SOAS London University: Summer School

Attend Summer School in the UK at SOAS University of London!

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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, combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus.

Our academic focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes us an indispensable interpreter in a complex world.

Intensive programmes at undergraduate level which will add value to your existing curriculum or allow you to discover a new subject

A range of  English and subject courses designed specifically for international students who wish to improve their language and academic skills.

    Academic Summer School Key Facts

    Courses offered:

    Session 1: 3 July - 21 July

    77 hours, including 60h language and 17h subject-related

    • Monday - Thursday 10.00am to 1.00pm: Arabic or Persian language
    • 2.00pm to 3.20pm: Government and Politics of the Middle East AND/OR
    • 3.40pm to 5.00pm: Culture and Society of the Middle East

    Sessions 2 and 3: 24 July - 11 August.

    46 hours contact time.

    Monday - Thursday 10am - 3pm: lectures and tutorials. Additional 2 hours on a specified Friday involving content-related optional activities, such as museum or company visits.

    Fridays:  courses open up one of their activities to all Summer School students, giving each student a variety of different activities to attend.

    Application Deadline:  24 May 2017.

    Entry Requirements

    • IELTS of 6.5 of higher
    • TOEFL iBT of 100 or higher
    • Pearson of 70 or higher
    • Or equivalent proof

    Enrolment of Summer School applicants who don’t meet the entry requirements is at the discretion of SOAS – please get in touch to speak to us in detail about your application.


     There is a one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60.


    Students from Boğaziçi University will receive a 20% discount off the tuition fee for the Academic Summer School

    • Session 1 - £2700
    • Sessions 2 & 3 - £1500
    • 15% discount if you take a combination of sessions 2 and 3
    • 20% discount for partner institutions

    Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.


    Limited student rooms are available at the SOAS Halls of residence: Dinwiddy House, at a rate of £710 for 20 nights. Please indicate whether you would like a room at Dinwiddy House on your application form.

    Further details about the SOAS Academic Summer School can be found on our website.

    Students can contact us directly on: or phone: +44 (0)207 898 4205.

    SOAS University of London
    Thornhaugh Street
    Russell Square
    London WC1H 0XG
    United Kingdom