Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE): Frequently Asked Questions

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General

    1. What is JAE?
    2. Who are eligible to participate in the JAE?
    3. I did not sit for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination in 2013 but sat for it a few years ago. Can I participate in the JAE?
    4. Can I combine my GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results from different years to participate in JAE?
    5. How do bonus points affect me?

    Courses and Eligibility

    1. Can I use my Higher Chinese/Higher Malay/Higher Tamil grade in place of English as a first language?
    2. If Higher Mother Tongue (HMT) instead of English is used as the first language in the L1R5/L1R4 aggregate computation, will I still be eligible for the bonus points?
    3. Can I use my CCA as a subject for admission to Junior Colleges (JCs), Millennia Institute (MI), Polytechnics (Poly) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) courses?
    4. Am I eligible to apply for the Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme?
    5. I did not meet certain requirements for some courses/institutions. Can I still apply for them under Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?
    6. How do I know what courses I am eligible for the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) if I did not sit for the most recent ‘O’ level examination?

    Application Matters

    1. How do I register?
    2. When can I register?
    3. What should I do if I missed the 5 day period for Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) course registration?
    4. What is Form A and when will I receive it?
    5. What should I do if I am interested to apply for courses under the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) but don’t have Form A?
    6. Are there any charges for applications under the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?
    7. How will the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) application fees be collected?
    8. What should I do if I have not received Form A?
    9. How do I register if I have lost my Form A?
    10. Can I amend my application after I have submitted it online?
    11. How many courses can I choose during the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?
    12. Which are the institutions participating in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?

    JAE Internet System (JAE-IS)

    1. How do I access the JAE-IS?
    2. What do I require before I logon to submit an online application?
    3. How do I get a JAE PIN to register online?
    4. What are the functions available via JAE-IS?
    5. If I do not have computer access to internet, how do I submit my application?
    6. Will I be automatically logged off if I take too long on a particular page?
    7. If I take too long online and am timed-out from the JAE-IS whilst in the process of my application, will the data I have typed in be saved?
    8. How do I know if my application has been successfully submitted?
    9. What should I do if I had forgotten to print my Verification Slip (VS)?
    10. How do I get assistance if I face any problem with the JAE/JAE-IS?

    JAE PIN

    1. What is JAE PIN?
    2. Who will be issued with the JAE PIN?
    3. How do I register if I have lost my JAE PIN?
    4. What is SingPass?
    5. Who needs SingPass?
    6. How do I obtain my SingPass?
    7. Where can I reset my SingPass?
    8. What should I enter for ‘Date of Issue’ when I first logon using SingPass?
    9. Why am I unable to logon with my SingPass? I encountered one of the following:
      1. The message “Processing in progress. Please wait...” is displayed for more than five minutes but nothing happens.
      2. “Your session with SingPass has timed-out” error message
      3. Login and Cancel button remain dimmed on the SingPass login page. The page indicates “Processing in Progress. Please wait...” and it just hangs there or the browser indicates “Error on page”.

    Posting

    1. When and how will I know where I have been posted to?
    2. How will I be posted?
    3. What happens if I cannot get a place in any of my twelve (12) choices?
    4. What must I do after receiving my posting results?
    5. What should I do if I wish to apply for a transfer to another course?
    6. Will my posting be revoked while my appeal is being processed?

    Special Programmes

    1. What are the special programmes available for Junior College (JC) students?
    2. How do I apply for the special programmes?

    Extension of the Edusave Entrance Scholarship for Independent Schools (EESIS)

    1. What is the EESIS?
    2. If I have been awarded EESIS during my secondary studies, will the EESIS be extended when I progress to Junior College (JC) level?
    3. Are International Students and Permanent Residents eligible for the scholarship?
    4. What is the value of the EESIS at Junior College (JC) level?
    5. How long is the extension of the EESIS tenable for?
    6. How will I be informed of my eligibility for the extension of the EESIS?
    7. Does the scholarship cover all the fees I have to pay in an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP)?
    8. How will I know if I am eligible for the extension of the EESIS?
    9. Will my chances of getting into an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) of my choice increase if I am eligible for the extension of the EESIS?
    10. I am a student eligible for the EESIS. Will my EESIS award be extended if I transfer from an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees to another JC after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) results are released?
    11. I am a student eligible for the EESIS. Will my EESIS award be extended if I transfer from a non-Independent School (non-IS)/non-Independent Junior College (non-IJC) to an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) results are released?
    12. Is there a bursary scheme available in Independent Schools (IS)/Independent Junior Colleges (IJC)?

