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Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is conducted annually by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level holders to apply for courses offered by Junior Colleges, Millennia Institute, Polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).
Learn more about JAE and check your eligibility criteria here!
The JAE will start from the same day of the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level results, tentatively in Jan 2024
You can apply online through the Joint Admissions Exercise Internet System (JAE-IS)
You qualify for the 2024 JAE, if you are:
A Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) with valid GCE 'O' Level results from any year.*
An international student studying in a Government School, Government-Aided School, or an Independent School in Singapore (excluding private schools) with valid 2023 GCE 'O' Level results.
*Note: If you are a SC or SPR who have been admitted to a polytechnic through the previous JAE, you will not be able to apply for polytechnic courses again via the JAE. If you have a confirmed place in an institution through a direct or early admissions exercise (such as DSA-JC or Poly-EAE), you are also not eligible for JAE.
Jan 2024: 'O' Level Result Release and JAE Application Period
The 2023 GCE ‘O’ Level results will be released tentatively in Jan 2024.
The JAE registration will start from the same day of the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level results.
Feb 2024: JAE Outcome and Appeal
The outcome of your JAE application will be released tentatively in early Feb via the JAE-IS and SMS (if you have provided a valid mobile number in your JAE application).
If you wish to appeal for another polytechnic or ITE course, you may submit an online appeal via the JAE Appeal Exercise upon the official release of the JAE posting results. You do not need to submit a separate appeal to the individual polytechnics or ITE.
By Apr 2024: Enrolment and Start of Academic Year
As a successful candidate, you must complete the online enrolment. The academic year will commence in Apr 2024.
You will receive Form A via email from the Ministry of Education (MOE)
You can login to JAE-IS using your SingPass
You will need to login to JAE-IS with your SingPass
Before you apply, you will also need to submit a request via the system to generate a list of eligible courses*
* Note: This service will not be available on the last day of the registration
If you have GCE ‘O’ Level qualifications but cannot participate in the JAE, you can apply through the Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE) via our application portal.
Admission is based on academic merit and subject to available vacancies in our diploma courses.
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