SOAS is based in the heart of London and the capital's rich cultural, social and intellectual life. The campus is in historic Bloomsbury, surrounded by green spaces, bookshops, museums and art venues, with fashionable cafés and restaurants nearby.
Nightlife and culture
- Located in central London, SOAS is within walking distance of the famous West End with its host of shops, restaurants, clubs, cinemas, and theatres.
- Additionally, SOAS is surrounded by world-renowned museums, international art galleries, and leafy green squares.
- The British Museum, the British Library, Shaftesbury Avenue theatres and cinemas are all within walking distance.
- SOAS also has a lively student bar and places to eat; plus a large programme of concerts and social events on campus.
- The SU runs an award-winning radio station, and support student-led news media and even a sustainable food co-op.
How is this affected by coronavirus?Providers offer flexible start dates and refund policies, however students are advised to check contracts before signing. *These provisions may change.
- Access to a variety of student housing and locations for all budgets. Single, twin and double rooms, studios and flats.
- Options include en suite, shared facilities, self-catered and catered. Students can choose to live with host families.
- Live independently in a hall of residence, with 24-hour security and access to support and on-site staff. Over 1,200 bed spaces.
- All private rented housing is registered with University of London Housing Service, and a contract-checking service is provided.
- Accommodation office staff provide information and assistance for international and UK students.
Accommodation costs 2021-2022
£167- £335 per week
£156- £310 per week
How is this affected by coronavirus?The SU holds regular speed friending and support groups, society events and activities. Liberation history month was held online. *These provisions may change.
- SOAS Students' Union (SU) is a bustling and diverse environment which offers support and representation for all SOAS students.
- SOAS SU is one of the most politically active in the UK, with hundreds of students involved in campaigns or representation roles.
- The SU support over 150 clubs and societies, covering sport, political debate, cultural issues and everything in-between.
- SOAS is well-served by all forms of public transport. It has excellent travel connections via bus, underground and train.
- SOAS is close to both Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Goodge Street (Northern Line) underground stations.
- Nearby Euston Station provides mainline rail links to the rest of the country.
- It is only a 10-minute walk to the Eurostar hub at St Pancras, from where it's a short hop to Paris, and continental Europe.
- Travel time from Heathrow Airport to Russell Square Station (Piccadilly Line) is approximately 1 hour.
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