Special Talent & Portfolio

Special Direct Admissions Exercise (SDAE)

AY 2023/24 (Full-Time Diploma Courses)

Course Commencement Date: 17 Apr, 2023

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

Besides academic performances, you will also be assessed based on your interests, aptitude and portfolio. Once shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview.

Click to learn more about the SDAE courses. 

School Course Information Preparation Tips for Intereview and
Portfolio Requirements
Design & Media

Animation, Games & Visual Effects

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Communication & Motion Design

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Experiential Product & Interior Design

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Game Development & Technology

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Mass Media Management

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Sport & Wellness Management

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Application Period for applicants with GCE 'O' Level results or Singapore Integrated Programme (IP Year 4 results) :

Phase 1: To be confirmed

Phase 2: To be confirmed


Application Period for applicants with ITE NITEC or Higher NITEC final exam results :

To be confirmed


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


Other information :
Shortlisted applicants 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 digital portfolio/summary statement online 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 digital 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

Outcome for application period that closes before Mar 2023 will be released by end Mar 2023.

Outcome for application period that closes in Apr 2023 will be released by end Apr 2023.

Click here to check your application status.

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