SOAS University of London

South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Student Profiles

Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:

Atit Pongpanit

PhD South East Asian Studies

Atit Pongpanit

SEA is one of not many departments in the world where Thai cinema has been intensively taught and studied.

Dinita Setyawati

MA Southeast Asian Studies

Dinita Setyawati

SOAS encourages and motivates its student to believe in themselves, and that is exactly what I have done.


Patrick Tibke

BA South East Asian Studies

Patrick Tibke - BA South East Asian Studies

SOAS is surely the only place in Europe, if not the world, where students can build their own personalised degrees from such a diverse range of fields.

Magda Biran Taylor
SEA - PG - 2015 - Magda Biran Taylor - MA South East Asian Studies

I am constantly impressed by the commitment of my fellow students at SOAS.


Hector Drinkall-Gash

BA Vietnamese and International Relations

SEA - 2015 - Hector Drinkall-Gash - BA Vietnamese and International Relations - images 186,240,56,165

I was drawn to SOAS by its international outlook and its non-Eurocentric viewpoint.