英语语言和学术准备

国际预科课程和英语语言研究(IFCELS)

IFCELS是全英国最顶尖的预科、硕士预科和学术英语课程专业中心之一,自1985年以来一直进行基础课程教学。所有IFCELS课程的教学内容都包括学术科目的整合以及对英语学习的支持,以便你同时发展自己的知识、关键技能和语言能力。身为IFCELS的学生,你同时也是SOAS大家庭中的一员。你还将受益于IFCELS提供的额外福利,例如两位可以为你提供大学申请建议的专业学术顾问以及学院自己的住宿、签证和福利官员。

IFCELS课程ICC本科预科课程
2021年9月21日-2022年6月17日
£20,500

SOAS国际预科课程(ICC)从9月中旬开始持续到次年6月底,内容结合了学术学习以及英语技巧和学习技巧。

该课程专为对商业、金融和管理相关研究、经济学、法律、社会科学、媒体和人文学位课程感兴趣的学生而设计,并提供十个涵盖上述学科内容的学术课程。

ICC的学生将获得SOAS本科学位课程的录取资格,并在整个本科学习期间享受10%的学费减免折扣。该课程证书还在全英范围内获得了广泛的入学资格认可。

 

入学要求

加入ICC的英语语言要求为雅思总分5.5分,写作不低于5.0分,或者iBT达到 74分,写作不低于15分。达到上述要求(或同等水平)的学生可以通过我们的线上申请表,申请本科预科课程。

ELAS(英语语言和学术研究)

秋季学期:

2021年9月至2021年12月

春季季学期:

2022年1月至2020年3月

每学期£5,800全年£11,600

ELAS是一个灵活的单元式课程,可以帮助学生专注于学术英语学习,同时结合社会科学、人文和国际商业研究。学生可以在众多课程中进行选择,包括雅思准备、研究方法、英语语言技能实践、媒体研究以及艺术史,从而使自己的学习变得更加个性化。

英语水平相当于雅思4.5分的学生可以参加线上强化英语语言课程,然后再进行语言和学术研究学习。

每年有两个学期,入学时间分别在九月和一月,你可以选择学习一个或是两个学期。

ELAS的学术英语成绩达到70%即可满足SOAS学位课程的英语语言要求。该课程还可以为从海外高校来此进行阶段性学习的学生提供成绩单。

入学要求

加入ELAS课程的最低英语水平要求为雅思总分5.5分(各项不低于5.5)、托福iBT 72分(写作不低于17分)或是培生学术英语(PTE)总分51 分(写作不低于51分)。

我们还可以考虑其他英语语言测试成绩,如Passport、TOEFL PBT或TOEIC。你可以在提交申请时暂不提交英语成绩,但我们可能会要求你参加语法/写作考试和/或面试。

IFCELS课程FDPS硕士预科课程
2021年9月22日-2022年6月17日
£18,500

研究生学习预科文凭(FDPS)从9月中旬开始持续到次年6月底,内容结合了学术学习和英语以及研究和学习技巧。

该课程专为对商业、金融和管理相关研究、法律、社会科学、媒体和人文学位课程感兴趣的学生而设计,并提供七个涵盖上述学科内容的学术课程。FDPS的特点之一是通过完成8000字自选研究主题的独立研究项目(ISP)来发展你的研究技能,项目完成过程由学术专家一对一监督指导,你还将获得来自研究方法课程和个人导师的支持。

FDPS的学生将获得大多数SOAS硕士课程的录取资格,并可享受10%的硕士学位课程学费减免折扣。该课程文凭因研究生学习提供高质量的密集预备课程而在全英国范围内获得认可。

在过去五年中,75%的FDPS毕业生成功获得了排名前30的大学录取通知书,60%的毕业生进入了伦敦大学进行研究生学习。

入学要求

加入FDPS的英语语言要求为雅思各单项不低于5.5分。

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在线申请

 

注:你需要选择Diploma/Certificate选项后,才会出现硕士预科Foundation Diploma in Postgraduate Studies(FDPS)选择。

IFCELS暑期课程

IFCELS为希望提高英语技能的国际学生提供一系列包括介绍学术科目在内的暑期课程。这些课程不仅可以帮助你更好地了解如何在全英授课的大学里学习,还能帮助考虑在SOAS进行更长时间学习的学生提前“感受”一番。你可以在7月至9月进行为期3周、6周或9周的课程,在入住SOAS学生宿舍时享受特别的IFCELS优惠,并好好享受伦敦的夏季。

所有课程均包含每周18个课时,教授时间为白天,从上午9点至下午5点。

课程为科目和英语教学相结合,以便具有中级或中高级英语水平的学生接触到学术内容。

或下载填写申请表 并以附件形式发送至ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

住宿

我们会在大学校园和当地市区提供多种住宿选择,从而满足各种需求。不同的住宿选择会因地点、设施和费用而异。

你可以选择:

