Year 5 Admissions

Secondary 4 students currently studying in mainstream Singapore schools can enter RI through two different admissions exercises: Direct School Admission and the Joint Admissions Exercise.

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Year 5 Direct School Admission

The DSA exercise is an initiative by the Ministry of Education that allows for a more diverse range of talents to be recognised in student admission.

This exercise is for Singaporean, Singapore PR, and International students who:

  1. are currently studying in mainstream Singapore schools;
  2. have outstanding talent in academics, sports, or music.

Applicants can only apply under one domain, and cannot switch domains.

Successful DSA-JC students cannot participate in JAE (Joint Admissions Exercise) or transfer to another school after the release of the O-Level results.

Sports Talents
  • Badminton
  • Fencing
  • Hockey
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Golf
  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Basketball
  • Floorball
  • Judo
  • Shooting
  • Table Tennis
  • Waterpolo
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Squash

Performing Arts Talents
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Raffles Chorale
  • Raffles Symphonic Band

 Academic Talents
  • Bilingualism (Malay Language Elective Programme)
  • Mathematics/Science Olympiad
  • Science Research

Year 5 DSA Criteria And Information

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DSA Year 5 Registration: 18 May 2020 (Mon), 12pm to 30 June 2020 (Tue), 12pm


Click here for DSA Year 5 Registration

The registration link is activated from 18 May 2020 12pm onwards.

Joint Admissions Exercise

The JAE is conducted annually by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level certificate holders to apply for admission to courses offered by JC (Junior Colleges). Successful DSA-JC students are not allowed to participate in the JAE. For appeals to a JC course, students have to first meet the cut-off point of the course for that year’s JAE. Eligible appeals will be considered, subject to available vacancies and the school’s admission criteria.

Find out more on MOE’s website