SOAS University of London

International Students

Information for Prospective Students from Turkey

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Welcome to the country page for Turkey. This page contains specific information for students from Turkey. 


Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700

SOAS visits Turkey to meet with students interested in studying at SOAS. Further information can be found on the Meet SOAS staff in your area web page.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The below are guidelines only and do not guarantee entry. Each application will be judged on its own merits. 


For direct entry, depending on the programme, SOAS requires a minimum score between 80-85% in the Devlet Lise Diplomasi.

Students may be required to take a foundation programme.

For International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants please refer to our IB Entry Requirements page.


For Taught Masters programmes, the requirement is a minimum GPA 3.0-3.3/4.0 from an undergraduate degree programme in Turkey.
How to apply

English Language Requirements

To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at SOAS, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our minimum English Language entry requirements.

Erasmus Exchange and Study Abroad

SOAS has Erasmus exchange agreements with several universities in Turkey through which undergraduate students can study for one year or one semester at SOAS as part of their degree. More information can be found on the Erasmus page.  In the first instance students should speak to the exchanges or international office in their university for application details. If your university does not have an exchange agreement with SOAS then you can still apply to spend one semester or one year at SOAS as part of your undergraduate degree on the 'Study Abroad' programme. Further information and an application form can be found on the Semester Abroad pages or please contact


SOAS offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students. There are other scholarships provided by the University of London, the British Government and other external organisations. For further information please visit the Scholarships web page.

The SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship is available for eligible students from Turkey.

Students from Turkey can apply for the Jean Monnet Scholarship funded by the European Union.

SOAS Careers Service

The SOAS Careers Service can help you to find volunteering opportunities and can provide information and advice on finding paid employment during your studies and after graduation.

There will be a number of jobs (both voluntary and paid) within SOAS itself (for example, in the Students’ Union or cafe) and you can look out for these opportunities through the Careers Service or via the Students’ Union.

In-Country Representatives

British Side
Barbaros Bulvari No: 91
Besiktas, Istanbul
Tel: (0212) 327 5151

Tunus Cad. No: 48/4
06660 Kavaklidere Ankara
Tel: (0312) 466 4510/11  
Contact: Hasret Tepeli

EDCON - Nisantasi Office
Valikonagi Caddesi,
Konak Apt 67, K7
Nisantasi, Istanbul
Tel: (0212) 234 48 99

EDCON - Besiktas Office
Cihannuma Mah. Barbaros Blv.
Zumrut Apt. No: 33/1
Besiktas, Istanbul
Tel: (0212) 258 5835

Tunali Hilmi Cad. 95/8
Kavaklidere, Ankara
Tel: (0312) 427 9000

Kibris Sehitleri Caddesi 1441. Sokak No: 2 
Kat. 2 Daire.7 35210 ALSANCAK - Izmir
Tel: (0232) 425 2556

İstiklal Caddesi Kallavi Sokak No:1
Leon Apartmanı Kat 3-4 Beyoğlu
Tel: (0212) 2444 000

Ufuk Üniversitesi Cad
Paragon Plaza, No:3/23
Çukurambar, Ankara
Tel: (0312) 258 63 23

Manas Bulvari. Adalet Mah.
Folkart Towers. B Kule Kat:34 D:3408
Bayrakli, Izmir
(0232) 323 1010


Alumni Contact

There is a strong SOAS alumni network all over the world, if you would like to contact SOAS alumni in Turkey please visit the SOAS alumni website.

Istanbul Alumni Event with SOAS Emeritus Professor William Hale
Istanbul Alumni Event with SOAS Emeritus Professor William Hale