Jump to Section

Overview

ITE students and graduates may apply for admission through the following admission exercises:
 

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) for ITE Students:
 

EAE for ITE students is open to graduating final-year Nitec and Higher Nitec students from the Institute of Technical Education. Successful applicants under the EAE will be given conditional offers before their final Grade Point Average (GPA) for Nitec or Higher Nitec are released.
 

For more information, access the EAE Microsite.

 

Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE):

 

The Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) is conducted jointly by the five Polytechnics.

 

The exercise allows applicants to submit application for admission to full-time courses offered by the five polytechnics.
 

For more information, access the JPAE Admission Guide.

 

Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE):
 

The Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE) allows applicants who are NOT eligible to participate in the EAE and JPAE to apply for the TP course of their interest.

 

For more information, access the DAE Admission Guide.

Who May Apply

APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS ADDITIONAL INFO
Final Year ITE Higher NITEC and NITEC students Final year student in a full-time Nitec or Higher Nitec course in the year of EAE(ITE). (Note: For the 2021 polytechnic intake, this would include ITE graduates who complete their Nitec course in June or December 2020, or Higher Nitec course in September 2020 or March 2021.

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must have the minimum GPA (inclusive of CCA bonus points) and the relevant ITE certificate applicable to the full-time diploma courses that they are applying for. Admission is based on merit and subject to availability of vacancies.

Please access the following pages for the relevant certificates awarded by ITE that are recognised for admission to the full-time diploma courses.

Applicants seeking admission are required to fulfil the medical requirements (PDF: 92KB) for respective courses.

Applicants who are active in their ITE's Co-curricular Activities (CCA) may gain up to 0.2 CCA bonus points. The CCA bonus points can be used to improve their GPA ranking for admission consideration.

CCA Grade

No. of Bonus Point Awarded

Grade A

0.20 point

Grade B

0.15 point

Grade C

0.10 point

Grade E

0.05 point

Subject exemption(s) will be granted for applicants who obtained good grade(s) in relevant subject(s) in their ITE qualification.

 

ITE QUALIFICATIONS ADDITIONAL INFO
  • Holders of relevant full-time Higher Nitec/CBS/ITC and full-time Nitec/NTC-2 (taken in Singapore)
  • Final semester graduating full-time ITE students, including those from the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

Note: Those who have Higher Nitec or Nitec International qualifications (attained overseas), previously attended courses at or graduated from a local University or Polytechnic are NOT eligible to apply under the JPAE. If they do so, their applications will be invalidated.

APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS

ADDITIONAL INFO

Full-time Higher Nitec / Nitec

ITE Certificate holders applying to related TP diploma courses.

Note: Former/current students holding any of the abovementioned qualifications and seeking re-admission to the polytechnic may also apply.

When and How to Apply

When to Apply How to Apply

11 June 2020 to 17 June 2020

Information on application timeline can be found here.

Online Application: EAE(ITE) portal.

Applicants may select up to three courses in order of their preferences in their online applications. They are also required to provide a 600 characters write-up for each choice to detail their course-specific aptitude and interest.

Walk-in, email and telephone applicants will not be accepted by MOE or the polytechnics.

EAE Technical Assistance

For technical assistance, please send an email to help@jpeaei.polytechnic.edu.sg.

When to Apply How to Apply
Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) application will open from 24 Feb 2020, 9am to 28 Feb 2020, 4pm.

Online Application: Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise

Applicants are allowed to submit up to a maximum of 8 courses for which they are eligible.

JPAE Technical Assistance

When to Apply How to Apply
23 March 2020 to 9 April 2020
  • Submit your application via our Online Applicant Portal.
  • Documents for submission:
    • Softcopy of the ‘Application Record’ (applicant may download a copy of application record after submission of application through online applicant portal)
    • A copy of Singapore NRIC (front & back),
    • A copy of Malaysia NRIC (for SPR with Malaysia nationality) or Passport (for SPR with other nationality),
    • A copy of Malaysia NRIC (for Malaysians) or Passport (for foreigners),
    • A copy of ITE certificate and transcript (Note: For graduating students who are in their final graduating semester, please submit Statement of results (all semester attained) and CCA record with CCA grade)
    • GCE ‘O’ Level results slips / SPM results slips, where applicable
    • Other results slips e.g. local polytechnics/universities, LASALLE College of the Arts, NAFA, where applicable
    • Letter from CMPB or unit stating ORD date or approval letter for NS disruption (applicable to males [Singapore Citizen/SPR] who are currently serving NS)
    • Other testimonials or supporting documents such as employer recommendation or employment letter, if applicable.


