SOAS University of London

Iranian students and faculty members

Disclosure date: 22 February 2013

Reference: FOI2013/007


[...] We are looking for the total number of Iranian students with a breakdown by level of study (PGT, PGR) and if possible the number of visiting academics and faculty members.


As of 7 December 2012, when SOAS captures a snapshot of the student body, the numbers of students of Iranian nationality were:

Postgraduate Research students (PGR) - 12
Postgraduate Taught students (PGT) - 5
Undergraduates (UG) - 5

This includes students who are part way through the enrolment process, but registered for courses, plus PGR students who are writing-up.

There are 8 employees (all in fractional or Graduate Teaching Assistant posts) working in the Faculties who have stated that their nationality is Iranian.

SOAS will only hold a record on a visiting academic if they have an employment contract with the School.