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Overview

Returning Singapore Citizens who possess international qualifications are invited to take a look at this page for the minimum entry requirements and application procedures relating to the various qualifications. The course entry criteria varies depending on the qualifications held. Applications from Returning Singapore Citizens will open sometime in mid-January 2016 (same application period as the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level candidates).

Apart from Returning Singapore Citizens, International Students who have sat for the 2015 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination may apply when their results are released in March 2016. Please check this webpage again for the application period.

Please note that applications from International Students (apart from those waiting for the 2015 SPM results) closed in July 2015 for the Academic Session 2016/2017.

Country Minimum Qualifications

Returning Singapore Citizens

(for qualifications not listed below)

Must have completed Year 10. Application will be assessed on a case by case basis.

  • Minimum 'B' grade for English
  • Minimum 'B' grade for Mathematics
  • Minimum 'B' grade for relevant subject
  • Minimum 'B' grade for 2 other subjects

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 11 to 15 January 2016 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 19 January 2016 (Closed for AY2016)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

  • Minimum score of 3 for English
  • Minimum score of 3 for Mathematics
  • Minimum score of 3 for relevant subject
  • Minimum score of 3 for 2 other subjects

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

India

Secondary School Certificate (Year 10) or Senior School Certificate (Year 12)

Completed Year 10 with Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • Minimum B1 (70%) for English
  • Minimum A2 (80%) for Mathematics
  • Minimum A2 (80%) for relevant subject
  • Minimum B1 (70%) for 2 other subjects
  • Overall for 5 subjects of at least 75%
Completed Year 10 from other State Boards
  • Minimum 80% for English
  • Minimum 90% for Mathematics
  • Minimum 90% for relevant subject
  • Minimum 80% for 2 other subjects
  • Overall for 5 subjects of at least 85%
Completed Year 12 (all State Boards)
  • Minimum 70% for English
  • Minimum 75% for Mathematics
  • Minimum 75% for relevant subject
  • Minimum 70% for 2 other subjects
  • Overall for 5 subjects of at least 70%

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Indonesia

SMA Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN) / STTB SMA or SMA / SMU Ebtanas

Completed Year 12 of Senior High School with

  • Minimum score of 6 for English
  • Minimum score of 7 for Mathematics
  • Minimum score of 7 for relevant subject
  • Minimum overall score based on 6 subjects should be at least 40 (SMA UAN) / Minimum overall score based on 7 subjects should be at least 46 (SMA / SMU Ebtanas)

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Malaysia

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Please check individual course pages for more details (for consideration of entry into 3-year or 2-year diploma courses). Click here: Full-Time Courses

Application Period: 14 to 20 December 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 22 December 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) /Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Please check individual course pages for more details (for consideration of entry into 3-year or 2-year diploma courses). Click here:Full-Time Courses

Application Period: March 2016 (Tentative)

Submission of Documents by: March 2016 (Tentative)

Myanmar

Basic Education High School (BEHS)

  • Minimum 60% for English
  • Minimum 75% for Mathematics
  • Minimum 75% for the relevant subject
  • Minimum 60% for 2 other subjects
  • Minimum overall score of 70% for 5 subjects

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria may be shortlisted to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

New Zealand

National Certificate in Educational Achievement - Level 2

  • Minimum 'A' for English
  • Minimum 'Merit' for Mathematics
  • Minimum 'Merit' for the relevant subject
  • Minimum 'Merit' for 2 other subjects

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

People's Republic of China

Year 2015 'Gaokao' or National College Entrance Examination (NCEE)

Application is open to students holding the 2015 NCEE Results.

  • Meet 2015;Tier 2 China University admission cut-off points
  • Minimum 60% for English
  • Minimum 60% for Mathematics
  • Minimum 60% for the relevant subject (Combined Science / Combined Arts)
  • Minimum 60% for 2 other subjects (1 subject if NCEE has only 4 subjects)

NCEE students from the Arts Stream and students who did not take the relevant Science subject in NCEE would not be eligible for Engineering / Technology courses.

NCEE students must submit the following information: Province, Candidate Number / Exam ID, User ID and Password to SP, in order for us to verify your results via the online portal. If SP is unable to verify the results, your application may not be processed.

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria may be shortlisted to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written and oral), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 24 June to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Singapore

GCSE / IGCSE / GCE (non S'pore-Cambridge) from a Singapore mainstream school

For entry requirements, please refer to the individual course pages: Full-time Courses. A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application.
Note:
IGCSE / GCSE Grades A to C is comparable to GCE 'O' levels Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade D is comparable to GCE 'O' Grade 7.

Application Period: 25 to 29 January 2016 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 2 February 2016 (Closed for AY2016)

Singapore

Integrated Programmes (including IB programmes in a Singapore mainstream school)

Students from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission. Eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level (please refer to Full-time Courses). Eligible candidates will be assessed based on their school performance, recommendations, tests and / or interviews.

For those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are

  • Minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required
  • Minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics (Standard or Higher Level)
  • Minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject (Standard or Higher Level)
  • Overall Aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject).

Application Period: 11 to 15 January 2016 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 19 January 2016 (Closed for AY2016)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (O.L.) Examination

  • Minimum 60% for English
  • Minimum 75% for Mathematics
  • Minimum 75% for the relevant subject
  • Minimum 60% for 2 other subjects
  • Minimum overall score of 70% (Grade B average) for 5 subjects

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Thailand

Maw 6

  • Minimum Grade Point of 2.0 (60%) for English
  • Minimum Grade Point of 3.0 (70%) for Mathematics
  • Minimum Grade Point of 3.0 (70%) for the relevant subject
  • Minimum Grade Point of 2.0 (60%) for 2 other subjects
  • Overall Grade Point of 3.0 (70% / Good) for 5 subjects

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

United States

Year 12 High School Diploma

  • Minimum grade 'B' for English
  • Minimum grade 'B' for Mathematics
  • Minimum grade 'B' for the relevant subject
  • Minimum grade 'B' for 2 other subjects
  • Overall Grade of 'B' for 5 subjects

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Vietnam

Year 12 High School Graduation Certificate of National Examination

  • Minimum score of 7 for Mathematics
  • Minimum score of 7 for the relevant subject
  • Minimum score of 6 for 2 other subjects
  • Overall average score of 7 for 4 subjects

Applicants fulfilling the above criteria will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Other Countries

Other qualifications will be assessed based on its equivalence to the GCE 'O' Level examinations

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take entrance tests in English, Mathematics and Science for consideration of entry into 3-year diploma courses.

Application Period: 13 to 24 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Submission of Documents by: 31 July 2015 (Closed for AY2016)

Notes:

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