SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

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 ifcels@soas.ac.uk 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 2018 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.

  

London

Entrance tests and interviews for 2018 entry to ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes will run on a regular basis from January until early September 2018 on the dates below:


  • Wednesday, 4 July
  • Wednesday, 11 July
  • Wednesday, 18 July
  • Wednesday, 25 July
  • Wednesday, 1 August
  • Wednesday, 8 August
  • Wednesday, 15 August
  • Wednesday, 22 August
  • Wednesday, 29 August
  • Wednesday, 5 September

 

China

The final dates for entrance testing for ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master’s programmes starting in September 2018 are as follows:

  • Beijing: Friday, 20 July
  • Shanghai: Sunday, 22 July
  • Shenzhen: Tuesday, 24 July

Full details of the venues 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 ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

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.

 

Japan 

The next opportunity for in-country testing and interviews for students in Japan will be posted here once the details are confirmed.

In the meantime, please send applications to ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

Applicants who have already met the English language requirements for the programme can be considered at any time by Skype interview and, if required, emailed essay test.

 

Korea 

The next opportunity for in-country testing and interviews for students in Korea will be posted here once the details are confirmed. 

In the meantime, please send applications to ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

Applicants who have already met the English language requirements for the programme can be considered at any time by Skype interview and, if required, emailed essay test.

 

Thailand

The next opportunity for in-country testing and interviews for students in Thailand will be posted here once the details are confirmed.

In the meantime, please send your application form and supporting documents to ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

Applicants who have already met the English language requirements for the programme can be considered at any time by Skype interview and, if required, emailed essay test.