IFCELS Entrance Tests in London and Abroad
All 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, and by May 2017 at the latest. Students who apply later may not receive an offer for university accommodation.
Please also see the IFCELS International Visits Page for details of when our staff will be in your country.
Entrance tests and interviews for 2017 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will begin in January 2017 and will run on a regular basis until early September 2017. Further details will be posted here later in the autumn term.
Entrance tests for applicants for ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes starting in September 2017 will be held in six cities in China between November 2016 and July 2017 as follows:
- Late November/early December: Beijing and Shanghai
- March 2017: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Chengdu
- May 2017: Beijing , Shanghai and Shenzhen
- July 2017: Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
Exact dates will be posted here as soon as they are known and full details of the venue and times will be 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 email@example.com.
Applicants who have already met the English language requirements for the programme can be considered by Skype interview and, in some cases, an essay test by email so they can be tested at any point throughout the year.
The next opportunity for in-country testing and interview for students in Japan will be in October 2016 and again in early November 2016 and in March 2017.
In the meantime, please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you about forthcoming tests and interviews. Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by Skype interview.
The next opportunity for in-country testing and interviews for students in Korea will be mid-October and again in early December and then March 2017.
We also hope to run regular entrance tests in Seoul from April through to July 2017 combined with Skype interviews. Watch this page for details.
In the meantime, please send your application by email to email@example.com. Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by Skype interview.
The next opportunity for in-country testing and interview for students in Thailand will be in early November 2016 and then after that in February or March 2017.
In the meantime, please send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by one of our in-country representatives. Please see IFCELS Staff Visits to Thailand for the latest information on representatives.
Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by emailed essay or Skype interview at any time.
Bahrain, Hong Kong, 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. Otherwise applications will be considered by Skype interview and, if required, essay test so please go ahead and submit your application at any time.