SIT was established in 2009 as an initiative by the Ministry of Education to provide upgrading opportunities primarily for polytechnic graduates. SIT accepts a limited number of applicants holding international qualifications; as well as former or current students from the local Autonomous Universities into some of its degree programmes offered.
Applicants presenting an International qualification (e.g. Malaysia STPM, UEC, India Standard XII-CBSE, ISCE, Indonesia SMA UAN, Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate, etc) or other qualifications not stated in the preceding groups above may be considered for admission on a case by case basis. In addition, applicants with diplomas awarded by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts*, Lasalle College of the Arts*, the American High School and NUS High School may also be considered for admission to selected courses.
* eligible for design-related programmes only
Applicants are required to present the actual results (forecasted results will not be considered) by 1 April of the year of application.
Former or current students from the local Autonomous Universities - National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeking admission may also apply.
Holistic Assessment for Admission
SIT adopts a holistic approach in assessing applicants for admission by considering the following criteria:
- High school certificate
- Other qualifications where applicable (i.e. ACT, IELTS, MICHIGAN, SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL)
- Work experience/Internships
- Interview performance
Applicants with certain medical conditions may still apply for some programmes. Please read Special Medical Conditions to Note for more information.
Applicants presenting qualifications from overseas education institutions will be considered for admission to the degree programmes offered by the following:
• DigiPen Institute of Technology
• Singapore Institute of Technology
• Technische Universitat Munchen
• The Culinary Institute of America
• University of Liverpool
SAT I and SAT II will be taken into account for admission purposes, where applicable.
Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credits is also on a case-by-case basis for certain degree programmes.
Applicants from one of the local Autonomous Universities in Singapore may also apply to SIT during the common application period. The same admission requirements for the respective degree programmes are applicable to them.
Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credits is also granted on a case-by-case basis for certain degree programmes.
Students (Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents) who transfer or are re-admitted within SIT or across the Autonomous Universities will be eligible for the tuition grant up to the normal programme duration for the SIT degree programme after subtracting the number of semesters of tuition grant received for the previous programme(s).
Please refer to Tuition Grant for more information.
Find out how to apply to SIT under the Admission Process.