ADMISSIONS

Joint Admissions Exercise

The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) coordinated by the Ministry of Education (MOE) is for Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level holders.

Who May Apply?

  • Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents with Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results of 2016 or earlier years.
  • Non-Singaporeans from a government, government-aided and independent school (excluding private schools) with Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results of 2016.

How to Apply

Candidates who are eligible for the Joint Admissions Exercise may apply online through the Ministry of Education's JAE Internet System (JAE-IS). Applicants will require either a JAE-PIN or a valid SingPass to access the JAE-IS.

The JAE-PIN will be issued to all 2016 'O' Level holders who are eligible to participate in the JAE and is stated in your Form A, which you will receive from your secondary school or by post (for private candidates) on the day of announcement of the 'O' Level results.

Applicants with 'O' level results of 2015 or earlier years, who are eligible to participate in the JAE, will require a SingPass to access the JAE-IS. The system will prompt you to logon 6 hours later to check and apply for the courses which you are eligible for. Visit the SingPass website for more information and find out how to request for a SingPass.

JAE Registration Period

JAE registration will commence the same day as the official announcement of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Examination results. The JAE registration period is held over 6 calendar days starting from 3.00 pm on the 1st day of registration until 4.00 pm on the last day of registration.

For enquiries, please contact us at 6775-1133 or send us an email.

JAE Appeals Exercise - 2 February 2017 (9.00 am) to 6 February 2017 (4.00 pm)

If you have not been posted to a course or wish to transfer to another poly course, you may submit an online appeal. This is a joint appeal exercise for the 5 polytechnic courses, therefore you need not submit separate appeals to the individual polytechnics. JAE appellants have up to 3 appeal choices.

Alternatively, you may come down to SP to use our Internet service as we will be providing some notebooks for your use.

Event: JAE Appeals Exercise @ SP
Venue: T1A33 (Teaching Block 1A Level 3)
Date: 2 to 6 February 2017 (Saturday and Sunday - closed)
Time: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

The outcome of the appeal will be available on 9 Feb 2017 (2.00pm) at the same appeal website.
Please login to the same website to check the outcome of your appeal: http://www.polytechnic.edu.sg/jaeappeal

Important Note: Please note that your previous polytechnic posting received under JAE will be revoked if your JAE Appeal is successful. Otherwise, your previous polytechnic posting will be retained if your JAE Appeal is unsuccessful. Please consider carefully before submitting your appeal.

If you are unable to submit your appeal for an SP course through the JAE Appeals Exercise, you may submit your appeal using the SP e-Appeals Form. Please note that if you are able to submit an appeal for an SP course under the JAE Appeals Exercise and you submit another appeal through the SP e-Appeals Form for the same course, your SP e-Appeals Form will be invalidated.

Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise

The Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) is organized by the five Polytechnics: Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP).

In this exercise, applicants are to indicate in the application form their preference for the courses that they wish to be considered for. Applicants are required to submit only ONE application, which will be considered jointly by the Polytechnics concerned.

Who can apply?

The Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise is open to:

  • Holders of Higher NITEC and NITEC. (NITEC holders must also have sat for either the GCE 'N' or 'O' levels)

Click here to find out what are the course listing and entry requirements for applications made under the JPAE scheme.

Ex-polytechnic students who hold the ITE qualification can only apply under the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE).

How to Apply

  1. Complete an Online Application Form through the Joint Polytechnic website.

Application Period

For details on the application period & application guide, visit the Joint Polytechnic website.

Direct Admissions Exercise

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

Qualification /
Student Type
Eligibility Application 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.

11 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017

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.

11 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017

Relevant ITE Qualifications
- Diploma in Digital Animation
- Diploma in Nautical Studies
- Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics

Higher Nitec holders applying for Digital Animation & Visual Effects and Motion Graphics must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to apply. Those applying for Nautical Studies 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.

11 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017

11 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017

 

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)

11 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Levels

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

early March 2017

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) From the following schools
  • ACS International
  • Hwa Chong International
  • SJI International

Tentatively 23 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) - Malaysia

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

21 - 27 December 2016 (Closed)

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

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

early March 2017

Local Polytechnics - Ex-Polytechnic Students

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

11 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017

GCSE / IGCSE / GCE (non-Singapore-Cambridge) Please refer to the following page

 

Returning Singapore Citizens 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

11 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017

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.

How to Apply

Applicants may apply electronically via Singapore Polytechnic Course Application Service & Enquiry (SP CASE) website.

All applicants are then required to submit CLEAR copies of the relevant documents (academic results, CCA record, NRIC and birth certificate) via ONE of the following methods:

Method 1: Upload Online

Click on "Upload Supporting Document for Full Time Diploma Application" at SP CASE website.

Method 2: Mail

Singapore Polytechnic
Admissions Office
500 Dover Rd
Singapore 139651
Republic of Singapore

Method 3: Submission by hand

Singapore Polytechnic
Student Service Centre
Block T16 Level 1

Office Hours
Monday to Friday : 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

A drop box is located at the Student Service Centre where documents may be deposited after office hours.

 

Polytechnic Foundation Programme

The PFP is a one-year programme specially designed for the top 'N' Level (Academic) cohort. Instead of continuing with your 'O' Level examinations in Secondary 5, you can join SP as part of this programme to prepare yourself for your pre-selected diploma course.

