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Welcome to Postgraduate Research Students

The information on these pages will provide you with all of the information you need regarding your degree programme and also the various events that are taking place during Welcome Week.

Welcome Week is the first week of your academic year and takes place between Monday 22 September and Friday 26 September 2014.

If you are joining us as an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught student, please follow the links on the left to locate the relevant information for your programme.

If you are a postgraduate research student, please read on.

Watch our Enrolment Video for more information

SOAS Enrolment Video 2014


What happens during Welcome Week

This is an important week for new students and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow students, academic and administrative staff and to participate in a range of events to aid you in your transition into life at SOAS, such as:

  • Enrolment
  • Research Orientation Day
  • Faculty and Department talks and welcome meetings
  • Walking tours of SOAS and the local area
  • Practical talks on study tips, how to manage your money, etc
  • Language Taster classes where you can sample Khmer, Burmese, Hausa and more!
  • Social activities and the Students' Union Freshers' Fayre

Why take part?

It is essential that you attend your allocated enrolment session and the events arranged during Welcome Week. By joining in as many activities as possible, you can make new friends, familiarise yourself with the School, start making the most of your university experience and, of course, have fun!


You will receive various emails from the Registry and your Faculty with information about Welcome Week and the start of your degree studies at SOAS. You can expect to start receiving this information from August onwards.

Once you have accepted your offer of a place, you will receive an email from the Welcome Week Team with your login details (no earlier than August). This information will be sent to your personal email account to enable you to start your online registration, so please ensure you monitor your account regularly. Online registration must be completed prior to your arrival at SOAS.

All subsequent communications will be sent to your SOAS email account. You can also expect to receive communications from your Faculty and/or Department.

Please take time to review the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any queries, or you are unable to find the information here, please email the Welcome Week Team on welcomeweek@soas.ac.uk