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Admissions Guide for Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level holder

Choose your Course 


Choosing the course that you are going to study for the next 2 or 3 years can be difficult. Course content will vary between polytechnics and it is important to check that the courses you are applying for cover the topics you are most interested in.

Decide what it is you think you would like to study. Think about your desired career, your interests, and academic strengths and the diploma course that would help you reach your career goals.

Explore our courses to help you find the right course or download the NP Courses mobile app on App Store or Google Play to take a quiz. The quiz will help match your interests and values to the right course. Our Prospectus also provide useful overviews of all our courses.

Check Your Course Entry Requirements


Before applying, you need to check that you have or are likely to achieve the right grades at the right level and in the right subjects and meet the medical requirements, including colour vision and hearing, for the course you have chosen.

In general, if you are considering our 3-year full-time diploma courses, you should have obtained at least 5 credits in your relevant subjects in your Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level examinations.

Entry requirements will vary from one course to another. For specific requirements and subject preferences for each course, click here.

To find out courses that have colour vision, hearing and other medical requirements, click here.


Aggregate Computation


Besides meeting the course entry requirements, you must also meet the requirement for aggregate computation.

Aggregate computation for entry to the polytechnic is based on ELR2B2 and the grades obtained for the following:

● EL - English Language

● R2 - 2 relevant subjects, and

● B2 - 2 best subjects

Our courses are categorized into 4 aggregate types:





Click here for the table of subjects including those in the R2 for each aggregate type.

Know your Course Intake & JAE ELR2B2


Course Intake and JAE ELR2B2 give you an indication of the competitiveness of entry to various courses. This could help you with the course selection and determine your chances of gaining a place in your desired course.

Learn more about the Intake & JAE ELR2B2 for each course here.

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