Academic Domain


If you would like to apply for admission to RI through the Academic Domain of the DSA exercise, please note that:

  1. you should demonstrate interest and talent in either Maths, Science, English or Mother Tongue Language beyond the abilities of children in your age group;
  2. you should have a history of consistently high academic achievement;
  3. you can only apply under one domain, and cannot switch domain.

2018 Application Schedule

Application period starts : 11 May 2018 (Fri) 12pm

Application period ends : 22 June 2018 (Fri) 12pm

Half-Day Programme

(only for shortlisted applicants of subject-specific domains) : 
07 July 2018


(only for shortlisted applicants of subject-specific domains) : 
30 July-10 August 2018 (PM)

Announcement of DSA Results: by 31 August 2018 (tentative)

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Please submit the following documents at the Administrative Centre (Level 2 counter) between 8.30am and 4pm from 11 May to 22 June:

  1. printout (hard copy) of your completed Online Application Form
  2. photocopies of these supporting documents (they will not be returned)
    1. Primary 4 and Primary 5 End of Year overall results
    2. Primary 6 Mid-Year overall results, which consists of CA1+ SA1
    3. CCA records, awards, scholarships and additional qualifications (only indicate the highest level achieved) for admission on the strength of special talents, if any
    4. results obtained in overseas schools, if you were not studying in a Singapore school in the past two years (2016 and 2017). Please enclose an English translation of these documents if necessary.
  3. $20 application fee by NETS or cheque (payable to 'Raffles Institution'). We will waive the fee for students under FAS (Financial Assistance Schemes); please enclose supporting documents.

Please check that your email address (as indicated in the Application Form) is valid. We will inform you of test and/or interview dates via email.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by 31 August 2018 (tentative). Please note that we:

  • will not process late or incomplete applications;
  • will not release detailed results of the Half-Day Programme, Interviews, trials, and auditions;
  • reserve the right to not discuss the results or reasons for non-selection; and
  • will not provide information on application status or outcome over the phone.

Have more questions about applying to RI? We are here to help.

Simply drop us an email at [email protected].