SOAS University of London

Foundation Years

SOAS offers two Foundation Years preparing students for undergraduate study in the School:

The Foundation Year is excellent preparation for students who may benefit from an additional year of study before beginning an undergraduate degree, including students who do not have the required grades for direct entry onto an undergraduate programme or who have not previously studied the relevant subjects.

On completion of a Foundation Year, students choose the undergraduate programme that they wish to progress onto in the School.

Enquiries about studying a Foundation Year should be directed to

Students whose first language is not English should refer to IFCELS for information about its International Foundation Programme (ICC) or contact for further information.