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New students: Fees, loans, bursaries and scholarships

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Help with how to pay your fees and receiving student financial support

Paying fees

You need to arrange to pay your fees if you are not in receipt of government funding (i.e. Student Loans, Student Finance or Federal Loans) or private sponsorship.

See our section on student tuition fees for full information.

How and when to pay fees

Tuition fees must be paid, or proof of sponsorship shown, before you complete personal enrolment on campus.

It is preferable to pay them in advance.

See our page on how to make payments to Goldsmiths for instructions.

Early Payment Discount Scheme

If the tuition fee for your programme this session is £6900 or more and you pay your fee in full by the last Friday in the August before enrolment, you are entitled to a discount of 2.5% on the fee you are due to pay. 

Please note that in order to be eligible for the discount, payment needs to be received by Goldsmiths before the deadline.

If you are sponsored or have a scholarship, you will receive a 2.5% discount on the fee AFTER the scholarship has been applied. 

If you are paying by direct transfer to Goldsmiths' bank, be aware that transfer of funds can take up to four weeks. You should therefore ensure that you allow sufficient time for the transfer. You must also provide proof of payment to the Finance Office. You should add sufficient money to cover bank charges and ensure your name is clearly stated on the payment instruction. The discount is only available to self-financing students. Further details will be sent to you with your enrolment instructions.

Download the Early Payment Discounts (Excel spreadsheet download).

Maintenance loans, bursaries and scholarships

See our section on student finance for full information

Not yet received confirmation of student finance, loans or sponsorship

It's common for there to be delays to the processing of Student Finance or Student Loans at the beginning of a new academic year. If you have applied for student finance, loans or sponsorship but have not yet received confirmation of any award, please bring evidence of your application to personal enrolment so we can make a note on our records - you will not be required to pay the tuition fee yourself at enrolment.

If you have received confirmation of your loans, any money that you are due will be paid directly into your bank account once you have fully completed enrolment.

If you have a question about your student finance or loans please visit the Student Centre or contact fees (

When are payments made

For Maintenance loans, bursaries and scholarships any monies you may be due will be paid into your bank account once you have completed personal enrolment and in line with any payment schedules.

Student Finance pay out maintenance loans 3 - 5 days after we have confirmed your enrolment.

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