Doctoral School offer holders
Now that you are holding an offer to study with us, here is some important information to note ahead of your course.
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 full details.
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: email@example.com
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 paying your tuition fees, 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 for full details.
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 DS 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.