Fast Facts

The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic (RP) has seven schools and one academic centre offering 41 diplomas in Applied Science, Engineering, Management and Communication, Events and Hospitality, Infocomm, Sports, Health & Leisure, and Technology for the Arts.

Republic Polytechnic is committed to nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial learning in an environment that develops problem-solving skills and lifelong learning opportunities. Its holistic and broad-based curriculum prepares students for an active and meaningful role in society as problem solvers, respected professionals and passionate citizens.

Republic Polytechnic strives for excellence by achieving various international and national accreditations, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, Singapore Quality Class, People Developer, Innovation Class, and Service Class.

Programmes Offered

RP’s seven schools offer holistic and broad-based diploma programmes that span a myriad of subjects, ranging from biotechnology and civil aviation to sonic arts!

In addition, our Academy for Continuing Education @RP offers continuing education and training programmes in academic, executive and workforce skills qualification to provide lifelong learning opportunities.

Complementing an industry-relevant curriculum and holistic student-life activities, RP leverages on the Problem-Based Learning approach to cultivate innovative, entrepreneurial, and cultured professionals with global perspectives.

From embracing the latest technology to providing state-of-the-art facilities, RP is fast becoming the tertiary institution of choice for both students and industry partners!

School of Applied Science
School of Engineering
School of Hospitality
School of Infocomm
School of Management and Communication
School of Sports, Health and Leisure
School of Technology for the Arts

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)

Thinking of pursuing a polytechnic diploma, and have the interest and aptitude for a specific course? Want to secure your spot ahead of everyone else? The Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) gives you the opportunity to apply to your dream course before taking the O-Level exams! From 2016, EAE has replaced the Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA) Exercise and the Joint Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise (JPSAE).

Who’s eligible?
Students who are registered to take the O-Level exams in the same year as EAE and possess the following:

  • Strong aptitude and interest in a specific course
  • Non-academic talents and achievements in areas such as sports, arts, community service, leadership and other accomplishments

Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an aptitude test or interview.

Admissions Criteria
The EAE offer is conditional. To ensure that you are able to meet the rigours of polytechnic education, you must meet these requirements in your O-Level exams to confirm your place in the polytechnic course:

  • Obtain a net ELR2B2 aggregate score of 26 points or better; and
  • Meet the Minimum Entry Requirements (MER) for your selected course. The MER for each course can be found at

Still unsure? Attend our Parents’ Talk on 11 & 12 January 2018 (free admission).

Parents’ Talk – 11 & 12 January 2018

This is a special invitation for parents of ‘O’-Level students who wish to better understand the post-secondary options for your child.

At this talk, you will gain useful information and valuable tips on applying to a polytechnic through the Joint Admissions Exercise. So come down and speak to our counsellors who will share with you important factors to be considered in guiding your children to make informed education and career choices.

You may register for the talk via this Eventbrite page.

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  1. Hi, I missed the talk in June. What is the main differences between EAE and earlier schemes like DPA and JPSAE?

    How much will results affect my son’s chances of admission? He’s taking O levels next year. His grades are not fantastic but they are improving bit by bit as O levels come. Does AEM cert still matters? Thanks for the answers!

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