Summer programme dates, courses and fees

Course schedule

Course type

Block 1

10-28 July 2023

Block 2

31 July-18 August 2023

Block 3

21 August-8 September 2023


English Language Skills

(3 week course)

English Language Skills

(3 week course)

English Language Skills

(3 week course)

Advanced Reading & Writing

(3 week course - online)

Intensive Academic English

(6 week course - through to 9 September)


Subject courses
(with English language

Art of the World in London

(3 week course)

World Literature in London

(3 week course)

Introduction to the Media

(3 week course)

Global Business Strategy 

(3 week course)

Environment, Development and Changing World Views   

(3 week course)


International Relations

(3 week course)





Global Development Studies

(3 week course)

Note: All courses are full time with 18-20 hours of classes per week. Students can only choose one course per block.

2023 Fees

 Tuition fees

  •   3 weeks (1 block): £1,900
  •   6 weeks (2 blocks): £3,500 (save £300*)
  •   9 weeks (3 blocks): £5,100 (save £600*)

*Compared to the cost of multiple individual blocks. The reduced fees for multiple blocks above are available for 2 or 3 blocks booked at the same time. The fee for any additional blocks booked after the initial application will be £1,900 for one extra block and £3,500 for two.


Students can book self-catering halls of residence accommodation at Dinwiddy House, which is used by SOAS students throughout the year and is a 15-minute walk from the Russell Square campus. In order to get a discounted rate it is important to indicate on the summer school application form that you want to use the halls of residence accommodation, and one you have submitted the form, you will be contacted directly to arrange accommodation.

Accommodation fees are as follows:

  • 3 weeks (one block) - £987
  • 6 weeks (two blocks) - £1,974
  • 9 weeks (three blocks) - £2,961

Each accommodation period assumes that students arrive the day before and leave the day after the study period. Further accommodation can be booked, if available, at £47 GBP per night.

These rates are available provided that a booking for accommodation is made by the deadline dates stated below:

  • Block 1 - 19 June 2023 deadline
  • Block 2 - 10 July 2023 deadline
  • Block 3 - 31 August 2023 deadline

We cannot guarantee that accommodation will be available at these rates after the stated deadlines.

We recommend that you submit an application for the international summer programme as early as possible, especially if you want accommodation in the SOAS Halls of Residence. Students will book accommodation directly with the halls of residence. They will be provided with booking information and a code to use in order to receive the discounted rate.