Special Talent & Portfolio

Special Direct Admissions Exercise (SDAE)

AY 2021/22 (Full-Time Diploma Courses)

Course Commencement Date: 19 Apr, 2021

Applicants with special talents, outstanding achievements and strong passion/aptitudes in certain fields of study may apply for the following courses subjected to the course specific requirements. 

Find out more about the courses by clicking on the links below.

For more details relating to the portfolio requirements, you may refer to the Special Talent & Portfolio Requirements.

Design & Media

Animation & Visual Effects 

Digital Game Art & Design

Game Development & Technology

Interaction Design

Motion Graphics Design

Experiential Product & Interior Design


Visual Communication


Sport & Wellness Management

Mass Media Management


Application Period for GCE 'O' Level Holders / Singapore Integrated Programme (IP Year 4) :

Phase 1: 11 Jan, 2021 - 15 Jan, 2021 (Closed)

Phase 2: 24 Feb, 2021 - 3 Mar, 2021 (Closed)


Application Period for ITE NITEC & Higher NITEC (who has obtained their final exam results) :

22 Mar, 2021 - 9 Apr, 2021


How do I apply:  
You may apply via our  Special DAE Application System during the application period.


Other information :
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview/tests before the final selection.


Application Procedure

Submission of Application
  1. Your application must be submitted via the online application system during the application period stipulated above. Application submitted via other modes such as email, fax and letters will not be processed.
  2. For SDAE application, submission of portfolio as instructed during application is compulsory, otherwise, your application will not be processed and considered void.
  3. Upon submitting the online application, a Verification Slip (VS) will be generated. Please save a copy as you would need to enter your VS No. when you submit your supporting documents and Portfolio/Summary Statement links online . The link for the online document submission system will be provided on your VS.
  4. If you need to retrieve the Verification Slip of your submitted online application, click here.

Notification of Outcome

Application outcome will be released by Mar 2021 for application in Jan/Feb 2021.

Application outcome will be released by Apr 2021 for application in Mar/Apr 2021.

Click here to check your application status.

Successful applicants will receive enrolment notifications via sms and email. Click here for details on enrolment.