United Kingdom
SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
The University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies is Europe's leading university for the study of Africa, Asia, and the Near and Middle East. Founded in 1916 as the School of Oriental Studies, the school has grown to become a significant national centre for the study of 500+ programmes focusing on Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The School of Oriental and African Studies, or SOAS, is a great institution with a rich library of information and experience to inform and influence current thinking about the world's cultural, political, economic, security, and religious concerns.

Cost of attendance

The cost of attendance for SOAS University of London comprises the tuition fee for Undergraduate program is 18,630 GBP and for the Postgraduate program is 22,810GBP.


SOAS University of London provides a number of off-campus housing options, including halls of residence and rooms in shared flats/houses in close proximity to the university, amenities, and transportation links. Dinwiddy House, Goldsmiths House, Helen Graham House, Paul Robeson House, Urbanest St. Pancras, and Wood Green Hall are the school's residence halls. Single, studio, twin, en suite and non-en suite, catered and self-catered, double rooms and flats (adapted), couples and family housing are all available to match students' budgets and needs. On-campus housing costs between £184 and £484. The typical monthly rent for off-campus living is 500 to 700 Pounds.

Acceptance rate

There are almost 8200 students registered at the university. SOAS University of London's student population is made up of students from 130 different countries, accounting for 40% of the student body. The approval rate is 63 percent.


The SOAS University of London is located in downtown London at 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London. At its central London location, the Brunei Gallery offers a 40-room conference venue. The University library houses about 1.5 million volumes, collections, journals, and periodicals in over 400 languages, making it the largest library in the world. The University offers eight regional centres that coordinate regional expertise and host seminars, conferences, and workshops to give in-depth and current knowledge. Students are encouraged to join one or more of the 50 clubs and groups on campus, or to start their own. Sports activities are also promoted on campus.


Officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council, SOAS, University of London (SOAS) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution.

Jobs and Placement

SOAS University of London has a dedicated website where part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities are offered. Students can find jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities using CareerZone, SOAS' career management system. Ninety-five percent of students reached six months after graduation said that they are working full-time, studying, or involved in other activities. UN Organizations, Bank of England, HM Treasury, HSBC Bank, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Standard Chartered Bank, and others are typical employment for graduates. The average SOAS, University of London pay is around £22213 per year.

QS Ranking

#=391 in QS Global World Ranking by QS World University Rankings 2022. 

The Ranking

401 – 500th in World University Rankings 2022 by Times Higher Education.

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