  • 第一学年住在学生宿舍——你将在与其他学生共享的套房公寓中拥有属于自己的家具齐全的卧室,我们会为你提供一系列选择,你将与来自SOAS和伦敦其他大学的学生们一起生活。
    • 可选择的房型包括包餐式宿舍和自炊式宿舍。费用从每周£150.00到£304.00不等。这些宿舍均在我们的校园内或校区附近,因此出入SOAS会更加便捷。
  • 独自住在私人租赁的公寓或共享房屋中
  • 选择与寄宿家庭住在一起,你就会有机会感受到与别的家庭一起生活的体验。伦敦大学可以为你推荐一些寄宿家庭中介

住宿办公室:accommodation@soas.ac.uk

English language and academic preparation

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies (IFCELS)

IFCELS is one of the UK’s top centres of expertise for Foundation, Pre-master’s and Academic English programmes and has been running foundation programmes since 1985. Teaching on all IFCELS programmes features the integration of academic subject and supporting English study, so that you can develop your knowledge, critical skills and language all at the same time.

As an IFCELS student you are a fully integrated member of SOAS. You also benefit from the extra services provided by IFCELS, such as two dedicated academic counsellors to advise on university applications and the department’s own Accommodation, Visa and Welfare Officer.

IFCELS news

  1. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC UPDATE – Deposits, Fees and Refunds: With the current uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in 60+ countries across the world, the tuition fee deposit for ICC, FDPS and ELAS and the full fee payment for the Pre-sessional and IFCELS Summer Programmes will be refundable in full or transferable in full to the next start date of the programme under either of the following circumstances:
    (1). if we have to cancel any of the above mentioned programmes with a start date between April 2020 and September 2020 due to COVID-19
    (2). if students are unable to attend any of the above mentioned programmes because flights are suspended from their home country to the UK or the UK Government bans nationals from their home country from entering the UK
  2. Late application fees: There will be no late application fees for ICC and FDPS applicants this year until 1 August.
  3. New Scholarships for ICC Foundation Programme: We will be offering 4 ICC International Foundation Ambassador Scholarships worth £3500 for ICC students who want to get involved in SOAS and make a difference. See ICC Ambassador Scholarship for details.
  4. The Early Bird Acceptance Discount Scheme: ICC and FDPS students who accept their offer within a calendar month of the offer date and by 30 June 2020 will save £500 on their tuition fees.
  5. Important Announcement Regarding Pre-sessional Courses in 2020: Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, IFCELS Pre-sessional courses will be taught exclusively online with updated admissions requirements. Please see IFCELS Online Pre-sessional Courses for further details. Click to download Pre-sessional Application Form.
  6. IFCELS Summer Programme Update: Due to the current suspension of all on-campus teaching and activities at SOAS, we have cancelled the IFCELS Summer Programme for 2020. Information about next year’s Summer Programme will be available in October 2020.
  7. New for 2020! Application fast track with no interview or entrance test for ICC applicants who have 6.0 IELTS overall and 6.0 in writing. Click here to find out more.

IFCELS Programmes
ICC Undergraduate Foundation
Tuesday 22 September 2020 – Friday 2 July 2021
£19,750 (2020 entry)
£19,250 (Early Bird Discount)

The Intermediate Certificate Course in Comparative International Studies (ICC) runs from mid-September to the end of June, and combines academic study with English and study skills tuition.

It is designed for students who are interested in degrees in Business, Finance and Management related studies, Economics, Law, the Social Sciences, Media and the Humanities and o¬ffers ten academic modules covering the above range of subjects.

ICC students are guaranteed an offer of a place on SOAS undergraduate degrees and receive a 5% discount on tuition fees for the full period of their undergraduate study. The programme Certificate is also recognised across the UK as a valid entry qualification.

Entry requirements

The English language requirement to join ICC is IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.0 in the writing section or iBT 76 with 12 in writing. Students who have achieved these levels (or the equivalent) can have their applications considered by Skype interview and, in most cases, emailed essay test.

ELAS (English Language and Academic Studies)
Autumn / Spring / Summer
Jan-Jun 2020: £5500 per term;
Sep 2020 – Jun 2021: £5650 per term, £16950 full year

ELAS is a flexible, modular programme that allows students to focus on academic English combined with subject study in the Social Sciences, Humanities and International Business Studies. Students also choose from a range of options – IELTS Preparation, Research Methods, English language skills practice, Media Studies and History of Art – to individualise their studies.

It is taught at four di­fferent English levels (A1-4, covering 4.5 – 7.0 IELTS) and students with the equivalent of 4.5 IELTS can take an intensive English language course (level A1) before moving on to combined language and academic study.

