What is the EAE (for ITE students)?


The EAE (ITE) helps you secure a place in your preferred course – even before you finish your Nitec / Higher Nitec. Admission is based on your interest and aptitude for your chosen polytechnic course – rather than academic results. It will also help if you have outstanding achievements in sports, leadership, entrepreneurship, community service, and the arts.


Who can apply?


You must be an ITE student completing your:
• NITEC course in June or Dec 2022, or
• Higher NITEC course in Sept 2022 or March 2023


EAE application timeline...


  • decideapply

    9 Jun - 15 Jun: Decide and Apply


    • Choose up to three diploma courses
    • Submit the mandatory 600-character write-up for each of the three courses
    • Include a 1,000-character write-up on other achievements and talents (optional)

  • showus

    4 Jul - 30 Aug: Show Us What You've Got


    If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview that assesses your:
    • portfolio of works (e.g. sketches, coding works, editorials, robot structures, certificates, etc)
       - required for design-related courses 
    • leadership positions or roles in schools and/or CCAs 
    • achievements, awards, and recommendations
    • participation in competitions, workshops, seminars 
    • depth of passion and interest, and aptitude 


    In short, tell us why you would be a good candidate for that course.

  • sayyes

    7 Sep - 12 Sep: Say ‘Yes’


    Get your EAE application results at eae.polytechnic.edu.sg


    If you get an offer, do note that it’s conditional. You still need to meet the admission criteria of a final net Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5^ or better (for your Nitec qualification*) or a final net GPA of 2.0^ or better (for your Higher Nitec qualification) to confirm your place.


    ^ The final net GPA includes CCA bonus points.
    * For Nitec in Nursing holders, the minimum GPA requirement for admission to the Diploma in Nursing is 3.0


    (Note: you are eligible to receive one offer only.)



  • withdraw

    13 Sep - 14 Oct: Withdrawal


    If you decide to change your mind, be sure to withdraw before the deadline. Otherwise, you will not be eligible to participate in the Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) and other polytechnic admissions exercises.  


    Applicants who have accepted the conditional offer and met admissions criteria for the offered course will also not be able to switch courses within or across polytechnics. 



Hear From Our Students...


At NYP, we can help you live your dreams by pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve. Check out these stories of our students who came in through the EAE and accomplished more than what they thought was possible. 



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