Other Qualifications

International Qualifications

Scores/Marks

In addition to the meeting the Minimum Entry Requirements (MER), depending on your entry qualification, your application may be considered based on your overall score.

Overall Score/Marks = (Total Score or Marks for N subjects/N subjects# )

#Number of subjects is different depending on your entry qualification.

IELTS/TOEFL

Applicants who submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required to meet the following criteria:

IELTS - Meet a minimum of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking)
TOEFL - Meet a minimum score of 547 (Paper-based), 210 (Computer-based) or 78 (internet-based) For applicants who are submitting TOEFL scores, please request Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send the result directly to Republic Polytechnic (Republic Polytechnic’s code: 2723)


Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants holding international qualifications can apply to our full time diploma courses.

To be eligible for consideration for admission to the diploma courses in Republic Polytechnic, applicants must meet the following Minimum Entry Requirements (MER).

Brunei

General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Levels*

  • English: [Grade: A1 – C6]

  • Mathematics [Grade: A1 – C6]

  • Any Relevant Science Subject: [Grade A1 – C6]

  • Any Other 2 Subjects: [Grade: A1 – C6]


*No IELTS or TOEFL is required for applicants with Brunei GCE “O” Level qualifications.



China

National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) (Gao Kao, 高考)*

  • English: 60%

  • Mathematics: 60%


Overall Score: 60%
*IELTS or TOEFL is required.
*Applications only open to applicants holding 2017 NCEE results.



India

Secondary School Certificate (Year 10) from Examination Boards including:
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Examinations (ICSE)
  • Central Board of Secondary Education Examinations (CBSE)

Secondary School Certificate (Year 10)

  • English: 75%

  • Mathematics: 80%

  • Relevant Subject: 80%


Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 75%

CBSE Secondary School Certificate (Year 10)

  • English: B1

  • Mathematics: B1

  • Relevant Subject: B1


Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA should be at least 7.5)


Secondary School Certificate (Year 10) from State Boards including:
  • Maharashtra Board
  • Kerala Board
  • Gujarat Board
  • Karnataka Board
  • Tamil Nadu Board

Secondary School Certificate (Year 10) State Boards

  • English: 80%

  • Mathematics: 85%

  • Relevant Subject: 85%


Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 80% Or,

  • English: A

  • Mathematics: A

  • Relevant Subject: A


Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least A

Matriculation School Certificate

  • English: 80%

  • Mathematics: 85%

  • Relevant Subject: 85%


Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 80%

Technical High School Certificate

  • English: A

  • Mathematics: A

  • Relevant Subject: A


Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least A

Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12) from All Examination Boards.

Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12)

  • English: 70%

  • Mathematics: 75%

  • Relevant Subject: 75%


Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 70%

*IELTS or TOEFL is required.



Indonesia

National Final Evaluation Examinations Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN)
  • Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA)
  • Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (SMK)

SMA/SMK (Year 12)

  • English: 7

  • Mathematics: 7

  • Relevant Subject: 7


Overall score for 7 subjects should be at least 46

  • Sekolah Menengah Atas, SMA (Completed Year 11)


SMA (Completed Year 11) results

  • Good SMA (Completed Year 11) results will be considered accordingly


*IELTS or TOEFL is required.



Malaysia

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • English Language: [Grade A1 - B6]
  • Any Mathematics Subject: [Grade A1 - B6]
  • Any Relevant Subject: [Grade A1 - B6]
Unified Examination Certificate - Vocational (UECV)
  • English Language: [Grade: A1 - B6] (Applicants with Industrial English may have to sit for an entrance assessment)
  • Any Mathematics Subject: [Grade: A1 - B6]
  • Any Engineering Relevant Subject: [Grade: A1 - B6]

*Please note that UECV students may only apply to courses within the School of Engineering
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Vokasional (SPMV)
SPM / SPMV
  • Bahasa Inggeris: [Grade A+ - C]
  • Any Mathematics Subject: [Grade A+ - C]
  • Any Science Subject: [Grade A+ - C]
  • Any Other 2 Subjects : [Grade A+ - C]

SPM / SPMV (Before 2009)
  • Bahasa Inggeris: [Grade: 1A - 6C]
  • Any Mathematics Subject: [Grade: 1A - 6C]
  • Any Science Subject: [Grade: 1A - 6C]
  • Any Other 2 Subjects: [Grade: 1A - 6C]
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • General Paper (English Medium): [Grade: A - C]

Or,

  • SPM Bahasa Inggeris: [Grade: A+ - C]
  • Any Mathematics Subject: [Grade: A - C]
  • Any Relevant Subject: [Grade: A - C]

*No IELTS or TOEFL is required for applicants with UEC, UECV, SPM, SPMV and STPM qualifications.



Myanmar

Basic Education High School (BEHS)
  • English: 60%
  • Mathematics: 75%
  • Relevant Subject: 75%

Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 70%

*IELTS or TOEFL is required.



Philippines

High School Diploma
  • English: 85%
  • Mathematics: 85%
  • Any Relevant Science Subject: 85%

Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 85%

*IELTS or TOEFL is required.



Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Levels
  • English: Grade A [Distinction]
  • Mathematics: Grade B [Very Good Pass]
  • Science: Grade B [Very Good Pass]
  • Any Other 2 Subjects: Grade C [Credit]

*IELTS or TOEFL is required.



Vietnam

Completed Year 12 High School Graduation Certificate of National Examination
  • English: 7
  • Mathematics: 7
  • Relevant Subject: 7

Overall average mark for 5 subjects should be at least 7
Completed Year 11 High School results
  • Good High School (Completed Year 11) results will be considered accordingly

*IELTS or TOEFL is required.



Other Qualifications

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) / International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
GCSE / IGCSE
  • English as First Language: [Grade: A - C]
  • Mathematics: [ Grade: A - C]
  • Any Relevant Science Subject: [Grade: A - C]
  • Any Other 2 Subjects: [Grade: A - C]

Only English as First Language will be considered
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
IB Diploma
  • English: 5 out of 7
  • Mathematics: 5 out of 7
  • Any Relevant Science Subject: 5 out of 7

Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 25
Other International Qualifications
  • Assessed on a case-by-case basis

You may also apply if you possess other qualifications (such as Government-administered Secondary School/High School examinations) that are equivalent to the Singapore- Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Levels.

*No IELTS or TOEFL is required for applicants with GCSE, IGCSE or IB qualifications.

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the MER does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants

Application

Applicants with IP qualifications can apply for admission to our full time diploma courses through the following admission exercise.

  1. Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

Conditions for Admissions

a. Students must read the terms and conditions for each admission exercise before they apply for admission to Republic Polytechnic (RP) when the application window is open.

b. Students must provide all supporting documents related to their admission application such as academic qualifications, related certificates or other documents as requested by the Polytechnic for admission consideration.

c. Students are admitted to the Polytechnic based on the specified assessment criteria.

d. Students must provide true and accurate information in the application forms, including a full declaration of any medical condition or disability.

e. Students must attend interviews whenever contacted by the Polytechnic as part of the evaluation procedures to determine their suitability for the diploma courses.

f. International students must comply with the instructions to apply and collect the Student’s Pass issued by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) before they start their enrolment procedures with the Polytechnic.

g. If any of the above conditions are not met, RP reserves the right to:
  1. rescind an offer of admission to any applicant;

  2. report the applicant to authorities for wrongful declaration and

  3. disallow the applicant from continuing with the admission process