For students who have performed well in the GCE 'N' (Academic) Level examination and who would like to benefit from a more hands-on preparation at ITE, you may first enrol in a 2-year Higher Nitec course at ITE. You will subsequently be assured of a place in a related polytechnic course, provided you achieve the qualifying Grade Point Average (GPA) score in your 2-year Higher Nitec course.
The DPP caters only to Sec 4 'N' (Academic) students of the preceding cohort, i.e. only scores received by Sec 4 'N' (Academic) students at the GCE 'N' Level examinations in 2022 will be considered for application to the DPP 2023 intake.
Upon release of the GCE 'N' (Academic) Level results, Secondary 4 'N' (Academic) students may apply for the Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) based on their GCE 'N' (Academic) Level final examination results and school-based 'O' Level preliminary examination
results (if applicable). Students can also combine their GCE 'N' (Academic) Level results and school-based 'O' Level preliminary examination results to apply for the DPP. Successful applicants will enrol in ITE in January 2023 for a 10-week preparatory course, before joining
the 2-year Higher Nitec course in April 2023.
Click here to view the list of DPP Higher Nitec courses offered under Jan 2023 intake.