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Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)


The Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE) is administered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic to allow applicants whose qualification type are ineligible under JAE and JPAE to apply for admission to our full-time diploma courses.

Applicant Eligibility


In general, you are eligible under DAE 2018 if you are one of the following AND have met the additional requirements listed here.

Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level holder
Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level holder
Integrated Programme (IP) Year 4 student
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma holder
International Qualifications holder


Application Period

Click here to learn about the different application periods for different qualifications.

Application Mode

Apply online through the DAE Portal during the application period (tentatively in mid-Dec 2017).


Application Procedure


i) Submission of Application

Submit your application online through the DAE Portal, using your NRIC or Passport and Date of Birth. You can include up to 3 choices for which you are eligible, but you will only receive one offer (for your highest eligible preference) if your application is successful. Please note that there is no DAE application fee.

During your online application, you may upload the PDF copies of your NRIC or Passport (used in your application) and  results. Alternatively, if you do not have the PDF copies, you may submit the hardcopies via post or hand together with the confirmation slip auto-generated after you have completed your DAE application online. 

A checklist of the supporting documents is provided in the confirmation slip for your reference. After submission of the application, you should receive an email acknowledging the receipt of your application.

For those who do not upload the PDF copies, please submit the confirmation slip, together with photocopies of your supporting documents within 5 days after the online application:

By post to:
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Academic Affairs Office (Admissions)
535 Clementi Road
Singapore 599489

Operating Hours:
8:30am - 5:30pm (Monday – Friday)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

You can find your way to our office through the campus map.

After you submit your application, you can change your choices and your particulars as many times as you like by re-submitting a fresh application until the DAE application closes. However, for those who do not upload the PDF copies, the confirmation slip indicating your latest course choices must be submitted together with the supporting documents.

An application is not considered complete until we receive the necessary supporting documents (ie: copies of results, NRIC, etc) from you.


ii) Checking on the receipt of supporting documents

It is your responsibility to check if the Polytechnic has received your documents. To check on the receipt of your supporting documents sent directly to us, please click "Application Status Check". Phone enquiries will not be entertained.


Selection Process

Entry into our courses is based on academic merit.


Release of Application Outcome

The outcome of your application will be released online through the DAE Portal on different dates for different qualifications. Find out more here.

Login using your NRIC/Passport and Date of Birth via DAE Portal to check the application outcome.

If you are posted to one of our courses, learn more about how you can accept your posting here.


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