SOAS University of London

Academic Summer School at SOAS

Academic Summer School Key Facts

Key Dates

Courses run in two sessions

  • Session 1: 29 June - 17 July 2020
  • Session 2: 20 July - 7 August 2020

Applications open on 1st November 2019.

Application deadline:

25th May 2020

Assessment and Credits

Each Academic Summer School course is worth 15 credits in the UK system. 15 credits is equivalent to 4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.  

If you wish to gain credit from studying with us, you will complete a form of assessment either during or after your course. For those choosing not to earn credit, no formal assessment will be given. Assessment will vary for each course and more information can be found within course descriptions and course handbooks. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available to students that are assessed for credit.

If you intend to transfer credit to your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you apply. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to transfer credit rests solely with your home institution.

Contact Hours

  • 150 notional hours, 50 of which are contact hours
  • Monday - Friday
  • 10am - 3pm (core teaching). Guest lectures, workshops and social activities will take place outside of these hours.

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 £40.

Tuition fees: 
  • Credit-assessed: £1,750
  • Non-assessed: £1,600
  • 10% discount if you apply by 31st March
  • 10% discount if you apply for two courses over 6 weeks
  • 15% discount for SOAS alumni (including Academic Summer School alumni)
  • 20% discount for our partner institutions
  • Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.

For both Session 1 and 2, we have arranged discounted rates at Urbanest King’s Cross and Intercollegiate Halls of Residence. Both have been selected as they are best-placed for Academic Summer School students, situated in a convenient location only a short distance away from SOAS and offering a range of facilities. There are a limited number of rooms available at this special rate and they will be offered on a first-come first-served basis, so early booking is advised.

If rooms are no longer available at either of these locations and you are still looking to arrange accommodation for the summer, we would advise that you book with Dinwiddy House. For further assistance or more information on accommodation, please see our Accommodation page or get in touch with the Academic Summer School Office.