While there is no official deadline for applications, we recommend you submit your application and all supporting documentation as early as you can to ensure you get a reply in time for September entry.
Candidates must normally possess a British first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent. (e.g. an equivalent bachelors degree from a good US university would have a GPA of 3.3 or above).
The programmes run by CISD are interdisciplinary in nature so it is not necessary to have a degree in a discipline directly related to the programme.
Each application is assessed on its individual merits and entry requirements may be modified in the light of relevant professional experience and where the applicant can show a practicle commitment to the field of international Studies.
Candidates whose first language is not English must have acquired a level of written and spoken English satisfactory to the School. You can find more information about the SOAS English language requirement here.
How to apply
Instructions for how to apply can be found on the SOAS admissions pages.
Each application is carefully considered and although we try and respond as quickly as possible, students should be aware that at busy times of the year applications may take up to five weeks to process.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the admissions process can be found here, if you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact our admissions team on email@example.com .
Please refer to the fees section of the SOAS Website for the latest information about full and part-time fees.
Funding your degree
All prospective students are required to state how they indend to fund their studies at the time that they apply.
Applications for funding (including applications for SOAS funds) is a separate process from application for a place on a programme of study at the School. To see some of the options available to students studying at CISD please see the Scholarships and Bursaries page of the SOAS website. If you intend to apply for external funding you are advised to submit your application for your degree programme as early as possible.
Applicants should note that no student will be permitted to enrol, attend classes or receive supervision until the tuition fees for the whole academic year have been paid in full or there is a guarantee of payment from a sponsoring agency found acceptable to the School.
Students from overseas are advised to make arrangements for the transfer of money to this country well before they leave home, otherwise they may find themselves with insufficient money for support or to pay fees on arrival.