[skip to content]

International Students

Information for students from Italy

Italy

Welcome to the country page for Italy. This page contains specific information for students from Italy.

Contact

Dan Rolfe, responsible for supporting students from Italy, would be very happy to answer any questions you may have about applying to and studying at SOAS.

Email: d.rolfe@soas.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4035
Skype: live:d.rolfe

Dan visits Italy to meet students interested in studying at SOAS. For further information on upcoming visits go to: Meet SOAS staff in your area.

Minimum Entry Requirements  

Undergraduate

Completion of the High School Diploma, with an overall score of between 75-85% (depending on the programme), will be sufficient for entry onto our Undergraduate courses. 

Those applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements could consider applying for one of the foundation degrees offered at the SOAS IFCELS centre.

Postgraduate

Completion of a Bachelors degree with a minimum score of 90 out of 110.

English Language Proficiency 

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally have to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Please check the English language requirements page for detailed information. SOAS does offer English summer courses (‘pre-sessionals’) for those who do not meet the exact entry requirements so that students have the opportunity to improve their language skills before beginning academic study.

Foundation Courses

Those applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements or would like to improve their English language before studying for a degree, could consider applying for one of the foundation degrees offered at the SOAS IFCELS centre. Students can improve their English while studying academic courses in an area of their choice, including Development Studies, International Business, Media and Communication and International Politics.

Scholarships

SOAS offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students. There are other scholarships provided by the University of London, the British Government and other external organisations. For further information please visit the Scholarships web page.

UK/EU Funding

Italian students who are eligible for UK/EU fees can also apply for a loan from Student Finance. The loan covers your tuition fees, is paid direct to SOAS and does not need to be paid back until after you complete your studies.

Erasmus and Study Abroad Opportunities 

SOAS has Erasmus exchange agreements with a number of universities in Italy through which undergraduate and postgraduate students can study for one year or one semester at SOAS as part of their degree. More information can be found on the Socrates/ Easmus pages. In the first instance students should speak to the exchanges or international office in their university for application details. If your university does not have an exchange agreement with SOAS then you can still apply to spend one semester or one year at SOAS as part of your undergraduate degree on the 'Study Abroad' programme. Further information and an application form can be found on the Semester Abroad pages or please contact studyabroad@soas.ac.uk.

SOAS Careers Service 

The SOAS Careers Service can help you to find volunteering opportunities and can provide information and advice on finding paid employment during your studies and after graduation. There will be a number of jobs (both voluntary and paid) within SOAS itself (for example, in the Students’ Union or cafe) and you can look out for these opportunities through the Careers Service or via the Students’ Union.

Alumni

SOAS has alumni all over the world, if you would like to contact an alum to ask any questions then please visit the SOAS alumni website.

Useful Links

  • The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Their Italy page has lots of useful information on for students applying to study in the UK.
  • The British Embassy in Italy where you can find information about all aspects of the UK.
  • UCAS - the Universities and Colleges Admission Service is the central organisation through which undergraduate applications are processed for entry to Higher Education.
  • UKCISA - the Council for International Student Affairs provides information on many aspects of studying in the UK, including visa advice.