Information for students from Singapore
Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.
We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.
There are currently 193 students from Singapore studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The University has a well established Singapore Students Society.
Queen Mary has a staff based in South East Asia to support in country promotional activities including fairs and exhibitions. You can get in touch with one of our in country representatives or Country Manager.
Our entry requirement vary between courses.
- IB: an overall of 32 to 38, depending on courses
- A Level: BBB to A*AA depending on courses
Other qualification which we can consider are:
- Singapore GCE A Level: minimum 3 H2 subjects with grades between BBB to AAA depending on courses. As a guidance for courses which we require A*AA eg medicine, dentistry and law, we will consider H2 grade AAA with Singapore GCE A Level.
- 3 years polytechnic diploma: can be considered on a case to case basis depending on courses. Courses which requires A*AA eg medicine, dentistry and law will not be eligible.
- UK foundation year at Queen Mary or another UK recgonised institution, except for medicine and dentistry courses delivered in London.
For more detailed information on Medicine and Dentistry requirements and how to apply, please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.
We normally consider the following qualifications for entry to our postgraduate taught programmes: Bachelor Degree (minimum 3 years) or Bachelor Honours degree from selected institutions in Singapore.
UK 1st class degree: GPA 4.3 out of 5.0; or GPA 3.6 out of 4.0
UK 2:1 degree: GPA 3.8 out of 5.0; or GPA 3.0 out of 4.0
UK 2:2 degree: GPA 3.3 out of 5.0; or GPA 2.5 out of 4.0
Information on the comparability of international qualifications can be found on the Entry Requirements section under the listings for each programme in the course finder.
Please note this information is only intended as a guide as the final decision on equivalency of overseas qualifications will be made by the Admissions Office at Queen Mary.
For information on how to apply for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please refer to postgraduate study.
English Language Requirements
- Please refer to English language and foundation courses for different course requirements.
- Applicants with SIPCAL, IB or NUS High School diploma do not require an additional English Language certificate provided they have achieved a suitable grade in their Secondary 4 English Language test or Standard Level English.
- We also accepts alternative english language qualification for entry to undergraduate or postgraduate study.
- Students who do not meet these requirements may be admitted onto a pre-sessional English course at Queen Mary.
Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors
Phang Yu Jia, Faith
My name is Faith Phang and I graduated from Queen Mary Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in 2014 with an LLM degree in Intellectual Property (IP) Law. During my time in CCLS, I was a Course Representative for the LLM student cohort and part of the Postgraduate Law Society (PGLS) Social and Charity Work groups. I am currently a Trainee Lawyer in Bird & Bird LLP's Singapore office, specialising in IP Law and am working towards getting qualified to the Singapore Bar.
I decided to pursue a LLM as I did not know what I wanted to do after my undergraduate studies. I wasn't sure if I wanted to practise as a lawyer, pursue a career as an in-house counsel or do something unrelated to law. I am very grateful to Professor David Llewelyn who got me interested in Intellectual Property Law when I took his module, International Commercialisation of Intellectual Property. I love the interaction between IP and business, especially creative industries. I wanted to learn more about IP law and evaluate whether a career in IP Law is the right thing for me. Professor Llewelyn recommended QMUL as the best university in UK for IP. I took a leap of faith and applied. It was truly the best decision I have made.
During my time as a Course Representative, I was actively involved in feedback sessions with CCLS, acting as the bridge between my peers and the school. The professors and the University are genuinely interested in students' welfare and are dedicated to developing students to enter the workforce upon graduation. As a member of the PGLS, I organised several events, such as a Cultural Thanksgiving and Fundraising Dinner, Charity Photo Exhibition and Charity Football Tournament. After graduation, I continued to be active and contribute back to CCLS through assisting the Careers team with compiling the weekly careers newsletter for all CCLS students.
As the Alumni Ambassador, I aim to share my experiences and hope to offer assistance to help potential students make informed decisions not just about studies, but career as well. I'm just an email away!
Yeo Sam Jay
LLM in Medical Law, 2012
Prior to studying law, I worked as an English Language teacher in Singapore and other parts of Asia. Upon completing the LLB course with the University of London International Programmes, I decided against practice and continued in academia, lecturing primarily in subjects such as Family Law and Common Law Reasoning and Institutions. A desire for deeper knowledge and passion for my job led me to embark on the LLM (Medical Law) course at Queen Mary; whose reputation and holistic excellence require no further elaboration.
The entire experience may be described as one that is both inspirational and liberating. There was so much to explore, so much to discover, making it a truly exhilarating journey for me. The teaching faculty exceeded expectations, in particular Professor Richard Ashcroft who may be described as a ‘star’ in the department. It was a rare opportunity for students to have come under the tutorage of an educator of his time, one who was both creative and meticulous in his lesson delivery.
I have no doubt that this course has benefitted me in more ways than one. The skills I have acquired will go towards inspiring my own students back in Singapore or at the Hongkong Polytechnic University, where I am also a visiting lecturer. Queen Mary School of Law has fuelled my insatiable quest for legal knowledge and allowed me to immerse in vast literature. The accessibility and vibrancy of London makes it a fascinating and conducive place for study. I recommend this experience wholeheartedly to other aspiring legal minds!
Year 2 MBBS
President for 2020/21, Queen Mary Singapore Society
The student community at Queen Mary is really welcoming and vibrant. I have met people from all over the world.
Learning and studying remotely has been an interesting but welcome challenge. It has been great to see how that our campus facilities have been adapted so that they are Covid-secure. Over the past few months, I have been able to enjoy some of these facilities myself and it has been very useful to have many of the student facilities open for use again.
Tim is contactable through unibuddy if you would like to chat with him.
Scholarships and Funding
Singaporean students are eligible to receive our Scholarships.
In country representatives
Queen Mary has staff based in South East Asia but we also have appointed representatives in country to help prospective students submit applications to the university, apply for study visa, look at flights and accommodation, and other services required by our students before they enrol at Queen Mary.