School Of Oriental And African Studies, University Of London - [SOAS], London, England - Admission

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    SOAS University of London Admissions 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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    Applications at SOAS University of London are invited during the month of June. The academic sessions begin in September every year. The student population of the university comprises of more than 5,200 domestic and international students. Around 3,000 students are registered for distance or online programs

    Currently, the SOAS University of London offers around 450 UG and PG programs. Programs are available in both on-campus and online/distance mode. The application process varies for UG and PG programs.

    • The ratio of undergraduate to postgraduates at SOAS is 55:45.
    • 40% of student populations at SOAS University of London belong to 130 different countries.


    Application System UG: UCAS
    PG: Online Application
    Application Fee (non-refundable) UCAS: £18 for a single program
    Total number of students On-campus: 5,200+
    Distance: 3,000+
    Ratio of UG: PG 55:45
    Exams Accepted TOEFL, IELTS, PTE
    Intake Seasons September
    Financial Aid Loan, scholarships, government aid

    SOAS University of London Admission Deadlines

    SOAS University of London has set admission deadlines for UG and PG programs. All the prospective applicants are advised to adhere to the deadlines given in the following table:

    Program Deadline
    Undergraduate June 30;
    September 1
    Postgraduate June 30

    SOAS University of London International Admissions

    International students are welcomed to apply for various UG and PG programs at SOAS University of London. Applicants are suggested to check the university’s admission guidelines and requirements before beginning their applications.

    Admission Checklist for International Students

    • Evidence of proficiency in the English language
    • Average GPA of 3.3 or 3.5 for PG programs
    • Academic Transcripts
    • High school and/or UG degree/diploma/certificate
    • Interview
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Statement of purpose

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International students seeking admission at SOAS University of London must be fluent in the English language. To ensure this, the university requires no English speaking applicants to demonstrate fluency in the English language by attempting TOEFL, IELTS or PTE exam.

    The minimum score requirements established by the university are mentioned in the table below:

    Test Minimum Score
    TOEFL-iBT 100 (23 in writing & speaking; 21 reading & listening)
    IELTS 6.5 (6.5 in writing & speaking; 6.0 in listening & reading)
    PTE 65 (65 in writing & speaking; 60 in reading & listening)

    Visa Process for International Students

    International students must have the Tier 4 visa clearance for almost six months while applying for the courses. For Tier 4, aspirants must have 40 points:

    • 30 points - A valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from a Tier 4 sponsor
    • 10 points - Enough money for college tuition, application fee, and living costs.

    Applying for visa costs around 348 Pounds. The applicants must apply for a visa at least 3 months prior to the start of course. Applicants must provide the following documents when applying for the visa:

    • Passport and travel documentation
    • Financial support proof
    • A tuberculosis test result.

    SOAS University of London Undergraduate Admissions

    At the undergraduate level, the university offers programs in academic fields like economics, arts, linguistics, Politics and International studies. Prospective applicants must complete the country-specific academic requirements established by the university.

    Application Portal: UCAS

    Application Fees: £18

    Admission Requirements: The university has country-specific admission requirements for the UG programs.

    Country Name Academic Requirements
    India ICSE or CBSE certificate with 5 subjects; Overall 85% in class XII
    Japan High school certificate; Foundation course/ 3-A levels
    China High School leaving certificate or Goakao; 1-year Foundation course
    Pakistan High school leaving certificate; First division or above

    SOAS University of London Graduate Admissions

    SOAS University of London offers more than 100 PG degree programs to the prospective students. Some of the popular programs include MSc Economics, MSc in Financial Law, MA International Journalism, and MSc Research for International Development.

    The admission process and requirements are similar for all the programs. However, applicants are required to fulfil country-specific admission requirements.

    Application Portal: Online Application

    Application Fee: Not Required

    Admission Requirements: the university has country-specific admission requirements for PG programs.

    Country Name Academic Requirements
    India Second class upper (or equivalent) UG degree
    China Upper Second Class degree; UG degree from a 211 or 985 university with 80% or GPA 3.3
    Pakistan UG degree with CGPA 3.0 or 60%
    Japan UG degree with an overall mark of 78% or GPA of 3.3

    The university does not have any specific timeline for admission notification. Therefore, applicants are advised to contact the admission office in case of any query of further questions.

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