Some programmes have programme-specific requirements for application. Find out about the additional requirements below to ensure that you include all the required information in your application.
Personal Statement required for: All undergraduate applicants
The personal statement is an important part of the application for admission to the DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. What you write will help us to know more about you, which may not be apparent from your application and/or transcripts.
Write an essay that describes an exceptional achievement which highlights your academic and/or employment experience gained. How would these support your choice of programme(s) and help you attain your goal(s) in life? What are your plans upon graduation
Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalisation, quotation marks, etc. are all considered, so proofread your essay carefully.
You may submit an optional essay to explain any unusual circumstances or situations that you think may have an impact on your application.
You must submit your personal statement via SIT’s online application portal during Admissions period. Answers must be drafted and prepared before beginning the online application.
FOR DIGITAL ART AND ANIMATION - ART PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
Applicants to the Digital Art and Animation degree are required to submit an art portfolio that showcases their best and most recent work. This portfolio must contain between 10-15 samples of artwork created by the applicant. If necessary, DigiPen (Singapore) may request more samples for review.
The portfolio should include:
On the corner of the page for each of these drawings, please write the date created and length of time spent on the drawing.
The primary objective of these four prescribed drawings is for the applicants to demonstrate foundational drawing skills. The applicants should focus on drawing realistically and accurately, and should NOT apply any artistic style (e.g. cartooning) to these four prescribed drawings.
Miscellaneous Art Samples - The remaining 6-11 pieces should demonstrate an applicant’s current range, skill, and process. These personal works may include animations, figure/animal studies, colour studies, original character designs, architectural renderings, landscape studies, sculptures, and paintings. The submitted work should not contain illustrations copied directly from manga, animé, animations, paintings, or photographs (cited master copies are acceptable).
Please note: All the artworks submitted should be less than two years old and the \images should be in focus and properly oriented for the subject.
Guidelines for Portfolio Submissions
Mandatory English Requirement
Applicants to the Allied Health Programmes are required to fulfil ONE of the following English requirements by application closing:
Diagnostic Radiography / Radiation Therapy
Minimum Grade Required
GCE O Level
English as First Language
International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic Module)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
6.0 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking)
Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)
GCE A Level
General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry
International Baccalaureate (IB)
SL ‘English A: Language & Literature’ OR
SL ‘Literature & Performance’
NUS High School Diploma
EL4101 or higher (EL5101, 6103) modules
Dietetics and Nutrition / Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy
Speech and Language Therapy
International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Module)
8.0 and no less than 7.5 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
110 marks for internet-based test
3 grade As and 1 grade B
SL ‘English A: Language & Literature’ OR
SL ‘Literature & Performance’
The Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) mandates the minimum English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for the Allied Health programmes to enable our graduates to practise in the respective Allied Health professions.
Applicants who hold a first degree from Singapore, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America will be deemed to have fulfilled the stipulated English Language requirement for the programme.
Mandatory Second Language Requirement
Applicants to the Speech and Language Therapy programme are required to fulfil ONE of the following second language requirements (Mother Tongue Chinese/Malay/Tamil or equivalent) by application closing:
It is compulsory for applicants applying to the Digital Communications and Integrated Media degree programme to submit a written essay and media portfolio via the SIT Admission Portal to be considered for admission:
Written Essay Assignment:
Applicants are to submit a 700-word essay (PDF or Word document) via the SIT Admission Portal, documenting their thoughts on any ONE of the following topics:
Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA)
Singapore’s Public Communication Efforts on COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has been effective
The pandemic (COVID-19) has made digital jobs more important
Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalisation, quotation marks, etc. are all considered, so proofread your essay carefully. You are required to properly attribute your sources. The essays will be checked for plagiarism.
The objective of the media portfolio is for applicants to demonstrate knowledge and skills expertise developing media content. The portfolio should show the applicant’s best past works that demonstrates current knowledge and skills. These works may include video productions, animations, post-production editing, print, photographs, and campaigns. The media portfolio should contain original works done by the applicants and not contain content copied from other media sources.
The portfolio should include (documents to be submitted via the SIT Admissions Portal):
A 1-page PDF or Word document write up, explaining applicant’s role in each production captured in the reel or media video slideshow;
A weblink to applicant’s:
Video production demonstration reel [1min] with short captions highlighting applicant’s role in each production OR
Media video slideshow (print/photographs/campaigns) with short captions highlighting applicant’s role in each production [1min]
Video work should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and the URL of the video to be included in the PDF or Word document submission. Please DO NOT send in actual video files.
Works submitted should be less than 3 years old and reel/slideshow submitted should be strictly 1 min long.
Applicants applying to The Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) degree programmes are to submit online the following additional documents to be considered for admission:
*Applicants who do not meet the requirements of having attained minimum of six months of relevant work experience may still submit an application to be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, successful applicants are required to have fully met the requirement at the point of course commencement.
It is compulsory for applicants applying to the University of Glasgow’s (UofG) Nursing programme to submit the following additional documents online, to be considered for admission:
Note: Competencies in this context can relate to broad-based skill sets, wealth of clinical experience, good health assessment knowledge, ability to work inter-professionally with other healthcare professionals, patient education skills, and competency in related community nursing/chronic disease training.
You may focus on just ONE of the competencies in a short essay of approximately 200 words.
Please complete and attach this declaration form to your essay and submit as a single document.
All applicants are reminded that it is important that you apply for registration/enrolment within five years of completing your nursing programme. Otherwise you will have to attend a Returning-to-Nursing Programme before you can be considered for registration/enrolment.
Under the Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209), a person must be registered/enrolled with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and possess a valid Practising Certificate (PC) in order to practise nursing/midwifery in Singapore.