What is the EAE (for working adults)?

The EAE provides you a chance to secure a place in your preferred course by giving more emphasis to your skills, aptitude and work experience. 


Who can apply?

You must be a working adult:
• who is Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident,
• with at least two years of relevant work experience.

Working adults whose past academic grades do not meet the minimum entry requirements, will be given an opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the pre-requisite competencies for their chosen course through supplementary assessments. 


EAE application timeline...


  • decideapply


    6 Jun - 3 Jul: 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)
    • Provide a 2,000-character write-up on on your current/last job employment

  • 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 work experience to determine the relevance of the competencies and skills gained for your preferred course.


    Tell us more about your work experience and how it has prepared you for a polytechnic education.

  • sayyes


    7 Sep - 14 Oct: Offer & Acceptance


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

    If you get an offer, congrats! Acceptance of the EAE offer will guarantee your place in the polytechnic course.


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

  • withdraw

    7 Sep - 14 Oct: Withdrawal


    If you decide to change your mind, be sure to withdraw before the deadline.


    Applicants who have accepted a Poly EAE offer but do not withdraw by the stipulated deadline will not be able to switch courses within or across polytechnics once their offers are confirmed.


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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