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1. Are SIT degrees widely accepted by employers?
Yes. SIT offers industry-relevant programmes that prepare students for employment in the identified growth sectors. Our graduates are highly sought after and well accepted by various sectors of the industry. The 2020 Joint Autonomous University Graduate Employment Survey (JAUGES) findings revealed that 95.0% of SIT graduates in the labour force who completed their studies between October 2019 and September 2020 were employed.
2. Does SIT offer part-time degree programmes?
All SIT degree programmes are currently conducted on a full-time basis. However, SIT is piloting a Competency-Based Workplace Learning Pathway with specific industry partners to provide adult learners a means to enhance their skills and pursue a degree while working – the first-of-its-kind in Singapore.
3. Does SIT offer any short courses?
Yes, short courses are available for working adults who are keen to upgrade their skills. Please refer to our SITLEARN Professional Development page for more details.
4. Will I graduate with an Honours degree if I am enrolled in a direct honours programme?
Yes, upon meeting the required Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) under the Degree Classification.
5. Can I choose to complete a degree programme without Honours?
If the programme has been offered as an Honours degree, all students are expected to undergo the full curriculum and there will not be an option to choose otherwise.
6. How are the overseas university partners selected?
SIT works closely with the Ministry of Education (MOE), as well as with other ministries and economic agencies, to identify the programme areas that support the growth sectors of our economy. Thereafter, SIT identifies suitable universities that provide high-quality training in these areas, have good academic standing and strong industry reputation, and are committed to providing quality education for SIT students.
7. From which University will I be receiving my graduation certification, if I have completed an SIT degree programme that is jointly offered by SIT and overseas university partner?
Graduates from SIT degree programmes that are jointly offered by SIT and overseas university partners will be conferred a certificate that is endorsed by both Universities upon graduation.
1. Will there be opportunities for Industrial Attachment (IA) or Overseas Exchange during the course of study?
All SIT students will have the opportunity to go for an overseas exchange during the course of their studies.
Students pursuing degree programmes with SIT’s overseas university partners will have the opportunity of attending a 3-week to 17-week Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) at the home campuses of their overseas universities. During their OIP, they will attend lectures, tutorials, workshops, and go on industry visits.
(Due to global travel restrictions to safeguard against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the OIP is currently suspended until further notice)
Students pursuing the degree programmes awarded by SIT will be required to undertake a 6-month to 12-month work attachment under the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP), where they will apply what they have learnt in the classroom to their actual work environment. They will also have the opportunity to go on an overseas study trip during the course of their studies.
2. Can I work while studying in SIT as an International Student?
All international students of an institute of higher learning (IHL) in Singapore can work for no more than 16 hours a week during term time. There are no restrictions on work hours during vacation time. Information and updates on Student's Pass and work privileges can be found on the ICA website.
3. How is a typical school day like at SIT?
Usually, classes are conducted between 9am to 6pm on weekdays. Students can also expect to attend classes for half a day or may even have a break from classes on certain days depending on their timetable.
4. Does SIT provide accommodation for students?
We currently do not offer hostel facilities at the campus. Therefore, students seeking accommodation will need to do so on their own.
5. I have already obtained my Bachelor’s degree from a local university in Singapore and I wish to pursue a second degree. Am I still eligible for the subsidised fees?
If you have utilised the MOE Tuition Grant for your first Bachelor's degree at a local university, you will not be eligible to receive it again for your second Bachelor's degree. If admitted to a second degree, you will be required to pay non-subsidised fees. For more details, please refer here.
1. How many intakes does SIT have per year?
SIT has only one intake per year. The academic calendar varies according to the individual degree programmes awarded by SIT and the Overseas University partners.
For the Academic Calendar of SIT and our Overseas University partners, please refer here.
2. My application was unsuccessful. Will I be at a disadvantage if I apply again next year?
No. Your application will be assessed as a fresh application during each Admissions exercise. To improve your relative standing in your next application, you may consider taking up full-time work related to your chosen field, and show evidence of your relevant work, passion, and other related experiences to your programme of choice in your next application to SIT. We would also encourage you to come prepared for the interview assessment if shortlisted.
3. Can students with overseas qualifications apply for admission?
Yes, applicants who have completed a formal 12-year education (e.g. STPM, Indian Standard 12, Indonesia SMA UAN, and China Gaokao) are eligible to apply for our programmes, subject to meeting the programme-specific requirements. Selection is based on relative merit, and subject to competition. More details are listed here.
