Who May Apply?

  • Final year student in a full-time Nitec or Higher Nitec course in the year of EAE(ITE). (Note: For the AY2020 polytechnic intake, this would include ITE graduates who complete their Nitec course in June or December 2019, or Higher Nitec course in September 2019 or March 2020).


Medical Requirements

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.


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When to Apply?

Early Admissions Exercise application for April 2020 intake will commence from :

  • Final year student in a full-time Nitec or Higher Nitec course in the year of EAE. (Including DPP students)
6 June 2019 to 12 June 2019

Application timeline can be found on EAE(ITE) portal.

How to Apply?

Applicants should submit their applications online through the 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 applications will not be accepted by MOE or the polytechnics.

Selection Process & Criteria

The polytechnics will call up shortlisted applicants for further assessment, such as interviews and/or aptitude tests between 8 July 2019 to 20 August 2019.


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:

a) Final net GPA 3.5 for Nitec holders (including CCA bonus points); and

b) 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 Outcome

Application outcome

Applicants may check their application outcome online from 26 August 2019 to 29 August 2019 through Early Admissions Exercise (EAE-ITE) portal.

Successful EAE ITE applicants are to accept or reject their offers online by 29 August 2019. 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 30 August 2019 to 11 October 2019 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.


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