IFCELS Entrance Tests in London and Abroad
All applicants to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes are interviewed and some are required to sit an entrance test. After we receive your application, we will inform you how we plan to consider it.
Students whose English level meets our entry requirements can be considered by a Skype interview (and in some cases an emailed essay), but we also run tests and interviews at SOAS and in other countries - see below.
Candidates applying from countries not listed below should send their applications to email@example.com or by post to the address given on the front of the application form and we will confirm arrangements for testing and interview.
Students intending to apply for SOAS or University of London accommodation are advised to make an early application for the programme, and by May 2017 at the latest. Students who apply later may not receive an offer for university accommodation.
Please also see the IFCELS International Visits Page for details of when our staff will be in your country.
Entrance tests and interviews for 2017 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will run on a regular basis until early September 2017, as below*:
- Wednesday 15 February
- Wednesday 29 March
- Wednesday 12 April
- Wednesday 3 May
- Wednesday 17 May
- Wednesday 31 May
- Wednesday 14 June
- Wednesday 28 June
- Wednesday 5 July
- Wednesday 12 July
- Wednesday 19 July
- Wednesday 26 July
- Wednesday 2 August
- Wednesday 9 August
- Wednesday 16 August
- Wednesday 23 August
- Wednesday 29 August
- Wednesday 6 September
*Dates subject to change.
Entrance tests for applicants for ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes starting in September 2017 will be held in six cities in China between March and July 2017 as follows:
- 11 March: Guangzhou
- 12 March: Chengdu
- 18 March: Beijing
- 19 March: Wuhan
- 25 March: Shanghai
- May 2017: Beijing , Shanghai and Shenzhen
- July 2017: Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
Exact dates will be posted here as soon as they are known and full details of the venue and times will be will be sent once we receive your fully completed application. To reserve your place on a particular test date, please send your application by email at least one week in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who have already met the English language requirements for the programme can be considered by Skype interview and, in some cases, an essay test by email so they can be tested at any point throughout the year.
The next opportunity for in-country testing and interview for students in Japan will be in March 2017 (see the IFCELS Staff Visits to Japan page for details).
In the meantime, please send applications to email@example.com and we will contact you about forthcoming tests and interviews. Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by Skype interview.
The next opportunity for in-country testing and interviews for students in Korea will be in March 2017.
We also hope to run regular entrance tests in Seoul from April through to July 2017 combined with Skype interviews. Watch this page for details.
In the meantime, please send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by Skype interview.
The next opportunity for in-country testing and interviews for students in Thailand will be in March 2017 (see the IFCELS Staff Visits to Thailand page for details).
In the meantime, please send your application by email to email@example.com or by one of our in-country representatives. Please see IFCELS Staff Visits to Thailand for the latest information on representatives.
Suitably qualified candidates can be considered by emailed essay or Skype interview at any time.
Bahrain, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Taiwan & Turkey
Interviews and tests may be available by arrangement when IFCELS staff visit the above countries. Please see IFCELS International Visits for the latest information. Otherwise applications will be considered by Skype interview and, if required, essay test so please go ahead and submit your application at any time.