SOAS, University of London


SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies) is a public research university in London and a constituent college of the University of London. Founded in 1916, SOAS is renowned for having produced several heads of states, government ministers, civil servants, diplomats, Supreme Court judges, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and many other notable leaders worldwide. ​​​SOAS is located in central London, so many London's bars, cafes and world-famous social and cultural sights are within walking distance.

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £17,895
  • Estimated living costs - £15,600
  • Minimum IELTS score - 6.5
  • Student satisfaction - 88
  • Employment prospects - 68.1
  • International student ratio - 30.1%



  • The Times: 35
  • The Guardian: 25
  • QS World Rankings: 296
  • Complete University Guide: 38