SOAS University of London

Doctoral School


Faculties, Departments and Centres

Find your Department, Research Centres and Faculty information including contact lists for staff.

Money matters

For information on current tuition fees, hardship funds, funding your studies and student discount schemes.


Scholarships available for Research Degrees from internal and external funders


Our Careers Service has a specialist advisor for PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers. They have a regular programme of events and can also assist with mock interviews and 1-2-1 sessions.

Student Advice and Wellbeing

Staff offer the following professional services: international student advice; welfare and financial advice; support for students with disabilities and student counselling.

Student Status Letters, (Banking, Council Tax, Visa, etc)

Please contact staff in the Doctoral School Section, Registry via SID to request a student status letter.

Request a Transcript

Students on Research degrees can obtain a transcript confirming their dates of study and award date only after their degree has been awarded. Research students at SOAS are not subject to formal examination or assessment during their degree programme and the School is unable to provide transcripts of academic performance for research degrees.


SOAS benefits greatly from the impact that PhD students have upon its research community and culture. The School wishes its relationship with researchers to continue beyond the completion of their degree and also encourages continued involvement with the alumni community. There are many benefits of being a SOAS Alumnus and more details of this can be found through the Alumni Online Community.