Admission Requirements

HOLISTIC EVALUATION

SIT takes a holistic approach in assessing your application. If you are shortlisted, you will be required to attend an interview where your academic achievements, participation in co-curricular activities, interest and passion for the area of study which you have selected will be evaluated.

LOCAL DIPLOMAS



SIT was established in 2009 as an initiative by the Ministry of Education to provide upgrading opportunities primarily for polytechnic graduates.

Applicants, regardless of nationality, may apply with a Diploma from one of the following polytechnics in Singapore:

  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic

Final semester polytechnic students can apply by submitting their results for the first five semesters of their studies. Results for the sixth semester must be furnished once available.

Please refer to the list of relevant polytechnic diplomas for the respective degree programmes.

Applicants with certain medical conditions may still apply for some programmes. Please refer to Health Requirements for more information.

Former or current students of the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeking admission may also apply.

A-LEVELS



Applicants presenting A-Level qualifications may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis for the following degree programmes:

University

Degree Programme

Subject Requirement(s)

DigiPen Institute of Technology

  • BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BS in Computer Science and Game Design
  • BFA in Digital Art & Animation
  • BA in Game Design
  1. A Level H2 / IB HL pass in Mathematics or Physics or Computing; or a good pass in H1 Mathematics
  2. See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen programmes

Singapore Institute of Technology

  • BEng (Hons) Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
  • Hons Degree in BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Radiation Therapy
  • BEng (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • B (Hons) Accountancy
  • B (Hons) Hospitality Business
  1. Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
  2. For Health Sciences applicants, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and DigiPen Institute of Technology

  • BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow

  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Massey University

  • B (Hons) Food Technology

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University

  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in
  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Offshore Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)

  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
  1. A Level A/H2 Mathematics, and a A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  2. IB HL Mathematics, and a IB HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

The Culinary Institute of America

  • BBA in Food Business Management (formerly known as Culinary Arts Management, BPS)

Please see programme-specific requirements

University of Liverpool

  • BA (Hons) Criminology & Security

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements



Applicants submitting the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Levels must have obtained passes in at least two subjects at A/H2 Level and offered either General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) in the same sitting.

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements:

  • A minimum 'S' grade for the H1 or H2 MTL paper or General Studies in Chinese taken at the GCE A Level examination
  • Pass in the MTL 'B' Syllabus paper at the A Level examination
  • A minimum D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the O Level examination.

For those who are exempted from MTL, the MOE-approved subject-in-lieu will be considered as their MTL subject. Those who have not fulfilled the MTL requirement may still apply for admission with no prejudice to their application. However, if accepted, they will be required to (i) attain any of the minimum requirements as a private candidate, or (ii) attend equivalent courses conducted by language schools, which are approved by SIT, before being allowed to graduate.

Applicants who have been away from Singapore’s school system for some years and have not kept up with the study of their MTL or a language that can be offered as MTL-in-lieu may apply for MTL exemption. The MTL exemption application will be facilitated by the universities as part of the university application, and the results made known to applicants who receive admission offers from the university. Please note that MOE does not accept direct applications for MTL exemption. The application for MTL exemption will also not prejudice the evaluation of the application for a place in the university.

International Students (IS) in Privately-Funded Schools (PFS) are not required to fulfil the MTL Requirement.

 

School

SC

PR

IS

 Government-funded

 Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

 Required

 School of The Arts

 Singapore Sports School*

 St. Joseph’s Institution*

 Methodist Girls’ School*

 Privately-Funded-Schools 

 Hwa Chong International

 Required 

 Not required 

 St. Joseph’s Institution (International) 

 Anglo-Chinese School (International)



SC: Singapore Citizens / PR: Permanent Residents / IS: International Students

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE



Applicants submitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Obtain a grade five in at least 2 Higher Level (HL) and 1 Standard Level (SL) subjects
  • Obtain the IB Diploma

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements:

  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL MTL A: Literature
  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL MTL A: Language and Literature
  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL Language B
  • A minimum D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the 'O' Level examination

For those who are exempted from MTL, the MOE-approved subject-in-lieu will be considered as their MTL subject. Those who have not fulfilled the MTL requirement may still apply for admission with no prejudice to their application. However, if accepted, they will be required to (i) attain any of the minimum requirements as a private candidate, or (ii) attend equivalent courses conducted by language schools, which are approved by SIT, before being allowed to graduate.