* ITE applicants eligible to apply through JPAE are advised to submit their applications through JPAE.
 

Note: Applicants may apply up to 3 course choices. All documents submitted are non-returnable.
 

You may mail the above documents via post or scan & email to Admissions@tp.edu.sg or submit in person via DAE Drop-In Box situated outside Student Services.

Our mailing address is:
Temasek Polytechnic
Admissions Office
Admin Block 9, Level 6, Lift Lobby C
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

Application Process and Outcome

Selection Process & Criteria
 

The polytechnics will call up shortlisted applicants for further assessment, such as interviews and / or aptitude tests between 6 July 2020 to 1 September 2020.
 

Steps to ensure your health and safety

This year, due to the COVID-19 situation and its safe-distancing requirements, TP will use video meeting platforms to conduct the EAE interviews, portfolio reviews and/or aptitude tests with shortlisted applicants.

If you are shortlisted, the course teams will contact and provide you with the necessary information on the following:
 

  • Date and time of the online interview, along with the session’s weblink (e.g. Google Meet or MS Teams).
  • Preparation of specific portfolio items, as well as submission instructions using online modes and/or depositories (e.g. Google Drive).
  • Date and time of any aptitude test, along with its weblink. Some courses may incorporate the aptitude test into the interview sessions by asking applicants some related questions instead.
     

Selection Process
 

EAE(ITE) focuses on students who have strong aptitude and interest in a field related to the diploma course they are applying for.
 

Polytechnics will have the discretion to determine their modes of assessment, such as portfolios, interviews and aptitude tests, where relevant and appropriate. Polytechnics may also consider participation in activities such as work attachments and sustained involvement in projects that are related to the course students are applying for, as well as relevant co-curricular activities. 

 

Admissions Criteria
  

  • While interest and aptitude in a field of study is important, having the requisite academic foundation helps to ensure you will be able to cope with the rigour of a polytechnic education and benefit from it. It is for this reason that ITE students seeking admission to the polytechnics are required to graduate from ITE and meet the minimum GPA requirement for their respective diploma courses. The minimum GPA requirements for each polytechnic course are:
    • Final net GPA 3.5 for Nitec holders (including CCA bonus points); and
    • Final net GPA 2.0 for Higher Nitec holders (including CCA bonus points).
  • If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, your conditional offer through the EAE(ITE) will be revoked.

Application Results
 

  • Applicants may check their application outcome online from 7 September 2020, 2 pm to 10 September 2020, 11.59 pm through Early Admissions Exercise (EAE-ITE) portal.
  • Successful EAE ITE applicants are to accept or reject their offers online by 10 September 2020, 11.59 pm. A non-response will be deemed as a rejection of the EAE ITE offer.
  • Student who accept their EAE ITE offer during offer and acceptance stage are guaranteed a place in the polytechnic course, as long as they are able to meet the admissions criteria.
  • Once an applicant has accepted his/her EAE ITE offer and meet the admission criteria, he/she will not be eligible to take part in the JPAE and other polytechnic admissions exercise. He/she will also not be able to switch courses within or across polytechnic.

Withdrawal of Acceptance
 

Withdrawal of acceptance must be submitted online from 11 September 2020 to 16 October 2020, 11.59 pm through EAE ITE portal. Students who have accepted an EAE ITE offer but do not withdraw by the deadline will be deemed to have confirmed their acceptance and will not be eligible to participate in JPAE and other polytechnic admissions exercises.

Posting Procedure
 

 

  • Applicants are posted a course based on merit according to their net GPA. Applicants with better GPA will be considered for admission first, subject to the availability of vacancies in the selected course.

 

Posting Results
 

Admission Criteria
 

  • Academic results and/or interview/test where applicable and subject to the availability of vacancies.
     

Application Outcome
 

  • Applicants who have submitted their application between 23 Mar 2020 to 9 Apr 2020.
    • Application outcome by 29 Apr 2020.

 

 

Medical Requirements & Support for Students with Special Educational Needs

Information on Medical Requirements can be found here (PDF: 92KB).

 

Special Educational Needs

For enquiries on support for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), applicants may refer to SEN website.

FAQ

What are the courses offered by TP?

What are the courses offered by TP?

Click here for the list of courses offered by TP.

Which Admissions Exercise do I qualify for? When and how do I apply?

Which Admissions Exercise do I qualify for? When and how do I apply?

You may retrieve information on the respective admissions exercises (grouped by entry qualifications), eligibility criteria, application period and other information from the respective admissions exercises web pages.

GCE 'O' Level

GCE 'N(A)' Level

ITE Certificate Holders

GCE 'A' Level

Applicants with working experience

IP / IB (DAE-Local)

Foreign Qualifications (DAE-Foreign)

Can I apply for admission while I am serving my NS in Singapore?

