SOAS University of London

International Students

Doctoral Admissions English language requirements

Pre-sessional Courses English Language Entry Requirements

Details about requirements for admissions via Pre-sessional courses can be found on the SOAS Pre-sessional web pages.

Unconditional English Language Entry Requirements

Applicants that require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must provide a UKVI IELTS Academic certificate from a UKVI approved test centre.

International applicants requiring a Tier-4 Visa to study in the UK
Test Unconditional entry Unconditional entry with in-sessional support
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall or higher, with 7.0 in sub-scores. 7.0 overall or higher, with at least 6.5 in sub-scores

EEA and EU applicants
Test Unconditional entry Unconditional entry with in-sessional support

IELTS (Academic)

7.0 overall or higher, with 7.0 in each sub-score.

7.0 overall or higher, with at least 6.5 in sub-scores.

TOEFL IBT

105 overall or higher, with a minimum of 25 in sub-scores.

105 overall with a minimum of 22 in sub-scores.

OR

100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 22 in other sub-scores.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

75 overall or higher, with a minimum of 70 in sub-scores.

70 overall or higher, with a minimum of 65 in sub-scores.