Applicants who have been away from Singapore’s school system for some years and have not kept up with the study of their MTL or a language that can be offered as MTL-in-lieu may apply for MTL exemption. The MTL exemption application will be facilitated by the universities as part of the university application, and the results made known to applicants who receive admission offers from the university. Please note that MOE does not accept direct applications for MTL exemption. The application for MTL exemption will also not prejudice the evaluation of the application for a place in the university.

Applicants presenting an International Baccalaureate Diploma may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis for the following degree programmes:

  • BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BS in Computer Science and Game Design
  • BFA in Digital Art & Animation
  • BA in Game Design

Subject Requirements:

  1. IB HL pass in Mathematics or Physics or Computing
  2. See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen programmes
  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
  • BEng (Hons) Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  • BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)
  • BEng (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • B (Hons) Food Technology – Joint Degree with Massey University
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
  • Hons Degree in BSc Physiotherapy*
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy*
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography*
  • BSc (Hons) Radiation Therapy*
  • B (Hons) Accountancy
  • B (Hons) Hospitality Business
  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in
    • Marine Engineering
    • Naval Architecture
    • Offshore Engineering

– Joint Degree with Newcastle University

  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering – Joint Degree with University of Glasgow

* For Health Sciences applicants, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements

  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology

Subject Requirements:

  1. A Level A/H2 Mathematics, and a A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  2. IB HL Mathematics, and a IB HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management

Please see programme-specific requirements for admission to The Culinary Institute of America

  • BA (Hons) Criminology & Security

OTHERS



SIT was established in 2009 as an initiative by the Ministry of Education to provide upgrading opportunities primarily for polytechnic graduates. SIT accepts a limited number of applicants holding international qualifications; as well as former or current students from the local Autonomous Universities into some of its degree programmes offered.

Applicants presenting an International qualification (e.g. Malaysia STPM, UEC, India Standard XII-CBSE, ISCE, Indonesia SMA UAN, Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate, etc) or other qualifications not stated in the preceding groups above may be considered for admission on a case by case basis. In addition, applicants with diplomas awarded by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts*, Lasalle College of the Arts*, the American High School and NUS High School may also be considered for admission to selected courses.

* eligible for design-related programmes only

Applicants are required to present the actual results (forecasted results will not be considered) by 1 April of the year of application.

Former or current students from the local Autonomous Universities - National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeking admission may also apply.

International Qualifications

Applicants presenting an international qualification from an overseas educational institute, who have completed at least 12 years of formal education may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis for the following degree programmes:

University

Degree Programme

Subject Requirement(s)

DigiPen Institute of Technology

  • BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BS in Computer Science and Game Design
  • BFA in Digital Art & Animation
  • BA in Game Design
  1. A Level H2 / IB HL pass in Mathematics or Physics or Computing; or a good pass in H1 Mathematics
  2. See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen programmes

Singapore Institute of Technology

  • BEng (Hons) Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
  • Hons Degree in BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Radiation Therapy
  • BEng (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • B (Hons) Accountancy
  • B (Hons) Hospitality Business
  1. Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
  2. For Health Sciences applicants, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and DigiPen Institute of Technology

  • BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow

  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Massey University

  • B (Hons) Food Technology

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University

  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in
  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Offshore Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)

  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
  1. A Level A/H2 Mathematics, and a A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  2. IB HL Mathematics, and a IB HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

The Culinary Institute of America

  • BBA in Food Business Management (formerly known as Culinary Arts Management, BPS)

Please see programme-specific requirements

University of Liverpool

  • BA (Hons) Criminology & Security

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements



SAT I and SAT II will be taken into account for admission purposes, where applicable.

Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credits is also on a case-by-case basis for certain degree programmes.

Other Qualifications

In addition, applicants with diplomas awarded by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts*, LASALLE College of the Arts*, the American High School and NUS High School may also be considered for admission to selected courses.

