Admission to full-time DPP Higher Nitec courses is offered to GCE 'N(A)' Level applicants via the following intake exercise:

Joint Intake Exercise 'H' (JIE 'H') for Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

Entry QualificationGCE 'N(A)' Level
Duration of Higher Nitec Courses Offered2 years & 3 months
Application PeriodAround mid-December
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Deferment of National Service (NS) for NS-Liable Males

NS-liable males will be granted NS deferment for the pursuit of full-time studies at pre-university government-funded institutions including ITE if they attain a place and are pursuing a course for higher academic qualifications from what they have previously attained (e.g. from N/O Levels to Nitec/Higher Nitec, from Nitec to Higher Nitec or from Nitec/Higher Nitec to ITE Work-Study Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Technical Diploma courses) and NS deferment will no longer be subject to cut-off ages. For latest updates on NS deferment eligibility and policy, you can visit Students who are not eligible for NS deferment will need to withdraw from the course that they are enrolled in.

For more information on NS Disruption, please visit NS Disruption page.