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International Students

Why Study Abroad at SOAS?

Thank you for your interest in studying abroad at SOAS!

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to study at SOAS for either a half or full year.  You are able to choose from over 400 courses and can build a unique programme, exploring the range of specialist courses available at SOAS that may not be available at your home institution.  

We receive applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world.  Any student is welcome to apply to SOAS as a Study Abroad student.  We also maintain agreements with particular universities and receive Exchange students from Japan, Korea, and India as well as students from European countries participating in the Erasmus program.  

Study Abroad students either continue to pay their usual home university tuition fees, come to SOAS via a Study Abroad provider or are welcome to enrol directly.  Exchange students are not charged SOAS tuition fees.

Study Abroad/Exchange students are offered housing alongside other SOAS students at Dinwiddy or Paul Robeson House.  

Study Abroad and Exchange students receive pre-arrival information and pastoral support from the Study Abroad/Exchange Office and are provided with several opportunities to take part in activities alongside other Study Abroad and Exchange Students.  

We are committed to students getting the most out of their time at SOAS and provide each student with academic support and an assigned Academic Advisor.  

Study Abroad/Exchange Students form a valued part of the SOAS student body and it is our goal to ensure your full integration into SOAS – both academically and socially.  You will live in the same residences, attend the same lectures, engage with the same professors, sit the same exams and have access to the same student activities, facilities and support as other SOAS students.

Upon completion of your program, you will join our global network of SOAS alumni and receive a transcript enabling you to transfer credit back to your home university to form a part of your degree.  

The SOAS International Office, based in Russell Square, welcomes you to join our growing Study Abroad/Exchange Student Programme.  Please contact us at studyabroad@soas.ac.uk if you have any questions.