* eligible for design-related programmes only

Transfer Students

Former or existing students of the other local Autonomous Universities in Singapore may also apply to SIT during the common application period. The same admission requirements for the respective degree programmes apply.

Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credits is also granted on a case-by-case basis for certain degree programmes.

Students (Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents) who transfer or are re-admitted within SIT or across the Autonomous Universities will be eligible for the tuition grant up to the normal programme duration for the SIT degree programme after subtracting the number of semesters of tuition grant received for the previous programme(s).

Please refer to Tuition Grant for more information.

CREDIT EXEMPTIONS



In general, diploma holders may apply for credit exemptions which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon admission to the University. Degree programmes offered by the following universities admit students with relevant diplomas and grant direct-entry:

  • Newcastle University
  • The Glasgow School of Art*
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University of Glasgow
  • Wheelock College

Further exemptions will vary across the programmes. Applicants presenting a Diploma with Merit/Diploma with Distinction will not have further exemptions granted.

*accepts only relevant diploma-holders to their programmes

Programme-Specific Requirements



Some programmes have programme-specific requirements for application. Find out about the additional requirements from the overseas university partners below to ensure that you include all required information in your application.

It is compulsory that applicants applying to UofG’s Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing programme are to submit online the following additional documents to be considered for admission:

  • Enrolment and Practising Certificate – Be qualified as a Registered Nurse and hold current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) which has to be valid for the year of matriculation.
  • Have successfully completed an SNB-accredited Diploma in Nursing programme in Singapore.
    Only these two diplomas are accredited:
    • Nanyang Polytechnic: Diploma in Nursing
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic: Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing)

All UofG applicants are reminded that it is important that you apply for registration/enrolment within five years of completing your nursing programme; otherwise you will have to attend a Returning-to-Nursing Programme before you can be considered for registration/enrolment.

Under the Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209), a person must be registered/enrolled with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and possess a valid Practising Certificate (PC) in order to practise nursing/midwifery in Singapore.

For reference:

It is compulsory for applicants applying for the following degree programmes to submit digital portfolios and personal statements to be considered for admission:

  1. Bachelor of Art with Honours in Communication Design
  2. Bachelor of Art with Honours in Interior Design

While applicants may apply for both degree programmes in a single application, they are encouraged to submit discipline specific portfolios. If they have the intention to apply for both Communication Design and Interior Design, they are encouraged to submit two separate discipline specific portfolios to be considered for the respective degree programmes.

A broad overview of the GSA's additional admission requirements are as follows:

  1. Submission of a digital PDF portfolio of 16 - 20 A4 pages (maximum size of 200kb per image; resolution of images does not need to be more than 72dpi, PDF file should not exceed 10MB).
  2. The portfolio should show a range of sketchbook work, studies, preparatory and finished work in 2D and 3D across a number of projects, and at least 5 of which should show the development and realisation of a single completed project.
  3. Time-based work may also be submitted, through web links to online video. Video work should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, etc, and the URL of the video included in the submission. Please do not send the actual video files.
  4. A personal statement of at least 400 but less than 600 words outlining the applicants' interests, ideas in their work, and how they intend to develop them further in the GSA programme they are applying to. (Applicants with diplomas in subject areas not directly related to the programme they are applying to will need to pay particular attention to explaining their reasons for applying, and the ways in which their prior experience can contribute to and inform their chosen subject specialism.)

[Note: this personal statement submission is in additional to the 300 word personal statement in the online application form]

The portfolio(s) and statement can be provided as individual files, contained within one folder, or combined in a pdf file, which could be uploaded to online file sharing sites such as dropbox.com, hightail.com, google drive, etc.

You will be prompted to submit the URL of your shared file after you have submitted your online application. More details and instructions will be given in the SIT Application Portal.

Personal Statement required for: All undergraduate applicants

The personal statement is an important part of the application for admission to DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. What you write will help us to know more about you which is not apparent from your application and/or transcripts.

Personal Statement

Write an essay that describes an exceptional achievement which highlights your academic and/or employment experience gained. How would these support your choice of programme(s) and help you attain your goal(s) in life? What are your plan(s) upon graduation?

Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalisation, quotation marks, etc. are all considered, so proof-read your essay carefully.

