SOAS University of London

Undergraduate

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.

What courses are available?

You can choose to study modules on campus or take certain language modules via distance learning.

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 on campus.

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.

LCL Online Language modules by distance learning:

The following language modules in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics are available to distance learning Associate Students in 2020-21. We welcome students from around the world to join these language classes alongside SOAS degree students.

The fees for language modules taken by distance learning Associate Students are £850 for 15 credit modules (1 term) and £1695 for 30 credits (2 terms). Courses are assessed and credit-bearing.

Associate Students may be undergraduates or graduates who will apply for the undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate version (PG) of the language module, respectively. The language content of both modules is the same. Follow the links in the list and contact the convenor for each course for further information. For other queries contact Justin Watkins (jw2@soas.ac.uk).

Amharic 1A (UG/PG) and 1B (UG/PG)    Yoseph Mengistu (ym6@soas.ac.uk)

Burmese Language 2 (UG/PG)              Justin Watkins (jw2@soas.ac.uk)

Sanskrit Language 1A (UG/PG)             Jim Mallinson (jm63@soas.ac.uk)

Sanskrit Language 2  (UG/PG)              Jim Mallinson (jm63@soas.ac.uk)

Swahili 1A (UG/PG)                              Ida Hadjivayanis (ih11@soas.ac.uk)

Urdu Language 1A (UG/PG) and 1B (UG/PG)  Naresh Sharma (ns19@soas.ac.uk)
Urdu 2 (UG/PG)

Hindi 1A (UG/PG) and 1B (UG/PG)                Naresh Sharma (ns19@soas.ac.uk)
Hindi 2 (UG/PG), Hindi 3 (UG/PG) Hindi 4 (UG/PG)

Vietnamese Language 1A (UG/PG) and 1B (UG/PG)  Dana Healy (dh4@soas.ac.uk)

Turkish 1A (UG/PG) and 1B (UG/PG)  Yogos Dedes (gd5@soas.ac.uk)

Ottoman Turkish Language (PG

We look forward to welcoming you to online language learning in the SOAS Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics.

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.