Enrolment for new students
Get enrolment information for:
- Undergraduate or taught masters students
- Postgraduate research students
- Certificates / Diplomas / Incoming Intercollegiate
- Pre-Sessional Courses
- Language Centre
All new students must complete enrolment at the start of the first term.
If you are coming to SOAS from a non-EEA country, you will need to ensure that you have an appropriate visa to study in the UK. Please take time to read through the information available on the International and EU Students page of our website, taking particular note of the Immigration Health Surcharge and Visa Applications made outside of the UK. You may also find our International Students Handbook useful.
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All students at SOAS have the option to study a language alongside their degree and, for many programmes, the chance to spend a year abroad studying their chosen language intensively in a partner institution. (See individual programmes for details.) Many students also undertake a time abroad through the Erasmus scheme.
We also welcome international students at our Summer Schools and on Exchange programmes.
International Students How to Apply
If you are applying for an undergraduate course you must apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service for the UK). Please visit the Undergraduate pages for more information.
If you are applying for a postgraduate course then you can apply directly to SOAS. You can complete an online application form and find out more information on the Postgraduate section.
The Study Abroad programme is available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to study at SOAS for one term or one academic year as part of their degree. Students can take units from any degree programme and from across any department to create their own unique programme of study. For more information and details on how to apply please look at the Study Abroad pages.
If you are an undergraduate student currently studying in Europe, then you might wish to consider applying to study at SOAS for a short time through the Socrates/Erasmus exchange. Please check the Erasmus Exchange pages to see whether your home university has an agreement with SOAS.
Undergraduate students from Japan and Korea can also apply to study at SOAS for one academic year on the Japan and Korean exchange programme.
Certificates and Diplomas
If you are interested in any of the Certificate programmes or diplomas, then there is a separate application form. You can find out more on the Certificate and Diplomas page.
Students who are interested in studying at SOAS but are not already studying at another university and do not want to be formally assessed for a degree or certificate/ diploma can apply to be an associate student. Associate students can study at SOAS for either one term or one academic year and can take one or more courses from any degree programme. For more information, please look at the Associate Students page.
English Language courses
For the foundation courses or pre-sessional and in-sessional English language courses, you must apply to the IFCELS centre directly.