Entry requirements

See our country-specific equivalencies.


If you are studying for Singaporean qualifications, you will need a suitable equivalent grade to apply for our undergraduate courses. The table below shows grade equivalencies for Singapore.

UK requirement (A-level)Singapore/Cambridge A-levels (H2) equivalent
UK requirement (A-level)Singapore Polytechnic Diploma equivalent
A*AAGPA of 3.2
AAAGPA of 3.1
AABGPA of 3.0
ABBGPA of 2.9
BBBGPA of 2.8
BBCGPA of 2.7
BCCGPA of 2.6
CCCGPA of 2.5

Suitably qualified applicants can be considered for Year 2 entry. Please refer enquiries to international@surrey.ac.uk.  

Subject requirements

For courses that have specific subject requirements at A-level:

UK subject requirement (A-level)Singapore/Cambridge A-levels (H2) equivalent
Grade AA
Grade BB

Minimum standard in English and Mathematics

All applicants for undergraduate courses must also meet a minimum standard in English and Mathematics.

English: Singapore/Cambridge O-level English at grade C. The Singapore Integrated Programme satisfies the English requirement.

Mathematics: Singapore/Cambridge O-level mathematics at grade C. The Singapore Integrated Programme satisfies the mathematics requirement.

Some courses may require higher grades in English and mathematics and/or additional subjects, so please check the requirements provided on individual course pages.

Undergraduate pathway programmes

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.


To apply for one of our postgraduate courses that require a UK 2:1, you must achieve a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.8/5.0.

For courses that require a UK 2:2, you must achieve a GPA of 2.75/4.0 or 3.4/5.0.

Postgraduate pathway programmes

If you do not meet the requirements for a postgraduate course, you can apply for a Pre-Masters Preparation Programme. These pathway programmes are offered by the University of Surrey International Study Centre and are designed in order to develop a student’s academic and English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to a masters degree at the University of Surrey.

English language requirements and courses

All our students require a good standard of English language to be eligible to study with us. If you don’t meet our requirements, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.