Information on Medical Requirements can be found here (PDF: 92KB).
For enquiries on support for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), applicants may refer to SEN website.
Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) application for April 2021 intake will commence from :
||25 June 2020 to 1 July 2020|
Information on application timeline can be found here.
Applicants are to submit their application online through 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.
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:
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.
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.
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) portal.
Successful EAE 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 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, 11.59 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.