Optional Essay

You may submit an optional essay to explain any unusual circumstances or situations that you think may have an impact on their application.

Submission

You must submit your personal statement via SIT’s online application portal during Admissions period. Answers must be drafted and prepared before beginning the online application.

FOR BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DIGITAL ART AND ANIMATION - ART PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Art Portfolio

Applicants to the BFA in Digital Art and Animation degree are required to submit an art portfolio that showcases the applicant’s best and most recent work. This portfolio must contain between 10-15 samples of artwork created by the applicant. If necessary, DigiPen may request more samples for review.

The portfolio should include:

Prescribed Drawings from Direct Observation – Using graphite pencil or charcoal and on quality art paper, the applicant should draw the following four Prescribed Drawings from real life (not from images or photographs):

1. Pair of shoes

2. Same pair of shoes as above but from a different perspective (e.g. shoes drawn from the back) or a different orientation (e.g. shoes turned upside down)

3. Interior space, such as a kitchen or bedroom

4. Self-portrait

On the corner of the page for each of these drawings, please write the date created and length of time spent on the drawing.

The primary objective of these four Prescribed Drawings is for the applicant to demonstrate foundational drawing skills.  The applicant should focus on drawing realistically and accurately, and should NOT apply any artistic style (e.g. cartooning) to these four Prescribed Drawings.

Miscellaneous Art Samples - The remaining 6-11 pieces should demonstrate an applicant’s current range, skill, and process. These personal works may include animations, figure/animal studies, color studies, original character designs, architectural renderings, landscape studies, sculptures, and paintings. The submitted work should not contain illustrations copied directly from manga, animé, animations, paintings, or photographs (cited master copies are acceptable).

Guidelines for Portfolio Submissions

  1. Applicants are required to present their portfolios during the interview and to submit the same portfolio in a CD-Rom to the DigiPen (Singapore) Admissions Office. Applicants should label their CD-Rom clearly with their name on the front.
  2. Label all artwork with the date of completion and the medium used. Indicate clearly which drawings are the four Prescribed Drawings from Direct Observation. Please note: DigiPen (Singapore) prefers that the artwork submitted be less than two years old.
  3. Images should be in focus and properly oriented for the subject.

FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GAME DESIGN - PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Portfolio

Applicants to the BA in Game Design program are required to submit a portfolio that displays previously created works and the process used to create them. This work may be in any medium or platform and is not limited to games. Sample work might include artwork, board or video game content, costuming, musical performance, poetry or prose, or other created works.

The portfolio should detail three projects, each including:

1. For each work please include a written essay including:

  • One paragraph describing the work.
  • One paragraph describing the student’s role in creating the work. (Class work is permitted. Team projects are permitted as long as sufficient detail on the student’s role is provided.)
  • One or more paragraphs describing the student’s process for making the work. This should include the reasons behind design choices.

2. Up to three additional digital files, per work, which may include the work itself or other media representative of the work. Documents, images, and audio files are all appropriate. Web links and executable files will not be accepted.

Please note that the portfolio will be reviewed and scored based solely on the documentation about the work and process, not on the quality of the work itself or any external content.

Students are encouraged to display a diverse portfolio showing their process across a variety of different media.

Guidelines for BA in Game Design Portfolio Submissions

  1. Each shortlisted applicant is required to present and submit the portfolio during the admission interview. The submitted portfolio should be in a CD-ROM that is clearly labeled with the applicant's name and application ID. Printed copies of the written essays are to be submitted together with the CD-ROM as well.
  2. Each of the three detailed works should be placed into separate folders in the CD-ROM, each containing the required work itself, the written essay, and up to three relevant supplementary materials pertaining to the particular work. Tag all works with the date of completion.

Applicants applying to CIA’s degree programme are to submit online the following additional documents to be considered for admission:

  1. Letter of recommendation from an employer or faculty member.
  2. Proof* of completing 6 months working in the food industry in a place that prepares 50% of the food/menu from scratch. This could include both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house duties.
  3. 200 word essay explaining your desire to attend the CIA programme and outlining your career goals.
  4. Optional: portfolio of competitions or culinary projects that you have participated in.

