Criteria and Schedule


If you would like to apply for admission to RI through the Year 3 entrance examination, please note that you should have:

  1. a PSLE T-Score of 250 and above; and/or;
  2. outstanding academic performance in your Secondary 1-2 school examinations; and/or
  3. excellent achievements in academic and co-curricular activities.
    Please also note that:
  4. you would have to sit for an Entrance Examination (English Language, Mathematics and Science); we will inform you of the scope of the examination;
  5. you cannot take this examination if you had entered your current school via the DSA exercise, as you have to honour your commitment to the school that has accepted you, for the length of the programme you were admitted into.

2018 Application Schedule

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

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

Entrance Examination: 3-4 September 2018

Announcement of DSA Results by 5 October 2018 (tentative)

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Please submit the following documents at the Administrative Centre (Level 2 counter) between 8.30am and 4pm from 22 June to 19 July 2018, and between 8.30am and 12pm on 20 July 2018:

  1. printout (hard copy) of your completed Online Application Form
  2. photocopies of these supporting documents (they will not be returned)
    1. Primary 6 (PSLE detailed results with scores), Secondary 1 (Overall year-end results) and Secondary 2 (Mid-year results). Primary 6 Mid-Year overall results, which consists of CA1+ SA1.
    2. CCA records, awards, scholarships and additional qualifications (only indicate the highest level achieved), if any
    3. 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.

We will notify all applicants 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 entrance examinations;
  • 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].