Information for Prospective Students from Turkey
Welcome to the country page for Turkey. This page contains specific information for students from Turkey.
- Minimum Entry Requirements
- English Language Requirements
- Socrates/ Erasmus Exchange and Study Abroad
- Employment Opportunities
- In-Country Representatives
- SOAS visits Turkey
- Student Profile: Sare Demir
- Useful links
- Apply for a UK Visa
Mark Coddington is the International Officer for Turkey and is happy to answer questions you have about applying to, and studying at SOAS. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 00 44 207 898 4032. Mark regularly visits Turkey to attend education fairs, visit schools and universities and to meet with students interested in studying at SOAS.
Further information on upcoming visits can be found on the Meet SOAS staff in your area page.
Students from selective schools in Turkey may qualify for direct entry onto undergraduate degree programmes at SOAS, the minimum entry requirement would be 4.3 in the Devlet Lise Diplomasi.
Most students though, would be required to undertake a foundation course.
For further information about entry requirements please contact Laura Hayes, email@example.com
For International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants we require between 34 and 38 points depending on the programme applied for.
For full details please refer to: IB Entry Requirements
How to apply
For Masters courses at SOAS, we require a minimum score of between GPA 3.0-3.3 from an undergraduate degree.
How to apply
To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at SOAS, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our minimum English Language entry requirements.
SOAS has Erasmus exchange agreements with several universities in Turkey through which undergraduate and postgraduate students can study for one year or one semester at SOAS as part of their degree. More information can be found on the Socrates/ Erasmus pages. In the first instance students should speak to the exchanges or international office in their university for application details. If your university does not have an exchange agreement with SOAS then you can still apply to spend one semester or one year at SOAS as part of your undergraduate degree on the 'Study Abroad' programme. Further information and an application form can be found on the Semester Abroad pages or please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOAS offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students. There are other scholarships provided by the University of London, the British Government and other external organisations. For further information please visit the Scholarships web page.
Students from Turkey can also apply for the Jean Monnet Scholarship funded by the EU.
If you apply for a visa before you arrive in the UK then you should be eligible to work part-time or volunteer during your programme of study. This visa will allow you to work part-time during the term (up to 20 hours a week) and any number of hours during the vacations. However, you should check before you apply for a job that your visa will allow you to do this particular kind of work.
Please be aware that to meet immigration rules for students, you have to show that you have enough money to support yourself during your studies without needing to work. For comprehensive advice on working in the UK, please visit the UKCISA website.
SOAS Careers Service
The SOAS Careers Service can help you to 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.
Istanbul Alumni Event January 2012
- The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Their Turkey website is a useful resource for education in the UK and other cultural information.
- The British Embassy in Turkey where you can find information about all aspects of the UK, as well as practical information about VISAS.
- UCAS - the Universities and Colleges Admission Service is the central organisation through which undergraduate applications are processed for entry to Higher Education.
- UKCISA - the Council for International Student Affairs provides information on many aspects of studying in the UK, including visa advice.