London Direct Enrollment - SOAS, University of London Application Requirements

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Eligibility Requirements:
  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • A GPA of 3.3 or above in your concentration. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 overall will be considered if they can demostrate strong academic motivation. GPAs below 3.0 will not be considered.
  • Junior or senior standing when program begins.
Application Requirements:
  • Online Application
    Applications may be considered after the published deadline on a space available basis. Please note that late applicants may be required to submit a non-refundable confirmation deposit upon acceptance in order to secure a place in the program. Please contact us with questions about applying after the deadline.

Submit the following in your MyIESabroad account after your Online Application is processed:

  • Home School Authorization
    Your on-campus study abroad advisor can either complete the Home School Authorization electronically through IES Abroad’s PartnerPortal system, or by filling out the PDF form linked above. Consult your study abroad advisor to determine how they would prefer to complete your Home School Authorization.
  • Official Transcript(s) for each college/university you have attended since high school. If you have multiple transcripts, IES Abroad will average the GPAs for all colleges/universities you have attended and use that cumulative GPA when reviewing your application.
  • IES Abroad - SOAS Application Form
  • One academic reference on school/departmental letterhead
  • Personal academic statement outlining what you would like to gain from studying at SOAS and what you can contribute to the SOAS community (350-500 words)
  • Color copy of valid passport photo page.Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the program end date.
  • If English is not your native language, and you do NOT study at US institution, please contact your IES Abroad Program Advisor.

Please note: Final admissions decision are made by SOAS, not IES Abroad. Average admission decision wait time is about 1-2 weeks.

Passport & Visa Requirements:

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required. Visit to locate U.S. passport agencies in your area.

A student visa may be required to enter England. Upon admission, you will receive more information about the application process and any related fees. The visa application process for non-U.S. citizens can be extremely lengthy, please contact us for more information.