SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Student Halls of Residence

Students applying for academic year 2017/18 should read the below information carefully!

Important! If you require halls of residence accommodation for your Summer Programme, you must apply for this separately.

We have a wide range of accommodation to suit the needs of every student; from catered single, twin and double rooms to self-catered studios and family apartments. We work with a number of different providers and have negotiated special discounted rates for the halls that we have available. 

Whilst we have 1,123 rooms available in our halls of residence, they are very popular and we may be able to secure a room to every new student who applies for one. We strongly advise you apply as soon as possible.

When you have accepted your offer of a place on an IFCELS course and have paid the deposit, you will be sent full instructions on how to apply.

The accommodation information is usually sent within 1-2 weeks from the date you accept the offer, or slightly longer during busier periods. If you do not receive the accommodation information within this period, you should e-mail

We strongly advise that students do not delay in applying for their accommodation, as university accommodation is not guaranteed for all applicants.

Self- Catered Halls

The Inter-Collegiate Halls of residence are maintained by the University of London and are for students from other colleges of the University of London as well as SOAS students. These halls provide an opportunity for SOAS students to interact with students from all colleges of the University of London.

Meals (breakfast and dinner) are included in the fee for those residents without cooking facilities in their accommodation. Brunch is served at the weekends. Our catered halls are as follows:

Catered Halls


For an interactive map of halls in London, visit our Student halls map. You will need to be signed in to a Google account.