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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 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 Pre-master's programmes will begin in January 2014, and will continue on a regular basis through to early September. The remainingh 2014 dates are Wednesday:

  • 3rd September
  • 10th September

 

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

China

The final tests and interviews for entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes starting in September 2014 will take place as follows:

Guangzhou - Thursday 17th July
Shanghai - Saturday 19th July
Beijing - Monday 21st July

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

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

Suitably qualified candidates for ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes can be considered by a telephone or Skype interview.

Korea

Applications for IFCELS programmes starting in September 2014 should be emailed to ifcels@soas.ac.uk. We will then confirm the venue and exact start time. Suitably qualified candidates for ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes can be considered by a telephone or Skype interview.

Turkey

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

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 a telephone or Skype interview.