Information for prospective students from Lebanon

Students from Lebanon

Contact us

We are happy to help with any questions you might have about studying at SOAS.

You can contact the International Office (  or email Laura Connaway, International Recruitment Manager (Middle East and Africa):

Information about upcoming visits and virtual events taking place in the Middle East region can be found in our listings for events in your country.

Entry requirements

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

Undergraduate study

Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate, A-Levels, AP examinations or the French Baccalaureate will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. For students holding the French Baccalaureate, SOAS requires a score of 14-15/20 for courses with a AAA-AAB A-Level requirement.

Applicants who have completed the Lebanese Baccalaureate will be required to complete a Foundation Year before applying for undergraduate study.

Postgraduate study

SOAS will consider applications from students who have completed a Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution in Lebanon with a GPA of 2.8/4.0, 14/20 or 70% overall.

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 entry requirements for more information.

English language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally need provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Please check the English language requirements for detailed information. SOAS offers English pre-sessional summer courses for those who do not meet the exact entry requirements which allow students to improve their language skills before beginning academic study.

Foundation courses

Those applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements or would like to improve their English language before studying for a degree could consider applying for one of the undergraduate or postgraduate foundation courses offered through the IFCELS centre at SOAS. International students can improve their English while studying academic courses in areas including Development Studies, International Business, Media and Communication and International Politics.


SOAS offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students, including the International Postgraduate Scholarship. A number of scholarships are also provided by the University of London, the British Government and other external organisations.

SOAS is very pleased to be a university partner of the Said Foundation which offers fully-funded Master's scholarships for outstanding individuals from the Levant region.

In-country representatives

SOAS works with a number of local representatives in Lebanon who can support you with applying and any questions you might have.


The SOAS Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London , which is the largest higher education careers and employability service in Europe. It provides a range of services and various events throughout the year to help with career choice, job hunting, applications and interview preparation. Students can also get help to find volunteering and employment opportunities during their studies.


SOAS has a global alumni network including tens of thousands of former students. If you would like to contact alumni to ask any questions, please visit SOAS alumni.

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