EAE Tips: Common Science Programme (C27)

NYP's Common Science Programme is ideal for those interested in applied science, offering exposure to various disciplines—from food and healthcare to manufacturing biologics, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Through this programme, you'll have the opportunity to explore these fields in your first semester, empowering you to make an informed decision about the diploma and career path that best suits you.

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Ideal applicant

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Keen interest in sciences, where you are willing to explore different disciplines in science;
  • Experience in a school environment (e.g. through a CCA, a community activity or a project) where you learned about science subjects such as biology, physics and chemistry; or in an external context (e.g., learning journey or online learning on some areas related to food, healthcare, manufacturing of biologics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals);
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving abilities to deliver a holistic solution to mitigate a real-world problem; and
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and in a logical manner. 

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Shortlisted applicants will be assessed as follows:


If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview to share more about your passion for the programme with a panel of interviewers. You will be assessed on your interest, aptitude, as well as your achievements in both science and non-science domains. The duration of the individual interview will be about 15 minutes. 

Some questions which you may be asked during the interview include:

  • What motivates you to pursue a diploma in applied science?
  • Which aspect of this programme attracted you to apply for it?
  • Can you share any experience (e.g. competition/CCA) that is applied science related?
  • Any general questions related to applied science.
Portfolio (Optional)

You should include in your portfolio, any evidence and/or activities (e.g. biology/chemistry/physics competitions) that showcase your interest and involvement related to applied science. 


Example of what to include in your portfolio:

  • Testimonials
  • Certificates (e.g. academic, achievement and/or personal development)
  • Awards or participation in science-related competitions, both at school or national level
  • Evidence of science-related projects (e.g. coursework or CCA)
  • Relevant learning journeys or Applied Learning Module (ApLM, formerly known as Advanced Elective Modules [AEM])
  • Evidence of leadership activities or roles
  • Participation in both science and non-science related CCAs

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