The Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE) allows applicants with other qualifications to apply for admission to our full-time diploma courses.
Admission is based on academic merit and subject to available vacancies of the diploma courses. Meeting the Minimum Entry Requirement (MER) does not guarantee that applicant will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.
Applicants with other qualifications, except for current RP students.
You must fulfil the following requirements:
Obtain a College or High School Certificate (equivalent to the Singapore-Cambridge O-Level Certificate)
Meet the MER listed under the respective country/qualification below.
English Proficiency Requirement
Applicants with international qualifications are required to submit valid IELTS or TOEFL results, except for the following group of students with Cambridge O-Level equivalent qualifications:
Acceptable IELTS minimum score: 6 for all individual components and overall band score; TOEFL minimum score: 78
The IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT ® Special Home Edition are also accepted.
At least Year 10 of High School with:
All requirements are for Standard Level:
General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Levels
National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) (Gao Kao, 高考)*
*Applications only open to applicants holding the most recent NCEE results, i.e. AY2022 intake is only open to applicants with Year 2021 NCEE results
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE; until 2011)
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
*Category A subjects only
Higher Secondary School Certificate
*Indonesian applicants with school results (SMA) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Shortlisted applicants may be assessed further for suitability in the courses applied.
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) or Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
*Malaysian applicants with school results and have registered for the 2021 SPM examinations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Shortlisted applicants may be assessed further for suitability in the courses applied.
Basic Education High School (BEHS) - Year 12
High School Diploma
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education – Ordinary Level Examination
Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education – Advanced Level Examination
Year 12 High School Diploma
Year 12 with High School Graduation Certificate of National Examination
Assessed on a case-by-case basis but should have completed Year 12 of High School with:
*Prospective 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.
To find out more about the diploma courses offered by RP, you may:
Read up on RP courses online
Some courses may require additional medical check-up or specific tests, click here to find out more.
The DAE application schedule based on the respective qualification type is as follows:
Application is made online through the DAE Application Portal. Please refer to our User Guide on how to apply.
You may indicate up to 3 course choices in your application
Upload softcopies of these documents in your online application (File size limit: 2MB each): (1) Identification document, (2) Result slip(s), (3) Other supporting document(s), if any
Shortlisted applicants may be evaluated further through an assessment for suitability in the courses applied.
^Mode of assessment to be confirmed and further details to be provided to you if you are shortlisted
The outcome of your DAE application will be sent to your email account (indicated in your DAE application) on the following dates:
If your application is successful, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the online enrolment within 3-4 weeks.
For more information on the online enrolment, and what to do after enrolment, please click here.
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