What is Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)?

It is your chance to apply to any of RP’s diploma courses, even before you sit for O-Level examination. The EAE offer is conditional. To ensure that you are able to meet the rigours of polytechnic education, you must meet these requirements to confirm your place in the polytechnic course:

  • Obtain a net ELR2B2 aggregate score of 26 points or better; and

  • Meet the Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs) for the selected course

The MER for RP courses can be found at the respective diploma pages. 

Who is eligible?

Yes, if you have registered to take the GCE O-Level examination in the year of EAE application.

What do we look out for?

  • Strong aptitude and interest in a specific course

  • Non-academic talents and achievements in areas such as sports, arts, community, service, leadership and other accomplishments

  • Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview and aptitude test. 


Why choose RP?

Having passion alone is never enough! Some things require action to prove how deep your passion is. My passion for baking and cooking has provided me with the courage to join various activities hosted in RP like the Hospitality Race held in 2018 and 2019. Other events include the RP EAE Talk and Counselling event, as well as the Open House 2019.

Through these various events, I met lecturers and chefs like Mr Ignatius Leong, Mr Kelvin Koh, Mr Derrick Lau, Ms Josephine Lim, and Ms Yeo May Lee that shared with me the experiences of how it is like in RP. I appreciate the guidance that was provided for me to enter the new journey in RP! I will strive to do my best in pursuing this diploma!
Ariel Lim Jing Wen

EAE Award 2020
Diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Operations
School of Hospitality

Photo of Miss Ariel Lim from School of Hospitality


RP’s unique Problem-based Learning (PBL) approach was one of the key reasons why I’d chosen to join RP via EAE. Through PBL, I’ve gained strong problem-solving skills and have been able to apply these skills effectively in practical scenarios!
Christopher Bong
A*STAR Science Award
Diploma in Biotechnology
School of Applied Science