ITE training has become a practical and viable alternative route to tertiary education. At every course level, ITE has created opportunities for graduates to progress to higher level training both internally and externally.

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Higher Nitec graduates with the following minimum GPA score (including CCA bonus points) may apply for admission to ITE Technical Diploma courses:

Progression to

Technical Diploma Courses

Minimum GPA from relevant Higher Nitec course (including CCA bonus points) 2.0

For details on entry requirements, click here.

For the lists of related Technical Diploma courses for progression from a Higher Nitec course, click here.


The application period for 2020 intake is in November 2019. For details on application, click here.

Progression to

Work-Study Diploma Courses


The application period for 2020 intake is in October 2019. For details on entry requirements and application, click here.

Progression to

Polytechnic Diploma Courses

Higher Nitec graduates with a relevant GPA can also apply for admission to the first year of a related diploma course at the polytechnics. For some diploma courses in the Engineering / IT field, Higher Nitec graduates with a GPA ≥ 3.5 may be admitted directly to the second year of training. Please refer to JPAE website for more information on progression to diploma courses.

National Service Deferment and Disruption Policies

For more information on National Service (NS) deferment, please click here.

For more information on National Service (NS) disruption, please click here.