Entry Requirements and Application Period

The Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE) is for those who wish to apply for admission to Full-Time Diploma Courses:

Applying for Nautical Studies

Entry RequirementApplication Period

Applicants holding the following qualification may apply for Nautical Studies:

  • Singapore Cambridge GCE 'O' Level
  • Relevant ITE qualification with minimum GPA of 2.0 (Higher Nitec) and 3.5 (Nitec)
  • Other qualifications

Must meet the minimum entry requirements and eyesight requirements. Shortlisted candidates who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are required to attend and pass an interview. International students must be sponsored by a Singapore shipping company.

Mid January 2022

Relevant ITE Qualifications applying for Media, Art & Design and Nautical Studies

Entry RequirementApplication Period

To be eligible, relevant ITE qualification holders must have attained the following minimum GPA requirement:

  • Higher Nitec holders - 2.0.
  • Nitec holders - 3.5.
Shortlisted candidates are required to attend and pass an aptitude test cum interview with portfolio review. Please check the individual courses for details.
Mid January 2022

Integrated Programme (IP)

Entry RequirementApplication Period

Must have completed IP Year 4 (or Sec 4 equivalent). Candidates must produce school results and recommendations (if any). Candidates may be required to undergo tests and / or interviews.

Mid January 2022

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Entry RequirementApplication Period

The criteria are

  • Minimum Grade '5' for English (Standard Level)
  • Minimum Grade '5' for Mathematics (Standard Level)
  • Minimum Grade '5' for 1 relevant subject (Standard Level)
  • Minimum Grade '5' for 2 other subjects (Standard Level)
Mid January 2022

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Levels

Entry RequirementApplication Period
April Intake
Using GCE 'O' Level results
  • Entry to 3-year course - All full-time diploma courses. Please check the individual courses for the entry requirements.
Using GCE 'A' Level results
  • Entry to 2-year course:
    • Diploma in Applied Chemistry
    • Diploma in Biomedical Science
    • Diploma in Food Science & Technology
    • Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology
    • Diploma in Perfumery & Cosmetic Science
Click here for the admissions criteria. Candidates to also provide GCE 'O' Level results. Please check the individual courses for details.
Mid to End February 2022
October Intake
Using GCE 'A' Level results
  • Click here for the list of diploma courses offered and the admissions criteria. Please check the individual courses for details.
August 2022

Applicants with Work Experience

 

Entry RequirementApplication Period

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents with at least 2 years of relevant work experience are invited to apply.

Candidates will be assessed based on work experience, course academic entry requirements [e.g., English, Maths, relevant subject(s)], interview and other assessments.

Mid January 2022

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents with relevant WSQ Diploma (or higher)

  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Level 6 for both WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA and Workplace Numeracy SOA
Mid January 2022

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents with relevant part-time Higher Nitec in Technology / Services

  • Attained final net GPA of 2.0 or better
  • With at least 1 year of relevant work experience
Mid January 2022

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents with relevant part-time Nitec in Technology / Services

  • Attained final net GPA of 3.5 or better
  • With at least 1 year of relevant work experience
Mid January 2022

GCSE / IGCSE / GCE (non-Singapore-Cambridge)

Entry RequirementApplication Period
Please refer to the individual course pages for the entry requirements.

A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application.

IGCSE holders from the following local schools are also invited to apply:
  • ACS (International)
  • Hwa Chong (International)
  • SJI International

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.

(For those with new IGCSE / GCSE Grades 9 to 1, Grades 9 to 4 would be comparable to GCE 'O' levels Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade 3 is comparable to GCE 'O' Grade 7).
Mid January 2022

Malaysia Qualifications (SPM/STPM/UEC)

Entry RequirementApplication Period

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
8 to 22 November 2021

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

8 to 22 November 2021

Local Polytechnics - Ex-Polytechnic Students

Entry RequirementApplication Period

For the minimum entry requirements, please refer to individual courses.

Mid January 2022

International Qualifications

In general, applicants should have completed Year 12 and have the following:
  • Minimum Grade 'B' for English
  • Minimum Grade 'B' for Mathematics
  • Minimum Grade 'B' for relevant subject
  • Minimum Grade 'B' for 2 other subjects

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

For more information, please visit the following page.

Returning Singaporeans

Entry RequirementApplication Period
Must have completed at least Year 10. Application will be assessed on a case by case basis. Qualification attained must be equivalent to the GCE 'O' Level Certificate.
  • Minimum grade 'B' for English
  • Minimum grade 'B' for Mathematics
  • Minimum grade 'B' for relevant subject
  • Minimum grade 'B' for 2 other subjects
Applicants shortlisted will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.
Mid January 2022

Home Schooled Students

Entry RequirementApplication Period
Application will be assessed on a case by case basis. Qualification attained must be equivalent to the GCE 'O' Level Certificate.
  • Minimum grade 'B' for English
  • Minimum grade 'B' for Mathematics
  • Minimum grade 'B' for relevant subject
  • Minimum grade 'B' for 2 other subjects
Applicants shortlisted will be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English (written), Mathematics and Science. The Entrance Test will be conducted in Singapore.
8 to 22 November 2021

Note:

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level holders who have applied through the JAE and the EAE may not apply again through SP's DAE (except for those applying for the Nautical Studies course) as their DAE application will be invalidated. ITE qualification holders (except ex-polytechnic students) should only apply through the JPAE.
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