What is the EAE (for O-Level students)?

The EAE helps you secure a place in your preferred course – even before you sit for your O-Level exams. 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 a:
• Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident, OR
• International student enrolled in government, government-aided or independent schools in Singapore.
You must have also registered to sit for the O Levels in the year of your EAE application.

Check out the video below for a brief introduction to this aptitude-based admissions exercise.


EAE application timeline...


  • decideapply

    22 Jun - 28 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)
    (Psst… Count the characters, not the words! Characters include letters, numbers, punctuation and even spaces.)


    Need more help? Check out the video that we have prepared just for you!

  • showus

    3 Jul - 29 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

    6 Sep - 11 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 get the minimum passes at the O Levels, with the following:

    a. obtain a net ELR2B2 - English Language (EL) +2 Relevant Subjects (R2) + 2 Other Best Subject (B2)
        score of not more than 26 points; and
    b. meet the Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs) for your selected diploma courses


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

  • withdraw

    12 Sep - 13 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 Admissions Exercise (JAE) 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. 




The video below summarises the application process for you.


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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