    Edusave Scholarships for Integrated Programme Schools (ESIP)

    1. What is the ESIP?
    2. What is the cut-off L1R5 score for the ESIP?
    3. Are International Students and Permanent Residents eligible for the scholarship?
    4. How long is the ESIP tenable for?
    5. How will I be informed of my eligibility for the ESIP?
    6. What is the value of the ESIP?
    7. Does the scholarship cover all the fees I have to pay in an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior Colleges (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP)?
    8. How will I know if I am eligible for the ESIP?
    9. Will my chances of getting into an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) of my choice increase if I am eligible for the ESIP?
    10. I am a student eligible for the ESIP. Will I be awarded the ESIP if I transfer from an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees to another JC after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results are released?
    11. I am a student eligible for the ESIP. Will I be awarded the ESIP if I transfer from a non-Independent School (non-IS)/non-Independent Junior College (non-IJC) to an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results are released?
    12. Is there a bursary scheme available in Independent Schools (IS)/Independent Junior Colleges (IJC)?

General

  1. What is JAE?

    JAE stands for “Joint Admissions Exercise”. This is an annual exercise conducted by Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow holders of Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level certificate to apply for admission to courses offered by the Junior Colleges (JCs), Millennia Institute (MI), Polytechnics (Poly) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

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  2. Who are eligible to participate in the JAE?

    For 2014 Joint Admissions Exercise, the following candidates are eligible to participate except those who have been successfully admitted to a Junior College (JC)/Polytechnic (Poly) through the Direct School Admission-Junior Colleges (DSA-JC) or Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA).

    • All Singapore Citizens (SC) or Permanent Residents (SPR) with valid Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations results from any year.
    • International students studying in a Government School, Government-Aided School or Independent School in Singapore with valid 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

    You may refer to eligibility criteria for more information.

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  3. I did not sit for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination in 2013 but sat for it a few years ago. Can I participate in the JAE?

    Yes, you can participate in the JAE if you a Singapore Citizen (SC)/Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR).

    Please ensure that you have your Singpass in order to access the JAE-IS. Alternatively, you may also register personally at the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre, (MOE-CSC). For the latter, please bring along your original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Certificate(s) or result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

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  4. Can I combine my GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results from different years to participate in JAE?

    Yes, candidates can combine any two years of their Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results to participate in JAE.

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  5. How do bonus points affect me?

    Bonus points are given to students in the computation of their net aggregate score. Please note that bonus points are used to determine the net aggregate scores of students during posting. They are not taken into consideration in determining whether applicants are eligible for specific courses under the JAE.

    S/No. Type of Bonus Points No. of Bonus Points Available Maximum Bonus Points Allowable

    1

    For students seeking admission to JC/Poly/ITE courses and with the following CCA grades:

    Limited to a maximum of 4 Bonus Points only for these 4 sections.

    Limited to a maximum of 6 Bonus Points only.

    Grades of A1 - A2

    2 points

    Grades of B3 - C6

    1 point

    2

    For students seeking admission to JC/MI courses and with grades of A1 to C6 in both their first languages (i.e. English and a Higher Mother Tongue). This is provided that these choices come before any Poly/ITE choices.

    2 points

    3

    For students seeking admission to JC/MI courses and with grades of A1 to C6 in Malay/Chinese (Special Programme)(MSP/CSP) or Bahasa Indonesia (BI) as their third language. This is provided that these choices come before any Poly/ITE choices.

    2 points

    4

    For students from feeder schools if they choose their affiliated Junior College course(s) as their:

      1. 1st choice, or
      2. 1st and 2nd choices.

    2 points

    5

    For students who had applied for the CLEP or MLEP and have been selected for the programme.

    2 points

    2 Bonus Points

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Courses and Eligibility

  1. Can I use my Higher Chinese/Higher Malay/Higher Tamil grade in place of English as a first language?

    Yes, you may use any of the above Higher Mother Tongue Language grades in place of English as a First Language for L1R5/L1R4 computation. However, the grades for both Higher Mother Tongue Language (viz. Higher Chinese, Higher Malay and Higher Tamil) and Mother Tongue Language (viz. Chinese, Malay and Tamil) cannot be used in the same aggregate computation.

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  2. If Higher Mother Tongue (HMT) instead of English is used as the first language in the L1R5/L1R4 aggregate computation, will I still be eligible for the bonus points?