*Applicants who have not completed the full duration of 6 months of relevant work experience may still submit an application to be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, successful applicants who are offered admission are required to have fully met the requirement at the point of course commencement.

SIT was established in 2009 as an initiative by the Ministry of Education to provide upgrading opportunities primarily for polytechnic graduates.

Applicants, regardless of nationality, may apply with a Diploma from one of the following polytechnics in Singapore:

  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic

Final semester polytechnic students can apply by submitting their results for the first five semesters of their studies. Results for the sixth semester must be furnished once available.

Please refer to the list of relevant polytechnic diplomas for the respective degree programmes.

Applicants with certain medical conditions may still apply for some programmes. Please refer to Health Requirements for more information.

Former or current students of the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeking admission may also apply.
Applicants presenting A-Level qualifications may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis for the following degree programmes:

University

Degree Programme

Subject Requirement(s)

DigiPen Institute of Technology

  • BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BS in Computer Science and Game Design
  • BFA in Digital Art & Animation
  • BA in Game Design
  1. A Level H2 / IB HL pass in Mathematics or Physics or Computing; or a good pass in H1 Mathematics
  2. See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen programmes

Singapore Institute of Technology

  • BEng (Hons) Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
  • Hons Degree in BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Radiation Therapy
  • BEng (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • B (Hons) Accountancy
  • B (Hons) Hospitality Business
  1. Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
  2. For Health Sciences applicants, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and DigiPen Institute of Technology

  • BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow

  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Massey University

  • B (Hons) Food Technology

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University

  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in
  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Offshore Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)

  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
  1. A Level A/H2 Mathematics, and a A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  2. IB HL Mathematics, and a IB HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

The Culinary Institute of America

  • BBA in Food Business Management (formerly known as Culinary Arts Management, BPS)

Please see programme-specific requirements

University of Liverpool

  • BA (Hons) Criminology & Security

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements



Applicants submitting the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Levels must have obtained passes in at least two subjects at A/H2 Level and offered either General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) in the same sitting.

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements:

  • A minimum 'S' grade for the H1 or H2 MTL paper or General Studies in Chinese taken at the GCE A Level examination
  • Pass in the MTL 'B' Syllabus paper at the A Level examination
  • A minimum D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the O Level examination.

For those who are exempted from MTL, the MOE-approved subject-in-lieu will be considered as their MTL subject. Those who have not fulfilled the MTL requirement may still apply for admission with no prejudice to their application. However, if accepted, they will be required to (i) attain any of the minimum requirements as a private candidate, or (ii) attend equivalent courses conducted by language schools, which are approved by SIT, before being allowed to graduate.

Applicants who have been away from Singapore’s school system for some years and have not kept up with the study of their MTL or a language that can be offered as MTL-in-lieu may apply for MTL exemption. The MTL exemption application will be facilitated by the universities as part of the university application, and the results made known to applicants who receive admission offers from the university. Please note that MOE does not accept direct applications for MTL exemption. The application for MTL exemption will also not prejudice the evaluation of the application for a place in the university.

International Students (IS) in Privately-Funded Schools (PFS) are not required to fulfil the MTL Requirement.

 

School

SC

PR

IS

 Government-funded

 Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

 Required

 School of The Arts

 Singapore Sports School*

 St. Joseph’s Institution*

 Methodist Girls’ School*

 Privately-Funded-Schools 

 Hwa Chong International

 Required 

 Not required 

 St. Joseph’s Institution (International) 

 Anglo-Chinese School (International)



SC: Singapore Citizens / PR: Permanent Residents / IS: International Students
Applicants submitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Obtain a grade five in at least 2 Higher Level (HL) and 1 Standard Level (SL) subjects
  • Obtain the IB Diploma

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements:

  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL MTL A: Literature
  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL MTL A: Language and Literature
  • A minimum pass grade for HL/SL Language B
  • A minimum D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the 'O' Level examination

For those who are exempted from MTL, the MOE-approved subject-in-lieu will be considered as their MTL subject. Those who have not fulfilled the MTL requirement may still apply for admission with no prejudice to their application. However, if accepted, they will be required to (i) attain any of the minimum requirements as a private candidate, or (ii) attend equivalent courses conducted by language schools, which are approved by SIT, before being allowed to graduate.

