International Baccalaureate

Applicants submitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Obtain a grade five in at least two Higher Level (HL) and one Standard Level (SL) subjects
  • Obtain the IB Diploma

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements: 

  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL MTL A: Literature
  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL MTL A: Language and Literature
  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL Language B
  • A minimum D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the 'O' Level examination

For those who are exempted from MTL, the MOE-approved subject-in-lieu will be considered as their MTL subject. Those who have not fulfilled the MTL requirement may still apply for admission. Their application will be reviewed without prejudice. However, if accepted, they will be required to (i) attain any of the minimum requirements as a private candidate, or (ii) attend equivalent courses conducted by pre-approved language schools before being allowed to graduate.

Applicants who have been away from Singapore’s school system for a few years and have not kept up with the study of their MTL or a language that can be offered as MTL-in-lieu may apply for MTL exemption. The MTL exemption application will be facilitated by universities as part of the university application, and the results made known to applicants who receive admission offers from the university. Please note that MOE does not accept direct applications for MTL exemption. The application for MTL exemption will also not affect the evaluation of the application for a place in the university.

International Students (IS) in Privately-Funded Schools (PFS) are not required to fulfil the MTL Requirement.

For programme-specific requirements, please refer here.

 

School

SC

PR

IS

 Government-funded

 Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

 Required

 School of The Arts

 Singapore Sports School

 St. Joseph’s Institution

 Methodist Girls’ School

 Privately-Funded-Schools 

 Hwa Chong International

 Required 

 Not required 

 St. Joseph’s Institution (International) 

 Anglo-Chinese School (International)

SC: Singapore Citizens / PR: Permanent Residents / IS: International Students

Applicants presenting an International Baccalaureate Diploma may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis for the following degree programmes:
 

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    DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
    • Digital Art and Animation
    • User Experience and Game Design

    Subject Requirements
    See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen (Singapore) programmes

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    Singapore Institute of Technology
    • Accountancy
    • Air Transport Management
    • Aircraft Systems Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Diagnostic Radiography
    • Dietetics and Nutrition
    • Digital Communications and Integrated Media*
    • Hospitality Business
    • Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
    • Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Pharmaceutical Engineering
    • Physiotherapy
    • Robotics Systems
    • Speech and Language Therapy
    • Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
    • Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)

    Subject Requirements
    Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
    For Health Sciences programmes, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements
    * For DCIM applicants, programme-specific requirements and English requirements apply

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    Singapore Institute of Technology and DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
    • Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation*
    • Computer Science and Game Design*
    • Mechatronics Systems

    Subject Requirements
    Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
    * See programme-specific requirements. Additional requirements: A pass in one of the following H2 subjects (Mathematics or Physics or Computing); or a pass in H1 Mathematics

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    Singapore Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computing Science
    • Mechanical Engineering

    Subject Requirements
    Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

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    Singapore Institute of Technology and Massey University
    • Food Technology

    Subject Requirements
    Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

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    Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical Power Engineering
    • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Marine Engineering
    • Naval Architecture
    • Offshore Engineering

    Subject Requirements
    Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

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    Singapore Institute of Technology and Technical University of Munich
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electronics and Data Engineering

    Subject Requirements

    • Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
    • Additional requirements: H2 Mathematics, and a H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
    • General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry in the same sitting, while satisfying language requirements as stipulated by the German Higher Education System
    • GCE A Level applicants must have taken two language subjects, out of which one must be at H1 to fulfil the language requirements as stipulated by the German Higher Education System. If you have been exempted from taking MTL for your GCE A Level, you can retake the subject to fulfil the language requirements. For further enquiries on the language requirements, please contact TUM Asia Admission Office at admission@tum-asia.edu.sg.
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    The Culinary Institute of America
    • Food Business Management (Culinary Arts)
    • Food Business Management (Baking and Pastry Arts)

    Subject Requirements
    Please see programme-specific requirements