Hampshire Exchange in England

Goldsmiths, University of London

Program Details

Location: New Cross, South East London, England
Term: Fall semester (Sept-Dec), spring semesters (Jan-June), academic year (Sept-June)
Type of Program: Full time university enrollment
Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Most subjects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, computing
Prerequisites: None

Goldsmiths' tight-knit, urban campus offers a learning environment that combines academic excellence, creativity, and innovation. The college's departments cooperate in interdisciplinary ways to offer new perspectives and insights into each other's subjects.


Hampshire students have the opportunity to study in London, England through our institutional affiliation with Goldsmiths University London. Goldsmiths is a very creative place, and provides a positive, innovative, and challenging environment in which to learn.

About Goldsmiths University

Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich academic heritage and an inventive approach to education. Goldsmiths has over 8,000 students, including undergraduate, graduate, international and study abroad students. It offers 15 academic departments teaching and researching creative, cognitive, cultural, and social subjects. 


Students take four (4) courses or a total of 60 credits (called "modules") alongside both degree-seeking and study abroad students. Participants choose from courses in the following subjects: Anthropology; Art (Curating, Fine Art, and Textiles); Communication Studies; Computing; Cultural and Social Studies; Dance Movement Therapy; Design; Drama and Theatre Arts; Education; English and Comparative Literature (Cultural Studies and English); History; History of Art; Languages (French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish); Music (Academic, Creative, Practical, and Technical Studies); Politics and Economics; Psychology; Sociology; and Visual Cultures.

Some course restrictions and prerequisites apply. Carefully review module options for detailed information on what is being offered during the current or upcoming academic year.

Photo by Hilary Ponte 11F
Photo by Hillary Ponte 11F, Fall 2012 Program Participant

Housing and Meals

Students arrange their own housing through the Goldsmiths accommodation office. The accommodation offers bright single rooms with en suite or standard accommodation. En suite consists of your own shower, toilet, and washbasin, and a shared kitchen. In standard accommodation, kitchen and bathrooms are shared. For more information, please see Study Abroad Student Accommodation.

Program Costs

Hampshire Exchange Fees and Financial Aid provides detailed information on the fee policy, withdrawal policy and how financial aid may apply.

  • Tuition Fees: Paid to Hampshire
  • Housing Fees: Paid to Goldsmiths
  • Other expenses: Students are responsible for the cost of meals; passport and visa fees; international and local transportation including airfare; books and supplies; travel insurance; and personal expenses. 


The Hampshire exchange program at Goldsmiths is open to qualified Hampshire College students who have completed two years of college-level study and are in good academic and behavioral standing.

Detailed information on Hampshire eligibility requirements and policies is available under the Eligibility Requirements in the Exchange, Field Study, and Short-term Field Course section of the Hampshire College Handbook.

How to Apply

  1. Meet with the GEO: Students are required to meet with the GEO program manager for this exchange program before submitting an application. Call 413.559.5542 to make an appointment.
  2. Review Applying to a Hampshire Exchange Program: Includes deadlines, application instructions, requirements, and procedures.
  3. Apply now: Students apply online through HampGOES (Hampshire's Global Experience System).


Contact the GEO program manager:

Heather St. Germaine

Stay In Touch
With The Global Education Office (GEO)
Snail Mail
Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone + Email
Fax: 413.559.6173