ITE offers a wide range of full-time Higher Nitec courses in Engineering, Electronics & Info-comm Technology, Business & Services, Design & Media, Applied & Health Sciences and Hospitality.

Click on the links below for more information on admissions for full-time Higher Nitec courses:

Full-Time Higher Nitec Courses
Intake Exercise
Application Period
Admission Materials
1 to 2 years GCE 'O' Level or Nitec certification Early Admissions Exercise (EAE & EAEP)
Around end-May

2 years & 3 months

GCE ‘N(A)’ Level

Joint Intake Exercise ‘H’ (JIEH) or Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) for January Intake

Around mid-Dec


2 years

GCE ‘O’ Level

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) for April Intake

Around mid-Jan


1 to 2 years

Nitec certification

Nitec Progression to Higher Nitec (NCHN) for April Intake

Around mid-Jan


Other Categories of Applicants

Applicants Combining GCE ‘N’ or GCE ‘O’ Results

Returning Singaporeans

On-going ITE Students

Ex-ITE Students/Graduates

International Students


All ITE students are required to pay their training fees for each term by the stipulated dates. The amount payable varies depending on the course taken. Fee-related information is as follows:

- Training fees applicable for Academic Year 2020 for new students admitted in AY2020 (for Jan and Apr 2020 intakes)

- Training fees applicable for Academic Year 2020 for existing students admitted in AY2019 (for Jan and Apr 2019 intakes)

- Instructions to View Fees Payable and Payment Modes

- Refund of Fees

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

- Please click here for details of Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Academic Progression

- Please click here for details of academic progression for ITE Nitec and Higher Nitec graduates

Note to National Service (NS) liable males on NS Deferment

National Service (NS) liable males who wish to pursue full-time ITE courses in 2020 and were born in the year 2000 or earlier (for Secondary 4 Express and Sec 4 Normal Stream students) or born in the year 1999 or earlier (for Secondary 5 Normal Stream students and ITE Graduates seeking progression to Higher Nitec courses), will have to check their eligibility for NS deferment at the Central Manpower Base (CMPB). If yu need to check your eligibility for NS deferment, you may download the Eligibility for NS Deferment form here and submit the completed form to Central Manpower Base (CMPB) for processing of your NS deferment.Students who are not eligible for NS deferment will need to withdraw for the course that they are enrolled.

For more information on NS deferment, please click here

For more information on NS disruption, please click here


- 2020 Prospectus for ITE Full-Time Courses