4. Is there a separate application for international students?
No. All applicants, regardless of their citizenship, should apply via the same online application portal.
1. Can I download and submit a hard copy application?
Applications must be submitted online.
2. How do I retrieve my password to my application if I have forgotten it?
Please click here and select the 'Forgot your password' button at the portal. An auto-generated email will be sent to inform you of your new password.
3. How can I check my application status?
Please check your application status via the SIT Application portal. To login, enter the email address you had used to register your account or the 9-digit User ID that was sent to you via email.
4. Is there a specific format I should adhere to when I upload my transcripts and certificates?
You should refer to the following web links for examples on the required format of each individual transcript:
Please upload in chronological order, i.e. from 1st to 6th semester, if applicable. You may also submit your documents in the OpenCerts format.
5. How can I add a recommender or amend the details of my recommender after I have submitted my admission application?
Please refer to page 20 of the Undergraduate Application Guide for more information.
6. My recommender has not received the email link to submit a recommendation. Can the email be re-sent to him/her?
For another email to be sent to your recommender, please log in to the SIT Application portal and click on the “Update Recommender Info” button. Proceed to delete your recommender’s details and then re-enter the details again. After saving the changes, an email notification will be sent to your recommender.
7. How many degree programme choices are provided for in the online application?
Applicants may indicate up to five degree programmes, in order of preference.
8. How do I submit my supporting documents?
You should submit your supporting documents by uploading them at Step 12 of the online application portal. Please ensure that all transcripts/academic results/recommendation letters/portfolios (if applicable) are uploaded online. Please refer to the Undergraduate Application Guide for detailed steps.
9. Can I submit my resume/recommendation letters from my employers/polytechnic lecturers to support my application?
Yes, you can submit additional relevant documents to support your application. You may upload additional documents via the online application portal. For example, for an application to The Culinary Institute of America’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management, an endorsement of F&B industry experience is required.
10. I have submitted my original documents for my application. How can I retrieve them?
You should only submit soft copies of your supporting documents by uploading them on the online application portal. All hardcopy documents submitted to SIT are non-returnable.
11. How will I be assigned an application number?
You will receive an application number via email after you have submitted your online application. If you do not receive an application number, please check that you have saved all your application pages and have clicked the ‘Submit’ button on your application form.
12. Do I need to sit for an entrance examination?
Applicants who do not meet certain admission requirements (for selected courses) may be required to take an entrance test. All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview assessment. This may be in varying formats e.g. video assessment, face-to-face assessment or a technical assessment.
13. Will admission interviews be conducted face-to-face on campus? Is it possible to have an interview through video call instead?
Some admissions interviews will be conducted face-to-face on campus within the limits of the prevailing safety management measures. Should the situation not allow for on-site interviews, we will be able to assess shortlisted applicants through alternative means such as video assessments and online (zoom) interviews. Specific instructions will be shared with shortlisted applicants in their interview invites.
14. How does the video assessment work? Will there be instructions to guide me?
The video assessments will be recorded and submitted through SIT’s video assessment platform. Shortlisted applicants will receive instructions for their video assessments via email.
You may be assigned more than one video assessment if you are shortlisted for more than one programme. Please complete each assessment if you wish to be considered for their respective programmes that you are shortlisted for. The order of programme choices in your application will be taken into consideration in the final offer.
15. What IT equipment do I need to complete the video assessment?
You will need a computer or laptop equipped with a functional camera, microphone, and internet connection to complete your submission.
16. When will I be informed of the outcome of my application?
SIT’s admission interviews are conducted from February to May. Most applicants will receive the outcome of their applications from April to June.
17. How do I accept my admission offer? Can I change my mind after accepting a particular offer?
Successful applicants are required to accept the admission offer online via the Joint Acceptance Exercise portal by the deadline shown in your electronic offer letter. If you wish to amend your decision after submitting your online acceptance, please log in to the Joint Acceptance Exercise portal before the cut-off date. i.e. You may submit multiple changes to your admission decision, but only the last change received by the acceptance deadline (in late May) will be considered. The University will not accept late acceptances after the acceptance deadline that is stated in the electronic offer letter, and your offer will be deemed as lapsed.
As the Joint Acceptance Exercise portal is the same across the six local universities, you may be offered a course of study in each of the six local universities. The Joint Acceptance Exercise portal will reflect the place(s) that have been offered to you. You are only allowed to accept one offer from one of the six universities if you have been offered by more than one university.