When you enrol in the programme, you get a provisional place in SP, which means that you will need to pass a set of modules in the foundation year in order to progress onto the first year of your diploma course. But not to worry, you will be guided by a dedicated team of SP lecturers who will do their best to help you excel during the foundation year.

Computation of Aggregate Scores

The following combinations of results can be used to compute the aggregate score:

  • GCE 'N(A)' level only
  • GCE 'N(A)' level + GCE 'O' level

Eligibilty Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the PFP, N(A) students must obtain:

  • ELMAB3 (English, Mathematics, Best 3 Subjects) raw aggregate score of 11 points or better (excluding CCA bonus points) at the GCE 'N'-Level examination; and
  • the following subject-specific requirements:
For Courses in Group 1 Minimum Grade
English Language Syllabus A 3
Math (Syllabus A/ Additional) 3
One of the following subjects:
 
  • Design & Technology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
3
Any two other subjects (excl. CCA) 3

Applies to: All SP Diploma Courses (except Accountancy, Business Administration, Banking & Finance, Human Resource Management with Psychology and Tourism & Resort Management)

For Courses in Group 2 Minimum Grade
English Language Syllabus A 2
Math (Syllabus A/ Additional) 3
One of the following subjects:
 
  • Art
  • Combined Humanities
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature in English
  • Principles of Accounts
3
Any two other subjects (excl. CCA) 3

Applies to: Accountancy, Business Administration, Banking & Finance, Human Resource Management with Psychology and Tourism & Resort Management

* For a list of diploma courses offered by SP for PFP and how to apply, please refer to the PFP website.

Early Admissions Exercise

EAE allows students who have strong aptitude and interest in a field related to the diploma course to apply and secure a place in a polytechnic before sitting for their 'O' levels.

  • Selection and assessment will be based on submission of portfolios, interviews and aptitude tests, where relevant and appropriate.
  • Participation in relevant CCAs, Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs) and Applied Graded Subjects (AGS), work attachments and sustained involvement in projects that are related to the course applied, and outstanding achievements in sports, arts, leadership, entrepreneurship and community service may also be considered.

For more details, click here.

Early Admissions Exercise for ITE Students

EAE(I) is an aptitude-based admissions that allows final-year students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to apply and receive conditional offer for admission to the polytechnic based on their aptitudes and interests, prior to receiving their final grades.

In this exercise, applicants are to indicate in the online application form their preference for the courses that they wish to be considered for. Applicants are required to submit only ONE application, which will be considered jointly by the Polytechnics concerned.

For more details, click here.

JAE Appeals Exercise

For JAE applicants who have not been posted to a course or wish to transfer to another poly course.

For more details, click here.

SP e-Appeals

For those who are unable to submit an appeal for an SP course through the JAE Appeals Exercise.

For more details, click here.

2017 JAE ELR2B2 and Intakes

COURSE 2017 PLANNED INTAKE 2017 JAE ELR2B2
APPLIED SCIENCES
Applied Chemistry (S64) 120 10
Biomedical Science (S98) 60 7
Biotechnology (S72) 40 9
Chemical Engineering (S70) 140 13
Food Science and Technology (S47) 80 13
Nutrition, Health and Wellness (S44) 40 10
Perfumery and Cosmetic Science (S38) 60 14
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Architecture (S66) 105 13
Civil Engineering with Business (S68) 160 19
Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management (S95) 90 13
Integrated Events and Project Management (S50) 120 14
Landscape Architecture (S94) 40 18
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Accountancy (S75) 230 12
Banking and Finance (S76) 120 12
Business Administration (S71) 230 12
Business Innovation and Design (S34) 40 14
Financial Informatics (S46) 100 13
Human Resource Management with Psychology (S48) 100 12
Tourism and Resort Management (S55) 100 12
ENGINEERING
Aeronautical Engineering (S88) 220 12
Aerospace Electronics (S90) 140 14
Bioengineering (S58) 40 13
Common Engineering Programme (S40) 150 15
Computer Engineering (S53) 160 17
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (S99) 340 18
Energy Systems and Management (S45) 60 21
Engineering with Business (S42) 80 14
Engineering Systems (33) 40 21
Mechanical Engineering (S91) 230 16
Mechatronics and Robotics (S73) 75 13
HEALTH SCIENCES
Optometry (S67) 60 13
HUMANITIES
Applied Drama and Psychology (S43) 45 14
Creative Writing for Television and New Media (S41) 45 12
INFORMATION & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
Business Information Technology (S82) 84 14
Infocomm Security Management (S54) 106 11
Information Technology (S69) 130 14
Music and Audio Technology (S97) 55 14
MARITIME STUDIES
Marine Engineering (S63) 120 17
Maritime Business (S74) 160 18
Nautical Studies (DNS) 50 Offered under DAE
MEDIA AND DESIGN
Digital Animation (S35) 50 11
Experience and Product Design (S51) 40 18
Games Design and Development (S56) 60 12
Interior Design (S89) 75 16
Media and Communication (S86) 100 13
Visual Communication and Media Design (S93) 90 14
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (S39) 40 14