Information for prospective students from Uganda

Students from Uganda

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 & Africa):

Information about upcoming visits and virtual events taking place in the Sub-Saharan Africa region 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, A-Levels, AP examinations or the Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes.

For students holding the Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education, SOAS typically requires comparable grades to those listed for A-Levels.

Postgraduate study

SOAS will consider applications from students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree at a recognised institution in Uganda with Lower Second-Class Honours, B or a GPA of 3.0/5.0.

Research applicants would normally by 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 have to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Please check our English language requirements for detailed information. SOAS also offers English pre-sessional summer courses which allow students who do not meet the exact entry requirements to improve their language skills before beginning academic study.

Foundation courses

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 and postgraduate foundation courses offered through the SOAS IFCELS centre. 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.

In-country representatives

SOAS works with the following local representatives in Uganda 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.

Useful links

  • The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations
  • The British High Commission in Uganda can provide practical information about travelling to the UK and visas
  • UKCISA provides information on many aspects of studying in the UK, including visa advice
  • UKVI provides current advice and guidance on immigration and visa regulations for non-UK nationals
  • UCAS is the service through which all applications for undergraduate study in the UK must be made