International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

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

  • Obtain a grade five in at least 2 Higher Level (HL) and 1 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 with no prejudice to their application. 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 language schools, which are approved by SIT, before being allowed to graduate.

Applicants who have been away from Singapore’s school system for some 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 the 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 prejudice 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:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

 

  • BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BS in Computer Science and Game Design
  • BFA in Digital Art & Animation
  • BA in Game Design

 

Subject Requirements:

  1. IB HL pass in Mathematics or Physics or Computing
  2. See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen programmes
Singapore Institute of Technology
  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
  • BEng (Hons) Aircraft Systems Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  • BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)
  • BEng (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • B (Hons) Food Technology – Joint Degree with Massey University
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
  • Hons Degree in BSc Physiotherapy*
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy*
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography*
  • BSc (Hons) Radiation Therapy*
  • BSc (Hons) Dietetics and Nutrition*
  • B (Hons) Accountancy
  • B (Hons) Hospitality Business
  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in
    • Marine Engineering
    • Naval Architecture
    • Offshore Engineering

– Joint Degree with Newcastle University

  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering – Joint Degree with University of Glasgow
  • BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering – Joint Degree with University of Glasgow
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering – Joint Degree with University of Glasgow

* For Health Sciences applicants, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements

Technical University of Munich
  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology

Subject Requirements:

  1. A Level A/H2 Mathematics, and a A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  2. IB HL Mathematics, and a IB HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
The Culinary Institute of America
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management (Culinary Arts)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management (Baking and Pastry Arts)

Please see programme-specific requirements for admission to The Culinary Institute of America

University of Liverpool
  • BA (Hons) Criminology & Security