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International Students


Incoming Erasmus students

Erasmus is a European Commission exchange programme that enables students in 31 European countries to study for part of their degree in another country. SOAS welcomes students from other European countries under the SOCRATES/ERASMUS exchange programme every year. Applicants should contact the ERASMUS coordinator of their home institution to ensure that an agreement exists between them and SOAS, and should apply through their home institution. There is further information in this section about studying at SOAS.

Application Deadlines

The SOAS application deadlines are as follows:
Full year / Term 1: 30 June
Terms 2 & 3: 30 October
Your home university may have different internal deadlines.

Outgoing SOAS students

It is also possible for full-time SOAS students to go to European universities for a period of study under the various exchange agreements. For more information please see the page for outgoing Erasmus students.

At present SOAS has agreements with the following institutions:
  • Universiteit Gent
  • L'Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO)
  • Sciences Po Paris
  • Sciences Po Lyon
  • Université des Antilles et de la Guyane
  • Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
  • Freie Universitat Berlin
  • Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg
  • Universita "Ca Foscari" Venezia
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"
  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Università degli Studi di Trieste
  • Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" (UNIURB)
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universitetet i Agder
  • Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universite (NTNU)
  • Universitetet i Bergen
  • Universitetet i Oslo
  • Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC)
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas
  • Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE) (STAFF EXCHANGE ONLY)
  • Boğaziçi Üniversitesi
  • İstanbul Üniversitesi

For further information please e-mail:
Incoming Erasmus students to SOAS - studyabroad@soas.ac.uk 
SOAS students going out on the exchange - funding@soas.ac.uk