About EAE for ITE StudentsAbout EAE for ITE Students

About EAE (I)
(For ITE Students)

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What is EAE?

The Early Admissions Exercise for ITE students, or known as EAE(I), is a discretionary admission exercise for ITE students to apply a course of their choice before the ITE results are released.


Do I qualify?

EAE(I) will be open to final-year ITE students who completed their NITEC course in June or December 2019, or Higher NITEC course in September 2019 or March 2020. You will also need to have shown interests and demonstrated aptitudes relevant to the course.


How to apply?

You can apply via the EAE portal​​​. Application for the April 2020 intake will begin from 6 June to 12 June 2019. You can choose up to three courses. You need to submit a write-up detailing your aptitude for your selected courses.


When will I be notified?

You will be notified if you are shortlisted for an interview. This is where you showcase your aptitude, passion and commitment to the course you want to get into. Final selection is based on your interview performance and portfolio.


What happens after interview?

Check your application results at the ​EAE portal. If the application is successful, you will be granted a conditional offer. The condition is that you are required to obtain:

  • Final net GPA of 2.0 or better for Higher NITEC qualification; OR
  • Final net GPA of 3.5 or better* for NITEC qualification

*For NITEC in Nursing holders only, the minimum GPA requirement for admission to the Diploma in Nursing is 3.0.


What happens after the release of ITE examination results?

Your conditional posting will be confirmed if you have met the above criteria. You will be contacted in January or April 2020 ​on the enrolment procedures.


Can I apply for other admissions exercises?

Students who accept an offer via EAE and have their place confirmed, will not be eligible to participate in all other polytechnic admission exercises. They will also not be able to transfer to another course within or between the polytechics. Students are expected to honour the commitment to their choice of polytechnic and course under EAE.


How can I find out more about courses offered in NP during the EAE(I) aplication period?

Choose from more than 35 courses in business, design, engineering, healthcare, humanities, media, science and technology.

View Courses​​

Important Dates to Note:

Application Stage

6 June (Thu) - 12 June​ (Wed)

Interview Stage

8 July (Mon) - 20 August (Tue)

Offer & Acceptance Stage

26 August (Mon) - 29 August (Thu)

Withdrawal Stage

30 August (Fri) - 11 October (Fri)