SOAS University of London


Student Services

A range of student services exist to help you during your time at SOAS. They provide an invaluable source of advice and support and are available to all students of the School.


The Careers Service supports all SOAS students in every aspect of their career preparation. The Careers team: brings over 100 employers onto campus through events; maintains a library of information explaining how to get into the various graduate careers; holds lists of full-time and part-time vacancies and internships as well as postgraduate funding; runs a large volunteering unit; and offers one-to-one guidance on applications, interviews and career choice. 

Student Advice and Wellbeing

The Student Advice and Wellbeing department provides impartial and confidential information and advice on all aspects of student welfare. Areas of expertise include: finance, budgeting and hardship, visas and immigration, Disability and dyslexia support, and accommodation.

Counselling Services at SOAS aims to help students make the most of their time at SOAS by helping them cope with difficulties arising of a personal or emotional nature. Professionally-trained counsellors are available to offer confidential support, providing the opportunity for students to talk privately about their feelings and thoughts.

The Disability Advisors offer advice and guidance to students with disabilities. They also works closely with academic departments to ensure that your needs are known and understood by the relevant staff.

Medical Services

The University Central Institutions Health Service is located close to SOAS, and offers a wealth of experience in dealing with student-related issues such as study strain, stress, fatigue and exam nerves. All students are required to register with a doctor in London, be it the University service or another GP close to your term-time address.

Study Support

Every student is assigned an Academic Advisor to answer any academic related questions or concerns.  Learning and Teaching Development (LTD) provides additional support to make sure you have the best opportunity for developing your writing and other aspects of your study. A series of talks and workshops cover subjects such as effective note-taking, reading for study, writing an academic essay, giving a presentation, managing your work and doing exams. 


SOAS is a multi-faith institution and is served by a team of chaplains who offer many services to students including: opportunities for prayer and worship, a confidential and sympathetic ear, a community of friendship and personal and spiritual support. The School also has three single-sex prayer rooms available for private use.