Applicants who have been away from Singapore’s school system for some years and have not kept up with the study of their MTL or a language that can be offered as MTL-in-lieu may apply for MTL exemption. The MTL exemption application will be facilitated by the universities as part of the university application, and the results made known to applicants who receive admission offers from the university. Please note that MOE does not accept direct applications for MTL exemption. The application for MTL exemption will also not prejudice the evaluation of the application for a place in the university.

Applicants presenting an International Baccalaureate Diploma may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis for the following degree programmes:

  • BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BS in Computer Science and Game Design
  • BFA in Digital Art & Animation
  • BA in Game Design

Subject Requirements:

  1. IB HL pass in Mathematics or Physics or Computing
  2. See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen programmes
  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
  • BEng (Hons) Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  • BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)
  • BEng (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • B (Hons) Food Technology – Joint Degree with Massey University
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
  • Hons Degree in BSc Physiotherapy*
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy*
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography*
  • BSc (Hons) Radiation Therapy*
  • B (Hons) Accountancy
  • B (Hons) Hospitality Business
  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University
  • BEng (Hons) in
    • Marine Engineering
    • Naval Architecture
    • Offshore Engineering

– Joint Degree with Newcastle University

  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering – Joint Degree with University of Glasgow

* For Health Sciences applicants, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements

  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology

Subject Requirements:

  1. A Level A/H2 Mathematics, and a A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  2. IB HL Mathematics, and a IB HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management

Please see programme-specific requirements for admission to The Culinary Institute of America

  • BA (Hons) Criminology & Security
SIT was established in 2009 as an initiative by the Ministry of Education to provide upgrading opportunities primarily for polytechnic graduates. SIT accepts a limited number of applicants holding international qualifications; as well as former or current students from the local Autonomous Universities into some of its degree programmes offered.

Applicants presenting an International qualification (e.g. Malaysia STPM, UEC, India Standard XII-CBSE, ISCE, Indonesia SMA UAN, Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate, etc) or other qualifications not stated in the preceding groups above may be considered for admission on a case by case basis. In addition, applicants with diplomas awarded by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts*, Lasalle College of the Arts*, the American High School and NUS High School may also be considered for admission to selected courses.

* eligible for design-related programmes only

Applicants are required to present the actual results (forecasted results will not be considered) by 1 April of the year of application.

Former or current students from the local Autonomous Universities - National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeking admission may also apply.

International Qualifications

Applicants presenting an international qualification from an overseas educational institute, who have completed at least 12 years of formal education may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis for the following degree programmes:

University

Degree Programme

Subject Requirement(s)

DigiPen Institute of Technology

  • BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BS in Computer Science and Game Design
  • BFA in Digital Art & Animation
  • BA in Game Design
  1. A Level H2 / IB HL pass in Mathematics or Physics or Computing; or a good pass in H1 Mathematics
  2. See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen programmes

Singapore Institute of Technology

  • BEng (Hons) Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  • MEngTech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • BEng (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
  • Hons Degree in BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Radiation Therapy
  • BEng (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • B (Hons) Accountancy
  • B (Hons) Hospitality Business
  1. Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
  2. For Health Sciences applicants, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and DigiPen Institute of Technology

  • BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow

  • MEng Tech & BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Massey University

  • B (Hons) Food Technology

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University

  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) in
  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Offshore Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)

  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
  1. A Level A/H2 Mathematics, and a A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  2. IB HL Mathematics, and a IB HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

The Culinary Institute of America

  • BBA in Food Business Management (formerly known as Culinary Arts Management, BPS)

Please see programme-specific requirements

University of Liverpool

  • BA (Hons) Criminology & Security

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements



SAT I and SAT II will be taken into account for admission purposes, where applicable.

Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credits is also on a case-by-case basis for certain degree programmes.

Other Qualifications

In addition, applicants with diplomas awarded by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts*, LASALLE College of the Arts*, the American High School and NUS High School may also be considered for admission to selected courses.

* eligible for design-related programmes only

Transfer Students

Former or existing students of the other local Autonomous Universities in Singapore may also apply to SIT during the common application period. The same admission requirements for the respective degree programmes apply.

Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credits is also granted on a case-by-case basis for certain degree programmes.

Students (Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents) who transfer or are re-admitted within SIT or across the Autonomous Universities will be eligible for the tuition grant up to the normal programme duration for the SIT degree programme after subtracting the number of semesters of tuition grant received for the previous programme(s).

Please refer to Tuition Grant for more information.
In general, diploma holders may apply for credit exemptions which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon admission to the University. Degree programmes offered by the following universities admit students with relevant diplomas and grant direct-entry:

  • Newcastle University
  • The Glasgow School of Art*
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University of Glasgow
  • Wheelock College

Further exemptions will vary across the programmes. Applicants presenting a Diploma with Merit/Diploma with Distinction will not have further exemptions granted.

*accepts only relevant diploma-holders to their programmes
Some programmes have programme-specific requirements for application. Find out about the additional requirements from the overseas university partners below to ensure that you include all required information in your application.

It is compulsory that applicants applying to UofG’s Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing programme are to submit online the following additional documents to be considered for admission:

  • Enrolment and Practising Certificate – Be qualified as a Registered Nurse and hold current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) which has to be valid for the year of matriculation.
  • Have successfully completed an SNB-accredited Diploma in Nursing programme in Singapore.
    Only these two diplomas are accredited:
    • Nanyang Polytechnic: Diploma in Nursing
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic: Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing)

All UofG applicants are reminded that it is important that you apply for registration/enrolment within five years of completing your nursing programme; otherwise you will have to attend a Returning-to-Nursing Programme before you can be considered for registration/enrolment.

Under the Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209), a person must be registered/enrolled with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and possess a valid Practising Certificate (PC) in order to practise nursing/midwifery in Singapore.

For reference:

It is compulsory for applicants applying for the following degree programmes to submit digital portfolios and personal statements to be considered for admission:

  1. Bachelor of Art with Honours in Communication Design
  2. Bachelor of Art with Honours in Interior Design

While applicants may apply for both degree programmes in a single application, they are encouraged to submit discipline specific portfolios. If they have the intention to apply for both Communication Design and Interior Design, they are encouraged to submit two separate discipline specific portfolios to be considered for the respective degree programmes.

A broad overview of the GSA's additional admission requirements are as follows:

  1. Submission of a digital PDF portfolio of 16 - 20 A4 pages (maximum size of 200kb per image; resolution of images does not need to be more than 72dpi, PDF file should not exceed 10MB).
  2. The portfolio should show a range of sketchbook work, studies, preparatory and finished work in 2D and 3D across a number of projects, and at least 5 of which should show the development and realisation of a single completed project.
  3. Time-based work may also be submitted, through web links to online video. Video work should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, etc, and the URL of the video included in the submission. Please do not send the actual video files.
  4. A personal statement of at least 400 but less than 600 words outlining the applicants' interests, ideas in their work, and how they intend to develop them further in the GSA programme they are applying to. (Applicants with diplomas in subject areas not directly related to the programme they are applying to will need to pay particular attention to explaining their reasons for applying, and the ways in which their prior experience can contribute to and inform their chosen subject specialism.)

[Note: this personal statement submission is in additional to the 300 word personal statement in the online application form]

The portfolio(s) and statement can be provided as individual files, contained within one folder, or combined in a pdf file, which could be uploaded to online file sharing sites such as dropbox.com, hightail.com, google drive, etc.

You will be prompted to submit the URL of your shared file after you have submitted your online application. More details and instructions will be given in the SIT Application Portal.

Personal Statement required for: All undergraduate applicants

The personal statement is an important part of the application for admission to DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. What you write will help us to know more about you which is not apparent from your application and/or transcripts.

Personal Statement

Write an essay that describes an exceptional achievement which highlights your academic and/or employment experience gained. How would these support your choice of programme(s) and help you attain your goal(s) in life? What are your plan(s) upon graduation?

Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalisation, quotation marks, etc. are all considered, so proof-read your essay carefully.

Optional Essay

You may submit an optional essay to explain any unusual circumstances or situations that you think may have an impact on their application.

