Information for prospective students from Indonesia

Students from Indonesia

We have gathered specific information for Indonesian students interested in studying at SOAS.

In these uncertain times, we want to reassure you that SOAS is looking forward to welcoming new and continuing students in September 2020. We are delivering all of our teaching, assessment and support for current students online for the remainder of the year - and we will be ready to start the new academic year in September. Find out more about how SOAS is responding to Covid-19

In the meantime, join our Virtual Open Days at SOAS, Offer Holder chat rooms, and learn about campus life with our upcoming webinars. Check out our events for more information.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700

If you would like to contact Alberto Demo, our International Recruitment Manager for South Asia and South-East Asia, please email him directly at

SOAS staff regularly travel overseas to meet with students who are interested in studying at SOAS. More information can be found on our listings for events in your country

Minimum entry requirements

These are guidelines only and do not guarantee entry. Each application will be judged on its own merits.

Undergraduate study

Applicants from Indonesia who have completed the Senior Secondary School Certificate are required to take a University Foundation Programme.

The International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies Centre (IFCELS) at SOAS offers a 10 month University Foundation Programme (ICC) for international students who wish to undertake an undergraduate degree at a British universities.

Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB), A-Levels or AP examinations will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate study

Applicants with a Sarjana degree achieved with high grades and a cumulative GPA of between 3.3 and 3.5/4.0 will be considered.

Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification from a good university.

In addition you should check the individual programme of study for any specific academic requirements; please refer to the postgraduate prospectus or postgraduate entry requirements.

English language requirement

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate they meet SOAS’ English Language entry requirements .

For students who do not meet the exact entry requirement SOAS offers excellent Pre-Sessional and Summer English language courses which can help to achieve the required language proficiency.

In-country representatives

SOAS works with the following in-country educational representatives in Indonesia. Please contact them directly for more information on applying to SOAS. If you have comments on these representatives, please contact Amy Mitchell-Bell:


SOAS offers a number of scholarships and bursaries and there are other external scholarships funded by the University of London, the British Government and other organisations.


The SOAS Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London, which is the biggest careers service in the country. The Careers Service provides a range of services including a careers information library, career counselling services and various events throughout the year, to help with career choice, job hunting, applications and interviews.


SOAS has alumni all over the world, if you would like to contact SOAS alumni in Indonesia please visit SOAS alumni..

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