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Hampshire in England

Program Availability: Fall and Spring Semesters

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

Ice skating in London; photo by Hilary Ponte 11F
Ice skating in the Center of London, Photo by Hillary Ponte 11F, Fall 2012 Program Participant

About Goldsmiths University

Goldsmiths University was founded in 1891, and has been a part of the University of London since 1904. It offers 15 academic departments teaching and researching creative, cognitive, cultural, and social subjects. The college's departments cooperate in interdisciplinary ways to offer new perspectives and insights into each other's subjects.

You can 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. For offerings see Study Abroad programmes.

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


The exchange 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.

Term Dates 

Fall Term: September-December
Spring Term: January-March 

Chelsea Football Stadium; photo by Hillary Ponte 11F
Chelsea Football Stadium, 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 Visiting Student Accommodation.

Program Costs

Hampshire tuition and health insurance fees.

Other expenses: Students are responsible for the costs of housing and meals; passport and visa fees; international and local transportation; books and supplies; travel insurance; and personal expenses. A travel stipend may be awarded through GEO to offset the cost of airfare.

How to Apply

  • Applying to a Hampshire Exchange Program: Application instructions, requirements, and procedures.  
  • Students are required to meet with the GEO program advisor for this exchange program before submitting an application.

Questions? Want More Info?

If you plan to apply or have general questions about this program, please call or stop by the global education office. In addition, the global education office has experience reports from students who have previously participated in this program in the GEO resource library. Stop by during open hours to read them at your convenience.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2016 Program
Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall 2016 Program
Friday, March 4, 2016

Studying in London

"...sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with a flatmate on the base of the statue of Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square, watching double-decker buses pass and the lights of Parliament and Big Ben's tower shine down the road, I knew: underwhelming was not the word for it."

-- Lynne Powers 05F
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Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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