‌‌‌Our first students from Singapore arrived in 1947 to study Medicine and Science. Since then many Singaporean students have come to the University and studied a range of subjects including Aerospace Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Biomedical Sciences. The university has a Singapore Student Society and there are currently around 150 Singaporean nationals studying at Glasgow.

Glasgow is a multi-cultural city with a large Chinese population. Chinese students will also find local provisions good with access to Chinese supermarkets and traditional Chinese medicine stores in the city. There is also a Glasgow Chinese Student Society and Scholars Association.

We also have an active Muslim student society. The Glasgow University Muslim Students Association (GUMSA) is open to helping you with any enquiries relating to your Muslim faith prior to arriving in Glasgow and once you're here.

Undergraduate entry requirements

The table below details the A-level equivalent of qualifications studied in Singapore.

A-level requirement:A*AAAAAAABABBBBB
Singapore Cambridge GCE A levels

H2 = AAA

H1 = can only accept 1 H1 along with 2 H2s

H3 = counts as one A-level, Distinction and A-level AA

H2 = AAA

H1 = can only accept 1 H1 along with 2 H2s

H3 = counts as one A-level, ask for Distinction and A-level AA


H2 = AAB

H1 = can only accept 1 H1 along with 2 H2s

H3 = counts as one A-level, ask for Distinction and A-level AB


H2 = AAB

H1 = can only accept 1 H1 along with 2 H2s

H3 = counts as one A-level, ask for Distinction and A-level BB

H2 = AAB

H1 = can only accept 1 H1 along with 2 H2s

H3 = counts as one A-level, ask for Merit and A-level BB

Singapore Polytechnic Diploma 1st year: GPA 3.2 1st year: GPA 3.1 1st year: GPA 3.0 1st year: GPA 2.9 1st year: GPA 2.8

Clinical Programmes:

  • Medicine requirements
  • Dentistry requirements
  • Veterinary Medicine requirements:
    • Polytechnic Diploma qualification: Minimum GPA 3.4
    • Min 1 week of experience with a Vet.
    • Max 1 year - Allowed only for National Service applicants

A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma

See the Undergraduate degree programmes for specfic A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma entry requirements.

American Curriculum

Students applying with American qualifications (SAT/ACT/AP) should refer to the USA country page

Glasgow International College

A pass on a recognised foundation programme. Our partner, Glasgow International College offers preparation courses to international students who wish to study with us but do not meet our academic entry requirements.

For information about admission to Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Nursing

View our Undergraduate degree programmes

Postgraduate taught entry requirements

We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates of Singaporean universities with a good Honours degree (usually the equivalent of a second class upper or a grade point average minimum of 3.0).

View our Postgraduate taught degree programmes to find out more about our postgraduate taught entry requirements

Prospective Student Information Sessions

The University of Glasgow is pleased to invite all prospective students to online information sessions which will be dedicated to answering your questions about joining #TeamUofG.

The team will give a presentation covering the application process, entry requirements and student life. There will be time at the end of the presentation for you to ask questions.

Click the relevant link below to book your place.


The University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS)

The University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) was established in 2011 when the University of Glasgow entered into an Agreement to deliver undergraduate Engineering programmes in partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Provision in Singapore has grown from two Engineering programmes with an intake of around 100 students to in excess of 900 students in total across seven programmes. From September 2019, all programmes with SIT converted to joint undergraduate BSc/BEng (Honours) degree programmes. These programmes include Nursing, Computing Science, Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering.

In addition to undergraduate studies, there are also postgraduate research opportunities at PhD level offered by the University of Glasgow at University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS), through the Industrial Postgraduate Programme IPP (PhD) scheme delivered in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board and Singapore industry. For more information, check out

UK-Singapore Universities Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (UKSAEI)

The University of Glasgow has joined the new UK-Singapore Universities Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. UKSAEI, launched in 2021, is a new alliance that brings together world leading universities from the UK and Singapore to share knowledge and facilitate collaboration in commercialisation and innovation through active engagement with government and industry.

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a mobility and a Universitas 21 partner. 

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

We welcome over 1500 students every year via the long-established Study Abroad and exchange programmes

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Available Subjects
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Scottish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Economics
  • Psychology

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

If you want to come to Glasgow for a year abroad and your country does not have an existing agreement please look at our incoming Study Abroad Programme options

Meet Us

Students who choose to be counselled by an agency should expect the following standards of service:

  • Representatives will support students throughout the application process, providing advice and assistance in the preparation/submission of documents. It is, however, the applicant who must remain ultimately responsible for their account and the management of communications.
  • Representatives will have full access to student data contained within the application form and may manage a student application by discussing all aspects of the application with the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives should be honest and accurate in communicating information about the University to the student and vice versa. At no time should representatives disseminate false or misleading information to the student or to the University.
  • Representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives are paid by the University for their services and will not pass on charges to prospective students.



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International Recruitment Team

Shonagh Maak, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow) 

Lisa Benlizar, Regional Recruitment Officer (based in Singapore)


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