Undergraduate entry requirements by country


Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Singapore.

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/Vet Medicine, entry requirements for Singapore GCE candidates are three A Levels at specific grades.

Applicants with 2 H2’s and 2H1’s at the same sitting will be considered for all degree programmes within the Colleges of Arts, 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 Arts, Humanities and Social Science: the minimum requirements are either three H2’s at ABB 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 ABB at H2 plus one H1 content based contrasting subject at grade B.

Veterinary Medicine

AAA to include Chemistry, Biology and one other subject approved for entry. If Physics has not been studied to A level, a good pass at GCSE is required.

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 may 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 Edinburgh Global 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.

If you have completed a diploma from one of the polytechnics in Singapore in a subject such as Veterinary Bioscience, Veterinary Technology, Veterinary Microbiology or Biomedical Science you will be considered for admission to the 5-year BVM&S programme with a B+ average (CGPA 3.4) or better.

Students from Singapore applying with US qualifications will be required to reach the same levels as American applicants.

American qualifications

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

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

Staff in the Admissions Offices will be able to provide further guidance.

For specific advice about applying to Veterinary Medicine, please contact the BVM&S Admissions Team.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will also have to meet English Language requirements to apply. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

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