Course fees

Language Centre short course fees

Fee structure per term: online short courses 2024/25

Our online short courses are 15 contact hours per term. Accelerated courses are 30 contact hours per term. 

BeginnersPre-IntermediateUpper-IntermediateAdvancedAccelerated Beginners
ElementaryIntermediatePre-AdvancedProficiencyAccelerated Elementary

Fee structure per term: on campus short courses 2024/25

Our on campus short courses are 20 contact hours per term. 

BeginnersAccelerated Beginners (40 hours)


SOAS Staff/Students (UG/PG Degrees & Diplomas)25%
SOAS Alumni (UG/PG Degrees & Diplomas)10%
Current University of London staff/students10%

Current University of London staff/students eligible for discounts

  • Birkbeck, University of London (BBK)
  • The Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD)
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Goldsmiths, University of London (GUL)
  • Heythrop College (HEY)
  • Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
  • King's College London (KCL)
  • London Business School (LBS)
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)
  • Royal Academy of Music (RAM)
  • Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL)
  • Royal Veterinary College (RVC)
  • St George's, University of London (SGUL)
  • University College London (UCL)
  • City, University of London

Alumni status

  • Alumni status is conferred on those who have:
    • completed a full degree course (UG or PG) at SOAS.
    • completed an accredited Certificate/Diploma programme at the Language Centre
  • We do not accept alumni status in any other circumstances.

Claiming a discount

  • Before enrolling please email the relevant language administrator with a scan of your valid student/staff/alumni ID and inform them of the course you would like to enrol onto. See the Language Centre term enrolment page for timetables. The language administrator can then email you a link to pay the discounted fee via our online store.
  • Discounts must be claimed at the time of enrolment and cannot be applied retrospectively.

Terms and conditions

  • These discounts apply to Short Courses only and not Tailored Tuition. 
  • You must email or show your student card to one of our administrators to qualify for the discount.
  • The Language Centre does not offer concessionary discounts for those on government benefits.