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Admission (Non-Singapore Academic Qualifications) AY2009

Applications are invited from prospective students with non-Singapore academic qualifications for admission to diploma programmes commencing in April 2009.

Applicants are requested to take note of the recognized academic qualifications listed below, as applicable.

Country Recognized Academic Qualifications

  1. Unified Examination Certificate

  2. Unified Examination Certificate-Vocational*

    * only applicable for Engineering Courses 

# SPM/STPM applicants will apply through the Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE)


  1. Senior High School and National Final Evaluation Examination (SMA or SMU)
  2. SMA or SMU 2 Results

  1. National College Entrance Examination (NCEE  or Gao Kao)

  2. Senior High School Graduation Certificate
Either Secondary School Certificate (Year 10) from one of the following:
  1. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE)

  2. The Central Board of Secondary Education Examinations (CBSE)

  3. Maharashtra State Board

  4. Kerala Board

  5. Gujarat Board

  6. Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination

  7. Board of Anglo-Indian School Leaving Certificate Examination, Tamil Nadu
Or, the Senior School Certificate (Year 12).
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka GCE “O” Level Certificate

  1. Basic Education High School (BEHS)

  2. Basic Education with some University education (UBEHS)

  1. Year 12 High School Graduation Certificate of National Examination

  2. Year 11 High School Examination Results

Brunei General Certificate Education “O” Level

Philippines High School Diploma
Other International Qualifications
  1. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)

  2. International General Certificate of Secondary Educations (IGCSE)

  3. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

1)    For information on available courses, applicants may refer to:

2)    No entrance or admission test is conducted by Republic Polytechnic. However, each applicant is required to sit for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and to arrange for the scores (Academic Reading and Writing Modules) to be directly forwarded to the polytechnic at the mailing address given below. For more information on IELTS, click here.

      Admissions Office
Woodlands Campus
9 Woodlands Ave 9
Singapore 738964
Republic Polytechnic

3)    Applicants who do not possess IELTS scores may submit other forms of documents(e.g.TOEFL) as evidence of their proficiency in the English Language.

4)    All applications need to be submitted online. There is no application fee. No physical applications will be accepted. Applications are to be submitted by applicants only.

5)    All applicants are required to complete the following procedure in order to have their applications duly considered.

        Stage 1: Request online for a password. This password will be sent immediately upon receiving the request to the email address specified by the applicant. The same email address will be used by Republic Polytechnic for all subsequent communications with the applicant.

        Stage 2: Login using the password assigned, and complete the online application form.

6)    Scanned electronic copies of relevant academic certificates and specified pages of the passport need to be embedded in the online application form. The original documents will be verified at the time of enrolment in March 2009. Applicants who have submitted misleading information with their application forms are liable to be disqualified.

7)   Offers will be made to successful applicants periodically on the dates indicated below. Any applicant may check the results by logging to his/her account created at the time of submitting the application form.
     -  5 September 2008
     -  31 October 2008
     -  12 December 2008
     -  16 January 2009
     -  27 February 2009

8)   Your chances of success in gaining admission will depend on the strength of your qualifications and the number of places available in each diploma.

9)   For information on the Cut-Off Point for the AY 2008 intake, click here

10)   Applicants who receive an offer from Republic Polytechnic will be given a one-month period to confirm their intention to enroll at the polytechnic for the Academic Year 2009 by making a non-refundable advance payment of S$1,000/= towards their first semester tuition fee.

11)   Applicants who receive an offer from Republic Polytechnic should make arrangements to obtain their visas or travel documents to enter Singapore for their enrolment.

12) Applicants, who prefer to take up the tuition grant from the Singapore by signing a three-year bond which they will be contractually obliged to work in Singapore for a minimum period of 3 years upon graduation, will need to pay only S$3,150.00* per annum as tuition fees which exclude the per annum supplementary fee.

      Others shall pay S$S$15,076.30* per annum as tuition fees which excludes the per annum supplementary fees.

      (*As at AY 2007, subjected to changes by Ministry of Education)

13)  All students admitted to the polytechnic on the basis of non-Singapore qualifications are required to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.00 (out of maximum possible 4.00) during their first two semesters at the polytechnic in order to continue their studies at the polytechnic.

14)  For more information on accommodation, living expenses, transportation and the weather in Singapore, click here.

15)  For frequently asked questions, click here

16)  For more enquiries, Applicants can contact Republic Polytechnic via email: