Masters offer holders

Taught Masters offer holders

Now that you are holding an offer to study with us, here is some important information to note ahead of your course. 

Your offer letter is where you will find the programme, start date and mode of study for which you hold an offer. To accept your place at SOAS, you will need to let SOAS Admissions know by following the submit your reply link in your offer letter. An offer can be accepted when conditional or unconditional so long as it is before the deadline. The deadline to accept will also be included in your offer letter. 

You do not need to make a payment to accept your offer. However, the majority of students who require a student visa to study at SOAS will need to make a payment to request a CAS. Please see our CAS Request page for the full details.

Conditional offers

Deadline to meet conditions

The deadline for meeting any conditions of your offer is 31 August. 

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you must ensure the conditions of your offer are met as early as possible to allow you to apply for the visa and arrive in the UK in time for enrolment.

If your degree certificate and/or transcripts are not in English, you are required to provide the Admissions Office with a colour scanned copy of the original documents together with a scanned copy of the same document translated into English by a recognised translator. Documents certified by the awarding university may be sufficient. Please bear in mind that we may ask to see certified hard copies of original documents. 

If you are required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency, it is recommended you do so well in advance of the deadline for meeting the conditions of your offer. This is to allow for any additional English conditions that may be required, such as a pre-sessional English course.

Pre-sessional English courses

If you are required to attend an English pre-sessional course, please refer to your offer letter and check our pre-sessional English courses to find out more about the dates and fees of the pre-sessional. If you have any further queries, please email:

Unconditional offers

An Unconditional offer can only be issued once an applicant has met SOAS’ academic entry and English language requirements and the evidence to support this has been provided.

Enrolment information is only sent out to unconditional offer holders who have accepted their offer through the online system. Information on enrolment will be sent from early September. You will be issued with a student number, different from your applicant ID, which will remain your student reference number throughout your enrolment at SOAS. You will need your student reference number when doing things like enrolling during welcome week, using the library and when making general enquiries as an enrolled student.

Requesting a CAS

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you must hold an Unconditional Firm offer prior to being able to request a CAS number.

The majority of students who require a student visa to study at SOAS will need to make a payment to request a CAS. Please see our CAS Request page or the full details.

Fee Status

Fee status is governed by the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations. Your fee status is considered against the year of entry for the programme you have applied for and not against the date you submitted your application for consideration. You can find more information on the UKCISA website.

If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly assessed, you will need to complete and submit the online PG Fee Status Questionnaire alongside any relevant supporting documentation.

Your fee status questionnaire and supporting evidence must be submitted by 31 August otherwise your fee status will default to Overseas when your student record is created.