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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 Premasters programmes are interviewed and most are required to sit an entrance test.

Students whose English level meets our entry requirements can be considered by an emailed essay and a a telephone interview, 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 2014 at the latest

London

Entrance tests and interviews for 2014 entry to ICC foundation and FDPS premasters programmes will begin in January 2014, and will continue on a regular basis through to early September. The dates are Wednesday:

  • 26th March
  • 9th April
  • 21st May
  • 4th June
  • 18th June
  • 2nd July
  • 16th July
  • 30th July
  • 6th August
  • 13th August
  • 20th August
  • 27th August
  • 3rd September
  • 10th September

Applications for IFCELS 2014 programmes should be e-mailed to: ifcels@soas.ac.uk 

China

The next tests and interviews for entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS premasters programmes starting in September 2014 will take place as follows:

Beijing:  Saturday 26 April (New date)

Shanghai - Saturday 10th May
Beijing – Saturday 17th May
Guangzhou – Saturday 24th May

We may offer an additional test in Beijing and/or Shanghai in April before these tests, depending on demand so please send applications to us as soon as they are ready.

Please send applications and supporting documents to ifcels@soas.ac.uk as early as possible as places at the tests are limited. We will then send you details of venues and times.

Japan

The next tests and interviews for entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Premasters will take place in Tokyo and Osaka at the end of March.

Please submit your application ifcels@soas.ac.uk  as soon as possible and we will contact you with full details of venues and times.

Further test dates will follow in mid/late May

Suitably qualified candidates for ICC foundation and FDPS pre-masters can be considered by a telephone/Skype interview.

Korea

The next tests and interviews for entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Premasters in September 2014, will take place on the morning of Saturday 5th April in Gangnam, Seoul.

Applications for IFCELS Programmes starting in September 2014 should be e-mailed to: ifcels@soas.ac.uk and we will then confirm venue and exact start time. Suitably qualified candidates for ICC foundation and FDPS premasters can be considered by telephone/Skype interview.

Turkey

Applications for IFCELS programmes can be made through our in country representatives (see the SOAS Turkey page – link below)  or can be emailed direct to ifcels@soas.ac.uk . Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by telephone/Skype interview.

http://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/international/country/turkey/

Hong Kong

Applications for IFCELS 2014 programmes can be sent via Amber Education or e-mailed directly to: ifcels@soas.ac.uk Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by telephone/Skype interview.