1. Can I apply using my part-time diploma?
Applicants to SIT are normally required to present a local full-time polytechnic diploma, GCE A level certificate, or equivalent Year-12 qualifications. Part-time diplomas will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be accepted alongside related work experience and other demonstration of interest in the area of study. For more information on the requirements for a specific programme, please refer to http://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/undergraduate-programmes
SIT adopts a holistic and aptitude-based approach in assessing applicants for admission. Applicants are evaluated on their academic qualifications, relevant work experience and related achievements to the programme of choice. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview.
2. I am currently pursuing a degree in a university. Can I transfer my credits to SIT or be given credit exemption?
SIT currently does not have any arrangement for a direct transfer from other universities. In order to be admitted to our programmes, you will need to submit a formal application during our Admission period, and be assessed competitively alongside other applicants. Incoming students may apply for transfer of credits after matriculation.
3. Will SIT consider part-time work experience as part of my total work experience during the application process?
Yes, part-time work experience may be considered as valid work experience if it is substantial and relevant to the programme of choice in the holistic review for admission.
4. What is the minimum GPA required for a local polytechnic diploma holder to get into SIT?
SIT adopts a holistic approach in assessing polytechnic graduates for admission by considering both academic and non-academic merit.
In general, there is no fixed minimum GPA to secure admission into SIT degree programmes though the competition is keen every year.
Applicants are encouraged to refer to SIT’s Indicative Grade Profile based on the last admissions exercise to assess their chances of being offered a place to read a specific degree programme.
5. Can polytechnic students apply for admission using their first five semesters' results?
Yes, polytechnic students in the final semester of their diploma programmes can apply for admission with their first five semesters' results. However, it is mandatory to submit their final semester results upon receiving them to complete their application.
6. I do not have GCE O-Level qualifications prior to my diploma from a local Polytechnic. Can I apply for admission?
Yes, you can apply for admission. Kindly provide details of all your secondary and post-secondary qualifications, such as Year 10, Higher Nitec, Nitec, or Polytechnic Foundation Programme. If you have gone through the Integrated Programmes (IP) and have not taken GCE O-Level, please provide your Secondary 4 (Year 10) or equivalent standard examination results.
7. Can I combine my A-Level results from different sittings for the purpose of application for admission?
If you have multiple examination sittings, we will refer to the best combination of your General Paper (GP) / Knowledge and Inquiry (KI) and three H2 content-based subjects, taken in the same sitting. H1 Project Work, H1 Mother Tongue Language and H1 content-based subject can be from different sittings.
8. Will I be considered for admission if I failed General Paper?
Yes, your application will be assessed holistically based on both your academic and non-academic merit. Notwithstanding, selection is based on relative merit and subject to competition.
9. I took the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level examination many years ago, and did not take Project Work (PW) as it was not offered. Does this affect my application?
You can still apply for admissions and will be reviewed fairly and holistically. Your application will not be disadvantaged because of this.
10. Can I qualify for admission if I have not fulfilled the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement?
Applicants who have not fulfilled the MTL requirement may still apply for admission. Their application will be reviewed without prejudice. However, if accepted, they will be required to (i) attain any of the stipulated MTL requirements as a private candidate, or (ii) attend equivalent courses conducted by pre-approved language schools, before being allowed to graduate.
11. Can I apply with a local diploma qualification awarded by an institution other than the five polytechnics?
Applicants with a local diploma awarded by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, NUS High School, Institute of Technical Education, BCA Academy and other educational institutions can be considered for admission to selected courses, subject to meeting programme-specific requirements, and will be reviewed competitively and holistically based on relative merit.
12. I will be sitting for my IB Diploma examinations in May. Can I apply for admission using forecast results?
We are unable to accept applications based on forecast results. You are welcome to apply using your actual IB Diploma results in the following year’s Admissions exercise.
13. What are the acceptable international qualifications?
International applicants seeking admission to SIT should have completed at least 12 years of formal education. For more details, please refer here.
Applicants presenting any of the international qualifications stated above will be assessed by the following:
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview assessment.
Online payment (Debit/Credit Card/Internet Banking/PayNow)
Applicants can make payment of their application fee via the SIT application portal.
NETS payment can only be made at the SIT Student Services Centre (SSC) at SIT@Dover and the respective SIT@Poly buildings.
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (11:00am to 3:00pm)
The SSCs will be closed on Saturday, Sunday as well as Public Holidays
Students need to be mindful of their personal daily NETS transaction limit before making payment via NETS.
