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417QS World University Rankings
History, Affiliations & Rankings
Established in 1891, Goldsmiths University of London is situated in New Cross in South-East London. The university holds a global reputation as a research and academic institution. The QS World Rankings ranks the Goldsmiths University of London among the top five UK universities for Art & Design and Communication & Media Studies. The Research Excellence Framework has ranked it among the top 25 UK universities for offering quality education and research. At the Goldsmiths University of London, the faculty, students and staff work together to make the learning process exciting, creative and innovative. People from different backgrounds and specializations collaborate to create unique solutions and they come up with innovative ideas and inventions.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The University is famous for its strong programmes in the area of Social Sciences and Arts. Other than Arts and Social Sciences, the Goldsmiths University of London offers quality education to its students in the field of Humanities, Entrepreneurial Business and Management and Computing. The Arts, Humanities, Computing, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, Business and Management courses are offered under 18 different academic departments of the university. Each department of the university offering courses in various disciplines is dedicated to introduce new courses and bring innovation in the field of research. The interdisciplinary courses offered by the university have helped the university to become leaders in various areas of studies.
Accomplishments & Alumni
According to the UK Research Excellence Framework, about three-quarters of the research carried out at the Goldsmiths University of London is classified as ‘internationally excellent or ‘world-leading. Goldsmith’s unconventional and creative academic approach is the reason for its well-celebrated alumni like Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley and Steve McQueen. It is a close-knit community that holds a global reputation for its excellence in academics and encouragement for innovative thinking.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
The Goldsmiths University of London celebrates its diverse student population coming from different countries. For more than 200 years of existence of the university, generations of students have graduated and educated from Goldsmiths. International students’ percentage of the university i.e., 20 per cent is the result of its welcoming environment. The university encourages strong collaboration, bonding and loyalty among the staff and students. According to the National Student Survey over the years, around 88% of students have declared that they are satisfied with the course.
COVID- 19 Response
The Goldsmiths University of London is following all the guidelines defined by the UK government as a precautionary measure against COVID- 19.
Students who were previously advised not to return to campus are now permitted to do so starting from May 17th, 2021 after the permission has been granted by the UK Government. However, the government has still advised everyone to minimise travel.
The campus of Goldsmiths University is open. The study spaces and library are not open. Students can also contact the department directly for access to workshops and specialist equipment.
Students returning to Goldsmiths’ campus will have to follow travel procedures and testing rules and regulations as defined by the government.
The university has taken all measures to ensure the mental health well being of students and has also introduced temporary changes to NHS COVID-19 testing on campus. Students can book a test on campus when arriving on campus and before doing any campus activity.
Goldsmiths International Scholarships are offered to international students enrolled in full-time postgraduate taught and Graduate Diploma programmes at the Goldsmiths University of London. A total of 35 scholarships are offered under this category.
The eligibility criteria to receive the scholarship is as follows:
The candidate must classify as an international student.
The candidates should be eligible to apply for master’s degree courses (except Design and Fine Arts programmes), graduate diploma (except Design), undergraduate courses (except Design, Fine Art and Fine Art Extension programmes) and International Foundation Certificate programmes (except Design) at the Goldsmiths University of London.
Candidates must also have an offer for the above-mentioned programmes.
Scholarship Value: Could be worth £2,000, £4,000 and £5,000
How to Apply?
Candidates can apply for the scholarship by filling in the application form available on the official website of the university. Successful applicants are selected on a competitive basis. The important dates associated with the application is as follows:
Application Start Date
December 1 2020
Application Deadline 1
March 31, 2021
|April 15, 2021|
Application Deadline 2
May 17, 2021
|June 1, 2021|
Commonwealth Scholarship is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and is offered to international students enrolled in one of the institutes in the UK. The eligibility criteria to apply for the scholarship is as follows:
Candidates must belong to an eligible Commonwealth country (includes India).
Must be applying for master’s degree programmes at the university.
Must be unable to afford to study in the UK.
How to Apply?
Candidates can apply for this scholarship from the Commonwealth Scholarships(CSC) website. The deadline for nominating bodies to submit nominations to the CSC is 1 March 2021.
Approved tuition fee
Return airfare from a candidate’s home country to the UK
Living allowance ranging between £1,110 - £1,362 on a monthly basis
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