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Study Abroad/JYA at SOAS

Fees & Expenses

Tuition Fees 2014/2015

The international fees for Study Abroad students are as follows: 
Study periodFee
Full year (September - June) £15,320 GBP
Term 1 (Fall Term)  £7,660 GBP
Terms 2 and 3 (Spring Term) £9,190 GBP
The EU/ UK fees for Study Abroad students are:
Study periodUndergraduatePostgraduate
Full year (September - June)£9,000 GBP£6,600 GBP
Term 1 (Fall Term)£4,500 GBP£3,300 GBP
Terms 2 and 3 (Spring Term)£5,400 GBP£3,960 GBP
Norwegian Fees
If you are a student from a university in Norway please contact us for further details about the tuition fees.
Fees cover:
  • Academic tuition
  • Examinations and assessment
  • Use of the library
  • Membership of the Students' Union
Fees do NOT cover:
  • Accommodation
  • Living Expenses

All tuition fees are paid upon enrollment onto the programme at SOAS at the beginning of the term. If your fees are to be paid by your home institution, or a sponsor, then a letter of payment/sponsorship should be brought to enrollment. If you are unsure of the method of payment, then please consult the study abroad office at your home institution.

Accommodation Costs

Study Abroad students are usually offered accommodation in the SOAS residences, Dinwiddy House (for undergraduates and postgraduates) and Paul Robeson House (for postgraduates). The residences are self-catered i.e. no food is included and there is no cafeteria. 

The cost of a room in Dinwiddy House in 2013-2014 is (the costs for 2014-15 are yet to be confirmed): 
Full Year (38 weeks)£5450.34 GBP
Term 1£2151.45 GBP*
Terms 2&3£3298.89 GBP*

The accommodation charge covers the cost of the study bedroom and is inclusive of all utility bills except telephone charges.
* Please note that the final accommodation cost will be confirmed by Sanctuary Management Services. The above costs are as accurate as possible. There may also be initial administration and reservation charges which are owed at the beginning and refunded at the end of your stay.

Living Expenses

It is difficult to estimate accurately the cost of living as so much depends on your lifestyle.
How much you spend on living/social expenses will depend on your personal circumstances. There is no denying that London can be an expensive city, but it doesn't have to be. There are many ways to enjoy London without breaking the bank:

The following is offered as a rough guide (per month). Please note that there will be other areas/costs that we have not included and will vary depending on your lifestyle It is possible to live on less but the following will ensure a reasonable standard of living:

ExpensesCost in GBP (£)
Food 126
Leisure165
Travel100
Mobile phone20
Books/stationery/photocopying20
Clothing50
Household supplies35
Insurance6
Laundry28
Monthly Total£550

Butex Scholarship

Once you have been offered a place on the Study Abroad programme at SOAS you may be interested in applying for the Butex scholarship. The scholarships are open to all undergraduate students from any country; it is not open to students who are eligible for an Erasmus exchange (this operates within Europe). Applications are now open for the forthcoming academic year; the deadline for applications each year is 31st May.
The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at SOAS. To find out more, please visit the Butex website: www.butex.ac.uk