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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Interest: English
Program Type: Partner Program Minimum GPA: 3
Program Sponsor: Arcadia Academic Focus: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Economics, Geography, Geology, History, International Affairs, Japanese, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Program Features: Independent or Mentored Research
Program Description:

SOAS University of London

Program Overview

Founded in 1916, and moving to its present site in 1941, SOAS is a constituent college of the University of London. It’s considered a ‘school for diplomats,’ with a largely international and highly diverse, inclusive student body, and it remains the leading  Higher Education institution in Europe for the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. 

Students at SOAS go on to international careers that directly address the problems of our world, focusing on economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges, with direct impact on issues of democracy, development, economy, finance, public and corporate policy, human rights, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change.

Expert faculty engaged in fieldwork across the globe and a vast repository of knowledge and materials, including a 1.5 million volume library, make this unique institution an invaluable resource, dedicated to offering an unparalleled range of non-European languages from beginner to advanced levels, and to excellence in academic areas such as development and international politics, music, anthropology, economics, art history and the comparative religions.  

Situated in Bloomsbury, London, SOAS serves and supports London’s multicultural and multilingual communities. The School’s Brunei Gallery exhibits African, Asian, and Middle Eastern art, and the Language Centre provides courses in over 50 languages. 

As a student at SOAS, you’ll make friends hanging out in the beautiful Japanese rooftop garden and visit the student hub in the North Block of the iconic Senate House. You’re just a short walk away from many cultural amenities. There are plenty of sports and clubs for you to join. The environment is friendly, welcoming, and international, and you’ll never run out of things to do.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 10/15/2021 01/03/2022 06/13/2022
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 04/20/2022 09/24/2022 12/18/2022
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.