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International Students

Information for Prospective Students from Thailand

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Welcome to the country page for Thailand. 


Laura Hayes is the International Officer for Thailand and is happy to answer any questions you have about applying to, and studying at SOAS. 
Please contact: Laura Hayes (l.hayes@soas.ac.uk)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4031
SOAS staff regularly visit Thailand.
Future dates and locations can be found at Overseas Visits Programme.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The below are guidelines only and do not guarantee entry. Each application will be judged on its own merits.


Applicants from Thailand who have completed the Matthayom 6 are not eligible for direct entry to an undergraduate programme at SOAS and are required to take a University Foundation Programme.

SOAS' International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies Centre (IFCELS) offers a 10 month University Foundation Programme (ICC) for international students who wish to undertake an undergraduate degree at a British universities.

Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB), A-Levels or AP examinations will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes.


Taught Masters Programmes

A Bachelor's degree from a prestigious institution with a GPA of 3.3 out of 4. 
In addition, some programmes may have additional requirements, please refer to the Postgraduate Prospectus.
The International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies Centre (IFCELS) at SOAS offers a preparatory year for international students seeking entry to postgraduate degrees at British universities. 

Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification equivalent to a UK Masters degree. There may also be other specific entrance requirements. Please refer to Research Admissions.  

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate they meet SOAS’ English Language entry requirements.

For students who do not meet the exact entry requirement SOAS offers excellent Pre-Sessional and Summer English language courses which can help to achieve the required language proficiency.

In-Country Representatives

SOAS works with the following in-country representatives in Thailand. Please contact our representatives directly to ask any questions about applying to, and studying at SOAS.

Hands On - Silom (Head Office)

Floor 11, Unit A.B.C, Kamolsukosol Building, 317 Silom Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)26355230
Email: info@hands-on.co.th
Website: Hands On

Hands On - Chidlom

7/F, Maneeya Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)26520718
Email: chidlom@hands-on.co.th

Hands On - Pinklao

Room 1801-B, 18/F Central Pinklao Tower A, 7/129 Boromrajajonani Rd., Arun-Amarin, Bangkok-noi, Bangkok 10700 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)28845328
Email: pinklao@hands-on.co.th

Hands On - Rama 2

1/F Park Village Rama2, 1/2 Soi Rama2 Soi 56, Samaedum, Bangkhunthian, Bangkok 10150 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)28961445
Email: rama2@hands-on.co.th

Hands On - Chiang Mai

8/4 Soi Champee, Sirimangkalajarn Rd., Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)53289114
Email: chiangmai@hands-on.co.th

Mentor International (Head Office)

16th Floor, Regent House
183 Rajdamri Road
Lumpini, Patumwan
Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2255 5157-9
Email: info@mentor.ac
Website: Mentor International

Mentor International – Chiang Mai

4 Soi 7 Sirimangklajan Road, Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel: +66 (0) 5322 4603
Email: info@mentor.ac

SI-UK Bangkok

1 Glas Haus Building, 8th Floor
Room 804, Sukhumvit Soi 25
Tel: +66 (0)2 260 6033
Email: bangkok@studyin-uk.com
Website: SI-UK Bangkok


SOAS offers a number of scholarships and bursaries and there are other external scholarships

The prestigious Alphawood Scholarship is available to students resident in Thailand. Eligible courses of study include programmes within the Department of History of Art and Archaeology and MA South East Asian Studies and MA Asian Pacific Studies where the major course relates to Southeast Asian art. 

The Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) offers scholarships for Thai Master’s and Doctoral programmes at SOAS.

SOAS Careers Service

The SOAS Careers Service can help you 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

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