Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

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Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

Applicants who fall under the following categories can submit an application through the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE).

GCE O-Levels
GCE A-Levels
International Students
ITE (Higher Nitec/ Nitec) (Full Time)
ITE (Higher Nitec/ Nitec) (Part Time) & Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ)
Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident (SCPR) (including returning) with full-time local or foreign qualifications
Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident (SCPR) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant full time working experience

Pre-Application

You can search for your desired RP courses online or browse through our collaterals such as the RP Prospectus. You can also attend events such as the RP Open House and Course Counselling sessions to find out more about our diploma courses.

Application

Application for entry to Intake Year 2021 will open from Nov 2020 to Aug 2021.

The DAE application schedule based on the respective qualification type is as follows:

International Qualifications (excluding SPM/STPM/UEC/GCSE/IGCSE/IB) 9 Nov 2020, 2pm - 23 Nov 2020, 4pm
SPM/STPM Qualifications 18 Dec 2020, 2pm - 8pm
21 Dec 2020, 12am - 28 Dec 2020, 4pm
UEC Qualifications 18 Dec 2020, 2pm - 8pm
21 Dec 2020, 12am - 28 Dec 2020, 4pm
GCE O-Levels/Integrated Programme Year 4 (Phase 1) 11 Jan 2021, 2pm - 15 Jan 2021, 4pm
Nitec/Higher Nitec (Part Time) & Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) 11 Jan 2021, 2pm - 15 Jan 2021, 4pm
SCPR with minimum of 2 years of relevant full-time working experience 11 Jan 2021, 2pm - 15 Jan 2021, 4pm
GCSE/IGCSE Qualifications 15 Jan 2021, 2pm - 22 Jan 2021, 4pm
GCE A-Levels/IB 19 Feb 2021, 2pm - 25 Feb 2021, 4pm
GCE O-Levels/Integrated Programme Year 4 (Phase 2) 24 Feb 2021, 2pm - 3 Mar 2021, 4pm
Returning SCPR with other qualifications 4 Mar 2021, 2pm - 11 Mar 2021, 4pm
Nitec/Higher Nitec (Full Time) 22 Mar 2021, 2pm - 5 Apr 2021, 4pm
  • Prospective SCPR applicants whose national exams have been cancelled or deferred due to COVID-19 may still submit an application using their school results, which may be considered on a case-by-case basis. They should submit proof that they had registered for the national exams along with their application. Applicants may be assessed further for suitability in the courses applied.

  • Ex-polytechnic applicants (excluding current RP students) may submit their applications under the respective qualification types.

  • Applicants can submit an online application, indicating up to 3 choices, through our application portal. To submit an online application, please click on the button below.  If you need help with your application, please refer to our User Guide here.
    Click here to apply

Assessment

Applicants who have applied through the DAE may be invited for an assessment.
  • The assessment is designed to assess your aptitude and your suitability for the course.

  • An invitation to attend an assessment does not guarantee admission to the course.

  • Admission to RP is based on academic merit, assessment outcome (if any) and available vacancies 


The DAE assessment schedule for invited applicants is as follows:

GCSE/IGCSE Qualifications 5 Feb 2021
GCE O-Levels/ Integrated Programme Year 4 - Phase 1 8 Feb 2021 - 10 Feb 2021
SCPR with minimum of 2 years of relevant full-time working experience 8 Feb 2021 - 10 Feb 2021
GCE O-Levels/ Integrated Programme Year 4 - Phase 2 19 Mar 2021 - 22 Mar 2021

Posting Outcome

All applicants will receive the outcome of their DAE application via email based on the following schedule.

International Qualifications (excluding SPM/STPM/UEC/GCSE/IGCSE/IB) By 31 Mar 2021
SPM/STPM Qualifications By 31 Mar 2021
UEC Qualifications By 31 Mar 2021
GCE O-Levels/Integrated Programme Year 4 (Phase 1) By 31 Mar 2021
Nitec/Higher Nitec (Part Time) & Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) By 31 Mar 2021
SCPR with minimum of 2 years of relevant full-time working experience By 31 Mar 2021
GCSE/IGCSE Qualifications By 31 Mar 2021
GCE A-Levels/IB By 31 Mar 2021
GCE O-Levels/Integrated Programme Year 4 (Phase 2) By 9 Apr 2021
Returning SCPR with other qualifications By 31 Mar 2021
Nitec/Higher Nitec (Full Time) By 29 Apr 2021
 

Enrolment

Enrolment
For more information on the online enrolment as well as what to do after enrolment, please refer here