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SOAS responds to the Covid-19 pandemic

Our expertise: how our experts are responding to the challenges of Covid-19 

During this unprecedented time, SOAS, University of London is committed to supporting our community and sharing our expertise, skills and knowledge to make sense of what’s happening on a global scale and contribute towards the response.

With our specialist, global expertise, our academics are helping to inform and shape current understanding about economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges globally in light of the pandemic. 

Read our experts comments and responses to the latest coronavirus developments globally.

Media interviews with our experts can be arranged by emailing the Communications Team at

September 2020 onwards

In these uncertain times, we want to reassure you that SOAS is looking forward to welcoming new and continuing students in September 2020. 

We’re delivering all of our teaching, assessment and support for current students online for the remainder of the year - and we’ll be ready to start the new academic year in September.

In the meantime, explore our department pages, join our first ever series of Virtual Open Days at SOAS and learn about campus life with our upcoming webinars

Supporting our current students and staff

SOAS University of London continues to keep its staff, students and partners updated about Covid-19 risks facing the UK, following best advice from Public Health England (PHE), the National Health Service and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). 

We are encouraging all of our SOAS community, to follow best practice preventive health advice from PHE.

For latest updates for SOAS staff and students please visit Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information