  • Non-English-speaking students should secure at least 80 in TOEFL

Goldsmiths University of London Cost of Attendance

Students must pay various living expenses in the United Kingdom in addition to their tuition. The table below provides an estimate of average expenditures. These can change based on a student's lifestyle.


Cost (£)

Electric fees20
Personal expenses7,000

Available Scholarships for Goldsmiths University of London

It is known that Goldsmiths often provides international students with scholarships totaling more than 200,000 GBP. International students may be eligible for grants, student jobs, scholarships, and graduate fellowships.

The following are some of the scholarships for foreign students. 

  • Goldsmiths International Scholarship- International students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate teaching programs, Graduate Diploma programs, and International Foundation Certificate programs are eligible for the Goldsmiths International Scholarships, which range in value from 2,000 to 5,000 GBP. Every year, there are 35 scholarships available.
  • International Response Scholarships- Benefits of this scholarship include an allowance of 11,400 GBP, a waiver of all tuition fees for each academic year, and a waiver of the lodging price. Each year, two graduate and undergraduate students from abroad may apply. Students must be in the process of applying for asylum in the UK or have refugee status there in order to be eligible.
  • Shared Scholarship Program of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)- The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) and Goldsmiths jointly support this scholarship, which covers all postgraduate Masters tuition, living expenses, travel expenses, and allowances for students from developing Commonwealth nations. 

Placements at Goldsmiths University of London

According to a recent poll featured in the Times Higher Education magazine, employers consider Goldsmiths, University of London, to be among the top institutions in the nation from which to hire graduates.

According to the National Student Survey, undergraduate design students at Goldsmiths University of London are the most employable in the nation. In the first year after graduation, they achieve an impressive 98% employment rate in a design-related position.

The table below provides an idea of the expected course-wise alumni salary.

DegreeSalary (£)
Bachelor in Science33,000
Master in Science40,000
Master (Others)44,000
Bachelor in Arts32,000



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