If you’re from Singapore and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.
On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.
Entry requirements for students from Singapore
If you're joining us from Singapore, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.
We consider all applications we receive. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:
If you have a minimum of 5 O levels, you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.
We recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).
For admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree, you will need to have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.
Advanced entry requirements
We consider advanced entry to our undergraduate programme, if you hold a diploma from a local polytechnic or college. For more details please contact one of our local representatives or email email@example.com.
You can apply with:
- Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
- Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
- A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.
- Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.
If you have a Diploma from a Polytechnic you may be considered for advanced entry onto certain undergraduate degree programmes.
You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us to find out more.
For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a good Bachelor's degree with at least 2nd Class Honours from a recognised Higher Education institution.
Many of our postgraduate courses will also ask for relevant work experience, and some will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.
If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP). for many of our courses.
We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.
English language requirements
When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.We accept grade C or above in English on the Singapore / Cambridge GCE O level, IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.
What to do next
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Singapore, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from Singapore, you can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award, PassPort Bursary and Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding page.
Representatives and agents
If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, you can contact our South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur.
Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in Singapore.
Agents in Singapore
Events in Singapore
Global University Expo 2019
Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
Event type: Exhibition
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Location: Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Patricia Dawson (Marketing Manager) from the University of Portsmouth will be attending the Global University Expo 2019 in Singapore. Please visit our stand at the event to receive advice on studying at the University of Portsmouth.