SOAS University of London

SOAS Life

SOAS is one of London’s top universities, with a friendly, cosmopolitan community of students. With everything you need in one place, including a student hub in the North Block of the iconic Senate House, it’s not surprising our students describe SOAS as ‘a home from home’.

Located in central London, SOAS is a short walk from many of London’s bars, cafes and world-famous social and cultural sights. The SOAS campus includes internationally recognised buildings like our Brunei Gallery, Japanese Rooftop Garden and a UK top-five library facility.

You’ll find making friends at SOAS easy by joining any of a wide range of sports, societies, events and student-led clubs. At SOAS University of London, you’ll study in a lively and international environment, where you will have the opportunity to excel in the subjects you already love, and in others that are just waiting for you to discover them.

SOAS Library

SOAS Library

Our library is one of the world’s most important sources of academic information on Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Housing over 1.2 million volumes, manuscripts, rare books and electronic resources.

SOAS Library

Brunei Gallery

Brunei Gallery

The Brunei Gallery is dedicated to showcasing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. With permanent displays in the Japanese Roof Garden, the Brunei Gallery makes a stimulating haven in the heart of London.

Brunei Gallery

Students' Union

Student's Union

Our Students' Union makes your life in London easier, more interesting and packed with things to do. With around 50 clubs and societies, we want students to get involved or even start their own club!

Students' Union

Language Centre

Student Studying on the grass

Our language centre is here to help you master new languages. With short courses available in Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Persian and more. We pride ourselves on delivering highly enjoyable and accessible courses from al walks of life.

Language Centre

Faith and Prayer rooms

Faith and Prayer Rooms


SOAS is not only a centre for the academic study of religions and cultures at the heart of a great world city, it is also a community of people where individuals are free to live out their faith in an open and encouraging environment.  

Faith and Prayer rooms

Student Central as part of University of London

Student Central

Get involved with sports, societies, events and access to bars by joining Student Central. Full time SOAS students can join over 120,000 students from other colleges in a wide range of events and activities organised by Student Central.  

Student Central