SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies


  • LATEST RANKINGS! SOAS has risen five places in both the Guardian 2018 and Complete University Guide 2018 rankings so we are in the top 30 in both. We are also ranked 6th in the world for the highest percentage of international students (54.3%) in the Times Higher Education International Student table 2017. See here for more details.

  • Check the IFCELS Summer Programme page for the latest information on our 2017 summer programme including an exciting new Advanced Reading and Writing course for final year high school students and recent high school graduates.

    We provide a range of university preparation and language improvement programmes for international students. Since 1985 over 3000 students have gone on to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at British universities. 

Details of international visits by IFCELS staff members


020 7898 4800