What is ITE EAE

The ITE Early Admissions Exercise (ITE EAE) is an aptitude-based admissions exercise. If you have strong aptitude and passion in a field related to a Higher Nitec course, the ITE EAE is for you. We will also consider your relevant work experience and your achievements in sports, arts, leadership, entrepreneurship and community service.

The application process involves an interview for each of your course choices (if shortlisted).

If your application is successful, you will receive a conditional offer in August 2020 for admission to one of your course choices under the Apr 2021 intake.

Your place in the course will be confirmed if you accept the conditional offer and your GCE O-Level or final Nitec examination results meet the Minimum Entry Requirements of the course.

Who Can Apply

For GCE O-Level Students:

  • Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) who have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examinations in the year of the ITE EAE application;
  • International Students (IS) enrolled in Government, Government-aided and Independent Schools during the year of the ITE EAE application, and who have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examinations in the year of the ITE EAE application;
  • SC and SPR who have sat for the GCE O-Level examinations previously; and
  • SC and SPR working adults with at least 2 years of relevant work experience may also apply.

OR

For Nitec Progression Students:

  • SC, SPR and IS full-time Nitec or Traineeship students who will graduate in the same ITE academic year as the ITE EAEP;
  • SC and SPR who have graduated from ITE full-time Nitec or Traineeship courses; and
  • SC and SPR working adults with Nitec qualification and at least 2 years of relevant work experience may also apply.


    Direct Entry to 2nd Year of Higher Nitec Course
    Nitec students who wish to apply for direct entry to 2nd year of Higher Nitec courses should apply to Higher Nitec courses that are mapped to their Nitec course. Successful ITE EAEP applicants will be given a conditional offer for admission to the 1st year of the Higher Nitec course. Subsequently, students who meet the GPA requirement for direct entry to 2nd year of mapped Higher Nitec courses will be considered for direct entry to 2nd year (subject to merit and vacancies) alongside other Nitec students who applied through the Nitec Progression to Higher Nitec Intake Exercise (NCHN). Nitec students seeking direct entry to the 2nd year of a Higher Nitec course should note that the ITE EAEP conditional offer does not guarantee admission to the 2nd year of the Higher Nitec course, even if their final Nitec results meet the eligibility criteria as places are limited.

Application Process

1. Application (Closed)

Wed 27 May – Wed 3 Jun 2020 (revised)

You can apply for up to 3 course choices. Courses with the same title at different ITE Colleges are counted as separate choices. You are not allowed to change your course choices after the close of application.

In your application, tell us why you should be shortlisted for an interview through a write-up (of not more than 100 words) for each course choice. List down your talents, aptitude, achievements, passion and interests relevant to the course, including:

  • Portfolio of related works / projects
  • Participation in MOE Elective Modules and/or Applied Subjects or ITE Elective Modules
  • Participation in work attachments, community/volunteer work, school/personal activities/projects, CCAs and competitions
  • Relevant work experience

Tips

  • Prepare your write-up in advance using this template
  • You can upload supporting documents with your application. For larger files (e.g. video clips and artwork), upload them to a cloud storage service and provide their hyperlinks in your write-up.
  • Save/print your write-up to help you recall the details when preparing for your interview
  • Retain your login ID and password provided in the verification slip after submitting your application. You will need them later when checking your application result and accepting your offer.

2. Interview

Tue 23 Jun – Fri 24 Jul 2020 (revised)

Interviews will be conducted online (for most courses), or on-campus. If you are shortlisted, the respective ITE College will notify you of the interview details via email, phone call or SMS.

Bring along to the interview your portfolio of relevant works/projects and supporting documents, such as certificates, awards and testimonials, for us to assess your aptitude and interest for the course. You may also have to take an aptitude test when attending the interview, depending on the course.

You will be notified to attend up to one interview for your choices with the same course title at two or more ITE Colleges.

3. Offer & Acceptance Phase

Mon 24 Aug – Fri 28 Aug 2020

Log in to https://istudent.ite.edu.sg to check your application results.

If your application is successful, you must accept the conditional offer online by Fri 28 Aug 2020. Otherwise your offer will be withdrawn.

You will be guaranteed a place in the course if you accept the conditional offer, as long as your GCE O-Level / Nitec final examination results meet the Minimum Entry Requirements of the course.

4. Withdrawal Phase

Mon 31 Aug – Fri 4 Sep 2020

If you decide to withdraw from the conditional offer after having accepted it earlier, you must submit your withdrawal request to training@ite.edu.sg by Fri 4 Sep 2020.

If you do not withdraw by Fri 4 Sep 2020 and your GCE O-Level / Nitec final examination results meet the Minimum Entry Requirements, your place in the course will be confirmed.

5. Confirmation of Conditional Offer

After release of GCE O-Level / Nitec Final Examination Results

After you have accepted the conditional offer, your GCE O-Level / Nitec final examination results must also meet the Minimum Entry Requirements for your place to be confirmed.

ITE will inform you of your offer confirmation status shortly after the official release of GCE O-Level / Nitec final examination results.