Please note that your Applicant ID/Application Number is required for payment at SSC.
All SSCs will remain unmanned until further notice. Applicants are highly encouraged to make online payment for their application fees via the SIT Application Portal. For applicants who intend to pay by NETS, please email AcdPrg@SingaporeTech.edu.sg to make prior appointment before arriving on campus.
1. I made duplicate payment for my application fee. How can I get a refund?
Please email StudentFinance@SingaporeTech.edu.sg, providing your application number, and details and proof of your duplicate payment.
1. How do I update my particulars or rectify a mistake if I have already submitted my application?
Please email Adm@SingaporeTech.edu.sg with your full name, NRIC, application number, and the details of the correction required. We will update your application and notify you accordingly.
2. Can I retain my place in the reserved programme (as a Returning National Serviceman) if I am successful in applying for a different programme in a following admissions exercise?
If you have a reserved place at SIT while serving your National Service, but would like to apply for a different programme in a following admissions exercise, your new offer will supersede the reserved programme if you are successful in your new application. Conversely, if your new application is unsuccessful, you would still retain your place in the reserved programme, based on your initial acceptance.
3. How do I withdraw my application after I have submitted it?
If you wish to withdraw your application after submission, please email Adm@SingaporeTech.edu.sg with your full name, NRIC, and application number, stating your intention to withdraw your application, and we will update your status accordingly. However, application fees will not be refundable.
4. I am a current SIT student and I wish to change my programme. Should I submit a new application through the SIT Admissions portal?
No, the SIT Admissions portal is only meant for new applicants. For a change of programme as a current SIT student, please apply via the Student Intranet during the stipulated period for “Change of Programme” applications.
1. How and when can I appeal to be reconsidered for admission if my application is unsuccessful?
If you wish to appeal for admission to a programme, you are required to submit an online appeal via the SIT application portal during the appeal exercise (late May to early June). You will be allowed to submit an appeal for one programme choice only. Please state your reason for appeal in approximately 200 words. You may also upload supporting documents (in a single file, not exceeding 5MB) for your appeal via the SIT application portal. The outcome of online appeals will be released by end-June.
2. I have successfully appealed to another programme but now have changed my mind. Can I choose to keep my acceptance for the previous programme?
If you wish to retain your place in the previously accepted programme after appealing successfully to another programme (within the same Admissions exercise), you should not accept the appeal offer via the application portal. We will make reference to your original acceptance during the main admissions window.
3. My appeal is unsuccessful. Can I re-appeal?
The Admissions Committee would have assessed your appeal holistically, taking into consideration both your academic and non-academic merit. Therefore, the result of the appeal exercise is final. You may wish to re-apply again and be assessed afresh in the next admissions exercise. Prior to submitting your next application, you are encouraged to improve your relative standing by acquiring relevant work experience and pursue other endeavours that will help you to gain a better understanding of the profession in the respective industry.
1. I am interested in the Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Allied Health. How can I apply?
This is applicable to adult learners who are Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents only.
You will need to apply to Workforce Singapore (WSG) AND SIT:
Please refer to the programme-specific requirements as stated on the SIT website. Selection is based on relative merit and subject to keen competition for limited places in the Allied Health programmes. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), and will be assessed competitively.
Please note that there is an application fee when applying to SIT.
CCP applicants who did not apply to both SIT and WSG will not be considered.
2. I do not meet the English requirement for the Allied Health Programmes. Am I still allowed to apply?
If you do not have GCE O-Level English or its equivalent, you may take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) test at any of the local test providers. Please refer to the respective programme webpages to see the minimum IELTS grade requirement or its equivalent. Applicants are required to fulfil this requirement before the closing date of the application in mid-March.
3. Is there a bridging programme? Is it compulsory?
Bridging programmes are conducted for some degree programmes and are usually conducted in August every year before term commencement. Details will be provided via email to matriculated students. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the bridging programmes to help them better prepare themselves to cope with the academic rigour of the respective degree programmes.
1. What is the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)?
The SIT Health and Social Sciences (HSS) admissions interview consists of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). Applicants who are successfully shortlisted for the selection interview will be required to complete multiple stations designed to assess an applicant’s skills and suitability for the HSS Allied Health programme.
2. What does the MMI assess?
Shortlisted applicants will be assessed on a range of skills and aptitudes on their suitability to take up an Allied Health Programme. In the MMI, applicants will be presented with specific questions, tasks or scenarios, and they will be assessed based on their answers, reactions, and communication skills. There is also an online written assessment.
