Enrolment for new students

When you enrol, you formally become a SOAS student. Completing all parts of enrolment is essential for accessing your student loan, course materials and University resources.

Key dates

Key dates 2023/24 Action
23 August Online Enrolment will open for all new students
25 September You are expected to be fully enrolled by the end of Welcome Week
29 September Student route visa holders are expected to be in the UK by the end of Welcome Week. Please inform us if you will be delayed
2 October Start of Lectures - You will need to be enrolled to receive full access to course materials, timetables, and any student funding for which you may be eligible
6 October The last day to complete your online enrolment

Steps to enrolment

Step 1 - You will receive an 'invitation to enrol' email. 

Step 2 - Go to Online Student Services and change your password (using the temporary password in your 'invitation to enrol' email)

Step 3 - Complete the enrolment task:

  • Confirm your details, such as your address, emergency contact etc)
  • Upload your ID and immigration document (if applicable) as part of the online enrolment steps, by logging into the SOAS Online Student Services portal.
  • To avoid any delays to your enrolment, please provide a scan or clear picture of the documents/information requested as part of the enrolment task.
  • Upload copies of the full-sized document and do not attempt to crop any corners or apply any filters. 
  • Ensure that you correctly label the document you are uploading (e.g. visa vignette, passport/BRP, birth certificate)  
  • Ensure that you carefully read each question and attempt to submit all required documents to avoid your enrolment confirmation being delayed. 

Contact us

Please contact us through the Student Information Desk (SID) to speak with a member of the Enrolment team.