Applying to EAE (Working Adults)

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

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EAE Festival 2024

Gear up for EAE! Attend workshops and seminars to be better prepared for your application.

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Fri, 31 May 2024  - Fri, 21 June 2024
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NYP & Online

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Can I apply?

You must be a working adult:

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.


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How do I apply?


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 your current/last job employment

Psst… Count the characters, not the words! Characters include letters, numbers, punctuation and even spaces.


Interview and assessments

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.

Application outcome

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

If your NYP offer is confirmed, you will receive NYP enrolment notifications via SMS and email by February. 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



  1. If you decide to change your mind, be sure to withdraw within the withdrawal period (6 Sep - 13 Oct).
  2. 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.

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