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Information for students from Singapore

Find out about the Singaporean student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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If you have any questions about studying at the University of Southampton, please contact the International Office team.

Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements

If you do not have the traditional entry requirements for our undergraduate courses, you may be able to qualify by doing one of our foundation programmes first. To find out more, visit our foundation years page or contact the International Office team.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

GCE A Levels taken in Singapore 
High grades in 3-year post O Level Polytechnic Diploma
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB) 
High grades in UK A levels 
Recognised Foundation Courses taken in the UK, Australia and Canada

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes

Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 

UK 1st equivalent: 1st or GPA 3.5 out of 4.0 or, minimum Honours degree with CAP of 4.5 plus minimum grade of A- for dissertation or major project for NUS graduates.

UK 2:1 equivalent: 2:1 or GPA 3.0 out of 4.0 or, minimum Honours degree with CAP of 4.0 to 4.49 (inclusive) for NUS graduates

PhD programmes

Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Students from Singapore who have achieved Cambridge O Level – English grade C+ may be exempted from additional English language requirements. 

Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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Second year entry to a world-class education in Electronics and Computer Science

If you gained your diploma from Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Singapore or Temasek polytechnic, you may be eligible to directly access the second year of Southampton’s electrical, electronic, electrical and electronic, and mechatronic engineering programmes

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The Singaporean student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Singapore to the University each year. 

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups. You may be interested in joining the University of Southampton Singapore Society (SingSoc).

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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