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Welcome to the country page for Singapore.

Contact Us

Laura Hayes is the International Officer for Singapore and is happy to answer any questions you have about applying to, and studying at SOAS.
Please contact: Laura Hayes (l.hayes@soas.ac.uk)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4031
SOAS staff regularly visit Singapore.
Future dates and locations can be found at Overseas Visits Programme

Singapore at SOAS

Singapore at SOAS


Minimum Entry Requirements

The below entry requirements are a guide only, and do not guarantee entry. Each application will be judged on its own merits.

Undergraduate Study
  • Singapore-Cambridge A-levels will be considered at the same grade as UK A-levels. 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) requirements are listed online for each programme. Our entry requirements specify an overall IB score and certain marks in Higher Level subjects. 
  • Applicants with an overall GPA of 3.3/4.0 from a Polytechnic in Singapore will be considered for year one entry.

Please refer to the undergraduate entry requirements page for more information. In addition you should check the individual programme of study for any specific academic requirements.

Postgraduate Study

Applicants with an upper second class (or equivalent) Bachelor’s degree from a good university will be considered for entry to a SOAS Master’s programme.

SOAS considers applicants from Singapore with a Cumulative Average Point of 4.0/5.0 or 3.3/4.0 GPA in a Bachelor's degree. 

Research applicants would normally be expected to have completed a Masters qualification from a good university.

In addition to the above minimum entrance requirements, you should also refer to the individual programme entries in the postgraduate prospectus or on our postgraduate admissions pages, which may have additional requirements.

English Language Requirement

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate they meet SOAS’ English Language entry requirements.

For students who do not meet the exact entry requirement SOAS offers excellent Pre-Sessional and Summer English language courses which can help to achieve the required language proficiency.

In-Country Representatives

SOAS works with Jack StudyAbroad in Singapore, please contact Jack StudyAbroad directly to ask any questions about applying to, and studying at SOAS.

Jack StudyAbroad Singapore
#12-05/06 Park Mall
9 Penang Road
Singapore 238459
Tel: (+65) 67376734
Email: info@studyabroad.sg


SOAS offers a number of scholarships and bursaries and there are other external scholarships.

The prestigious Alphawood Scholarship is available to students resident in Singapore. Eligible courses of study include programmes within the Department of History of Art and Archaeology and MA South East Asian Studies and MA Asian Pacific Studies where the major course relates to Southeast Asian art. For further information, please go to: 
The Alphawood Scholarship


The SOAS Careers Service is part of the The Careers Group, University of London, which is the biggest careers service in the country. The Careers Service provides a range of services including a careers information library, career counselling services and various events throughout the year, to help with career choice, job hunting, applications and interviews.


SOAS has alumni all over the world, if you would like to contact an alum to ask any questions then please visit the SOAS alumni website.

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