SOAS University of London

Postgraduate

Postgraduate entry requirements

We will consider all applications with an undergraduate degree at high 2:2 or above. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references. While references are optional, they can help build a stronger application profile if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

International qualifications

The table below outlines international and EU qualifications equivalent to a 2:2 UK degree. Please remember to check individual degree programme pages for any subject-specific entry requirements.

  • Afghanistan

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Master's degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 80% or 3.3/4.0 

  • Argentina

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Titulo / Grado de Licenciado

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 7/10

  • Australia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 2:2 or Credit or 65%

  • Austria

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 2.5/5.0 and overall Pass (Bestanden)

  • Bahrain

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 75% or GPA 3.0/4.0

  • Bangladesh

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor’s from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology or Master's degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 60% or GPA 3.0/4.0

  • Belgium

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Licentiaat or Licencié

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 13/20 or 65%

  • Botswana

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree (5-year) or Master's from University of Botswana

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 3.5/5.0 or 65% or B- or Good

  • Brazil

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Título de Bacharel / Título de Licenciado (4-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 7/10 or 70%

  • Brunei

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Lower Second Class Honours with 50% overall

  • Bulgaria

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 4.3/6

  • Cameroon

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Diplôme d'Ingénieur/ Diplôme d'Études Supérieures de Commerce (5-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 12-13 assez bien (fair); 70-74; or B+

  • Canada

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 3.0/4.0 or 74-77% or overall B

  • China

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency):
    Bachelor degree (4-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 
    73% or 2.6/4.0 (C9 unis)
    75% or 2.8/4.0 (Double First unis)
    80% or 3.25/4.0 (all other unis)

  • Columbia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Licenciado / Titulo (4-year) 

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3.5/5.0

  • Croatia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Baccalaureus / Baccalaurea (Bachelor degree)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Overall score 3/5

  • Cyprus

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 6.5/10

  • Czech Republic

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree (180 ECTS)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 1.75/4.0 or High C 'dobre’ (good)

  • Denmark

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 7/12 or 8/13 or grade C

  • Egypt

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 70% or 3.0/4.0

  • Estonia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bakalaurusekraad / University Specialist's Diploma / Professional Higher Education Diploma

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 4.0/5.0

  • Finland

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor / Kandidaatti / Kandidat (180 ECTS credits)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3/5 or 2/3

  • France

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Licence or Diplôme from a grande école

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 11.5 out 20

  • Gambia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Master's degree (2-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 3.0/4.3 or 64% or B

  • Germany

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree (180 ECTS)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 2.6/5

  • Ghana

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 2:2 (Second Class Lower Division) or GPA 3.25/5.0 or 60%

  • Greece

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 6.50/10

  • Hong Kong

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Upper second class or GPA 2.7/4.0 or 75% or B Minus

  • Hungary

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor (Alapfokozat) or Diploma (Egyetemi Oklevél)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3.5/5.0

  • Hungary

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor (Alapfokozat) or Diploma (Egyetemi Oklevél)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3.5/5.0

  • Iceland

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree (Baccalaureus or Bakkalarprof)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 7.0 out of 10

  • India

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: CGPA: 55-60% or 5.5/10 - 6.0/10

  • Iraq

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree (Licence/Karshani)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 0.7

  • Israel

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 70% or C+

  • Italy

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Laurea (180 ECTS)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 100/110

  • Japan

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 70% or C+ or 3.0

  • Jordan

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3.0/4.0 or 70%

  • Kazakhstan

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelors (Bakalavr Diplomi) or Specialist Diploma

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 3.0/4.0 or GPA 4.0/5.0 or B

  • Kenya

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 2:2 or 60%

  • Kuwait

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3.0/4.0

  • Latvia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bakalaura Diploms (Bachelor's) or Profesionālā Bakalaura Diploms

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 7/10

  • Lebanon

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree / Licence

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 75% or Grade B-/C+ or GPA 2.8/4.0 or 14/20

  • Liberia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Master's degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 75% or 2.8/4.0

  • Libya

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor Degree from selected institution

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 75% or GPA 3.0/4.0

  • Lithuania

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelors / Bakalauro (180 ECTS)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 7.5/10

