Undergraduate Student Profiles
BA Nepali and History
SOAS is the only institution in the UK to offer Nepali as a BA, and the opportunities to study the history of South Asia are unparalleled anywhere else
A SOAS graduate is always unique, with a perception and knowledge some may say incomparable.
One of the aspects that I’ve enjoyed most about my time here is the diversity of all the societies, which cater to all the different interests at SOAS.
I love coming into SOAS every day, because I never know what I’ll find or who I’ll end up having a conversation with in the bar
BA Social Anthropology
If you’re looking for a truly unique and inspiring university experience, look no further than SOAS.
BA History of Art/Archaeology and Tibetan
When I heard about SOAS I immediately knew it was the school for me.
BA Study of Religions
The degree program is quite challenging and stimulating and makes me constantly reassess my preconceptions and look at issues from points of view that I had never considered before and I’m developing my skills.
BA Thai and Economics
SOAS is unlike most other places in the UK. It definitely has a unique feeling to it, being a relatively small university, and has a much friendlier atmosphere than larger more impersonal universities
Undergraduate Foundation Course
I consider myself very lucky to be a member of the SOAS community
The passion of the staff and the students is almost palpable.
SOAS is just the perfect place for people who want to fly high and dream big.
SOAS has the cosmopolitan outlook which is indispensable today
BA Arabic and Geography
To describe SOAS in one word: enriching!
BA Arabic and History
From the moment I first stepped into the SOAS gates, I thought ‘wow this place is different’, with a big gulp in my throat.
BA Economics and Politics
If I were to summarise SOAS in one sentence it would be that it is a great place to prepare me for the future.
BA Development Studies and Social Anthropology
Studying at SOAS has been an amazing experience for me that could hardly have been matched by any other university!
Studying History at the SOAS has been fantastic.
BA Development Studies and Politics
SOAS is a unique University that combines both academic excellence and a vibrant, active and innovative student body.
BA African Studies and Development Studies
To be here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I can develop my academic skills and grow personally. My studies have been exciting and rewarding.
BSc International Management [China] [year abroad]
SOAS is the best place to study the rising economy of China
SOAS is unique but incredibly inclusive.
I am considering postgraduate education within my specialised field and I am hoping to do it in SOAS, not only because I’m getting a world class education, but because I’m addicted!
BA Social Anthropology
SOAS is a brilliant place to study social anthropology.
BA Study of Religions
SOAS is all about the people! If ever I get frustrated with my studies I remember that I have met some of the most brilliant, funny and inspiring people through being here.
BA Persian and History
University experience in SOAS is truly a colourful and unique experience. No other University comes close.
BA Politics and Economics
SOAS is a World class organisation, with not only state of art teaching facilities but also a wide ranging mix of students, ranging from various parts of the globe
BA South Asian Studies and Development Studies
My choice to study at SOAS was the best decision I ever made; being a student here is an exciting and unique experience.
BA Arabic and Development Studies
The atmosphere at SOAS is incredibly stimulating, and learning in an environment with such a diverse group of engaged students has really made for a very unique learning experience.
The unparalleled opportunity to focus on the history of certain world regions instantly made SOAS my first university choice.
BA Social Anthropology and Development Studies
Truly, deeply and sincerely, I love my time at SOAS and I cannot but seriously recommend that you choose to come here. I guarantee you that you will feel like part of the ‘family’ straightaway!
SOAS is like no other university in the world in terms of the specialisation in the emerging economies.
Studying linguistics at SOAS has opened my eyes to a whole world of languages which can sometimes be overlooked in a Western education
BSc (Hons) Economics
SOAS is one of the most happening and interesting places one can ever come across.
BA Hebrew and Israeli Studies
SOAS is situated in the heart of London, which as a global capital can offer you, if you try hard, anything you wish or fancy
BA Development Studies and Africa
SOAS provides students with plenty of flexibility to explore their talents and discover new ones.
The cultural diversity is something rare in the UK and what makes the university experience so much more than studying.
What makes SOAS stand out among all the other universities in the UK (and possibly in the whole world) is its unique set of people.
BSc Economics and Law
There are so many subjects at SOAS! This means you are likely to find something that will keep you interested for the next few years.
BA Politics and History
Having now experienced SOAS life, I can say there really is no other place quite like it
BA South East Asian Studies
SOAS is surely the only place in Europe, if not the world, where students can build their own personalised degrees from such a diverse range of fields.
BA History of Art and Archaeology
My initial impression of SOAS was that it was extraordinarily different. I used to describe it as the ‘United Nations’ to friends and family, because of its diversity.
BA Social Anthropology
As an international student, I am lucky that I could study in the lovely city of London; and moreover, I am proud that I am in SOAS.
BA Sanskrit and Study of Religions
I have always had an interest in the history, culture and religions of South Asia and having experienced Sanskrit as a language before it was a logical choice to pursue it as a degree at SOAS
BA Chinese and Social Anthropology
Students come to SOAS with an interest that soon develops into a passion and, in time, an obsession with their discipline.
Study Abroad Student, China and Inner Asia
There’s a vibe around the campus that relays a closeness, and acceptance.
I am extremely thankful that SOAS has given me the opportunity to learn about my heritage
BA Chinese and Korean
Here you’re not only intrigued by the lectures but also by the people around you.
BA Mandarin Chinese & History
I came to study at SOAS because of its good reputation in Mandarin Chinese.
At SOAS, you don’t just feel like a number helping to pad out a year group – you’re seen as an individual whose views and opinions matter.
SOAS is a huge cultural mix - as if the whole world has come to meet at a single place in the heart of London.
SOAS is distinctive amongst other London universities because of the welcoming student and staff community here.
I think the teaching here is second to none and the School is also world-renowned with unrivalled opportunities to progress.
My interest in Indonesian cultures and languages led me to SOAS which I think is the best institution for the study of Social Anthropology in the UK!
Being part of SOAS and the University of London means that you access to a great variety of events, courses and libraries.
My advice to those thinking about studying at SOAS is: "Do it!”
I am happy to say that I can now both analyse and contribute to the outside world!
SOAS has pushed me to think creatively and with new perspective, and has been absolutely formative for my direction for the future.
You’ll be taught by the best in their field and you will broaden your horizons and open the door to opportunities you never knew existed before.
The best thing about this course is that you can choose every module and every topic yourself, which is rare in many universities
My course is unique because it teaches students how to think like a lawyer on a global comparative basis
SOAS is multicultural, tolerant and unique – there is no other place like it
The extra-curricular activities are wide and I have learned a lot from for example from organising events for different societies
The opportunity to study African politics really appealed to me.