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How many courses can I apply to?
What do I submit for the 600-character course-specific write-up?
Demonstrate your passion in course-specific areas by including relevant experiences from CCAs, competitions, and/or self-initiated projects that are relevant to your course. Show us how geared up and eager you are to pursue your interests!
Need some inspiration?
Serving as the Head Prefect and Valedictorian in school gave me many opportunities to hone my leadership, oratorical and entrepreneurship skills, which sparked my interest in Business Studies. Organising large-scale events such as my school carnival allowed me to learn about the ins and outs of marketing and logistical challenges. As the overall-in-charge, I work with a team of 12 members to manage over 40 classes as well as external vendors and regulators from NEA, SPF and SCDF. We procured tents, promotional materials and food storage solutions, giving me insight into logistic solutions.
(Character count: 598)
Early Childhood Course
I have gained interest in Early Childhood course because my family volunteered at some events involving children. I have conducted activities with kids from different backgrounds in my volunteering with Spastic Children Association School and Happy Meridians Student Care Centre. I have also participated in a Road Safety Awareness event for preschool students by AMK South NPC and a puppet show on deforestation awareness in school.
(Character count: 435)
I want to research and invent technology on Hydrogen fuel to use in motor vehicles and help the ecosystem to reduce pollution and greenhouse effect at cheaper cost. I participated in subject-related competitions in Ngee Ann Poly Chemical Powered Car, Mystery of the Body Parts Engineering, Forensic Science workshop and Australian Science Innovations Big Science Competition, Science Club activity by Science with Young Geneticist Badge award.
(Character count: 444)
What do I submit for the 1000-character talent & achievements write-up?
Detail your personal talents and accomplishments in areas such as entrepreneurship, leadership, community service, arts and sports, etc. Highlight leadership positions you held and contributions made. If you previously attended any Applied Learning Modules (ApLM) offered by the polytechnics, share how you benefitted from it. We look forward to seeing your all-rounded personality.
Need some inspiration?
"I am an active participant in sports, representing my school as Vice-Captain in a West Zone Ultimate Frisbee Competition. I participated in many Volleyball matches and was First Runner-Up in the 2017 Tchoukball Champions. Competition-wise, I represented my school in the 17th Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. As an EXCO member, I created a wallet for the blind. Named Braillet, it allows visually impaired to identify notes through their sense of touch. It is heartening to see beneficiaries being able to live a normal life with Braillet. My project was featured in Lianhe Zaobao and won the support of Singapore Pools, who purchased 100 pieces of Braillet. Project Braillet gave me a chance to interact and improve the lives of the visually impaired from the Association of the Visually Handicapped. I also contribute at organisations like Whispering Hearts and Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen. I hope to continue my passion to serve others with NP's Community Development diploma."
(Character count: 980)
"For my uniformed CCA group, Girl Guides, I became the Assistant Patrol Leader in 2015 and the highest position of Company Leader in 2016. I achieved 3 championships for 2013-2015 inter-school World Thinking Day competitions and won 2 gold awards for 2014 and 2015 East Division day competitions, and 3 Gold awards for 2013- 2016 Puan Noor Aishah awards. I was Class Vice Chairperson in 2015. For my other CCA, Entrepreneur and Innovation club, I participated in the Cat Museum Project Prototype in 2015, World Cities Pavilion Project in 2016, Youth Innovation Challenge in 2016 – semi-finals, and National Youth Business Challenge 2016 – which earned me the Championship and Most Creative and Innovative Award. I wish to pursue the Common Business Programme to explore my interest in innovation and business."
(Character count: 809)
Who will review my application?
NP uses EVA, a virtual assistant, to conduct the first-round review of EAE applications. Thereafter, EAE write-ups will be manually reviewed too.
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How can I get started on my e-portfolio?
Start by collating and listing down your achievements! Make sure to add your learnings and interests too. These include certifications, awards or anything to show us what you have accomplished!
To find out more, click below to watch our quick guide to crafting your e-portfolio!
Can I change my course after I’ve accepted the offer?
No, you will not be able to switch courses within or across polytechnics after accepting the offer.
However, you are allowed to withdraw your acceptance via the EAE portal within the stipulated deadline. After which, you will need to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise in January 2024 if you are still interested in entering a polytechnic course.
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