SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Student Profiles

Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:

Giulia Cibotti

MA in Chinese Studies

Giulia Cibotti

There is some sort of positive vibe that makes this place highly addictive.

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.


Ally Clifton

BA Chinese and Politics

Ally Clifton

SOAS gives you an understanding of non-western languages, cultures and countries which is increasingly important in a globalised world.

Minna Hsu

MA in Taiwan Studies

Minna Hsu

Studying for my MA in Taiwan Studies at SOAS was a wonderful experience


Stephanie Koch

BA Mandarin Chinese & History

Stephanie Koch

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

Daniel Mojahedi

MA Chinese Studies

Daniel Mojahedi

SOAS was the ideal place for me to study cross-Strait relations


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.

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.


Courtney Wilcox

Study Abroad Student, China and Inner Asia

Courtney Wilcox

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