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.

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

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International Officers

Nick Butler
Head of International Office

Mark Coddington
China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Sarah Goodyear
Study Abroad Co-ordinator

Laura Hayes
South East Asia, Turkey and Middle East

Matt Naylor
Europe and UK International

David Taylor-Tumilty
South Asia and Japan

Sarah Whitaker
North America and South Korea