SOAS University of London

International Students

Information for Prospective Students from Singapore

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Welcome to the country page for Singapore where you can find out more information about studying at SOAS. 

In these uncertain times, we want to reassure you that SOAS is looking forward to welcoming new and continuing students in September 2020. We are delivering all of our teaching, assessment and support for current students online for the remainder of the year - and we will be ready to start the new academic year in September. Find out more about how SOAS is responding to Covid-19.

In the meantime, join our Virtual Open Days at SOAS, Offer Holder chat rooms, and learn about campus life with our upcoming webinars. Check out our Events page for more information.  

Contact Us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4700 Email:

If you would like to contact Amy Mitchell-Bell, our International Recruitment and Engagement Officer, you can email her directly:

SOAS staff regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at SOAS. Find out more on our overseas visits page. 

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 the following educational representatives in Singapore. Please contact them directly for more information about applying to SOAS. If you have any comments about these representatives, please contact Amy Mitchell-Bell:


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 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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