  • Malaysia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3.0/4.0 or B (Class 2 Division 2)

  • Malawi

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Master's degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 70% or GPA 3.0/4.0

  • Malta

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Lower Second Class with 65% or Category IIB

  • Mexico

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Titulo de Licenciado

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 8/10 or 80%

  • Morocco

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Licence / Licence d'Etudes Fondamentales / Licence Professionnelle

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 13/20

  • Nepal

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Master's degree / Bachelor degree (4-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 70%

  • Netherlands

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 6.5/10 or GPA 3.0

  • New Zealand

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Majority of credited modules B- or above

  • Nigeria

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Lower Second Class or 55% or GPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.5/4.0 or 4.0/7.0

  • Norway

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelors / Bachelorgrad (180 ECTS) or Candidatus /a magisterii

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Grade C (with at least 80 ECTS) at grade B or 3.2

  • Oman

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3.0/4.0

  • Pakistan

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor (4-year) / Master's from HEC recognised institution

    Equivalent to 2:ii: CGPA 2.7 or 65%

  • Philippines

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Master’s from recognised institution or Centre of Excellence / Bachelor from prestigious institution or Centre of Excellence

    Equivalent to 2:ii:
    Prestigous Universities: GPA 3.3/4.0 or 1.75/5.0 or Grade B or 83%
    Recognised Universities: GPA 3.5/4.0 or 2.0/5.0 or Grade B or 87%

  • Poland

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Licencjat or Inżynier (3-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 4.25/5

  • Portugal

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Licenciado (180 ECTS)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 15/20

  • Qatar

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0 or 70% or 7/10

  • Romania

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Diplomă de Licenţă / Diplomă de Inginer / Diplomă de Urbanist Diplomat

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 8/10

  • Russia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Diplom Bakalavra or Specialist Diploma

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 3.8/5.0

  • Rwanda

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor (4-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Lower Second Class Honours or 65-69% or 14/20

  • Saudi Arabia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0 or overall 70%

  • Singapore

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: CAP 3.5/5.0 or 3.0/4.0

  • Slovakia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bakalár / Bachelor

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 70% or 2.0 overall or C

  • South Africa

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor (4-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 60%

  • South Korea

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 2.7/4.0 or 3.0/4.3 or 3.3/4.5

  • Spain

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Título de Grado / Título de Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Titulo de Arquitecto

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 6.5/10 or GPA 1.75/4.0

  • Sri Lanka

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor Special Degree or Professional Degree (4-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 55% or 2:2 or GPA 3.0/4.0

  • Sudan

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor (5-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 65%+ or B

  • Sweden

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree / Kandidatexamen / Yrkesexamen

    Equivalent to 2:ii: B (90 credits) and C (90 credits) or Very Good (70 credits) and Good (110 Credits) or C (180 credits)

  • Switzerland

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Diplom / Diplôme / Lizentiat / Staatsdiplom / Diplôme d’Etat

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Overall 4.5/6 or 7/10 or 2.5/5

  • Syria

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Licence / al-ijaza-fi / Bachelor

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 70%+ or 'Good'

  • Taiwan

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 68-70% or GPA 2.8/4.0-3.0/4.0

  • Thailand

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 3.0/4.0

  • Tunisia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Diplôme National d'Ingénieur / Diplôme National d'Architecture / Licence / Maîtrise

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 12 out of 20

  • Turkey

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Lisans Diplomasi

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 2.6/4.0

  • Uganda

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 2:2 (Lower Second) or B or GPA 3.0/5.0

  • United Arab Emirates

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 3.0/4.0 or 3.2/5.0

  • Ukraine

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree or Specialist Diploma

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 8/12 or 3.8/5

  • United States of America

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: GPA 3.0/4.0

  • Vietnam

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree (4-year)

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Overall score of 6.5/10

  • Yemen

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Master's degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: Overall 'Good' (71-77%) or Aden University 80-83% (or 3.0/4.0)

  • Zambia

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Master's degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 65% or B or Credit or GPA 1.7/2.5 or 3.3/5.0

  • Zimbabwe

    Qualifications (Bachelor equivalency): Bachelor degree

    Equivalent to 2:ii: 2:2 or 65%