SOAS University of London


Associate Students

The Associate Student programme is very flexible and allows students to study at SOAS for a short time without studying full-time or following a specific degree, certificate or diploma. As an Associate Student you can choose to take one or more courses at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level.  You will be a fully integrated SOAS student with access to all of the events and facilities of the School but you will not be expected to take any assessments unless you choose to.

Note: Students holding a Tier 4 student visa for study at another institution are not permitted to register as an Associate Student

How to apply

Applicants for one or more courses should complete the Associate Student Application Form (pdf; 1481kb) and return to: or Admissions, SOAS, Room 130, Russell Square.  

What courses are available?

You can see a full list of the SOAS departments in the academic section of the website; from here you will be able to browse through all of the unique courses that SOAS has to offer.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for this programme will vary according to how many units you choose to take.  Please visit the tuition fees page for a breakdown of costs.  A full year course counts as one unit, while a course that runs in either term 1 or in term 2 is an 0.5 unit.

Study Abroad

Undergraduate or postgraduate students interested in studying full time at SOAS for one term or one year to form part of their degree at another university should apply through the Study Abroad programme.