Admission to full-time Higher Nitec courses is offered via the following intake exercises:

For GCE 'N(A)' Level Applicants

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
More Info
Admission Booklet for GCE 'N' Holders

For GCE 'O' Level Applicants

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)

Entry Qualification GCE 'O' Level
Duration of Higher Nitec Courses Offered 2 years
Application Period Around end-May
More Info
EAE webpage

For Nitec Graduates

Early Admissions Exercise for Nitec Progression to Higher Nitec [EAE(P)]

Entry Qualification Nitec certification
Duration of Higher Nitec Courses Offered 1 to 2 years
Application Period Around end-May
More Info
EAE webpage

Nitec Progression to Higher Nitec (NCHN)

Entry QualificationNitec certification
Duration of Higher Nitec Courses Offered1 to 2 years
Application PeriodAround mid-January
More Info

Other Categories of Applicants

Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident applicants who wish to combine GCE 'O' examination results of 2 sittings should bring both result slips and apply over the counter at any of the ITE Customer & Visitor Centres. You must bring the following original documents:

  • Your NRIC/Passport
  • Your Examination Results Slip/Certificate
  • Your ECA/CCA Certificate

Returning Singaporeans with non-GCE / foreign qualifications who wish to apply for ITE full-time Higher Nitec courses under the April 2020 intake will need to apply in person at the Customer & Visitor Centre of ITE Headquarters between Mon 2 Dec 2019 and Fri 17 Jan 2020.

The following original documents (to be translated into English if in other language) should be produced for verification:

  • Identity Card/Passport
  • Educational certificates with detailed results/transcripts

Admission is subject to intake places available and based on merit.

Applicants will be notified of their application result by mid-Mar 2020.

Ongoing ITE students who are currently studying in a course and wish to seek course transfer to another ITE course should apply only during the final application phase.

While all eligible applications for transfer will be given due consideration, meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a place in the course as admission is also subject to available vacancies in open competition.

Please check the dates of final application phase for the intake exercises before applying.

If you have graduated from a full-time Higher Nitec course at ITE and wish to return to do a second full-time Higher Nitec course, you may apply for admission one year after graduation. For April 2020 intake, you may submit your admission application if you have graduated before 1 May 2019.

Applicants who are ex-ITE students/graduates may be subject to further evaluation at the discretion of ITE to assess their suitability for the course they have applied for.

For an ex-ITE student/graduate who is admitting into an ITE course, you are to clear any outstanding fee payment from your previous ITE course, if any before enrolling in a new course.

ITE will not be admitting International Students with foreign qualifications or private qualifications to its full-time courses.

Deferment of National Service (NS) for NS-Liable Males

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 Secondary 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 you 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 from the course that they are enrolled in.

For more information on NS deferment, please click here.

For more information on NS disruption, please click here.