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Overview

O-Level students and graduates may apply for admission through the following admission exercises:
 

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE):

The Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) for O-Level students is an admissions exercise that allows graduating O-Level students to apply for and receive conditional offers for admission to polytechnic based on their aptitudes and interests before taking their GCE O-Level examinations. It allows the polytechnics greater flexibility to select students based on broader measures of merit, beyond just academic grades.

 

For more information, access the EAE Microsite Guide.
 

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE):

The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is conducted annually by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level certificate holders to apply for admission to courses offered by Junior Colleges (JC), Millennia Institute (MI), Polytechnics (Poly) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

 

For more information, view here.
 

Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE-Local):

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

 

For more information, view here.

Who May Apply

 
  • Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR) who have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examinations in the year of EAE
  • International Students enrolled in government, government-aided and Independent Schools during the year of EAE application, and who have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examinations in the year of EAE.

For more information, access the EAE Microsite Guide.

WHO MAY APPLY APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS ADDITIONAL INFO

Singapore Citizens (SC) /  Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)

Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level examination results from any year Current JC / MI student or Singapore-Cambridge 'A' Level students seeking admission based on Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results may also apply. 
International Students Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Studying in a government, government-aided school, or an independent school in Singapore with results from the most recent GCE ‘O’ Level examination.

 

APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS ADDITIONAL INFO

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level

  • Holders of Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Levels who are not eligible to apply for courses under the JAE
  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level holders may apply using their Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results

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

 

When and How to Apply

When to Apply How to Apply


25 June 2020 to 1 July 2020


Information on application timeline can be found here.

Online Application: Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) 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

When to Apply How to Apply
Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) registration will open from 3pm on 13 January 2020, and ending at 4pm on 17 January 2020. Refer to the MOE website for important dates.

Online Application: Joint Admissions Exercise Internet System (JAE-IS)

Applicants are allowed to submit up to a maximum of 12 courses for which they are eligible.

When to Apply How to Apply
13 January 2020, 3pm to 17 January 2020, 11.59pm
  • 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 GCE ‘O’ and/or ’A’ Level results slip (all sittings), where applicable
    • A copy of CCA record with CCA grade indicated/Form A
    • 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.

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 focuses on students who have strong aptitude and interest in a field related to the diploma course they are applying for. Students with outstanding achievements in sports, arts, leadership, entrepreneurship and community service can also be considered.
 

The modes of assessment will include portfolios, interviews and aptitude tests, where relevant and appropriate. Participation in relevant CCAs, Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs) and Applied Graded Subjects (AGS), as well as participation in activities such as work attachments and sustained involvement in projects that are related to the course students are applying for will also be considered.
 

 

Admissions Criteria
 

Applicants admitted through Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) are required to meet the following admissions criteria:
 

  • Net ELR2B2 aggregate score of 26 points or better for the GCE O-Level examinations; and minimum entry requirements (MER) for their respective diploma courses. The MER for each course can be found here
  • If the applicant does not meet the admissions criteria, his/her conditional offer will be revoked. Applicant will be able to apply for admission to a polytechnic through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) using their GCE O Level examination results.
     

Application Results
 

  • Applicants may check their application outcome online from 7 September 2020, 2 pm to 10 September 2020, 23:59 pm through Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) portal.
  • Successful EAE applicants are to accept or reject their offers online by 10 September 2020, 23:59 pm. A non-response will be deemed as a rejection of the EAE offer.
  • Student who accept their EAE 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 offer and meet the admission criteria, he/she will not be eligible to take part in the JAE and other polytechnic admissions exercise. He/she will also not be able to switch courses within or across polytechnic.
  • Student who accept EAE offers should not concurrently accept offers from a Junior College (JC) via the Direct Schools Admissions (DSA-JC).

Withdrawal of Acceptance
 

Withdrawal of acceptance must be submitted online from 11 September 2020 to 16 October 2020, 23:59 pm through EAE portal. Students who have accepted an EAE offer but do not withdraw by the deadline will be deemed to have confirmed their acceptance and will not be eligible to participate in JAE and other polytechnic admissions exercises.

Posting Procedure
 

  • Applicants are posted to a course based on merit first according to their net ELR2B2 aggregate scores (taking into account the CCA bonus points for which the applicants are eligible for).
  • Applicant with better net aggregate will be considered for admission first, subject to the availability of vacancies in the selected course. If there is no more vacancy, then the applicant will be considered for his/her next choice course.
  • Applicant with the same net aggregate score vying for the last place in a course will be posted based on citizenship followed by their gross aggregate score. The posting of candidates with same gross aggregate score will be determined by a computerised ballot where each candidate is given an equal opportunity.
  • Details on O Level aggregate computation are available here.

 

Notification of Posting Results
 

The JAE posting results will be released through the following modes on 4 February 2020:
 

  • JAE-IS, accessible through the MOE - JAE web page
  • Short Messaging Service (SMS) via applicant's mobile number (if a valid Singapore mobile number is provided by applicant during JAE Registration).

Successful JAE and JAE Appeal applicants will receive their enrolment packages by early March.

 

JAE Appeal
 

  • JAE Appeal will commence after the release of JAE posting from 4 Feb 2020 to 7 Feb 2020.
  • JAE applicants who wish to appeal for a place in a polytechnic diploma course or seek a transfer to another diploma course can do so via JAE Appeal portal.
  • Applicants may submit their appeal for courses that they have met the 2020 JAE aggregate range and the minimum entry requirements.
  • Successful JAE Appeal will supersede the JAE original posted course.
  • The outcome of the JAE Appeal will be released through JAE Appeal portal on 20 Feb 2020.

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 / appeal by 28 Feb 2020:

    • Application / Appeal outcome by 31 Mar 2020.
       
  • Applicants who have submitted their application / appeal from 1 Mar 2020 onwards:

    • Application / Appeal outcome by 17 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 JAE,

EAE information and FAQs are also available on EAE Portal.

For enquiries related to EAE and DAE, 

Ask TP