Who can apply for DPA?
A) Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents who have registered to sit for the O-level examinations in the year of the DPA admission exercise; and
B) Foreign Students enrolled in government, government-aided and Independent Schools during the year of the application, and who have registered to sit for the O-level examinations in the year of the DPA admission exercise.
How do I apply?
Students apply for DPA via an online application system at the Direct Polytechnic Admission website.
Applications open from 4 July 2013 to 9 July 2013. You may refer to the summary schedule of DPA here.
Please read the selection and eligibility criteria before you apply.
What courses can I take?
At TP, you can choose from the list of courses and all our courses are industry driven and economy relevant.
Check out the different courses and the Minimum Entry Requirements (MER) and the medical requirements.
Am I eligible to apply?
To ensure that students are able to cope with the rigours of a polytechnic education, students selected for the DPA will still need to sit for the ‘O' Level examinations and obtain the following:
- obtain a net ELR2B2 score of not more than 26 points for the GCE ‘O’ level examinations
(ELR2B2 is used for admission into the Polytechnics. It refers to English Language, 2 relevant subjects for the polytechnic course applied for, and 2 other best subjects which could be elective subjects.)
- meet the Minimum Entry Requirements (MER) for their respective polytechnic courses. Check out the different courses we have and the respective MER.
How are candidates selected?
TP will select students based on a basket of criteria, which include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
- evidence of ability, talent, interests and intent for a poly education
- portfolio of achievements, awards and work samples related to the course applied for
- testimonials and recommendations
- school results which meet the minimum entry requirements (MER) for the course applied for.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview and/or sit for a test.
Shortlisted candidates for Design courses must have a portfolio of work to show at the interview. Portfolio of work other than those done in school is highly encouraged.
TP reserves the right to accept students based on the above selection criteria as well as any other criteria deemed appropriate.
Next: What is TP’s Polytechnic Preparatory Programme (PPP)?