Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Our undergraduate programmes are truly diverse, from Law to History, Development Studies to Music, and a number of global languages  – equipping you to change the world after graduation. Take a look to see what criteria you’ll need to meet in order to embark on a Bachelor’s Degree at SOAS.


Applicants that are completing or have completed either A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma will be considered in the same way as UK applicants. For details of the IB and A-Level requirements for individual degree programmes, please refer to the undergraduate admissions pages. Neither the Chinese High School leaving certificate or Goakao are sufficient for entry to a SOAS undergraduate degree.

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English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must show that their level of English is sufficient to follow an academic programme at SOAS. Our requirements currently include:


Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing, and 6.0 in reading, speaking and listening.


SOAS offers a range of pre-sessional or in-sessional courses for those who do not meet the exact English entry requirements, so that students have the opportunity to improve their language skills before beginning their academic study.


If you would like to improve your English language before studying for a degree, please browse our Foundation and English Language programmes page.

Undergraduate Admissions

To apply for an undergraduate degree at SOAS (including students wishing to transfer from another university), you must apply through the UK’s central universities application organisation, UCAS. 


The Course Enquiries Team provides all the information, advice, and guidance you need prior to the submission of an application to study at SOAS.

Explore our Undergraduate subjects.


Contact: study@soas.ac.uk / 0044 207 898 4700

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Fees and Funding

Fees for 2021/22 entry: £19,560 (first year)

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