IFCELS Payment of Application and Tuition Fees
Application fees (for ICC and FDPS only)
There is no application fee for applications received before midnight on 30th April. After that the application fee will be £90. Please pay by using the link to the IFCELS application fee page below:
Please note that the online payment system will issue you an online receipt for the transaction, so will not also produce a corresponding invoice.
Tuition Fees (all courses)
Fees must be paid in full before the start of your course of study. You do not need an invoice to pay your fees - you just need to quote your student ID/reference number.
If you are sponsored by a funding or government body or Embassy, you must provide written proof from them that your fees will be paid, with the contact details of the sponsor, before enrolment. If the sponsor does not pay, you are responsible for paying the fees.
Fees may be paid in any of the following ways:
by Credit or Debit Card Online:
(This is the most efficient way to pay and will mean we can process your paperwork quicker)
Payment may be made by credit or debit card online at SOAS Online Payments. The following cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Switch, Maestro, Solo and Delta. You will need your student ID/reference number and you will be able to make as many payments as is necessary to pay your fees. After you have made a payment, you will be given a receipt. Please make sure to email a copy of this receipt to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Bank Transfer:
Payment of fees at banks must only be made via a Bank Transfer e.g. from your account into the School's bank account. Please do not deposit money directly into the School's account.
A BANK TRANSFER FEE IS OFTEN CHARGED BY BOTH THE SENDING AND RECEIVING BANKS, SO YOU MUST PAY THESE INDEPENDENTLY OF YOUR COURSE FEE. IF NOT, THE ACTUAL AMOUNT RECEIVED BY SOAS WILL BE LESS THAN THE COURSE FEE.
If funds are received without bank transfer fees being paid this will lead to delays in processing your application documents.
Please ask your bank to provide you with a Remittance Slip or proof of transaction, and be sure they quote your full name and your 6 digit ID number.
The School's account details are:
Natwest Bank plc
Account number: 08622655
Sort code: 56-00-23
Account holder: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Swift number: NWBKGB2L
IBAN: GB77NWBK56002308622655 (International Bank Account Number)
Payment may be made in person by cheque or credit/debit card, to the Finance Officer (F207) Faber Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square London WC1H 0XG. The office is open for payments from 10am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday. Please note that we are no longer able to accept cash payments above £20.
If you have not paid your tuition fees before arriving in the UK you can do so on the enrolment day, but as this is a very busy time you may have to wait in line to do so. Please try to pay before you arrive.
If you are sponsored by a funding or government body:
You should email email@example.com with proof that your tuition fees will be paid and with contact details of the funding body. If the sponsorship is not confirmed before the start of the academic year then please bring that information with you to enrolment.
Please note that if your sponsor does not pay, you are responsible for paying your tuition fees.