The Early Admissions Exercise (for O-Level students)...


helps you secure a place in your preferred course - even before you sit for your O-Level exams. This is for you if you have strong aptitude and interest in a field related to a diploma course. It will also help if you have outstanding achievements in sports, leadership, entrepreneurship, community service and the arts.


You can apply if you are...


  • A Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who has registered to sit for the O Levels in 2020, or
  • An international student enrolled in government, government-aided or independent school in Singapore, who has registered to sit for the O Levels in 2020


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


EAE application timeline...


  • decideapply

    25 Jun - 1 Jul: Decide and Apply


    •   Consider your strengths and interests then choose up to 3 diploma courses 
    •   Submit a mandatory write-up for each of these 3 courses (max 600 characters)
    •   Include an optional write-up on other achievements & talents (max 1,000 characters)


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

  • showus

    6 Jul - 1 Sep: Show Us What You've Got


    If you are shortlisted for an interview, here's your chance to show off your:

    •   Portfolio (i.e. sketches, coding works, editorials, robot structures, certificates, etc);
    •   Leadership positions or roles in schools and/or CCAs;

    •   Achievements, awards, and recommendations;
    •   Participation in competitions, workshops, seminars; and 

    •   Depth of interest and aptitude 


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

  • sayyes

    7 Sep - 10 Sep: Say ‘Yes’


    •   Get your EAE application results at   
    •   If you get an offer, congrats! But it's conditional, so be sure to: 

        - score a net ELR2B2* of ≤26 points for your O-Level exams, and 
        - meet the Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs) for your offered course
         *ELR2B2 = English Language (EL) +2 Relevant Subjects (R2) + 2 Other Best Subjects (B2)


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

  • withdraw

    11 Sep - 16 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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