Information for prospective students from Turkey

Students from Turkey

This page contains specific information for students from Turkey.

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700

SOAS visits Turkey 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 recognised international qualifications, such as the International Baccalaureate, A-Levels or AP examinations, will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. For more information, please view our undergraduate entry requirements.

Applicants from Turkey who have completed the General Secondary Education Certificate will be required to complete a Foundation Year before applying for undergraduate study.

Postgraduate study

SOAS will consider all applicants holding the equivalent of UK Lower Second-Class Honours undergraduate degree. For more information, please view our postgraduate entry requirements.

In addition, you should check the individual programme of study for any specific academic requirements.

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

English language requirements

To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at SOAS, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our minimum English Language entry requirements.

Exchange and Study Abroad

SOAS has exchange agreements with several universities in Turkey through which undergraduate students can study for one year or one semester at SOAS as part of their degree. In the first instance students should speak to the exchanges or international office in their university for application details.

If your university does not have an exchange agreement with SOAS then you can still apply to spend one semester or 1 year at SOAS as part of your undergraduate degree on the 'Study Abroad' programme.

Further information and an application form can be found in our Study Abroad and Exchange section or please contact


SOAS offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students. There are other scholarships provided by the University of London, the British Government and other external organisations. For further information please see Scholarships.

The SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship is available for eligible students from Turkey.

Students from Turkey can apply for the Jean Monnet Scholarship funded by the European Union.

SOAS Careers Service

The SOAS Careers Service can help you to 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.

In-country representatives

Alumni contact

There is a strong SOAS alumni network all over the world, if you would like to contact SOAS alumni in Turkey please visit SOAS alumni.