Programme-Specific Requirements

Programme-Specific Requirements

Some programmes have programme-specific requirements for application. Find out about the additional requirements from the overseas university partners below to ensure that you include all required information in your application.

DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore

Personal Statement required for: All undergraduate applicants

The personal statement is an important part of the application for admission to DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. What you write will help us to know more about you which is not apparent from your application and/or transcripts.

Personal Statement

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 plan(s) upon graduation?

Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalisation, quotation marks, etc. are all considered, so proof-read your essay carefully.

Optional Essay

You may submit an optional essay to explain any unusual circumstances or situations that you think may have an impact on their 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.


Art Portfolio

Applicants to the Digital Art and Animation degree are required to submit an art portfolio that showcases the applicant’s 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:

Prescribed Drawings from Direct Observation – Using graphite pencil or charcoal and on quality art paper, the applicant should draw the following four Prescribed Drawings from real life (not from images or photographs):

1. Pair of shoes

2. Same pair of shoes as above but from a different perspective (e.g. shoes drawn from the back) or a different orientation (e.g. shoes turned upside down)

3. Interior space, such as a kitchen or bedroom

4. Self-portrait

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 applicant to demonstrate foundational drawing skills.  The applicant 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

1. All applicants are required to submit their portfolios via SIT’s application portal by the application closing date. This applies to all applicants who have indicated BFA in Digital Art and Animation in any of their five choices. If the applicant does not submit a portfolio or submits an incomplete portfolio by the application closing date, their application will be deemed as disqualified/rejected and they will not be considered for the BFA in Digital Art and Animation program.

2. Applicants should label all artworks with the date of completion and the medium used. Clearly indicate which drawings are the four prescribed drawings from direct observation.

3. For the four prescribed drawings from direct observation and other still images, the only acceptable format is PDF (max file size is 5 MB). Please submit via the “DP BFA Portfolio” tab.

4. For miscellaneous artworks such as animations and videos, they can be hosted on a public drive/cloud. Please copy the web link into a word document and submit the word document via the “DP Additional Requirements” tab.

Singapore Institute of Technology - Digital Communications and Integrated Media

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 the applicant’s thoughts, on any ONE of the following topics:

1. Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA)
2. Infocomm Media Industry Transformation Map
3. Your favourite Digital Media Production (movie or advertisement)

Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalisation, quotation marks, etc. are all considered, so proof-read your essay carefully.

Media Portfolio:

The portfolio should include (document to be submitted via the SIT Admissions Portal):
1. A 1-page PDF or Word document write up explaining applicant’s role in each production captured in the reel;
2. A weblink to applicant’s:

  • Video production demonstration reel [1min] OR
  • Media (print/photographs/campaigns) video slideshow [1min].

3. Video work should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and the URL of the video is included in the PDF or Word document submission. Please DO NOT send in actual video files.

The Culinary Institute of America

Applicants applying to CIA’s degree programmes are to submit online the following additional documents to be considered for admission:

  1. Letter of recommendation from an employer or faculty member.
  2. Proof* of completing 6 months working in the food industry in a place that prepares 50% of the food/menu from scratch. This could include both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house duties.
  3. Optional: portfolio of competitions or culinary projects that you have participated in.

*Applicants who have not completed the full duration of 6 months of relevant work experience may still submit an application to be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, successful applicants who are offered admission are required to have fully met the requirement at the point of course commencement.


The University of Glasgow

It is compulsory that applicants applying to UofG’s Nursing programme are to submit online the following additional documents to be considered for admission:

  • Enrolment and Practising Certificate – Be qualified as a Registered Nurse and hold current registration with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) which has to be valid for the year of matriculation.
  • Essay Question – In line with the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s key focus of ‘Beyond Hospital to Community’, “What are the key competencies of community nurses in delivering effective care for people in their own homes?”

Note: Competencies in this context can relate to: broad-based skillsets, wealth of clinical experience, good health assessment knowledge, able to work inter-professionally with other healthcare professionals, patient education skills, completed training in related community nursing/chronic disease training.

You may focus on just ONE of the competencies in this short essay of approximately 200 words.

Please complete and attach this declaration form to your essay and submit as a single document.

  • Have successfully completed an SNB-accredited Diploma in Nursing programme in Singapore.
    Only these two diplomas are accredited:
    • Nanyang Polytechnic: Diploma in Nursing
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic: Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing)

All UofG 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.

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