International Scholarship Opportunity
There are up to 16 scholarships available to prospective international students studying for a full-time taught Masters programme. The scholarship provides a £5,000 fee waiver and is tenable for one year only.
To be eligible to apply you must have received an offer of a place on a full-time postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2017, have an international fee liability and are self-financing to some extent. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and/or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.
Please note that students who have already started their Master's course are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
We require the following supporting documents in order for your scholarship application to be considered:
- Photocopies of official college or university degree certificates and transcripts
- Two academic references relating to your current or most recent course, or professional references if appropriate
As long as your Postgraduate study application has these documents attached, then it will not be necessary for you to upload any additional documents as part of your scholarship application.
All applications will be assessed on academic merit only – financial circumstances will not be taken into account.
The awards will be distributed based on the following regions of applicant domicile: 5 for students from any international region, 5 for students from Asia, 3 for students from North America, 3 for students from Latin America.
Here are top tips for a successful scholarships application:
- Make sure you're eligible
If you've received an offer to study at Goldsmiths and meet the eligibility criteria you'll be able to apply.
- Check the deadline
Plan your time so you don’t end up finishing the application at the last minute – if you're rushing, you're more likely to make simple mistakes.
- Get feedback
Ask someone you trust to read your supporting statement/questions and answers and give their you honest advice and feedback.
- Check what you need to include
Make sure you include the information we've asked you to provide, otherwise your hard work will be wasted. If you do not provide the required documents your application will be incomplete and will not be considered.
- Keep to the word limit
If the application form question or supporting statement limits you to 2,000 characters, then stick to it.
- Tailor each application
If you're applying for more than one award, treat each of them as individual applications. Be aware that you'll be asked to answer different questions for each award application. If you're successful for more than one award, you'll be given the award that is worth the most.
Your admissions application reference will form part of your award application. If you didn't submit a reference with your admissions application you can upload and attach a reference to your award application.
We'll contact you about your application via the email address you provide – so double check it to make sure it's right. You'll receive a confirmation email from us once you have submitted your application electronically, but after that you may not hear from us until August when all the applications are in and the final decisions are made. So please be patient, we'll be in touch!
- Be prepared
Decisions are likely to be made around August, a few weeks before the first term starts, and some funding may not be awarded until later in the academic year. It's therefore important that you don't rely solely on your application for financial support – make sure you have organised alternative funding.
- If you're successful...
If your application is successful, we'll send you an award offer letter that will let you know when and how payment will be made.
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