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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 will continue on a regular basis through to early September.

A full list of dates will be posted here by the end of October.

In the meantime, applications for IFCELS 2015 programmes should be emailed to ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

China

Details of the first test dates will be posted here in October.

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.

In addition to the regular test locations in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, we will also be offering tests in Chongqing and Chengdu in March 2015.

Japan

Entrance tests and interviews in Tokyo and Osaka for 2015 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will be available from the end of October 2014 when staff are visiting.

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

Entrance tests for entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes will take place on a regular basis from February 2015. Details will be posted here once dates are fixed.

In the meantime, applications for IFCELS programmes starting in September 2015 should be emailed to ifcels@soas.ac.uk. Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by a telephone or Skype interview.

Myanmar

We will be running entrance tests and interviews for our 2015 ICC Foundation in Yangon in February 2015. The exact dates will be posted here once they are fixed.

Turkey

We will be running entrance tests and interviews for our 2015 ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes in Istanbul in early February 2015. The exact dates will be posted here once they are fixed.

In the meantime applications for IFCELS programmes starting in September 2015 should be emailed to ifcels@soas.ac.uk. Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by a 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.