SOAS University of London


Holding an Offer

  • Can I change my mode of study from full-time to part-time, or from part-time to full-time?

    It is normally possible to change your mode of study. Students who have restrictions upon their right of stay in the UK should note that they may have difficulties entering and/or remaining in the UK to study on a part-time basis and should take appropriate advice before registering on a part-time programme.

    Please email if you want to change your mode of attendance giving the reasons why. 

  • I have been offered and accepted a place to study at SOAS. I need a certification letter to open a UK bank account. Can you please help?

    These letters are normally issued to students once they are fully enrolled and have paid their tuition fees. Bank letters can be requested via an online form which can also be found on the registry web page. 

  • My contact details have changed, who shall I notify?

    Unfortunately we cannot change the profile email address used to create your online account on AY. You will have to update it yourself in your AY account settings.

    If you encounter any problems, please let us know.

    As this is the email address where all correspondence will be sent to, it is important that you keep  your email account up-to-date. 

    Please notify with any change of postal address clearly indicating whether this is your correspondence or home address and the dates it is valid until.

    Don't forget to quote your full name and ID number!

  • Where can I find out the timetable for my programme?

    You will have access to the timetable once you have accepted an unconditional offer to study at SOAS as you will need your SOAS student reference number to access it. The timetable will be posted on the website and the final version is usually available by July/August. Please visit the timetable page for up to date information. You should also contact your department if you have any queried regarding your module choices.

  • I have sent my final transcript/certificate, will I receive an acknowledgment?

    We do not normally acknowledge receipt of the documentation that has been sent. However, once the documentation sent has been confirmed as meeting the condition of your offer letter you will get a reply and a revised offer will be made accordingly.

  • I will not get my final grades and evidence of my degree award before the deadline set in my offer letter, will my offer still stand?

    As long as you have accepted the offer, your place on the programme will remain secure.

    If you need to apply for a student visa you should meet the conditions of your offer as early as possible, taking into account visa requirements and processing time to meet our enrolment deadline. Furthermore a CAS will only be issued once an offer is unconditional.  

    If your results are not going to be available before the enrolment date,  you may have to consider deferring the offer to the following year.

  • My final grade is lower than the one SOAS has asked for, have I lost my conditional place?

    If your results do not meet the academic conditions set out in the offer letter, please send your final transcript and grades to us as soon as possible. We will review your results and will get back to you to let you know whether or not we can accept you on to the programme.

  • When I will receive my SOAS student ID number?
    The SOAS student ID number can only be generated once you have received and accepted an unconditional offer. We will email SOAS student ID numbers to offer holders in August.
  • I need my SOAS student reference number to complete my CAS request form. Can I use my application ID number?

    You can use your Applicant ID number or your SOAS student reference number if it has already been communicated to you to complete your CAS request form.