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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

IFCELS Entrance Tests in London and Abroad

Most applicants to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes are interviewed and some are required to sit an entrance test. After we receive your application, we will inform you how we plan to consider it.

Students whose English level meets our entry requirements can be considered by a telephone or Skype interview (and in some cases an emailed essay), but we also run tests and interviews at SOAS and in other countries - see below.

Candidates applying from countries not listed below should send their applications to ifcels@soas.ac.uk or by post to the address given on the front of the application form and we will confirm arrangements for testing and interview.

Students intending to apply for SOAS or University of London accommodation are advised to make an early application for the programme in order to receive an offer by May 2016 at the latest.

Please also see the IFCELS International Visits Page for details of when our staff will be in your country.

London

Entrance tests and interviews for 2016 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will be run on a regular basis until early September 2016, as below:

  • Wednesday 4 May
  • Wednesday 18 May
  • Wednesday 1 June
  • Wednesday 15 June
  • Wednesday 29 June
  • Wednesday 6 July
  • Wednesday 13 July
  • Wednesday 20 July
  • Wednesday 27 July
  • Wednesday 3 August
  • Wednesday 10 August
  • Wednesday 17 August
  • Wednesday 24 August
  • Wednesday 31 August
  • Wednesday 7 September

Applications for IFCELS 2016 programmes should be emailed to ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

China

The dates for the next entrance tests and interviews for ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes starting in September 2016 are scheduled for mid-July and will be posted here once they have been arranged.

Further details about the test and venues will be sent once we receive your fully completed application. To reserve your place on a particular test date, please send your application by email at least one week in advance to ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

Applicants who have already met the English language requirements for the programme will be given the option of a Skype interview and, in some cases, an essay test by email so they can be tested at any point throughout the year.

Hong Kong

Details of the next entrance tests and interviews for students wishing to join the ICC Foundation Programme in September 2016 will be posted here once they have been arranged. In the meantime, suitably qualified candidates can be considered by emailed essay and telephone or Skype interview.

Please send applications direct to ifcels@soas.ac.uk or contact our in-country representatives Universal Consultants ((852) 2398 3639, unichk@gmail.com)  Address: 17C, Great Smart Tower, No. 230 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai.

Japan

Entrance tests and interviews in Japan for 2016 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will be posted here once they have been arranged. Please check the IFCELS Staff Visits to Japan page for the latest information.

In the meantime, please send applications to ifcels@soas.ac.uk and we will contact you about forthcoming tests and interviews. Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by a telephone or Skype interview.

Korea

We will be running entrance tests for our 2016 ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes in Seoul on several dates during the first half of 2016.

The next dates are:

  • Sunday 24 April
  • Saturday 28 May

Interviews will be carried out in the two weeks after the test by Skype or face to face.  

If you would like to take the test, please send your application by email to ifcels@soas.ac.uk and we will send you full details of the time and venue. Future dates will be posted here once they are arranged.

Applications can be sent at any time by email to ifcels@soas.ac.uk and suitably qualified candidates who meet our English language requirements can also be considered by emailed essay and Skype or telephone interview.

Thailand

Details of the next entrance tests and interviews for 2016 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will be posted here once they have been arranged. Please see IFCELS Staff Visits to Thailand for the latest information.

In the meantime, please send your application by email to ifcels@soas.ac.uk or by one of our in-country representatives.

Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by emailed essay and telephone or Skype interview.

Bahrain, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Taiwan & Turkey

Interviews and tests may be available by arrangement when IFCELS staff visit the above countries. Please see IFCELS International Visits for the latest information.