SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Welcome to the IFCELS Centre

As one of the most international universities in the world, SOAS places great value on our global community and on supporting students from outside of the UK.

We offer a range of programmes to prepare international students for degree study at SOAS, including programmes designed to improve academic English skills, and short courses on a range of subjects across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Based on the SOAS Campus in Central London, IFCELS students have access to the world renowned SOAS Library and the 200+ clubs and societies run by the SOAS Students’ Union.

ICC International Foundation Programme

ICC International Foundation Programme - Academic development, English language and study skills preparation for high school students wishing to go on to an undergraduate degree at SOAS or other UK universities

ELAS (English Language and Academic Studies)

ELAS (English Language and Academic Studies) - A flexible modular programme designed to improve language skills before university study

Pre-Sessional Courses

Pre-Sessional Courses - Intensive academic English course taking place in the summer before starting at SOAS

In-sessional English

In-sessional English - Free English language courses to support SOAS degree students

FDPS Pre-master's Programme

FDPS Pre-master's Programme - For international students who require additional academic and English language skills before starting postgraduate studies

Access to English Academic Studies

Access to English Academic Studies - A part-time, online English course for intermediate-level students preparing for future academic study

Summer Programme

Summer Programme -A range of English language or academic short courses at our central London campus

TEAP (Teaching English for Academic Purposes)

TEAP (Teaching English for Academic Purposes) - Training course for English teachers who want to work in EAP or upgrade knowledge and skills