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
Laura Hayes, responsible for supporting students from Turkey, would be very happy to answer any questions you may have about applying to and studying at SOAS.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4031
Laura visits Turkey to meet with students interested in studying at SOAS. Further information can be found on the Meet SOAS staff in your area web 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 or 80% in the Devlet Lise Diplomasi.
Most students though, would be required to undertake a foundation course.
For further information about entry requirements please contact Dan Rolfe.
For International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants please refer to our IB Entry Requirements page.
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.