Can I apply for admission while I am serving my NS in Singapore?

Yes, you may. The Polytechnic will reserve a place for successful male applicants who are unable to obtain approval to defer or be disrupted from their Singapore full-time National Service (NS) to join the current intake. Reservation of a place is only applicable to male Singaporeans and Singapore PRs who are required to serve NS and are admitted to a polytechnic course for the first time.

I am an International Student. Where can I find out about application/admission-related information? Also, what do I need to know before applying to TP?

I am an International Student. Where can I find out about application/admission-related information? Also, what do I need to know before applying to TP?

Holders of international qualifications may apply through the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE-Foreign Qualifications). Information pertaining to accommodation, programmes and part-time employment is available here.

How many intakes are there per year?

How many intakes are there per year?

1 intake (course commences in April).

Can I combine my GCE ‘O’ Level results to apply for admission?

Can I combine my GCE ‘O’ Level results to apply for admission?

Applicants are allowed to combine their GCE 'O' level results of up to two sittings (e.g. 2015 and 2017) when seeking admission to the Polytechnic.

I failed my GCE 'O' Level English. Can I still apply?

I failed my GCE 'O' Level English. Can I still apply?

You may wish to consider the following TP courses that accept Grade D7 for English. Please check that you meet the other entry requirements for the courses. Information on the entry requirements is available by clicking on the respective course names.

Course code

Course name

T50

Aerospace Electronics

T51

Aerospace Engineering

T04

Aviation Management

T60

Big Data & Analytics

T38

Biomedical Engineering

T43

Business Process & Systems Engineering

T33

Chemical Engineering

T52

Clean Energy

T56

Common Engineering Programme

T63

Common ICT Programme

T13

Computer Engineering

T62

Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics

T65

Electronics

T17

Financial Business Informatics

T26

Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science

T58

Game Design & Development

T29

Green Building & Sustainability

T30

Information Technology

T28

Integrated Facility Management

T22

Interior Architecture & Design

T66

Mechatronics

T64

Medical Biotechnology

T25

Pharmaceutical Science

T35

Product & Industrial Design

T45

Veterinary Technology

I failed my GCE 'O' Level Maths. Can I apply or appeal?

I failed my GCE 'O' Level Maths. Can I apply or appeal?

You may wish to consider the following TP courses that accept Grade D7 for Mathematics. Please check that you meet the other entry requirements for the courses. Information on the entry requirements is available by clicking on the respective course names.

Course code

Course name

T20

Apparel Design & Merchandising

T59

Communication Design

T40

Communications & Media Management

T23

Digital Film & Television

T68

Early Childhood Development & Education*

T22

Interior Architecture & Design

T35

Product & Industrial Design

T48

Psychology Studies

T53

Social Sciences in Gerontology

*Students with a D7 in Mathematics may apply for the course provided they have GCE ‘O’ Level passes (1-6) in 5 subjects (including English).

What are my chances of getting into the course of my choice?

What are my chances of getting into the course of my choice?

For your top few choices for JAE, you may wish to select those TP courses that you are passionate about and for which your net ELR2B2 aggregate score is less than or equal to the previous year’s highest aggregate score of the course or not too far above the highest score.

To maximise the likelihood of being posted to a course of your JAE choices, you should ensure that, for some of your selected courses, your net ELR2B2 aggregate score falls below the previous year’s highest aggregate scores of those courses.

I am an IP Year 4 student. Where can I find out about application/admission-related information?

I am an IP Year 4 student. Where can I find out about application/admission-related information?

Students who have completed Year 4 of the Integrated Programme (IP) in Singapore may apply through the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE-Local).

I have obtained an IB Diploma. Where can I find out about application/admission-related information?

I have obtained an IB Diploma. Where can I find out about application/admission-related information?

Students who have completed Year 6 of the Integrated Programme (IP) in Singapore and have obtained an IB Diploma may apply through the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE-Local). Students with IB Diploma may also apply for selected diploma courses which allow them to complete the course in 2 or 2.5 years, provided they meet the entry requirements.

I have received my GCE ‘A’ Level examination results. Where can I find out about application/admission-related information?

I have received my GCE ‘A’ Level examination results. Where can I find out about application/admission-related information?

You may apply through the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE-Local). Students with GCE ‘A’ Level qualification may also apply for selected diploma courses which allow them to complete the course in 2 or 2.5 years, provided they meet the entry requirements.

Contact Details

For enquiries related to JPAE,

 

For enquiries related to EAE for ITE Students and DAE,

 

 

Ask TP