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E​​AE Application


Unsure about how to work on your EAE application? Don’t worry, we’re here for you! Check out our 3-step guide with handy tips to help you perfect your write-ups, jazz up y​our e-portfolio and score that interview!

Step 1: Time to Write

Are you having trouble figuring out what you should focus on for the two write-ups? Here’s our advice to get you ahead of the game!

600-character course-specific write-up

The write-up should demonstrate a strong aptitude and passion in course-specific areas.

  • ​List all your relevant accomplishments related to the course. For example, if you’re applying for the Diploma in Information Technology, let us know you dabble with code or show us websites that you’ve built!​​

  • ​Share your relevant CCA experiences. For example, you could tell us about your time as your school’s newspaper editor if you’re applying for the Diploma in Mass Communication.

  • Draft your write-up on paper first, focus on key highlights, then get your BFF, teacher or family member to run through it and give you feedback!

  • Need some inspiration?
    Check out writing samples​​​

For 1000-character talent & achievements write-up​

This write-up should detail your personal talents and achievements in areas such as entrepreneurship, leadership, community service, arts and sports etc.​

  • ​Add that personal touch. This is the moment for us to get to know you as a person. Be honest, open and original.​

  • ​Highlight leadership roles or key positions you’ve held in your CCA(s). Be it in an executive committee or a sub-committee, put them down to make a good impression!

  • ​Showcase your all-rounded personality! Include your academic, sports or school-related honours to get noticed. Or up your chances of getting noticed by sharing if you have attended Advanced Elective Modules (AEM) through a polytechnic course.​

  • Need some inspiration?
    Check out writing samples​​​

​Hear From Our Student

“While preparing for my EAE application, I found it extremely useful to turn to my secondary school teachers for advice and ​​seek help with vetting through my application write-ups. Make sure to also place your​ ​focus​ on your contributions and highlight course-related activities​ ​to support your interest in the diploma!”

Luah En Song John
Diploma in Biomedical Science, Class of 2022

Did you know NP uses EVA, a virtual assista​nt to help us review your EAE applications?
Watch the video ​to learn how EVA works!​

​Step 2: ​Flex that E-Portfolio​

Shortlisted for the interview but not sure what to prioritise and include in your e-Portfolio? Here’s how you can flex your work and build that eye-catching portfolio!

  • Start early on your e-portfolio!​

  • Showcase samples of your work that best demonstrate your interests and aptitude.

  • For that something xtra, include any related awards and certifications! You may also be asked to share about this in the interview.

  • ​If you have joined our Entrepreneurship First Steps​, you could also include your business proposal as part of your EAE application! The programme helps you come up with good business ideas and take them to the next level! (Psst…you’ll also get a Certificate of Completion!)​​

Watch this short 2-min clip for the ultimate guide to a solid e-portfolio:

​​Step 3: ​Shine in Your Interview​

We know you might be feeling jittery about being interviewed but we’ve got your back! Here are some ways to overcome your nerves and make a great impression!

  • Practice makes PERFECT - rehearse what you plan to share with the interviewers but don’t memorise a script. Just remember your key points! ​

  • When faced with questions from the interviewers, take a moment to organise your answer before sharing them.

  • In group interviews, don’t be shy, and speak up to make an impression. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet new like-minded friends who could end up being your coursemates!​

  • ​Be yourself and inspire us with your personal story – tell us how your dream course will help you achieve your future aspirations! ​​​

Hear From Our Student

"​It’s important to read up on your course of choice. ​You may be asked to elaborate on why you like that course specifically, so be prepared to share ​your interests, why you like that course, and how it aligns with your career aspirations! It’d also help to spend some time reading up on industry trends you find interesting that the course will prepare you for. You can even follow online tutorials to create your own mini projects to showcase your field-specific interest!​​”

Swee Kah Ho
Diploma in Information Technology, Class of 2022

Want more advice? Check this out for our top 5 interview tips!​