Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Singapore and from all over the world.  We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.

We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.

Important information for applicants

Undergraduate entry requirements

The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes:

  • Singapore/Cambridge GCE Level Examinations in a minimum of three subjects.
  • SIPCAL examinations will also be considered for admission. Offers are based on H2 subjects in line with UK A-Level requirements.
  • Applicants who have completed a three-year diploma at a Singapore Polytechnic may be considered for advanced entry to the second year of some undergraduate programmes (in particular Engineering and Biomedical Science). In general, a minimum B grade average (CGPA 3.0/4) or better in the Polytechnic Diploma is required for entry to second year, and relevant subjects must have been covered in the Diploma.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

Information for Applicants to Medicine

To be considered for entry to undergraduate Medicine, applicants holding the Diploma in Biomedical Science or Diploma in Biotechnology with a minimum overall GPA of 3.85 on a scale of 4.0 awarded by a Polytechnic in Singapore will be considered on a case-by-case basis.   High grades in Chemistry and Biology modules would be essential, and in order to fulfil the subject requirements for the degree programme, GCSE/O level Mathematics and Physics (or equivalent) are required if not offered beyond this level.

The grades required will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Entry to graduate diploma or taught Masters programmes usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check our Course Finder for detailed entry requirements.

The comparable qualifications from Singapore are as follows:

UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)

A good Bachelor degree from a recognised Singaporean university with CGPA 3.0 or above.

UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

A good Bachelor degree from a recognised Singaporean university with CGPA 2.8 or above.

Supporting Documentation

When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.

Borderline Cases

Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.

On completion of your degree, please forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.

INTO Queen's Preparation Courses

If you are interested in Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

PhD Study

Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.

English language requirements

Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some courses have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact or consult the INTO website



Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.

A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Graduate School website.

Representatives and overseas visits

You can make an application to study with Queen's through one of our local agents in Singapore (see list below), who will provide you with free guidance and support to submit your application.

Queen’s Local Representatives in Singapore

We work with the following representatives in Singapore, who can provide free advice and information about applying to Queen’s:

AS Educentre Pte Ltd

AUG Singapore

Educational Link Consultants

JACK Study Abroad (GLZINC)

The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.

Contact our International Office to find out which of our agents are local to you.

International Office
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland

Tel: + 44 (0)28 9097 5088
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5089


Meet us in your country

Please email for details of future events where you can meet with representatives from Queen's. 

How to apply

For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.

Further information

INTO Queen's Pre-University Courses

INTO Queen’s University Belfast is a partnership with Queen's University which offers academic courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. The courses help prepare students for entry to university in the UK and acclimatise students to living and studying in a university environment.

INTO Queen's academic programmes include:

  • International Foundation programme
  • Graduate Diploma programme
  • International Diploma programme

INTO Queen's English Language courses include:

  • English for Undergraduate Study
  • English for Postgraduate Study
  • Study Abroad with English
  • Pre-Sessional English
  • Summer School English
  • Insessional English


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