Postgraduate entry requirements by region


Postgraduate entry requirements for students from Singapore.

You must have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree from a recognised university in Singapore to be considered for admission.

For applicants from NUS and NTU, our minimum requirements are an Honours degree Second Class Lower Division, Honours (Merit) or CAP of 3.5/5.0 or above.

For applicants from other institutions, our minimum requirements are an Honours degree Second Class Upper Division, or a four-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum B grade average or GPA 3.0/4.0 or 4.0/5.0.

PhD and research programmes

Typical requirements for entry to research programmes include a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in a related subject area or a Master's degree from a recognised university in Singapore:

  • Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A research proposal is usually required upon submitting your application.

However, entry requirements vary by programme, and you should check the detailed entry requirements are listed under each programme on the Degree Finder.

Degree Finder

How to write a research proposal

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

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

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

College of Science and Engineering

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

Applicant support

Our representatives for Singapore are Louise Tracey and Louise Zeelenberg.

You can contact us for advice and support by emailing:

Browse our events calendar to see if we are hosting an event in your area:

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Review student visa requirements on our Student Immigration Service website:

Student Immigration Service

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We currently work with education agents in many different countries and regions globally:

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Student numbers

There are around 7,250 students from Asia currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.