SOAS University of London

Summer School at SOAS University of London

Academic Summer School Fees

Application fee

A one-off, application fee of £40 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit our online store to pay your fees:


  • Session 1 courses (5 weeks): £2,700
  • Session 2 & 3 courses (3 weeks): £1,600

These figures include all activities taking place as part of your course curriculum. It does not include accommodation or subsistence costs.


Accommodation is available to Summer School students at the SOAS Halls of Residence, Dinwiddy House. For details of how to book a room please visit the Dinwiddy House accommodation page.

Optional Activities

On Fridays, students have the opportunities to join activities pertaining to other summer courses. The majority of those activities are free of charge. In the some cases, a charge will be due, up to a maximum of £40. Any charge relating to a particular activity will be clearly highlighted prior to you registering to attend. Please note that those activities are entirely optional.  


  • An early bird tuition fee discount of 10% is available until 30 March 2018.
  • Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.


Students should be able to pay all fees for their chosen course via the SOAS online store or by bank transfer. 

There are several simple but important steps involved with paying by bank transfer.

Step 1. Use the account details below to make your bank transfer. Make sure the bank transfer request includes your full name and the code Q194 SUMMER SCHOOL. (If you’re paying from a non-UK bank make sure you pay in GBP so we get the correct amount. If you pay by bank transfer from a non-UK bank, your bank might charge you extra, so make sure you allow for that.)

NatWest Bank plc
94 Moorgate
Account number: 08622655
Sort code: 56-00-23
Account holder: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Swift number: NWBKGB2L
IBAN: GB77NWBK56002308622655 (International Bank Account number)

Step 2. Then, to allow us to locate your payment, make sure you email us with your bank’s name, the amount you paid, date of transfer and your name. Send that information to

Step 3. We should receive the payment within 10 days of us sending you an offer letter or by the 25 May deadline, whichever is the soonest. Please make sure you print off the online bank transfer confirmation or ask your bank to give you proof of the transaction for your records. Please do not deposit money at a bank branch directly into the School's account as we won’t be able to trace it.

Please do not deposit money at a bank branch directly into the School's account as we won’t be able to trace it.

Cancellations & Refunds

You have a right to cancel your application within 14 days of your payment being made. Cancellations received during this time will entitle you to a full refund of any fees you may have paid. After this period, specials terms and conditions for cancellations and refunds of courses apply.

SOAS makes every effort to deliver the summer courses as advertised on the Summer School website. However, under some exceptional circumstances courses may be cancelled.  Please check our  SOAS Summer School Terms and Conditions (pdf; 181kb) to find out when a course might be cancelled and the options available to you under those circumstances.