SOAS University of London

Doctoral School

September 2018 Application Deadlines

The School's deadline for completed postgraduate research applications (MPhil/PhD and VRS) for September 2018 entry is 11.59pm, 30 June 2018. Some Departments choose to remain open beyond this deadline for MPhil/PhD applications. No extensions are permitted beyond the deadlines stipulated below.

If your application is withdrawn due to being incomplete after the application deadline, you will have to wait until September 2019 entry opens in the online system and, at that time, submit a new application for consideration.

Departments adhering to the School's closure deadline (11.59pm, 30 June 2018) for September 2018 entry:
  • Visiting Research Student programmes (ALL Departments)
  • African Languages and Cultures
  • Development Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • History of Art and Archaeology
  • International Development Studies
  • Law
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Politics and International Studies
  • South Asia
  • South East Asia
  • Translation Studies

Any incomplete applications (i.e. references not submitted by the deadline and/or documentation missing) for the above Departments will be withdrawn on 1 July 2018.

Departments adhering to the School's deadline for new applications (11.59pm, 30 June 2018) for September 2018 entry:
  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • China and Inner Asia
  • Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
  • Financial and Management Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Japan and Korea
  • Linguistics

The above Departments will close to new applications from 11.59pm, 30 June 2018. However, they will continue to assess applications submitted by this deadline that become complete by 11.59pm, 15 August 2018.

Any incomplete applications (i.e. references not submitted by the deadline and/or documentation missing) for the above Departments will be withdrawn on 16 August 2018.

Departments remaining open until 11.59pm, 15 August 2018 for September 2018 entry:
  • Development Economics
  • Economics
  • Near and Middle East
  • Religions

Any incomplete applications (i.e. references not submitted by the deadline and/or documentation missing) for the above Departments will be withdrawn on 16 August 2018.