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SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES

School of oriental and African studies comes under top 10 universities of London and it is ranked as top 8th university for offering best programs and excellent skills and practical knowledge. It is ranked on 346th position globally. It is known as public research university in London, England and a constituent college of federal University of London. It was founded in year 1916 the University is located in the hearts of Bloomsbury in central London. The University is known as world’s leading institutes for the study of Asia, Africa and Middle East. It houses the brunei gallery, built from an endowment from the sultan of Brunei Darussalam, and inaugurated by the princess royal as chancellor of the University of London. On November 22, 1995. The brunei gallery host the program of changing contemporary and historical exhibition from Asia, Africa, Middle East with the Aim to present and promote the cultures from these regions.

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Basic information about the university

The University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the near and Middle East.
SOAS is a remarkable institution. With their vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, we are uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world. Their programs are taught by respected academics engaged in fieldwork and research which influences government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars grapple with the pressing issues confronting two-thirds of humankind today:

Democracy, development, economy, finance, public and corporate policy, human rights, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change

University at a glance

5,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying on campus
3,000+ students registered on distance and online programs
300+ academics provide the largest concentration of specialist staff engaged in the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East
350+ undergraduate degree combinations

115 postgraduate programs
1.5 million items in the SOAS Library
55:45 ratio of undergraduates to postgraduates
24% mature students
90% satisfaction with teaching, the highest in London
11.3:1, our student-staff ratio is one of the best in the UK

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University vision and strategy

Their strategy is to- Introduction
Languages are central to SOAS and have been subject to considerable discussion and work over the last few years. For some, languages are the bedrock of SOAS’s academic mission, and central to their activities, while for others, they have not kept pace with changes internal to SOAS and in the external environment and now threaten to hold the institution back.

The current strategy acknowledges the complex situation and perceptions of languages within SOAS, and emphasizes both their strength in languages, as well as the need to change and address key problems – such as financial sustainability, pedagogic innovation and student success – with some urgency.

The SOAS Vision and Strategy 2016-2020 makes extensive reference to languages. It notes that SOAS is a ‘small research-led university with excellent teaching and language and area studies specialisms in Asia, Africa and the Middle East’, and a global university focusing on ‘teaching and researching across a range of social science and humanities subjects, rooted in the culture and languages of the regions in which we specialize’. The SOAS Vision and Strategy 2016-2020 makes extensive reference to languages. It notes that SOAS is a ‘small research-led university with excellent teaching and language and area studies specialisms in Asia, Africa and the Middle East’, and a global university focusing on ‘teaching and researching across a range of social science and humanities subjects, rooted in the culture and languages of the regions in which we specialize’.

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The university vision

  • Supporting further recognition and debate about the wide, complex and varied impacts of colonialism, imperialism and racism in shaping our university,
  • Embedding within our policies and practices a deeper understanding that these impacts produce and reproduce injustices and inequalities within education,
  • A stronger commitment to actively make redress for such impacts through on going collective dialogue within the university and through our public obligations,
  • The provision of institution-level support to embed this understanding in SOAS’s contribution as a public university in the service of the wider world.

The programs offered by the university

They include undergraduate, postgraduate, foundation year, online and distance learning, learn a language, international foundation and per-master program, summer school, open events, short courses, accommodation and etc.

They include A to Z degrees and courses for their international and domestic students. The undergraduate course includes 19 subjects according to student interest. The postgraduate programme include 25 subjects according to student’s interest it also include A to Z degrees. The research degrees also include A to Z courses and with 24 subject areas.

Scholarships provided by the university

  • ELIZABETH CROLL scholarship for field work
  • BISHWA BANGLA SCHOLARSHIPS
  • KAMRAN DAJAM SCHOLARSHIPS
  • FDPS SCHOLARSHIPS, IFCELS, SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
  • HSBC SOAS SCHOLARSHIPS
  • MASTER SCHOLARSHIP AT NIVERSITY OF LONDON
  • VP KANTIKAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • SHAPOORJI PALLONJI SCHOLARSHIPS
  • ATHONYDICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • FELIC SCHOLARSHIP
  • EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • SOAS SANTUARY SCHOLARSHIPS
  • IFCELS SCHOLARSHIP

And several other scholarships are also available on universities website for domestic and international students both. The students who all are interested in applying for scholarship exams they can check the further details on Universities website.

This article as concise details regarding the university, their courses and about their admission process, So the students who all interested in being a part of this university they can apply for their admissions and for collecting more details regarding admissions students must go and check universities website.

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