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    Overview 

    The Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE) is open to applicants who are not eligible to apply under the following exercises:

    • Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)
    • Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)
    • Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE)

    If you are an international student who is applying for admission using international qualifications, please click here.

    You may click on the following links for more information.

    For a visual illustration of a student’s experience through the respective DAE exercises, please click the links in the table below.

    CATEGORY  VIEW 
    DAE (GCE ‘O’ Levels)   Click Here 
    DAE (GCE ‘A’ Levels/International students)  Click Here 
    DAE (Returning SG/PR with local or international qualifications)   Click Here 

     Eligibility  

    QUALIFICATION TYPE  WHO MAY APPLY? 
    Singapore Cambridge GCE 'O' Level
    • Holders of Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-level who missed the minimum entry requirements but have obtained a net ELR2B2 aggregate score of 26 points or better
    • Holders of Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-level 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
    • Former/current polytechnic students seeking re-admission to the polytechnic
     
    ITE (NITEC/Higher NITEC)
    • Current cohort of full time ITE students with final semester results or ITE upgraders who possess strong aptitude and passion through evidence of awards of achievements, portfolios, work samples, testimonials and recommendations
    • ITE certificate holder
    • Former/Current polytechnic students seeking re-admission to RP
     
    Integrated Programme (IP) / International Baccalaureate (IB) Holders of following qualifications from local institutions
    • Integrated Programme (IP) Year 4 (or Secondary 4 equivalent)
    • Graduated with International Baccalaureate (IB)
     
    Singapore Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Holders of Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level
    International Qualifications Singapore Citizens/Singapore Permanent Residents who hold international qualifications


    For more information on the RP courses that you are eligible to apply, please visit the RP Full-Time Courses page.

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     Application

    DAE (GCE 'O'-level) 

    APPLICATION PERIOD  INTERVIEW PERIOD  RESULT RELEASE* 
    Phase I
    12 January 2018
    (Open at 2pm) - 
    29 January 2018
    (Close at 4pm)
    29 January 2018 – 
    31 January 2018
    12 February 2018

    Applicants who submitted applications in DAE Phase 1 can log in to their DAE account to view their application outcome online from 12 February 2018, 2pm onwards. 

    Phase II
    30 January 2018
    (Open at 2pm)- 
    9 February 2018
    (Close at 4pm)
    8 February 2018 – 
    9 February 2018
    19 February 2018

    Applicants who submitted applications in DAE Phase 2 can log in to their DAE account to view their application outcome online from 19 February 2018, 2pm onwards. 

    Phase III
    19 February 2018
    (Open at 2pm)- 
    4 April 2018
    (Close at 4pm)
    20 March 2018 – 
    22 March 2018
    5 April 2018

    Applicants who submitted applications in DAE Phase 3 can log in to their DAE account to view their application outcome online on 26 March 2018 or 5 April 2018. 

    The interview period is published to guide applicants to plan their activities so as to be available to attend the interview if shortlisted. Interview is an additional assessment to evaluate applicant’s suitability for the diploma courses. Admissions to RP is finally based on academic merit and available vacancies at the point of posting.

     

    DAE (Returning SG/PR with local or foreign qualifications/IB/IP) 

    APPLICATION PERIOD  INTERVIEW PERIOD  RESULT RELEASE 
    Phase I
    1 February 2018
    (Open at 2pm) - 
    5 February 2018
    (Close at 4pm)  
    8 February 2018 – 
    9 February 2018
    19 February 2018

    Applicants who submitted applications can log in to their DAE account to view their application outcome online from 19 February 2018, 2pm onwards. 

    Phase II
    12 March 2018
    (Open at 2pm) - 
    15 March 2018
    (Close at 4pm)
    20 March 2018 – 
    22 March 2018
    5 April 2018

    The interview period is published to guide applicants to plan their activities so as to be available to attend the interview if shortlisted. Interview is an additional assessment to evaluate applicant’s suitability for the diploma courses. Admissions to RP is finally based on academic merit and available vacancies at the point of posting.

    DAE (Expoly) 

    APPLICATION PERIOD  INTERVIEW PERIOD  RESULT RELEASE 
    12 January 2018
    (Open at 2pm) -
    29 January 2018
    (Close at 4pm)  
    29 January 2018 –
    31 January 2018
    12 February 2018

    The interview period is published to guide applicants to plan their activities so as to be available to attend the interview if shortlisted. Interview is an additional assessment to evaluate applicant’s suitability for the diploma courses. Admissions to RP is finally based on academic merit and available vacancies at the point of posting.

    DAE ITE 

    APPLICATION PERIOD  RESULT RELEASE 
    5 April 2018
    (Open at 2pm) - 
    6 April 2018
    (Close at 4pm)  
    10 April 2018

    DAE (GCE 'A'-level) 

    APPLICATION PERIOD  RESULT RELEASE 
    23 February 2018
    (Open at 2pm) - 
    1 March 2018
    (Close at 4pm)  
    5 March 2018

    DAE (International qualifications) 

    APPLICATION PERIOD  RESULT RELEASE 
    15 March 2018
    (Open at 2pm) - 
    19 March 2018
    (Close at 4pm)  
    22 March 2018
    International students who are applying for admission using international qualifications can click here for more details.

    Singapore Cambridge GCE 'O' Level 

     
    Singapore Cambridge GCE O-level applicants who did not meet the MER but achieved a net aggregate of 26 points or better may be called up for an interview for further assessment. The interview will be conducted by the lecturers, on a case-by-case basis, to evaluate the applicant’s eligibility to be admitted to the courses in RP.
     
    Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their suitability for entry to all their course choices first and may be considered for courses beyond their course choices.
     

    Returning SC/PR with local or international qualifications 

    Shortlisted candidates who have applied through the DAE may be called up for an interview for further assessment. The interview will be conducted by the lecturers, on a case-by-case basis, to assess candidates based on other criteria (such as passion, aptitude) for admission to the diploma courses.

    Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their suitability for entry to all their course choices first and may be considered for courses beyond their course choices.

    Admissions: DAE Application System Button 

    You can click on the following link to download a preview copy of the application form.

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    Application Form (Preview) Click Here 

     

    Application Guide 

    • Each applicant should only submit ONE (1) application. RP reserves the right to invalidate your application should your application be incomplete or if you submit multiple applications.
    • Please indicate your FULL NAME as in your NRIC, Passport or National Identity Documents.
    • Ensure that you register with a valid email address as all correspondences and notifications will be sent through your email address.
    • Please enter ALL information in English.

     

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    Enrolment

    Applicants who are successfully offered a placement in RP are required to complete their enrolment processes to formally register themselves as an RP student.

    Please refer to the RP enrolment page at www.rp.edu.sg/enrolment for more details on your enrolment.

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