    Yes. Students seeking admission to Junior College (JC)/Millennia Institute (MI) courses and with grades of A1 to C6 in both languages (i.e. English and a HMT) will be eligible for the bonus points. This is provided that the JC/MI choices come before any Polytechnic/Institute of Technical Education (ITE) choices.

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  3. Can I use my CCA as a subject for admission to Junior Colleges (JCs), Millennia Institute (MI), Polytechnics (Poly) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) courses?

    For determining eligibility of admission, the CCA grade can be used for MI courses, but not for JC, Poly or ITE courses.

    For CCA grade to be used for MI courses, candidates must satisfy all the requirements on English, Mother Tongue and Mathematics stated below:

    • English Language at least C6 grade;
    • Mother Tongue or Higher Mother Tongue or Mother Tongue ‘B’ Syllabus at least a D7, E8, Merit or Pass grade respectively;
    • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at least a D7 grade.

    If a candidate is determined to be eligible for a JC, Poly and/or ITE course, his/her CCA bonus points can be used in the computation of his/her net aggregate for posting to JC, Poly or ITE courses. CCA grades of A1-A2 will be given 2 bonus points and grades of B3-C6 will be given 1 bonus point.

    For candidates eligible for a MI course, his/her CCA grade cannot be used to obtain bonus points in the computation of his/her net aggregate for posting to MI courses.

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  4. Am I eligible to apply for the Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme?

    Students who have previously not received MOE subsidy, overseas or local sponsorship by the Singapore Government for a diploma/higher qualification will be eligible to apply for Tuition Grant (TG) and pay subsidised fees for diploma studies in one of the 5 polytechnics (NYP, NP, RP, SP or TP).

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  5. I did not meet certain requirements for some courses/institutions. Can I still apply for them under Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?

    No, you will not be eligible to apply for courses/institutions for which you do not meet the requirements.

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  6. How do I know what courses I am eligible for the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) if I did not sit for the most recent ‘O’ level examination?

    If you are a Singapore Citizen (SC)/Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) with ‘O’ level results from previous years, you may access the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) using a valid Singpass to request for your course eligibility. The system will take approximately 6 hours to generate your eligible courses, after which you may logon to view your online Form A, which will contain your eligible courses. This service is available from 3.00pm on the 1st day until 11.59pm on the 4th day of the JAE Registration.

    Alternatively, you may approach Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre, (MOE-CSC) to generate your eligible courses. Please bring along your original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Certificate(s) or result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

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Application Matters

  1. How do I register?

    Applicants can register their Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) course choices online via the JAE-IS using either the JAE PIN (found in JAE Form A) or a valid SingPass.

    • For students with 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results, you will need the following before registering online:
    • For Singapore Citizens (SCs)/Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) without 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results, but with Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results from past years, you will need the following before registering online:

    Alternatively, you may register personally at the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre, (MOE-CSC) during the 2014 JAE registration period. Applicants are required to bring along their original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination certificate(s)/result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

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  2. When can I register?

    The registration will commence on the same day as the official announcement of the 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. The JAE registration period for 2014 will be held over a period of 5 calendar days (including weekends and Public Holidays), starting from 3.00pm on the 1st day of registration until 4.00pm on the last day of registration. The exact registration dates will be announced in the media together with the announcement on the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. Each student is allowed to select up to twelve (12) choices of courses in the order of his/her preference. Please make full use of the twelve (12) choices, where applicable.

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  3. What should I do if I missed the 5 day period for Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) course registration?

    Candidates who missed the 5 day period for course registration can approach MOE Customer Service Centre for assistance the day after the registration closes, from 9am to 12pm. This half day registration is only for new submission of course choices and not for amendments to submitted choices.

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  4. What is Form A and when will I receive it?

    Form A contains the following:

    • Courses which you are eligible to apply for under the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)
    • JAE PIN

    For 2014 JAE, it will be based on your

    • 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results only, or;
    • A combination of one past year and 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. (The results of both examinations are automatically combined in Form A for students who had used the same Singapore NRIC Number/Foreign Identification Number (FIN) for both sittings).

    If you are a School Candidate and are eligible to participate in the JAE, you will receive your Form A from your secondary school on the day of the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

    If you are a Singapore Citizen (SC)/Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) who have sat for the 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination as a Private Candidate and are eligible to participate in the JAE, you will receive your Form A through the mail at your residential address (based on your examination registration records) on the day of the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level examination results.

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  5. What should I do if I am interested to apply for courses under the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) but don’t have Form A?

    If you are a Singapore Citizen (SC)/Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) and have the required Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level grades from previous years, you may apply for courses under the JAE via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) using a valid SingPass.

