Information for prospective students from Thailand

Students from Thailand

We have gathered specific information for Thai 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.

Contact us

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 visit Thailand to meet with students interested in studying at SOAS. Further information can be found in 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

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

Applicants from Thailand who have completed the Matthayom 6 are not eligible for direct entry to an undergraduate programme at SOAS and are required to take a University Foundation Programme. SOAS offers a 10 month University Foundation Programme (ICC) for international students who wish to undertake an undergraduate degree at British universities.

Postgraduate study

Taught Masters programmes

For entry to SOAS taught Masters programmes a minimum GPA of between 3.0-3.5/4.0 is required from an undergraduate degree. The minimum GPA entry requirement varies between programmes.


Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification equivalent to a UK Masters degree. There may also be other specific entrance requirements. Please refer to Research degrees admissions.

English language proficiency

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 representatives in Thailand. Please contact our representatives directly to ask any questions about applying to, and studying at SOAS. If you have any comments about these representatives, please contact Amy Mitchell-Bell:


SOAS offers a number of scholarships and bursaries and there are other external scholarships.

The Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) offers scholarships for Thai Master’s and Doctoral programmes at SOAS.

SOAS Careers Service

The SOAS Careers Service can help you find volunteering opportunities and can provide information and advice on finding paid employment during your studies and after graduation.
There will be a number of jobs (both voluntary and paid) within SOAS itself (for example, in the Students’ Union or cafe) and you can look out for these opportunities through the Careers Service or via the Students’ Union

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