SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies


  • IFCELS 2017-18 prize winners
    IFCELS 2017-18 prize winners, left to right: Kazuna Azuma (FDPS Achievment), Jiyeong Seo (ICC Progress), Weishi Chen (ICC Achievement), Ibrahim AlMajed (ELAS Progress), Linyu Tang (FDPS Progress)
    Click here to read Sopheap Mea’s account of studying on our ELAS programme on the SOAS blog. Then check out blogs from staff and students across the School’s departments and the fascinating stories in the We are SOAS section.

  • ICC and FDPS Late application fee from 1 May. Save £90 and apply for ICC International Foundation or FDPS Pre-master’s before the end of April. Application fees can be paid through the IFCELS Online Store

  • SOAS accommodation bookings now open: Students starting in September 2019 can now book accommodation in the SOAS Halls. Students need to accept their offer of a place on the programme and then, shortly afterwards, they will receive information about how to apply for accommodation and a serial number to log in.

  • Accommodation update: the Intercollegiate Halls (Garden Halls, Connaught Hall, International Hall and College Hall) no longer have rooms available for SOAS students and there is no waiting list for these halls. There are still places available from September for IFCELS students in:
    • Dinwiddy House
    • Helen Graham House
    • Goldsmiths House (females only)
    • Urbanest St Pancras
    • SOAS Student Homes and Home Stay

  • Entrance tests in China: Our final Test and Interview series will take place in mid-July in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Details will be posted on our Entrance Tests page.

  • OFFERS! OFFERS! OFFERS! Our ICC Foundation students have applied to 48 different UK Universities and so far have offers from 41 (as at 1 April), including 15 of the top 20 (THE 2019 Rankings). Read the full story here

  • SUMMER 2019 NEWS
  1. The new 2019 Summer Programme brochure is now available. Check out our range of English language and Subject Courses and apply here.
  2. Prize draw: win a free 3-week summer course. Accept your Summer Course offer by June 14 and you will be entered in our prize draw. The lucky winner will receive a full refund of their fees for one 3-week course or they can book an extra 3-week block free.


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


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