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Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Singapore. You'll be able to find everything from completing your application to adjusting to life in the UK. We currently have 53 students from Singapore studying at Goldsmiths.

Our Singaporean graduates work in a diverse range of industries and for a whole host of companies. These include the British Council, Design Singapore, Google Asia Pacific, Ministry of Education Singapore and the National Arts Council. 

Entry requirements

Undergraduate

For direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes you’ll need A-levels, an International Baccalaureate or a recognised Access or Foundation course. Please see individual programme pages for specific entrance requirements.

When we consider your application we’ll assess your test scores and academic grades alongside your personal statement, reference letter and extracurricular activities.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate taught
For entry to postgraduate programmes you will normally need a Bachelors degree in relevant subject. Refer to individual course pages to see whether there are any additional application requirements.

Research degrees
You will normally need to have completed a Masters degree in a subject relevant to your proposed postgraduate study. There may also be other specific entrance requirements. You can refer to individual course pages to find out what these are.

Programmes for international students

We offer courses that have been specifically designed for international students. You may want to consider these if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These will help you with your English language and academic skills and are run by our English Language Centre.

Find out more about the courses we offer.

Study Abroad

Normally, you will need to have been attending university for at least 1 year. Find out more about the programme on our Study Abroad pages.

How to apply

Undergraduate

You make your application through UCAS, an online application system. The system allows you to choose up to five different universities and apply with one application.

Applications open on 1 September for entry the following September. The normal closing date is 15 January, but some courses will accept applications until 30 June. You are advised to apply as early as possible as courses have limited places.

You should refer to individual programme pages to see whether your course has any additional application requirements. Applications are usually assessed within two months and can be managed online via UCAS.

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video:

Postgraduate

For the majority of postgraduate programmes you can apply via our website. Simply click the ‘apply now’ button on your chosen programme page. Some programmes have different application procedures, so always check the programme page before making your application.

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video: 

What to include in your application

As well as information about your education history, and the course you’re choosing, you’ll also need to provide a personal statement as part of your application. This is your chance to explain how your academic experience is relevant to the course you want to study. You’ll also have an opportunity to tell us about relevant extracurricular activities you’ve taken part in and how they make you stand out.

Find out more about what to include in your personal statement at undergraduate or postgraduate level:

Fees and funding

Fees

Find out more about our fees.

Scholarships and bursaries

Goldsmiths has a series of scholarships for international students applying for postgraduate and research programmes.  If you’re an alumni you may also be eligible for discounted fees. For further information, please see International Scholarships.

External funding sources

Visit our external funding sources page for information about other organisations that offer funding to international students.

 

Visas

Find out more about applying for a visa.

Visiting your country

The International team visits Singapore regularly to take part in higher education events, deliver presentations, interview potential applicants and catch up with local alumni. If you’re unable to visit Goldsmiths in person then these events are your chance to meet us in your home country.

Can’t make these dates? We also run regular online events, including webinars, virtual tours and chat sessions.

Agents in Singapore

We work with several agents in Singapore who can give you information about studying at Goldsmiths and help you with the application process.

Adjusting to life in the UK

There is a large Singaporean community in the UK. Generally international students find it easy to transition to life in London, but if you’re struggling then we can offer a whole range of support. This includes PAL (our student led mentor scheme), and our on-site Careers Service and Counselling Service. Find out more about the support we offer.

Take a look at how some of our students have adjusted to life in the UK:

Healthcare

You are eligible for NHS healthcare if you are enrolled on a full time course lasting six months or longer. Please ensure you register with a local GP. The nearest hospital is Lewisham hospital.

Feeling homesick?

Food and drink
Basic Singaporean ingredients can be bought in the larger UK supermarkets but if you’re after something specialist then there are a number of Southeast Asian grocery shops in London including several in Deptford, a ten minute walk from campus.

Fancy eating out? Londonist has a list of the best Singaporean restaurants in London.

South Asian Society
Goldsmiths has a South Asian society that promotes South Asian culture through events, parties, film screenings and performances. Anyone is welcome to join but it’s a great place to meet fellow Singaporean students.

Places of worship
London caters for members of all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals. To find out more bout places of worship visit www.cityvisitor.co.uk/southeastlondon/placesofworship

Alumni

Visit our Singapore alumni page for information on the country's Goldsmiths alumni network.

Danielle Tan

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"Goldsmiths is a school that celebrates diversity and equality"

Studying in Goldsmiths, University of London, with the intention of better understanding script writing, is like learning the tricks of the trade at the marketplace itself. Internationally renowned for being not only a leader academically but also a breeding ground for industry-coveted professionals, being here has been catalytic for my personal development. I have had the pleasure of interacting and working with highly talented youth from a plethora of cultures, fields and niches that (without exaggerating) are many times more diverse than I have
experienced in my life. Previously, I was studying Media and Communications in Singapore Polytechnic and in the future, I hope to continue my career as a scriptwriter and director.

Having founded and served as a president of the Goldsmiths’ Singapore Society (GSS), I have also found a greater desire and immense pride to ultimately see my tiny country’s culture being promoted and shared with other Goldsmiths students. At GSS, we aim to promote cohesiveness between students from different backgrounds through social activities and facilitate integration for members based in Singapore into Goldsmiths. We believe that Goldsmiths is a school that celebrates diversity and equality and aim to raise the profile and awareness of Goldsmiths University domestically and internationally as well.

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