SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

How To Apply for Short Language Courses

Enroling Now: Complete Beginners Intensive courses starting 1st August

Please note that places are first come first served. Enrolments are taken until the course is fully booked, or up to midnight 17th July, whichever is soonest.

Post-Beginners & Complete Beginners courses will be available for our next 10 week term starting in October. Enrolment for the October term will open 1st August.

Not a Complete Beginner: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

As you already have some language knowledge, in order to check your level you are invited to have an informal language assessment with a language specialist who may advise on which class may be best for you. Please note that assessments for our next 10 week term starting  October 2022 will start from 1st August when enrolment opens. You can still fill in the assessment request in the meantime, however assessments will only commence once enrolment has opened. 

To request an assessment:

Once you have been recommended a class, you may enrol and pay in any of the following ways:

  • Online: you will be sent a link to enrol via our online store
  • Bank Transfer: please email the relevant Language Administrator who will then send Bank Transfer details.
Not a Complete Beginner: All other languages

Students are required to first check their level using the course overview/structure information on the Short Courses pages here:

Once enrolment opens you will be able to book your level course via the online store. Please note that students are responsible for checking their level PRIOR to enrolling for any course.
If you are still unsure, please contact us.

Continuing students

Students enrolled in the current term will receive an email with a rejoining link to the next term of study.