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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:

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.

Daniel Mojahedi

MA Chinese Studies

Daniel Mojahedi

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


Giulia Cibotti

MA in Chinese Studies

Giulia Cibotti

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

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.


Stephanie Koch

BA Mandarin Chinese & History

Stephanie Koch

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

Minna Hsu

MA in Taiwan Studies

Minna Hsu

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


Nancy Wang, Williams College

Study Year Abroad

Nancy Wang

Be open to new experiences and bring your appetite.

Natalie Chaney, Washington University in St. Louis
Natalie Chaney

When you come to London, you don’t just come to exchange ideas with the English, but to exchange ideas and culture with people from all of the world. This is especially true at SOAS.