SOAS University of London

Online Academic Summer School


The Academic Summer School provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in an academic institution as unique and distinctive as SOAS. Renowned for its global outlook and regional expertise, SOAS attracts the brightest, curious minds from across the globe. Our world-renowned library features over 1.5 million items and electronic resources in over 400 languages, and is recognised as one of the world’s most important libraries for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Whether you intend to join us in the summer as a pathway into further study or you simply wish to explore a specific area of interest, the Academic Summer School is the perfect way to begin your journey.

Our programme not only allows you to develop your academic skills, but also to grow and expand your network with leading academics and like-minded individuals from around the world. As an Academic Summer School alumnus, you will be able to enjoy alumni benefits, additional discounts and stay up-to-date with exclusive news and events.

In case you needed any more reason to join us this summer, take a look at what some of our alumni had to say on our Student Testimonials page.

Attending the SOAS Academic Summer School enables you to:
  • Join our diverse and esteemed international alumni network, gaining access to exclusive discounts and updates
  • Earn SOAS credit whilst you study one of our unique and inspiring courses
  • Challenge and interpret the world around you, connect communities and cultures, and inspire positive change
  • Enhance your learning with our unique Media Skills Lectures & Workshops - a series not offered anywhere else in London - aimed at developing your political and communicative skills
  • Experience the wide range of activities that SOAS has to offer beyond your core studies, from an interactive Yoga Session to a fascinating introduction to World Music
  • Make your views heard – SOAS’ innovative teaching methods, based on excellence in research, enable students to add to the lively discussions and critical analysis in the classroom
  • Pave your way into SOAS: With over 115 Postgraduate programmes to choose from, Academic Summer School students can apply to continue their studies at SOAS and also benefit from alumni discounts on online courses