OVERVIEW

Students who possess international qualifications may be considered for admission into our Full-Time Diploma Courses. The minimum entry requirements and application procedures are listed below.

APPLICATION DATES

S/NQualificationFromTo
1All International Qualifications
Mid November 2020Mid November 2020
2UEC*End December 2020End December 2020
3International Baccalaureate (IB)*Mid January 2021Mid January 2021
4GCSE / IGCSE / GCE (non Singapore-Cambridge)*End January 2021End January 2021
5SPM / STPM*Early March 2021Early March 2021

* Application will typically open upon the release of the examination results.

Interested applicants may complete the electronic application form (E-Form) and submit the required supporting documents (Refer to How to Apply for details). Should the qualifications be printed in a language other than English, please provide an English translation.

Returning Singaporeans

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.

Brunei

General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) Ordinary Levels

For entry requirements, please refer to the individual course pages: Full-Time Courses.

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.

India

Completed Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 12) - All State Boards
  • Minimum 70% or grade C for English
  • Minimum 70% or grade C for Mathematics
  • Minimum 70% or grade C for relevant subject
  • Minimum 70% or grade C for 2 other subjects (1 subject if there are only 4 subjects in the National Examinations)
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.

Indonesia

Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN) Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) / SMU Ebtanas

Completed Year 12 of Senior High School with

  • Minimum score of 7 (70%) for English
  • Minimum score of 7 (70%) for Mathematics
  • Minimum score of 7 (70%) for relevant subject
  • Minimum score of 7 (70%) for 2 other subjects (1 subject if there are only 4 subjects in the National Examinations)
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.

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

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

Myanmar

Basic Education High School (BEHS) - Year 12
  • Minimum 70% for English
  • Minimum 70% for Mathematics
  • Minimum 70% for the relevant subject
  • Minimum 70% for 2 other 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.

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.

Philippines

High School Diploma (Year 12)
  • Minimum 85% for English
  • Minimum 85% for Mathematics
  • Minimum 85% for the relevant subject
  • Minimum 85% 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.

People's Republic of China

Year 2020 'Gaokao' or National College Entrance Examination (NCEE)

Application is open to students holding the 2020 NCEE Results.

  • Minimum 60% for English
  • Minimum 60% for Mathematics
  • Minimum 60% for the relevant subject
  • Minimum 60% for 2 other subjects (1 subject if there are only 4 subjects in NCEE)

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.

Singapore

Integrated Programme (IP)

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.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination
  • Minimum 70% or grade C for English
  • Minimum 70% or grade C for Mathematics
  • Minimum 70% or grade C for the relevant subject
  • Minimum 70% or grade C 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.

Thailand

Mathayom (MAW6) - Year 12
  • Minimum Grade Point of 3.0 (70%) 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 3.0 (70%) 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.

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
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.

Vietnam

Year 12 High School Graduation Certificate of National Examination
  • Minimum score of 7 for English
  • Minimum score of 7 for Mathematics
  • Minimum score of 7 for the relevant subject
  • Minimum score of 7 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.

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE (non Singapore-Cambridge)

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE (non Singapore-Cambridge)

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.

(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).

International Baccalaureate (Local and Overseas)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - Year 12

  • 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)

Other Qualifications not listed above

Other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, but should generally have the following:

Completed High School (Year 12)

  • 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.


Notes:

  • For enquiries, please email to contactus@sp.edu.sg.
  • The polytechnic reserves the right to amend the information provided without prior notice. Those residing overseas offered entrance tests in Singapore have to make their own arrangements if they wish to sit for the test. The above closing dates still apply.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements is not a guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted or selected. Shortlisting / selection will depend on competition for limited course vacancies in the year of application.
  • Those offering GCE / GCSE / IGCSE qualifications will be assessed fully on this qualification and no entrance tests will apply. It cannot be used in combination with any other qualification for entrance test subject exemption.
  • SATI (minimum score: Critical Reading / Verbal 560, Math 600) and SATII (Physics / Chemistry minimum score: 600) can be offered in support of application. The applicant must request College Board to send a copy directly to Singapore Polytechnic (Singapore Polytechnic's code is 5648).
  • An applicant is deemed to have attained a sufficient level of Proficiency in the English Language if he / she attains a TOEFL score of 550 [paper-based], 213 [computer-based] or 78 [internet-based], or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes our English Language entrance test. Our English entrance test is only offered to selected / shortlisted applicants. Please also note that TOEFL scores must be received directly from ETS (Educational Testing Service) otherwise it will not be considered. (The code for Singapore Polytechnic: 8510).
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