SOAS University of London

Enrolment

Change enrolment status for new taught students

If you have applied through the normal Admissions process to start a programme of study in 2020/21, have not yet completed your enrolment and wish to make a change, please choose from the options below.

If you have completed your enrolment, please refer to Enrolment Changes for current students.

  • Degree Transfer - New Students

Deferral - New Students

This is if you want to defer your accepted offer of a place at SOAS by one year.

Who?

New students only

When?

Either before the programme starts or at the start of the programme.  You can’t apply for a deferral if you’ve already enrolled and started the programme (this is covered by Leave of Absence).

How?

Please contact the appropriate Admissions Team.

Conditions

You can normally only apply for a deferral once.

Approval

 Admissions are responsible for this.

Timescales

During the Summer Months (July – August) this is normally processed within one week.
From September onwards, it might take up to two weeks to process.

Fees

Fees are charged based on the year you fully enrol at SOAS. Please visit the Tuition Fees webpages.

Degree Transfer - New Students

This is to switch from the programme of study you accepted your offer for to a different programme of study.

Who?

New students who have applied through the normal Admissions process to start a programme of study in 2020/21.

When?

As soon as you decide that you want to study a different degree, and before the final SOAS deadline of 31 October 2020.

How?

Please fill out the online Degree Transfer Application form by clicking the appropriate link below:

You will need to log in to the form using your SOAS email address and password.

Conditions

You can’t apply to transfer to a degree programme that we’ve previously refused your admission to. Some courses, especially language programmes, may have earlier deadlines than the final SOAS deadline. Contact the Admissions Office if you are unsure.
You must meet the entry qualifications for the new programme of study, which you can read on the Overview page for each degree programme.  Make sure you’ve listed out the courses you plan to take (including all core and compulsory courses). If you don’t list these, it will delay our ability to complete the transfer for you. Go to the Structure section of the relevant degree to see which courses are available.

Approval

The Admission Tutor will approve your application once the Admissions Team have checked that you meet the degree’s entry requirements, and that there are places available on the new degree.

Timescales

If you submit your application before 7th September 2020 and it is accepted, we’ll be able to process your transfer in time for the start of teaching. If you send in your application after that date but before 1pm on 28th September, we will process it, but may not be able to complete the process before teaching starts.

Fees

Fees can change depending on your programme of study. Please visit the Tuition Fees webpages for more information.