Typical offers and requirements:

A Level: A*AA

IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level

Required by all Colleges: No specific subjects

Required by some Colleges: AS or A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics or Physics; A Level/IB Higher Level in an essay-based subject

English Language Requirement

Applicants must submit one of the following English proficiency test scores:

  • IELTS Academic – normally a minimum overall grade of 7.5, usually with 7.0 or above in each element
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) – normally a minimum overall score of 110, with 25 or above in each element
  • Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency – accepted with a minimum overall score of 200, with no element lower than 185.
  • Cambridge English: C1 Advanced – accepted with a minimum overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185, plus an assessment by the Language Centre.
  • Singapore Integrated Programme (SIP) – may be considered an acceptable English language qualification

Admission assessment

All applicants for Architecture are required to take written and practical assessments at interview.

Assessment format

  • Writing skills (30 minutes)
  • Graphic and spatial ability (30 minutes)

Submitted work

All Colleges will ask Architecture applicants to submit a PDF (6 A4 pages, and less than 15MB in size) of their own artwork prior to interview. The selection of images should, in part, reflect material you might bring to interview as part of your portfolio.


All applicants invited to interview are expected to show a portfolio of recent work at the interview but this isn't expected to be work of an architectural nature (eg plans, sections etc).

Admissions Tutors want to see something that illustrates your interests, experience and ability in the visual and material arts. This may include drawings, paintings, sculpture and/or photography may also be included.

A sketchbook with ongoing drawings is extremely helpful and applicants are encouraged to take one to the interview.