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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Student Profiles

Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:

Rosamund Graham

BA Japanese

Rosamund Graham

Not only does SOAS have a great reputation for its Japanese department and Japanese library collection, but I also believe that for language students, there’s no better city to live and study in than London

Ana Luiza Olanescu

BA Japanese and Geography

Ana Luiza Olanescu

SOAS is a unique institution not only through its degrees, but also through the diversity of people that you meet here.


Antoni Slodkowski

BA Japanese

Antoni Slodkowski

The cultural diversity is something rare in the UK and what makes the university experience so much more than studying.

Alice Yuen

BA Chinese and Korean

Alice Yuen: BA Japanese and Korean

Here you’re not only intrigued by the lectures but also by the people around you.


Hannah Kang, Georgetown University

Study Year Abroad

Hannah Kang

Lots of students often bypass a chance to study in the UK because they assume it won’t be a culturally “exotic” experience... Think again!

Fiorella Cerbasio, Erasmus

Study Year Abroad

Fiorella Cerbasio

London is amazing. It is a big city, there is always something going on, always something interesting to do.


Sara Iannone, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

Study Year Abroad

Sara Iannone

London is really a city for young people and sometimes you get lost in the sea of possibilities that it offers... I enjoyed living in London, it was magical.

Katarina Starcevic, Georgetown University

Study Year Abroad

Katarina Starcevic

Everyone has an amazing story to tell and SOAS creates an open and engaging environment in which to hear from everyone.