3. How will the MMI be conducted?
The MMI will primarily be conducted via an asynchronous online assessment platform. An additional face-to-face interview may be arranged where required.
4. How does the online assessment platform work?
You will be required to log in to our online platform. You will be required to submit timed video and/or timed written responses to questions that have been pre-recorded. The interview assessment is not conducted live online. You will be able to record your responses from your own private environment, and you can do so in your own time within the stipulated dates allocated to you.
1. What do I need to prepare for the MMI?
Applicants who are shortlisted for the MMI will need the following things to undertake your online assessment:
2. What is the duration of the MMI?
The duration to complete the entire assessment is approximately 1 hour.
3. Can I request additional time during the assessment interview?
There is a stipulated response time for each question and the recording will stop once the time is up.
4. Will I need to sign a non-disclosure declaration?
All applicants are required to agree to a non-disclosure declaration. This requires that you (a) keep the knowledge of the interview questions, the MMI content and processes strictly confidential, (b) that you do not reproduce, duplicate and/or copy any information provided in this admissions process, and (c) not use or disclose any of the information provided in this admissions process through any means – whether oral, written or electronic. This is to ensure that all interviewed applicants (whether interviewed at the start of the MMI cycle or in a later session) have an equal opportunity without any advantage / disadvantage.
5. How do I prepare for the MMI?
The MMI does not test specific domain knowledge. The format is designed to allow applicants to showcase their interpersonal and critical thinking skills. The best way to prepare is to practise expressing yourself articulately and logically in a timed online environment. Be attentive to the questions during the assessment and take note of the time allocations for each question.
1. Who are the MMI assessors?
Your MMI video responses will be assessed by HSS faculty and external allied health professionals.
2. When will I be informed of the outcome?
You will be notified of your application outcome from mid-April to mid-May.
Please refer to undergraduate page for details on the admissions timeline.
All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online at our postgraduate portal during the admission period.
For applicants applying for Postgraduate Programmes by Research, please contact us at PPR@SingaporeTech.edu.sg first before submitting your application online.
Please refer to the Postgraduate Application Guide for the steps to submit an online application.
The application fee is SGD18.00 and it is non-refundable.
Applicants can choose either of the following options:
All SSCs will remain unmanned until further notice. Applicants are highly encouraged to make online payment for their application fees. For applicants who intend to pay by NETS, please email AcdPrg@SingaporeTech.edu.sg to make prior appointment before arriving on campus.
If you wish to withdraw your application, please email Adm.Postgrad@SingaporeTech.edu.sg with your full name, NRIC, and application number, stating your intention to withdraw your application, and we will update your status accordingly. However, the application fee will not be refundable if you have already made payment.
Please email Adm.Postgrad@SingaporeTech.edu.sg with your full name, NRIC, application number, and the details of the correction required. We will update your application and notify you accordingly.
The outcome will be known within one month of the interview.
There is no age limit for participants of the postgraduate programmes.
The programmes are conducted in the evenings/weekends to enable working professionals to attend, while holding onto their full-time jobs. Currently, we do not offer full-time day courses.
We welcome both Singapore and non-Singapore citizens to apply for our programmes if they meet the admission criteria.
International Students who are accepted for the MSc and MEngTech programmes must apply for a Student’s Pass. Please refer to ICA website for more details — https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/studentpass/apply
International Students who are holding on to an Employment Pass and do not intend to relinquish it will need to inform SIT. Please email Adm.Postgrad@SingaporeTech.edu.sg and we will review accordingly.
Students would have to clear their outstanding tuition fees first before applying.
All students are required to go through the matriculation exercise. Students are also required to undergo the pre-enrolment medical examination for selected programmes. More information will be available in the matriculation package.
There is no module exemption as the MSc and MEngTech modules are postgraduate modules.
Please refer to the admission requirements of specific programmes for more information.
The pedagogy for MSc and MEngTech programmes will be technology-enabled learning using a mix of lectures, hands-on computer-aided industrial design exercises, and micro-projects assignments. Assessment will be based on a mix of continuous assessment and examinations.
On the other hand, the Industrial Masters and Industrial Doctorate programmes are research-based programmes. Candidates will pursue independent but supervised research on an approved topic, which the thesis will be based on and must be submitted for examination. The candidates are required to complete and pass designated examinable modules. All candidates are required to pass an oral presentation for their thesis.