How to apply for postgraduate study

Applying for a postgraduate course

We are pleased you are interested in applying to SOAS. Applications for postgraduate taught programmes are open from 1 November to 31 July each year.

Here we provide information on the application process, the steps involved, and what you need to do

Apply to SOAS

You can apply for postgraduate study at SOAS through our dedicated application system.

Students with additional requirements

We encourage applications from students with disabilities and consider all applications on academic grounds. If you have a disability that might affect your studies, please indicate this clearly on your application form. We make every effort to accommodate students with additional needs.  

The procedure for admission of disabled applicants is in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, and you may be invited for an interview to discuss whether any special arrangements or equipment you need can be provided. 

For more information, please visit our Disability Learning Support pages.

Global Partnerships

If you are coming to SOAS to study a Dual Partnerships Masters through our Global Partnerships programmes, as well as completing all the steps in the ‘How to Apply’ section above, you will also need to:

  • Indicate the partner institution you are applying through in the application form.
  • Make reference to the Global Partnership programme you are applying for in your personal statement, and show your interest in studying through the partnership route.
  • Upload a nomination letter OR an equivalent official document from your institution confirming your current student status and programme of study in the relevant section of the application form. 

    Please note, this is for our dual partnership programmes only (not Joint programmes).

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