The University of Southampton

Join Southampton’s vibrant international community and gain a world-leading education in an internationally renowned research environment.

If you gained your diploma from Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore or Temasek polytechnics, you may be eligible to directly access the second year of Southampton's aerospace electronic, biomedical electronicelectricalelectronicelectrical & electronic, and mechatronic engineering programmes.


Discover the entry criteria from your polytechnic diploma


Discover how we will support you when you arrive in Southampton

Why study at Southampton?

The University of Southampton is a founding member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group of universities and is ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide. It is a truly international institution with a global reputation for excellence in leading-edge research. More than 24,800 students from over 135 different countries study here and our network of university partnerships spans the globe.

As an international student, you will be warmly welcomed by a world-class, research-led institution that values cultural diversity. You will also be safe in the knowledge that, on graduating, your qualification will be recognised throughout the world.

Undergraduate study in ECS

Meet some of our current students in this film and discover what they enjoy about studying in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.

Explore our undergraduate courses

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton is one of the best places in the world to study electrical and electronic engineering. We are ranked first in the UK for our electrical and electronic engineering degrees (Guardian University Guide 2017) and with industry-leading multi-million pound facilities and a globally recognised research environment, our degree programmes will fully prepare you for successful roles in business, industry, research and development.

Find out more

"I wanted to broaden my horizons and I knew the UK had a very good education system. I wanted to come to Southampton after finishing my Diploma in Electronics at Temasek Polytechnic because I had heard about the reputation of the Electronics and Computer Science department."

Mengtao Wu

Supporting you

At Southampton, we are dedicated to making all of our international students feel at home. We ensure you will receive a warm welcome and plenty of support to help you succeed.

Your induction

We will put together a personalised induction programme designed especially for you. The two to three week course, which has been designed specifically for students entering directly into the second year after completing a diploma in Singapore, will ensure your knowledge is completely up-to-date. This will allow you to identify and fill any gaps in your knowledge, and ensure you are well-prepared before you join Year 2.

English Language Skills

If you need to improve your language skills before you start your degree, in order to meet our English language requirements, we have courses available.

Meet and Greet

Our Meet and Greet service takes you from the airport to your university accommodation.

Our welcome programme

Before term starts you’ll be able to take part in a range of welcome events and activities, including some especially for international students.


We offer a guaranteed place in halls of residence for international students.

Clubs and Societies

There are over 300 different student groups where you can get to meet other students from your country and around the world.

Singapore Society

Engage in a familiar community through casual and annually organised social and professional events.

Meet us in your country

Staff from the University's International Office make numerous visits overseas each year to attend education fairs, events, and exhibitions. Find out when you can meet us in Singapore.

Frequently asked questions


How to apply

Once you’ve chosen a course, the next step is to make an application through UCAS, the central processing body for higher education courses. For direct entry to the second year of the course you must ensure you tick the box entitled ‘part 2 entry’. Read more about how to apply here.

Can I defer my place while I complete my National Service?

Singapore nationals who are due to complete National Service may apply now and defer their place until they complete their military service. Deferral requests should be submitted in writing and no guarantee is made that a deferral request will be approved.

Can I get financial support?

Singaporean students may be eligible for our new Professor Teck-Seng Low Scholarship: find out more and apply here. Alternatively, visit the Fees and Funding page on the University of Southampton website to find out if you may be eligible for other funding opportunities.

Where can I find more information?

Browse our course pages to read more about individual courses. Or, if you would like to contact the admissions team, full details are here.

Discover more about the University of Southampton at