Information for prospective students from Thailand

Students from Thailand

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

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700

If you would like to contact Charlotte Greenwood, our International Recruitment Manager for South-East Asia, please email her 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 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 Thailand who have completed the General Secondary Education Certificate will be required to complete a Foundation Year before applying for undergraduate study.

Postgraduate study

Taught Masters programmes

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.


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. 


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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