As a former student of SOAS, you have access to a range of fantastic benefits, services and discounts– both on and off campus. Check out the benefits below!


Library Card

SOAS alumni are entitled to free reference and discounted borrowing membership of the SOAS Library, where they can enjoy one of the most extensive collections of academic works on Asia, Africa and the Middle East in the world! Reference membership is free for alumni and borrowing membership is available at a 70% discounted rate of £60 per year. Please apply online here.

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SOAS alumni have life-long access to the careers centre where they can receive one-to-one careers advice and guidance on how to write CVs and cover letters, and prepare for interviews.

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SOAS is proud to offer JSTOR access to alumni, providing free access to hundreds of academic journals. Alumni will have the same access as students and staff, allowing them to view articles online and download or print out PDF files. Make sure you are signed up to SOAS world, then click the link below to access the e-journals.

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SOAS Connect

SOAS Connect is a free service designed for alumni to give and get guidance on their chosen careers. You can also mentor current SOAS students. This could include anything from exchanging a few emails or checking a CV, to arranging a Skype call or meeting face to face. With SOAS Connect alumni can also reconnect with their old university friends.

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SOAS alumni can access a range of discounts:

  • 20% off postgraduate courses for all alumni and their families for 2023 entry
  • 10% off at the SOAS bookshop
  • 10% off short courses at our language centre
  • 25% off venue hire at SOAS
  • 20% off boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, please email




Exclusive News and Events

SOAS Alumni can receive quarterly e-newsletters with the latest news from SOAS and the global alumni community, as well as invitations to exclusive events in your area.

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If you are already part of the SOAS alumni community and aren’t receiving emails from us, join now! Once registered and logged in, you can update your communication preferences at any time.