Get involved in a multi-cultural ‘school for diplomats’

As the only institution in the UK that specializes in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, SOAS University of London has a unique academic approach in courses like non-governmental organizations and development to international politics, music, anthropology, economics, art history and the comparative religions. Its Language Centre offers an unparalleled range of non-European languages such as Persian, Thai, Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Cantonese and more, taught from beginner to advanced levels. Its heritage as a school for diplomats is apparent in the energy of its diverse student body, committed to tackling global issues large and small—if this excites you, it may be a great program option.

The most interesting aspect of being a student at SOAS is the diversity of the students on campus. They are from all over the world. ”

Olutosin Adinyode

Amherst College Student, SOAS, University of London

  • You’ll have access to the SOAS Library, considered the UK’s national library for Asian and African studies. The collection includes over 1.2 million volumes in more than 400 languages.

  • You’ll quickly become active on-campus through the bustling Students’ Union, home to a number of clubs and societies with organized events like world music concerts, guest speakers, panel discussions, and even a produce co-op. You’re also welcome to use the Student Central facilities in central London.

  • On the Russell Square campus, you’ll be located in the intellectual and literary Bloomsbury quarter, a London neighborhood rich in culture—which is also home to the Arcadia London Center! The Vernon Square campus is housed in an Edwardian building near trendy Islington, just a 20-minute walk from the Russell Square campus and near to SOAS university housing.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2018 1/2/2018 6/16/2018 16 $25,500 10/15/2017 More Info
Fall 2018 9/18/2018 12/15/2018 16 $22,640 4/20/2018 More Info
Academic Year 2018 9/18/2018 6/15/2019 32 $42,650 4/20/2018 More Info
Spring 2019 1/1/2019 6/15/2019 TBA TBA 10/15/2018  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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