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International Students

SOAS has a proud history of welcoming students from all over the world. SOAS is an exceptionally cosmopolitan and diverse place to study; 56% of the students at SOAS come from outside of the UK. SOAS is one of the top ten universities for the percentage of international students (QS World University Rankings 2013), welcoming the brightest minds from more than 133 different countries.

All students at SOAS have  the option to study a language alongside their degree and, for many programmes, the chance to spend a year abroad studying their chosen language intensively in a partner institution. (See individual programmes for details.) Many students also undertake a time abroad through the Erasmus scheme.

We also welcome international students at our Summer Schools and on Exchange programmes

Meet us in your country

We visit many countries throughout the year to meet prospective students. Our visits include education fairs, visits to schools and universities and private visits

Your Country

Country specific information including entry requirements, funding, key contacts and more

Student Services

A range of student services exist to help you during your time at SOAS:
Advice and Wellbeing | Fees | Funding | Scholarships | Careers | Visas

Applying to SOAS

Information, advice and guidance to help you with your application to SOAS

Study Abroad/Exchange

Our Study Abroad and Exchange programme offers undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to study at SOAS for either a half or full year

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International Officers

Nick Butler

Student Recruitment Manager 

David Taylor-Tumilty

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada

Laura Hayes

Brunei, Indonesia, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

Mark Coddington

India, Pakistan and the Middle East

Matt Naylor

USA, Japan and Nigeria

Sarah Whitaker

Europe