SOAS University of London

Summer School at SOAS University of London

Academic Summer School Key Facts

Assessment and Credits

Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution, typically our courses receive:

• 3 credits in the US system
• 7.5 ECTS in the European system.

Please check with your home institution for further details.

Contact Hours

Session 1 
  • 77 hours, including 60h language and 17h subject-related
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 10.00am to 1.00pm: Arabic or Persian language
  • 2.00pm to 3.20pm: Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • AND/OR 3.40pm to 5.00pm: Culture and Society of the Middle East
Sessions 2 and 3
  • 46 hours contact time.
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 10am - 3pm: lectures and tutorials
  • Additional 2 hours on a specified Friday involving content-related optional activities, such as museum or company visits.
  • On Fridays, courses open up one of their activities to all Summer School students, giving each student a variety of different activities to attend.

Application Deadline

24 May 2017

Entry Requirements

A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the Summer School, and 18+ years of age. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification. Fluency in English, demonstrated through:
  • IELTS of 6.5 of higher
  • TOEFL iBT of 100 or higher
  • Pearson of 70 or higher
  • Or equivalent proof

Enrolment of Summer School applicants who don’t meet the entry requirements is at the discretion of SOAS – please get in touch to speak to us in detail about your application.


 There is a one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60.

Tuition fees: 

  • Session 1 - £2700
  • Sessions 2 & 3 - £1500
  • An early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 31 March 2017
  • 15% discount for SOAS Alumni or
  • 15% discount if you take a combination of sessions 2 and 3
  • 20% discount for partner institutions
  • 50% fee waiver for current SOAS Students

Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.


Limited student rooms are available at the SOAS Halls of residence: Dinwiddy House, at a rate of £710 for 20 nights. Please indicate whether you would like a room at Dinwiddy House on your application form.