Information for prospective students from Singapore

Students from Singapore

We have gathered specific information about studying at SOAS for students from Singapore.

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700

If you would like to contact Alberto Demo, our International Recruitment Manager, you can email him directly:

SOAS staff regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at SOAS. Find out more about events in your country..

Minimum entry requirements

These 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 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 entry 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 the following educational representatives in Singapore. Please contact them directly for more information about applying to SOAS.


SOAS offers a number of scholarships and bursaries and there are other external scholarships funded by the the University of London, British Government and other organisations.


The SOAS Careers Service is part of 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, please visit SOAS alumni.

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