Over 2,000 students from Singapore study undergraduate and postgraduate courses in London, with the majority studying at undergraduate level. Social studies, law and engineering courses are the most popular subjects for Singaporean students followed by business, medicine and dentistry courses.
How to apply to a London university
Follow these three steps to start your application today.
1. Find a course: Our course search enables you to search over 30,000 courses on offer in London. Register with us to save your favourite courses and to contact universities for further information on entry requirements.
2. Prepare and submit your application: The application process differs for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
- If you wish to apply for an undergraduate degree, you will need to submit your undergraduate application via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
- If you wish to apply for a postgraduate degree, you will need to apply directly to the university via their own online application system. Contact your chosen university to find out more.
3. Check you are eligible for a UK student visa. Read our information on the Tier 4 Student Visa to make sure you are aware of the requirements in advance.
Entry requirements at London universities for students from Singapore
Course entry requirements can vary depending on the university and degree you choose. The information below is only a guide so be sure to check the entry requirements for your favourite courses.
Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Courses (First degree)
Students who have taken A-levels, the International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement exams will be considered for direct entry for undergraduate courses.
Applicants with Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge A Levels (SIPCAL) examinations will also normally be considered for admission onto bachelor degree courses. Offers are usually based on H2 subjects, in line with British A-level requirements.
Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Courses (Second degree)
You will need a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university with good grades. GPA requirements differ and can range from 2.6 to 3.3 out of 4.
Remember, you can contact the international office at your chosen universities and they will tell you if your qualifications meet the requirements of your chosen course.
Singaporean Students living in London
With over 2,000 Singaporean students living in London, amongst many other South East Asian nationalities, there is large Asian community in the city contributing to the vibrant and diverse London population. London is a popular education destination for students from Singapore, with many drawn to the city in search of world-renowned institutions and a unique cultural experience. London offers the perfect blend of excellent academic facilities and endless opportunities to enrich your personal life though London’s many cultural offerings.
The Singaporean and UK education systems are similar in their structure, making it easy for Singaporeans to enter the UK Higher Education system.
As a Singaporean student studying in London you can be sure to find lots of Asian events, societies, news and friends.
- You will find Singaporean student societies at most London universities. These meet regularly and provide the perfect opportunity to make friends and enjoy Singaporean culture, food and events.
- You can join the Singapore meet-up group which organises regular events to bring together the Singaporean community in the UK.
- Singapore day takes place around the world to celebrate all things from home. London is a popular city for the event.
- Chinese New Year is celebrated across London every year, with a parade and live music taking place in London’s China Town.
- Singaporean and other South East Asian cuisine is very popular in London so you will find plenty of Singaporean restaurants serving your home favourites.
What London's Singaporean Students Say
"London is a beautiful city of rich history. I wanted to be somewhere that would enable me to span both the past and the future. I love London because despite being so cosmopolitan and modern, there is lots of heritage in the form of Victorian architecture and English tradition."
Valerie Chua, Economics student from Singapore
"I wanted to study in the heart of London and at the heart of the intellectual debates in my academic pursuit. Furthermore, London holds a special place in my imagination. I wanted a life studying History and in London, I get to live in it."
Jin Li, Lim, History student from Singapore