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Undergraduate Student Profiles

Ross Adkin

BA Nepali and History

Ross Adkin

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

Rehana Ahmed

LLB Law

Rehana Ahmed

A SOAS graduate is always unique, with a perception and knowledge some may say incomparable.


Marietta Georgia Angeli

BA Economics and Politics

Marietta Georgia Angeli: BA Economics and Politics

SOAS has a unique focus on Asia and Africa and enables you to study with people who are so different to you but share your interests

Joe Buckley

BA Politics

Joe Buckley: BA Politics

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


Beatriz Cifuentes

BA History of Art/Archaeology and Tibetan

Beatriz Cifuentes: BA History of Art/Archaeology and Tibetan

When I heard about SOAS I immediately knew it was the school for me.

Carl Eoghain Cooper

BA Study of Religions

Carl Eoghain Cooper

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.


Nicholas Day

BA Thai and Economics

Nicholas Day

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

Sare Demir

Undergraduate Foundation Course

Sare Demir, Undergraduate Foundation Course

I consider myself very lucky to be a member of the SOAS community


Samra Hasan

BSc Economics

Samra Hasan

SOAS is just the perfect place for people who want to fly high and dream big.

Hirra Hayat

LLB Law

Hirra Hayat

SOAS has the cosmopolitan outlook which is indispensable today


Mysa Kafil-Hussain

BA Arabic and History

Mysa Kafil Hussain

From the moment I first stepped into the SOAS gates, I thought ‘wow this place is different’, with a big gulp in my throat.

Heidemarie Jahn

BA Development Studies and Social Anthropology

Heidemarie Jahn

Studying at SOAS has been an amazing experience for me that could hardly have been matched by any other university!


Aiysha Kazi

BA History

Aiysha Kazi: BA History

Studying History at the SOAS has been fantastic.

Ingrida Kerusauskaite

BA Development Studies and Politics

Ingrida Kerusauskaite

SOAS is a unique University that combines both academic excellence and a vibrant, active and innovative student body.


Katalin Kovacs

BA African Studies and Development Studies

Katalin Kovacs

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.

Bauhinia Chi Har Lam

BSc International Management [China] [year abroad]

Bauhinia Chi Har Lam: BS c International Management (China)(year abroad)

SOAS is the best place to study the rising economy of China


Yousef Mahmoud

BSc Economics

Yousef Mahmoud

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!

Atika Malik

BA Social Anthropology

Atika Malik: BA Social Anthropology

SOAS is a brilliant place to study social anthropology.


Asia Mohamud

BA Swahili and Development Studies

Asia Mohamud

SOAS has widened my understanding of the world and made me hungry to understand it further once my degree is over

Farkhanda Mohiyuddin

BA Persian and History

Farkhanda Mohiyuddin

University experience in SOAS is truly a colourful and unique experience. No other University comes close.


Benita Ngere

BA Politics and Economics

Benita Ngere

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

Mikaela Parrack

BA South Asian Studies and Development Studies

Mikaela Parrack

My choice to study at SOAS was the best decision I ever made; being a student here is an exciting and unique experience.


Maryam Ramadan

BA Social Anthropology and Development Studies

Maryam Ramadan

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!

Lialin Rotem-Stibbe

BA Linguistics

Lialin Rotem-Stibbe

Studying linguistics at SOAS has opened my eyes to a whole world of languages which can sometimes be overlooked in a Western education


Mirza Saad Anjum

BSc (Hons) Economics

Mirza Saad Anjum

SOAS is one of the most happening and interesting places one can ever come across.

Sergiusz Scheller

BA Hebrew and Israeli Studies

Sergiusz Scheller

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


Nuren Sherali Parpia

BA Development Studies and Africa

Nuren Sherali-Parpia

SOAS provides students with plenty of flexibility to explore their talents and discover new ones.

Antoni Slodkowski

BA Japanese

Antoni Slodkowski

The cultural diversity is something rare in the UK and what makes the university experience so much more than studying.


Nunons Tagoe-Borllons

BSc Economics and Law

Nunons Tagoe-Borllons

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.

Soumaya Tidjani

BA Politics and History

Soumaya Tidjani

Having now experienced SOAS life, I can say there really is no other place quite like it


Patrick Tibke

BA South East Asian Studies

Patrick Tibke - BA South East Asian Studies

Surely SOAS is the only place in Europe, if not further afield, where one can study Thai and Indonesian simultaneously, and also be taught to such a high standard

Hang Wang

BA Social Anthropology

Hang Wang

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.


Andrew Werner

BA Sanskrit and Study of Religions

Andrew Werner

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

Courtney Wilcox

Study Abroad Student, China and Inner Asia

Courtney Wilcox

There’s a vibe around the campus that relays a closeness, and acceptance.


Emma Young

BA Linguistics

Emma Young: BA Linguistics

I am extremely thankful that SOAS has given me the opportunity to learn about my heritage

Amrit Kaur Lohia

BA History

Amrit Kaur Lohia

SOAS is unique but incredibly inclusive.


Stephanie Koch

BA Mandarin Chinese & History

Stephanie Koch

I came to study at SOAS because of its good reputation in Mandarin Chinese.

Seemin Zahid

LLB Law

Seemin Zahid

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.


Nazmul Hudha

BA Arabic and Geography

Nazmul Hudha

To describe SOAS in one word: enriching!

Mia Eskelund Pedersen

BA Arabic and Development Studies

Mia Eskelund Pedersen

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.


Mariam Iqbal

BA Economics and Politics

Mariam Iqbal

If I were to summarise SOAS in one sentence it would be that it is a great place to prepare me for the future.

Guillaume Vandame

BA History of Art and Archaeology

Guillaume Vandame

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.


Darryl Chan

BA Social Anthropology

Darryl Chan

If you’re looking for a truly unique and inspiring university experience, look no further than SOAS.

Bashir Ali

BSc Economics

Bashir Ali

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.


Anna Malzy

BA Study of Religions

Anna Malzy

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.

David Whittaker

BA Chinese and Social Anthropology

David Whittaker

Students come to SOAS with an interest that soon develops into a passion and, in time, an obsession with their discipline.


Hanna Szymborska

BSc Economics

Hanna Szymborska

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.

Alice Yuen

BA Chinese and Korean

Alice Yuen: BA Japanese and Korean

Here you’re not only intrigued by the lectures but also by the people around you.