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  • Applicants holding international qualifications can apply to our full-time diploma courses.
  • To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must meet the Minimum Entry Requirements (MER). For more information on the MER, please refer to the "Minimum Entry Requirements" tab.
  • For more details on the medical requirements of our diploma courses, please click here.
  • Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subject 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
  • Shortlisted applicants may be evaluated further through an assessment or interview to determine their suitability for the diploma courses
  • Interested applicants are to submit an online application through the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE) when the application window opens. Applicants are required to upload soft copies of their:
    • Identification Document
    • Result Slip(s)
    • Other Supporting Documents

Conditions for Admissions
   
  • Applicants must read the terms and conditions.
  • Applicants must provide all supporting documents.
  • Applicants are admitted to the Polytechnic based on the specified assessment criteria.
  • Applicants must provide true and accurate information in the application forms, including a full declaration of any medical condition or disability.
  • Shortlisted applicants may be required to sit for an entrance test as part of the evaluation procedures to determine their suitability for the diploma courses.
  • International applicants 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.
  • If any of the above conditions are not met, RP reserves the right to:
    • rescind an offer of admission to any applicant;
    • report the applicant to authorities for wrongful declaration and
    • disallow the applicant from continuing with the admission process

GCSE/IGCSE


• English: Min. Grade C
• Mathematics: Min. Grade C
• Any Relevant Science Subject: Min. Grade C
• Any Other 2 Subjects: Min. Grade C

*No IELTS or TOEFL is required.

Note:
• GCSE / IGCSE qualifications from Cambridge, Edexcel, Oxford AQA are accepted.
• Only English taken as First Language will be considered



INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)



IB Diploma

• English: 5 out of 7
• Mathematics: 5 out of 7
• Any relevant subject: 5 out of 7
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 25

*No IELTS or TOEFL is required.



BRUNEI

 Completed Year 10 with 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.



CHINA

 Completed Year 12 with National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) (Gao Kao, 高考)*

• English: Min. 60%
• Mathematics: Min. 60%
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 78 (internet-based)

*Applications only open to applicants holding NCEE results for 2018 or later

^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).


INDIA

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


Secondary School Certificate (Year 10)

• English: Min. 75%
• Mathematics: Min. 80%
• 1 relevant subject: Min. 80%
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 75%
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 78 (internet-based)

CBSE Secondary School Certificate (Year 10)
• English: B1
• Mathematics: B1
• 1 relevant subject: B1
• Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA should be at least 7.5)
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 78 (internet-based)

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: Min. 80%
• Mathematics: Min. 85%
• 1 relevant subject: Min. 85%
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 80% Or;

• English: Grade A
• Mathematics: Grade A
• 1 relevant subject: Grade A
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least Grade A

• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).


Matriculation School Certificate

• English: Min. 80%
• Mathematics: Min. 85%
• 1 relevant subject: Min. 85%
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 80%
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).


Technical High School Certificate

• English: Grade A
• Mathematics: Grade A
• 1 relevant subject: Grade A
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least Grade A
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).

Higher Secondary Certificate (Year 12)

• English: Min. 70%
• Mathematics: Min. 75%
• 1 relevant subject: Min. 75%
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 70%
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).



INDONESIA

 Completed Year 12 with: 
Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA)/Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (SMK)

• English: Min. Grade 7
• Mathematics: Min. Grade 7
• 1 relevant subject: Min. Grade 7
• Overall score for 7 subjects should be at least 46

Completed Year 11 with SMA results
Good results will be considered accordingly

• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).



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]

*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: Min. 60%
• Mathematics: Min. 75%
• 1 relevant subject: Min. 75%
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 70%
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).



PHILIPPINES

 
High School Diploma

• English: Min. 85%
• Mathematics: Min. 85%
• Any relevant Science subject: Min. 85%
• Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 85%
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).



SRI LANKA

 
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education – Ordinary Level Examination

• English: Grade A [Distinction]
• Mathematics: Grade B [Very Good Pass]
• Science: Grade B [Very Good Pass]
• Any other 2 subjects: Grade C [Credit]
• IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).



VIETNAM

 Completed Year 12 with High School Graduation Certificate of National Examination

• English: Min. Grade 7
• Mathematics: Min. Grade 7
• 1 relevant subject: Min. Grade 7
• Overall average mark for 5 subjects should be at least 7

Completed Year 11 High School results

• Good results will be considered accordingly

*IELTS: Min. of 6.0 for all bands (Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking) or TOEFL^: 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).



OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

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.