Applying to DAE (International Qualification)

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Can I apply?

To apply for a course, you must meet the relevant eligibility criteria and entry requirements. However, note that meeting the MER is not a guarantee that you will be shortlisted. Shortlisting is based on merit and course availability in the year of application.

  • If your result slip or academic transcript for qualifications is printed in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translated copy
  • Your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis if your national exams have been cancelled or deferred.
    • You may be required to submit proof that you have registered for the national exams after submitting your application online. 
  • You may be required to sit for the Entrance Test and/or go through an interview if you are shortlisted. 

 

For courses under School of Design & Media, you are required to prepare a digital portfolio as part of the application process.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to sit for an online English / Mathematics / Science Entrance Test (where applicable). You can also submit valid IELTS or TOEFL results in lieu of taking the English Entrance Test.

Note that you will be exempted if you are applying using one of the following qualifications:

  • Brunei’s General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Levels
  • IGCSE (English as first language)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • Malaysia's SPM/UEC

 

If you are shortlisted for the Oral Health Therapy course, you are required to take a manual dexterity test.

Minimum Entry Requirement
  • At least Year 10 of High School education with the relevant subject MER listed for each respective international qualifications.

    • MER is similar to that for GCE 'O' Level qualification.
    • IGCSE / GCSE qualifications issued by Cambridge, Edexcel and Oxford AQA are acceptable.
    • English must be taken as First Language.
    • IGCSE / GCSE Grades A to C is comparable to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade D is comparable to GCE 'O' Level Grade 7.
    • New IGCSE / GCSE Grades 9 to 4 is comparable to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6 and new IGCSE / GCSE Grade 3 is comparable to GCE 'O' Level Grade 7.
  • Standard Level

    • English: Minimum grade 5
    • Mathematics: Minimum grade 5
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum grade 5
  • Brunei General Certification of Education - Ordinary Levels

  • National College Entrance Examination (NCEE)
    (Gao Kao)

    • English: Minimum 60%
    • Mathematics: Minimum 60%
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum 60%

    Senior Middle 2 Semester 2 Results (Yet to Take NCEE)

    • English: Minimum 60%
    • Mathematics: Minimum 60%
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum 60%

    Applicants who meet MERs may be shortlisted for entrance tests using the most recent school-based results if national examination results are not ready.

  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE; until 2011)
     

    • Scores should be similar to those of the HKDSE.

     

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

    • English: Minimum grade 3
    • Mathematics: Minimum grade 3
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum grade 3
  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) / Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) - Year 10
     

    Higher Secondary School Certificate - Year 12

    • English: Minimum 70% 
    • Mathematics: Minimum 70% 
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum 70%

    Returning Singapore Citizen/PR with Year 10 Secondary School Certificates from other Indian State Boards may be considered.

  • Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN) / Ujian Nasional (UN) / Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) / SMU Ebtanas

    • English: Minimum grade 7
    • Mathematics: Minimum grade 7
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum grade 7

    Year 11 Semester 2 Indonesian High School results taken in the current year or Indonesian High School Results (from 2021 onwards)

    • English: Minimum 70%
    • Mathematics: Minimum 70% 
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum 70%

    Applicants who meet MERs may be shortlisted for entrance tests using the most recent school-based results.

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

    • MER is similar to that for GCE 'O' Level qualification.
    • SPM Grades A+ to C are comparable to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6.
    • UEC Grades A1 to B6 are comparable to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6.
    • STPM holders may use your SPM qualifications to apply.
  • Basic Education High School (BEHS)

    • English: Minimum 70%
    • Mathematics: Minimum 70%
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum 70%
  • High School Diploma

    • English: Minimum 85%
    • Mathematics: Minimum 85%
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum 85%

    Note: Mathematics results can be from Year 11 but results for English, relevant and best subjects must be from Year 12.

  • Sri Lanka General Certification of Education (Ordinary Level Examination) - Year 10 

    Sri Lanka General Certification of Education (Advanced Level Examination) - Year 12 

    • English: Minimum grade B
    • Mathematics: Minimum grade B
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum grade B
  • Mathayom 6 (Year 12)

    • English: Minimum grade 3.0 (70%)
    • Mathematics: Minimum grade 3.0 (70%)
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum grade 3.0 (70%)
  • High School Diploma

    • English: Minimum grade B
    • Mathematics: Minimum grade B
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum grade B
  • High School Graduation Certificate of National Examination

    • English: Minimum grade 7
    • Mathematics: Minimum grade 7
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum grade 7
  • Other qualifications not listed above will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, but should generally have completed Year 12 of High School with:

    • English: Minimum grade B
    • Mathematics: Minimum grade B
    • 1 relevant and 2 best subjects: Minimum grade B

     

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How do I apply?

STEP 1

Apply online

Application periods:
 

Application TypeApplication Periods

International qualifications except SPM, UEC & IGCSE

23 Oct to 3 Nov 2023

[Only for Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident] 

 

International qualifications except SPM, UEC & IGCSE

11 Jan to 16 Jan 2024

SPM

23 Oct to 3 Nov 2023

11 Jan to 16 Jan 2024

UEC

23 Oct to 3 Nov 2023

17 Jan to 23 Jan 2024

IGCSE

17 Jan to 25 Jan 2024

 

Submit your application online during the stated application period. 


Upload the following via our Document Submission System within 3 working days from the date of your application submission (refer to the instructions in the Online Application System):

  • Identification document (front & back if applicable) or passport
  • original result slip or academic transcript (accompanied by a certified English translated copy if original is in another language)
  • registration slip for national exams (if applying using school-based results)
  • IELTS / TOEFL (iBT) results (if applicable)
  • Digital portfolio (if applying for courses offered by School of Design & Media)
  • Company Sponsorship Form (PDF, 0.05MB) (if applicable)

 

Please ensure your name / identification number is clearly shown in all the documents submitted.


If you encounter any problems, please email contactNYP@nyp.edu.sg with

  • screenshot(s) of the error message or issue you have encountered, 
  • your name, and 
  • last 4 characters of the ID you used during your application.

 

STEP 2

Application outcome

You will receive enrolment notifications via sms and email by end March/April if you have been successfully posted to NYP. You will need to log in to the NYP e-enrolment system to accept the course offer and complete the enrolment process. Check out the academic calendar on course commencement date