Singaporean qualifications

Singapore GCE O Levels

The Singapore-Cambridge GCE O level is acceptable at grades A1 - C6 in lieu of GCSE grades A, B and C on a subject for subject basis, including English.

Singapore GCE A Levels

With the exception of Medicine, entry requirements for Singapore GCE candidates are three A Levels at specific grades.

In addition, we consider applicants presenting with 2 H2’s and 2H1’s at the same sitting for all degree programmes within the Colleges of Humanities and Social Science and the College of Science and Engineering.

Singapore GCE A Levels equate directly to the GCE A Levels referred to in the prospectus so please refer to individual degree programmes for subject and grade requirements.

H2 = A Level

H1 = AS Level

For the College of Humanities and Social Science: the minimum requirements are either three H2’s at BBB to include one contrasting subject or two H2’s plus Knowledge & Inquiry (KI).

If neither KI nor a contrasting subject is taken at H2 then the minimum requirements are BBB at H2 plus one H1 content based contrasting subject at grade B.

Degree finder

Use our degree finder to get more information on a particular degree, including minimum academic entry requirements.

Singapore Polytechnic Diplomas

If you have completed a diploma from one of the polytechnics in Singapore, you will be considered for admission. The appropriate point of entry will be determined by the match of subjects and by your performance. Advanced entry to year 3 of a 4 year degree is possible for degrees in Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Normally you would need to obtain a B grade average (CGPA 3.0) or better in a relevant Polytechnic Diploma in order to be accepted into second year. Entrance to third year may be possible if you have obtained a Polytechnic Diploma in the same discipline of intended undergraduate study with a B+ average (CGPA 3.4) or better. If you are unsure whether your particular diploma is accepted, please contact the International Office or the admissions staff for the degree to which you wish to apply. Applications to years 2 or 3 of a 4 year degree in Sports or Business related degrees will be considered on an individual basis.

Further guidance on entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements.

You can also obtain further guidance on admissions requirements from staff in the Admissions Offices.

College of Humanities and Social Science Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Edinburgh David Hume Tower, George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JX
Work: +44 (0)131 650 3565
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 4678
Enquiry form: Ask a question using our online form
Web: HSS undergraduate admissions
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Undergraduate Admissions
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
The Chancellor’s Building, 2nd Floor
49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh EH16 4SB
Tel: +44(0)131 242 6407
Web: Frequently Asked Questions - Online Enquiry
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Undergraduate Veterinary Medicine Admissions
The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Easter Bush Veterinary Centre Roslin EH25 9RG
Work: +44 (0)131 650 6178
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 7305
College of Science and Engineering
The University of Edinburgh Weir Building The King's Buildings Edinburgh EH9 3JY
Work: +44 (0)131 650 5737
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 5738

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