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Applying from Singapore?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

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:

Foundation courses

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).

Undergraduate courses

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

You can apply with:

A levels

  • 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.

International Baccalaureate

  • 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.

Postgraduate courses

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.

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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

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Singapore, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

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

AUG Singapore

7 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069111

Tel: (+65) 6227-0380


AECC Global - Singapore

230 Victoria Street
#15-01/08 Bugis Junction Towers
Singapore 188024

Tel: (+65) 9642 7476


GLZINC PTE LTD (T/A: Jack Studyabroad)

#08-02 Orchard Gateway@Emerald
(Opposite Somerset 313)
Singapore 238851

Contact person: Reyn Teng
Tel: (+65) 6737-6734


IDP Singapore

#05-07 One Raffles Place
Singapore 048616

Tel: (+65) 6819 0560


Overseas Pte Ltd

321 Orchard Road, Orchard Shopping Centre #07-03
(Next to 313 Somerset | Somerset MRT Exit B)
Singapore 238866

Tel: (+65) 6100-9800


Events in Singapore

Overseas Education Fair - World University Expo

Location: Singapore

Date: Saturday 24 February 2024

Time: 12.00pm - 6.30pm

Address: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3 Hall 331-332

Kenny Kok from the University of Portsmouth will be available to answer any questions about the university and study in the UK