SOAS University of London

International Students

SOAS has a proud history of welcoming students from around the world and is one of the most international universities in the world, with the proportion of international students around five times the global average, according to the QS World University Rankings® 2018. 

The School is an exceptionally cosmopolitan and diverse environment with 56% of students from outside the UK, and also welcomes international students on Study Abroad and Exchange programmes and the Summer School.

In these uncertain times, we want to reassure you that SOAS is looking forward to welcoming new and continuing students in September 2020.

We’re delivering all of our teaching, assessment and support for current students online for the remainder of the year - and we’ll be ready to start the new academic year in September.

Meet us in your country

We visit many countries throughout the year to meet prospective students. Our visits include education fairs, visits to schools and universities and private visits.

Your Country

Country specific information including entry requirements, funding, key contacts and more

Student Services

A range of student services exist to help you during your time at SOAS: Advice and Wellbeing | Fees | Funding | Scholarships | Careers | Visas

International Student Guide

Download the  International Student Guide (pdf; 41mb)  

Study Abroad/Exchange

Our Study Abroad and Exchange programme offers undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to study at SOAS for either a half or full year

Applying to SOAS

Information, advice and guidance to help you with your application to SOAS

Ask a question

Ask a question about studying at SOAS

International Team

Amy Mitchell-Bell

International Recruitment and Engagement Officer (India, Pakistan, and South East Asia)

Maggie Dziem

International Recruitment and Engagement Officer (China and East Asia)

Kimberly Tritton

International Recruitment and Engagement Officer (USA, Canada, and South Korea)

Salima Odeh

UK & EU Student Recruitment Manager

Laura Massey

UK & EU Student Recruitment Officer

Elizabeth Cader

UK & EU Student Recruitment Officer

Tom Knowles

Study Abroad and Agent Liaison Officer