There are three ten-week terms each year with entry points in September, January and April and you can stay for one, two or three terms.

Students completing at least two terms on the programme may be awarded a SOAS Diploma/Certificate in Academic English with academic subject study. An Academic English mark of 70% on ELAS meets the English language requirements for entry to a degree at SOAS. Transcripts are provided for students taking this programme as a period of study abroad from their home country.

Entry requirements

The minimum English language level to join the ELAS programme is IELTS 4.5 (with 4.5 in writing),TOEFL iBT 60 (with 12 in writing), or 41 Pearson PTE Academic (PTE) (with 41 in writing).

For the Certificate/Diploma levels A2/3/4 which include the Academic Subject Modules, you need a minimum of 5.0 IELTS (with 5.0 in writing), TOEFL iBT 68 (with 14 in writing), or PTE 46 (with 46 in writing).

We can also take into consideration other English language tests such as Passport, TOEFL PBT or TOEIC. You can apply without an English score but you may be asked to take a grammar/writing test and/or an interview.

FDPS Pre-Master’s Programme
Wednesday 23 September 2020 – Friday 2 July 2021
£18,500 (2020 entry)
£18,000 (Early Bird Discount)

The Foundation Diploma for Postgraduate Studies (FDPS) runs from mid-September to the end of June, and combines academic study with English as well as research and study skills tuition.

It is designed for students who are interested in degrees in Business, Finance and Management related studies, Law, the Social Sciences, Media and the Humanities and o­ffers seven academic modules covering the above range of subjects.

A special feature of FDPS is the opportunity to develop your research skills by completing an 8000 word Independent Study Project (ISP) on a research topic of your choice with one-to-one supervision from an academic expert and support from a Research Methods course and an individual tutor.

FDPS students are guaranteed an o­ffer of a place on the majority of SOAS Master’s programmes and receive a 5% discount on tuition fees on their Master’s. The programme Diploma is also recognised across the UK as o­ffering a high quality and intensive preparation for postgraduate study.

Over the past five years 75% of FDPS graduates have fulfilled o­ffers from top 30 universities and 60% went on to a postgraduate programme at a college of the University of London.

Entry requirements

The English language entry requirement to join FDPS is 5.5 in each skill subscore of the IELTS test.

IFCELS Summer programme

IFCELS o­ffers a range of summer courses for international students wishing to improve their English skills and also courses providing an introduction to academic subjects. These o­ffer a great introduction to studying at an English speaking university and a “taster” for students thinking of studying a longer programme at SOAS. Enjoy London in summer by studying for 3, 6 or 9 weeks between July and September and stay in the SOAS student halls at a special IFCELS rate.

All courses consist of 18 teaching hours per week and are taught in the daytime between 9am to 5pm.

Subject and English teaching are combined so that the academic content is accessible to students with an intermediate or upper intermediate level of English.

or fill in Application Form (Word) and send as an attachment to ifcels@soas.ac.uk.

Pre-sessional courses for SOAS offer holders

SOAS Pre-sessional English courses run for 4, 8 and 12 weeks from the end of June until Welcome Week in late September and are designed for international students who have narrowly failed to meet the English language entry requirements for undergraduate, Master’s or Research degrees. The courses aim to improve your ability to use English in an academic context across all four skills.
Most students joining the courses are required to do so as a condition of their o¬ffer from SOAS and the condition will be clearly stated in the o¬ffer letter but others who wish to improve their skills are also welcome (as long as they are at the right level for the course)

Important note

Please do NOT apply for a pre-sessional course until you can say YES to all of the following:

  • You have been sent an academic offer.
  • You have sent in all the required academic qualifications to SOAS Admissions to satisfy the conditions of this offer.
  • Your English certificates have been submitted for assessment.

We cannot offer a pre-sessional place until all of these requirements are met, so please do not apply until then. Download application form.

Accommodation

We have a great range of accommodation choices in the University and local area, so there’s something to suit every need. These vary by location, facilities and cost.

You can choose to:

  • Live in Halls of Residence for your first year – you’ll have your own, furnished bedroom in a flat with other students, we have a range of options available where you will live with students from SOAS and other Universities across London.
    • The room types available include catered or self-catered halls. Costs range from £150.00 – £304.00 per week. These are on or close to our campuses, so you’re well connected to everything SOAS has to offer.
  • Live independently in a Privately Rented Flat or House Share
  • Stay with a Host Family who offer the opportunity to live as part of their family. The University of London can direct you to a number of Homestay agents

Students attending SOAS for undergraduate study will need to firmly accept their offer with SOAS in order to apply for our Halls accommodation.

Accommodation Office: accommodation@soas.ac.uk

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