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Information for Students

Online Re-registration onto your degree for 2014/15


What do I need to do?

Before SOAS can confirm your enrolment you must have completed the following steps:

1. Completed the online enrolment
2. Paid your fees or provided evidence of funding
3. Selected the courses you wish to undertake

You do not need to attend a formal enrolment process to complete this process as all elements can be completed online.

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Online Re-registration through SOAS Online Student Services

The online registration system will open in August 2014 and access will be granted in batches to ensure the details for each individual student is accurate. You will receive an email from the Welcome Week Team when it is available for you to access.

It is a statutory requirement that we collect your personal data and until we have received this information we will not be able to finalise your enrolment onto your degree.

Full details of what you need to do can be found here. Please note that you need to complete this process by 26 September 2014.

1. Confirm My Details
2. Fee Payment and Funding
3. Sign up for My Courses

If you have difficulty in completing this process, please call us on +44 (0) 207 074 5105 or email the Welcome Week Team on welcomeweek@soas.ac.uk and we will help you.

Confirm My Details

This section will show you the programme of study that you will be following and you should enter this section of the site to verify and update the essential data that we are required to hold. Please ensure that you check the information carefully and complete each page of this section.  

Within this section, you will be asked to confirm how you are being funded (self-funded, student loan, etc). This element of the section does not instigate any kind of payment, it is purely for our statutory returns.  

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Fee Payment and Funding

Within Join SOAS, you will be able to pay your fees using the SOAS Web Payments site. The following cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Switch, Maestro, Solo and Delta. Tuition fees are payable in full before or at enrolment at the beginning of the academic year.  

If you are not in receipt of a loan or other form of funding (ie you are paying your own fees), there is a fee payment by instalment option available (for which you will be charged). The minimum tuition fee for the instalment option is £1500 and the fees are paid in two equal instalments. The first instalment is due before or at enrolment and an administrative charge of £150 will be added onto this first instalment.

You do not need an invoice to pay your fees.  Please cite your 6-digit student ID number as a reference.

Alternatively, if you have applied for a student loan or you are being sponsored, you will need to provide us with your loan or sponsorship details. You should do this in advance of your enrolment, as we will not be able to complete the process without this evidence. You can provide this evidence by scanning and emailing your loan or sponsorship documentation to fees@soas.ac.uk, or you can bring the document to the Fees Office at Vernon Square (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm).

If you require further information about payment methods, fees, loans or sponsorship, please visit Tuition Fees.

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Sign up for My Courses

This section is due to be open again at the end of August. All returning students must select their courses for 2014/15 online. If you have any queries on this, please contact your Faculty Office.

If you are re-sitting exams in September, you will be able to select courses for 2014/15, however this will only be provisionally approved. Once your exam results are known your course choices for 2014/15 will then either be approved or rejected.

The status of your course choices will appear on your SOAS Online Student Services account. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have selected the correct number of courses and that they are all approved. Once you have completed your enrolment requirements and paid your fees, you will gain access to the BLE site, where your approved courses and relevant information about them will be visible.

If your initial choice has been rejected, you will need to log back onto SOAS Online Student Services to choose a different course. Please ensure that you remove the rejected course before you select a new choice and then resubmit.

If you need further information on what courses to choose, you should look on the relevant faculty web pages to find information about available course choices: Academic Departments.

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Changing your courses

If you need to change any course after it has been submitted online, but before the Faculty has approved your selection, you can do this by logging back into your account and removing and replacing the relevant courses.

However, if you wish to change a course after the Faculty have approved your selection, you will need to visit your Faculty Office. You will be provided with a form which you will need to complete and then obtain academic approval for the change. As you may need to meet with your Course Convenor and/or Associate Dean before the change can be approved, please ensure that you allow plenty of time to gain approval for a change of course. 

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The small print

Whilst SOAS cannot guarantee that all the courses offered during this sign-up period will be available in the 2014/15 session, every effort will be made to accommodate student choices, and the number of selections made to a particular course may be used to determine this availability. The information will also be used to inform the teaching timetable for 2014/15, although it may not be possible to guarantee that all student choices will be achievable due to the potential for clashes.

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Year Abroad (Undergraduate students only)

If your programme includes a Year Abroad during 2014/2015, you must still complete online re-registration. Please read the details found in the Year Abroad section.

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Intercollegiate Courses (Undergraduate students only)

If you are taking an intercollegiate course that does not form part of the published syllabus for your degree, you must check carefully to see if this is permitted. Full details can be found under the Intercollegiate Courses section.

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If you have any questions about the process, please contact your Faculty Office by email. You can also go to your relevant Student Support office between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday (during the vacations, the offices will be closed between 12noon and 2pm).

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Faculty Offices

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