Inbound students: Study abroad

Why Study Abroad at SOAS?

Broaden your current university studies by spending a semester or year at SOAS University of London. 

Add to your current studies or explore an entirely new area of interest by building modules from across our departments. Take the credit back to your home institution, along with memories of your time spent in London. 

Key information

  • Duration: Term 1, Term 2 and 3, or a full academic year 
  • Attendance mode: Full time (4 modules per term)
  • Start of programmeMonday 23 September 2024 (Term 1) or Monday 6 January 2025 (Term 2 and 3)
  • Deadline to apply: 30 June 2024 for Term 1 / 15 October 2024 for Term 2 and 3 
  • Key staff: Study Abroad Team, email studyabroad@soas.ac.uk, call +44 (0)207 898 4825

Apply for Study Abroad

Study Abroad application form

The Study Abroad application form is a PDF that you can download and complete electronically.

Additional documents and steps to follow before submitting the form

  • Please ensure that all additional documents requested in 'Step 2' of the application form are included, such as:an academic reference, official academic transcript and proof of English language proficiency (if applicable).
  • 'Step 3' of the application should be completed and signed by the International or Study Abroad Office at the applicant's home institution.

Please note that applications will not be accepted in hard copy.

Submit your application

Download, complete and submit your application form

UPDATED Study Abroad and Exchange application form

PDF document, 797.74KB

  • Once completed, please submit it in one combined PDF labelled 'FAMILY NAME, first name' to studyabroad@soas.ac.uk

Tuition fees

Overseas fees for Study Abroad students

Study periodUndergraduatePostgraduate
Full year (September 2024 - June 2025) £21,990£25,750
Term 1 (Autumn 2024)£10,990£12,870
Term 2 & 3 (Spring 2025)£10,990£12,870

Fees cover

  • Academic tuition
  • Examinations and assessment
  • Use of the library
  • Membership of the Students' Union

Fees do not cover

  • Accommodation
  • Living expenses

For further fees information, please see SOAS tuition fees.