Who May Apply

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

Qualification /
Student Type
EligibilityApplication Period

Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Levels
- Diploma in Nautical Studies

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.

13 to 17 January 2020

Integrated Programme (IP)
(Singapore mainstream schools)

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.

13 to 17 January 2020

Relevant ITE Qualifications applying for admission to the following courses:

  • Applied Drama & Psychology
  • Creative Writing for TV & New Media
  • Digital Animation
  • Media & Communication
  • Music & Audio Technology (only for Higher Nitec)
  • Nautical Studies
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

Higher Nitec holders applying for these courses must meet the minimum GPA of 2.0.

 

Nitec holders must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be eligible to apply.

Shortlisted candidates are required to attend and pass an aptitude test cum interview with portfolio review.

 

13 to 17 January 2020

24 to 28 February 2020


 

International Baccalaureate (IB)The criteria are
  • Minimum Grade 4 (1st Lang) or 5 (2nd Lang) for English except for Media and Communication and Creative Writing for Television and New Media courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) or 6 (2nd Lang) is required
  • Minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics
  • Minimum Grade 5 for the Relevant Subject
  • The Overall Aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and Relevant Subject)

13 to 17 January 2020

 

21 to 28 February 2020

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Levels

 

April intake

Using GCE 'O' Levels results

  • Entry to 3-year course - All full-time diploma courses

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.

21 to 28 February 2020

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. 

mid to end August 2020 (Tentative)
Applicants with  Work Experience

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.

13 to 17 January 2020
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)From the following schools
  • ACS International
  • Hwa Chong International
  • SJI International

16 to 23 January 2020

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) - Malaysia

Please check the individual courses for more details (entry into 2-year or 3-year diploma courses).

18 to 27 December 2019

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

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

12 to 19 March 2020 (Tentative - to coincide with the release of exam results)

Local Polytechnics - Ex-Polytechnic Students

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

13 to 17 January 2020
GCSE / IGCSE / GCE (non-Singapore-Cambridge)Please refer to the following page 
Returning Singapore CitizensMust 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 'B' grade for English
  • Minimum 'B' grade for Mathematics
  • Minimum 'B' grade for Relevant Subject
  • Minimum 'B' grade for 2 other subjects

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for an Entrance Test in English, Mathematics and Science.

13 to 17 January 2020

Home Schooled StudentsApplication will be assessed on a case by case basis. Qualification attained must be equivalent to the GCE 'O' Level Certificate.
  • Minimum 'B' grade for English
  • Minimum 'B' grade for Mathematics
  • Minimum 'B' grade for Relevant Subject
  • Minimum 'B' grade for 2 other subjects

Shortlisted candidates are required to sit for an Entrance Test in English, Mathematics and Science.

11 to 25 November 2019

Note:
a. Those with other International qualifications (applies to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents as well), please visit the following page.

b. 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.

Application website: http://courseapplication.sp.edu.sg

 

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