Submission

You must submit your personal statement via SIT’s online application portal during Admissions period. Answers must be drafted and prepared before beginning the online application.

FOR BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DIGITAL ART AND ANIMATION - ART PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Art Portfolio

Applicants to the BFA in Digital Art and Animation degree are required to submit an art portfolio that showcases the applicant’s best and most recent work. This portfolio must contain between 10-15 samples of artwork created by the applicant. If necessary, DigiPen may request more samples for review.

The portfolio should include:

Prescribed Drawings from Direct Observation – Using graphite pencil or charcoal and on quality art paper, the applicant should draw the following four Prescribed Drawings from real life (not from images or photographs):

1. Pair of shoes

2. Same pair of shoes as above but from a different perspective (e.g. shoes drawn from the back) or a different orientation (e.g. shoes turned upside down)

3. Interior space, such as a kitchen or bedroom

4. Self-portrait

On the corner of the page for each of these drawings, please write the date created and length of time spent on the drawing.

The primary objective of these four Prescribed Drawings is for the applicant to demonstrate foundational drawing skills.  The applicant should focus on drawing realistically and accurately, and should NOT apply any artistic style (e.g. cartooning) to these four Prescribed Drawings.

Miscellaneous Art Samples - The remaining 6-11 pieces should demonstrate an applicant’s current range, skill, and process. These personal works may include animations, figure/animal studies, color studies, original character designs, architectural renderings, landscape studies, sculptures, and paintings. The submitted work should not contain illustrations copied directly from manga, animé, animations, paintings, or photographs (cited master copies are acceptable).

Guidelines for Portfolio Submissions

  1. Applicants are required to present their portfolios during the interview and to submit the same portfolio in a CD-Rom to the DigiPen (Singapore) Admissions Office. Applicants should label their CD-Rom clearly with their name on the front.
  2. Label all artwork with the date of completion and the medium used. Indicate clearly which drawings are the four Prescribed Drawings from Direct Observation. Please note: DigiPen (Singapore) prefers that the artwork submitted be less than two years old.
  3. Images should be in focus and properly oriented for the subject.

FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GAME DESIGN - PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Portfolio

Applicants to the BA in Game Design program are required to submit a portfolio that displays previously created works and the process used to create them. This work may be in any medium or platform and is not limited to games. Sample work might include artwork, board or video game content, costuming, musical performance, poetry or prose, or other created works.

The portfolio should detail three projects, each including:

1. For each work please include a written essay including:

  • One paragraph describing the work.
  • One paragraph describing the student’s role in creating the work. (Class work is permitted. Team projects are permitted as long as sufficient detail on the student’s role is provided.)
  • One or more paragraphs describing the student’s process for making the work. This should include the reasons behind design choices.

2. Up to three additional digital files, per work, which may include the work itself or other media representative of the work. Documents, images, and audio files are all appropriate. Web links and executable files will not be accepted.

Please note that the portfolio will be reviewed and scored based solely on the documentation about the work and process, not on the quality of the work itself or any external content.

Students are encouraged to display a diverse portfolio showing their process across a variety of different media.

Guidelines for BA in Game Design Portfolio Submissions

  1. Each shortlisted applicant is required to present and submit the portfolio during the admission interview. The submitted portfolio should be in a CD-ROM that is clearly labeled with the applicant's name and application ID. Printed copies of the written essays are to be submitted together with the CD-ROM as well.
  2. Each of the three detailed works should be placed into separate folders in the CD-ROM, each containing the required work itself, the written essay, and up to three relevant supplementary materials pertaining to the particular work. Tag all works with the date of completion.

Applicants applying to CIA’s degree programme are to submit online the following additional documents to be considered for admission:

  1. Letter of recommendation from an employer or faculty member.
  2. Proof* of completing 6 months working in the food industry in a place that prepares 50% of the food/menu from scratch. This could include both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house duties.
  3. 200 word essay explaining your desire to attend the CIA programme and outlining your career goals.
  4. Optional: portfolio of competitions or culinary projects that you have participated in.

*Applicants who have not completed the full duration of 6 months of relevant work experience may still submit an application to be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, successful applicants who are offered admission are required to have fully met the requirement at the point of course commencement.