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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

IFCELS Entrance Tests in London and Abroad

All applicants to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes are interviewed and most are required to sit an entrance test.

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 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 be tested by May 2015 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 2015 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will begin in January 2015, and continue on a regular basis through to early September, as below: 

  • Wednesday 25th March
  • Wednesday 8th April
  • Wednesday 20th May
  • Wednesday 3rd June
  • Wednesday 17th June
  • Wednesday 1st July
  • Wednesday 15th July
  • Wednesday 29th July
  • Wednesday 5th August
  • Wednesday 12th August
  • Wednesday 19th August
  • Wednesday 26th August
  • Wednesday 2nd September
  • Wednesday 9th September

Applications for IFCELS 2015 programmes should be emailed to ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

China

Entrance tests and interviews for ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes starting in September 2015 will be held on a regular basis from late November 2014 through to mid July 2015. Our next entrance tests in China will take place as below: 

  • Beijing: Saturday 21st March

Applicants should report to
Monterey Room, Jianguo Hotel
Jianguomenwai dajie 5, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020
Tel: (010) 65002233

  • Chongqing: Saturday 21st March

Applicants should report to:
Xi'an and Dalian Rooms, Hilton Chongqing
重庆希尔顿酒店
139 Zhong Shan San Lu,Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400015
Tel: +86 (0)23 8903 9999

  • Chengdu: Sunday 22nd March

Applicants should report to:
Yingui Room, Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
成都东方广场假日酒店
231 Zhiquanduan, East Avenue, Jinjiang District, Chengdu 610061
Tel: +86 (0)28 6130 6688/6611

  • Shanghai: Saturday 11th April

Applicants should report to
Meeting Room 5, 2nd Floor, City Hotel, 5-7 Shanxi Nan Lu, Shanghai 200020 TEL: (021) 62551133

Further details about the test 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.

Japan

Entrance tests and interviews in Japan for 2015 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes may be available by arrangement on our next staff visit in March. 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 and interviews for our 2015 ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes in Korea on the date below:

Seoul: Saturday 7th March

Details of the test location 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.

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

Myanmar

We will be running entrance tests and interviews for our 2015 ICC Foundation in Yangon in May 2015. The exact dates will be posted here once they have been confirmed.

Turkey

Dates of any entrance tests and interviews in Turkey for 2015 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will be made available here once the details are confirmed. 

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 also be considered by emailed essay and telephone or Skype interview.

Bahrain, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Taiwan & Thailand

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