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Ranked 200 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)

Part of the elite Russell Group – the UK's Ivy League – we're the 9th oldest university in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018) with a worldwide reputation for excellence.

There are currently 114 students from Singapore studying at Queen's (July 2018, QSIS Student Instance Dashboard). 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.

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Why Choose Queen's?

  • 25 Queen's subjects are in the UK top 20 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)

  • We're ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014)

  • Queen’s has significantly lower course fees than many other Russell group universities, and Belfast is the cheapest student city in the UK, with low rent and living costs. (Which? University, 2018)

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  • Check out 10 reasons why you should study at Queen's

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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.

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Undergraduate entry requirements

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

  • Singapore/Cambridge GCE A-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.

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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 degree programmes 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 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 provides a very good environment not only to study, but at the same time to enjoy great scenery, good food and if you like to travel around, this is the place for you! Also, with a good international student support, there is nothing to worry about when you come over here to study." (Jun Jie Lim, Aerospace Engineering)

"The architecture program in Queens consistently challenges my abilities, which has helped me to hone my skills. A key feature is the group projects and rotating collaboration throughout the semester that has given me an idea of what it might be like to work in a variety of settings and constraints." (Deirdre Yoong, Architecture)

How to apply

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

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Fees and Scholarships

Find out how much you'll pay to study at Queen's and what potential scholarships you might be eligible for.

International tuition fees | Scholarship awards

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University preparation courses

INTO and Queen’s University Belfast work in partnership to prepare you for your degree at the University.

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