A) Eligibility Criteria
For GCE O-Level or N-Level Students:
- Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) who have registered to sit for the GCE N-Level or 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 N-Level or O-Level examinations in the year of the ITE EAE application;
- SC, SPR who have sat for the GCE N-Level or O-Level examinations previously; and
- SC, SPR working adults (minimum 21 years old on 1 Jan 2020) with minimum 2 years relevant work experience and other national qualifications obtained from Singapore government secondary schools may also apply.
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, SPR who have graduated from ITE full-time Nitec or Traineeship courses; and
- SC, SPR working adults (minimum 21 years old on 1 Jan 2020) with Nitec qualification and minimum 2 years relevant work experience may also apply.
B) Selection Criteria
The ITE EAE/EAEP is primarily targeted at students who have strong aptitude and interest in a field related to the Nitec / Higher Nitec course they are applying for. Students’ achievements in sports, arts, leadership, entrepreneurship and community service will also be taken into consideration during the selection process.
ITE will utilise various modes of assessment to identify course-specific aptitude and interest of applicants, such as portfolios, interviews and aptitude tests, where relevant and appropriate to the specific courses.
Selection will be based on demonstration/evidence of interest and aptitude for applied learning. Applicants must minimally have expressed interest/passion for the course as articulated in their write-up (not more than 100 words) in order to be considered for shortlisting. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed on evidence/demonstration of interest and aptitude which may include:
a) Portfolio of related projects
b) Participation in MOE Elective Modules and Applied Subjects
c) Participation in work attachments, community/volunteer work, school/personal activities/projects, CCAs and competitions that are related to ITE courses
d) Relevant work experience
Students from the Specialised Schools for Normal Technical (SSNTs) who are applying to Nitec courses mapped to the ITE Skills Certificates (ISC) they are offering in the SSNTs would have an advantage as the ISC is a skills-based curriculum aligned to the mapped Nitec courses in ITE.
Confirmation of Conditional Offer for ITE Admission
Successful ITE EAE applicants will be given conditional offers should they be selected by ITE. While interest in a field of study is important, to better assure that students admitted through ITE EAE are able to cope with the rigours of an ITE education, applicants will have to meet the prevailing ITE admission criteria to confirm their conditional offers, which are as follows:
C) Admission Criteria - Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs)
i) For N-Level or O-Level Students (EAE):
MERs of the Nitec and Higher Nitec courses available under ITE EAE
ii) For ITE Nitec Students (EAEP):
MERs of the Higher Nitec courses available under ITE EAEP
Direct Entry to 2nd Year of Higher Nitec Course
Nitec students who wish to apply for direct entry to second 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 first year of the Higher Nitec course. Subsequently, students who meet the GPA requirement for direct entry to second year of mapped Higher Nitec courses will be considered for direct entry to second 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 second year of a Higher Nitec course should note that the ITE EAEP conditional offer does not guarantee admission to the second year of the Higher Nitec course, even if their final Nitec results meet the eligibility criteria as places are limited and subject to open competition among all eligible applicants.