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International Students

Entry Requirements

Applicants studying at a U.S. or Canadian Institution

The minimum entry requirement is a GPA of 3.3. Applicants with GPA of 3.0 overall will be considered if they can demonstrate a strong academic motivation and/ or have a higher GPA in their Major.

Applicants studying in Norway

SOAS looks for students who are getting predominantly grades B and C in their undergraduate studies.

Applicants from other countries

SOAS is looking for students who are getting the equivalent of a British 2:1 in their undergraduate studies. Please contact us on studyabroad@soas.ac.uk to check the equivalent entry requirements in your country.

Applicants for Postgraduate Study Abroad

If you would like to take postgraduate courses during your time at SOAS then you must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with an overall grade that is equivalent to a British 2:1. This is a GPA of 3.3 in the American system and an average grade of B/C in the Norwegian system.  For other entry requirements, please contact us on studyabroad@soas.ac.uk. The convenors of the specific courses that you would like to take at SOAS will also need to approve your academic background and so if your study at SOAS is dependent on a specific course, please contact the Study Abroad office in advance.

English Language requirements

Those students whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of English proficiency in the form of IELTS or equivalent qualification.
Further information about English Language Requirements.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines to the SOAS Study Abroad Programme are as follows:

For entry in September (Full Year and Term 1): 30th June

For entry in January (Terms 2&3): 30th October