    Alternatively, you may register personally at the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre, (MOE-CSC) during the JAE registration period.

    Applicants are required to bring along their original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination certificate(s) or result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

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  6. Are there any charges for applications under the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?

    There is an application fee of $7 for the first application and $10 for amendments to the submitted application.

    You are allowed to amend your submitted course choice(s) once only. There is, however, no charge for amendments to personal particulars, but this must be done during the stipulated registration period.

    Changing of course choices after submission is a time-consuming process. You should take some time to carefully consider your options in the course application worksheet provided in the JAE Information Booklet before submitting your application. You may want to consider your future plans and aptitude, on top of the courses that you are eligible to apply for.

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  7. How will the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) application fees be collected?

    All JAE application fees incurred will be collected from the applicants by the institutions (i.e. JC, MI, Polytechnic or ITE) that the applicants are enrolled in, together with other school fees after the exercise.

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  8. What should I do if I have not received Form A?

    If you are a School Candidate from a government, government-aided or independent school, who have sat for the 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination and are eligible to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), you will receive Form A from your secondary school on the day of the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. If you have not received it, please check with your Form Teacher.

    If you are a Singapore Citizen (SC)/Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) who have sat for the 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination as a Private Candidate and are eligible to participate in the JAE, you will receive Form A through the mail at your residential address (based on your examination registration records) on the day of the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. If you have not received it, please check with the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre (MOE-CSC).

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  9. How do I register if I have lost my Form A?

    Form A contains the JAE PIN, which allows you to logon to the JAE-IS. The JAE PIN is personal to you and is only issued once. MOE will not issue any replacement JAE PIN. School and Private Candidates are advised to safe keep their Form A which contains their unique JAE PIN.

    Applicants who have lost or forgotten their JAE PIN would have to register personally at the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre (MOE-CSC) during the JAE registration period.

    Applicants are required to bring along their original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination certificate(s) or result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

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  10. Can I amend my application after I have submitted it online?

    Yes, you are allowed to amend your submitted course choice(s) once only. However, this must be done during the stipulated registration period. Please take note there will be a charge of $10 for amendments to the submitted application.

    Changing of course choices after submission is a time-consuming process. You should take some time to carefully consider your options in the course application worksheet provided in the JAE Information Booklet before submitting your application. You may want to consider your future plans and aptitude, on top of the courses that you are eligible to apply for.

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  11. How many courses can I choose during the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?

    Eligible applicants are allowed to choose up to twelve (12) courses during the JAE.

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  12. Which are the institutions participating in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?

JAE Internet System (JAE-IS)

  1. How do I access the JAE-IS?

    The system is accessible through the JAE website. Access to JAE-IS will only be available during the JAE registration period.

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  2. What do I require before I logon to submit an online application?

    Eligible applicants are required to have the following ready for online application:

    • Computer with internet access and printing facility.
    • JAE PIN as printed in Form A.
    • Have completed the course application worksheet
    • SingPass for eligible applicants without 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

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  3. How do I get a JAE PIN to register online?

    If you have sat for the 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination and are eligible to participate in the JAE, you will receive Form A, which would contain the JAE PIN for you to logon to JAE-IS for online registration.

    If you have not sat for the 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination, you will not receive Form A and hence you will not have a JAE PIN. If you are a Singapore Citizen (SC)/Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) who sat for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination in years other than 2013, you will need a valid SingPass to logon to JAE-IS for online registration. Alternatively, you may register personally at the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre (MOE-CSC) during the registration period, where you would be required to bring your original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination certificate(s)/result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

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  4. What are the functions available via JAE-IS?

    The functions available are:

    • Update of Personal Particulars;
    • Submission of Course Application;
    • Application for Elective Programmes to selected Junior Colleges (JCs) [viz.Chinese Language Elective Programme (CLEP) and Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP)];
    • Viewing of Posting Results.

    Posting Results will also be sent via SMS if a valid mobile number has been provided by the applicant.

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  5. If I do not have computer access to internet, how do I submit my application?

    You may make use of one of the following facilities if you do not have access to a computer with internet connection:

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  6. Will I be automatically logged off if I take too long on a particular page?

    To ensure that other applicants can enjoy speedy and smooth access to the JAE-IS, all applicants with no activity on the JAE-IS for more than 10 minutes will automatically be logged out by the system. You are strongly advised to complete the course application worksheet to enable smooth on-line registration.

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  7. If I take too long online and am timed-out from the JAE-IS whilst in the process of my application, will the data I have typed in be saved?

    No. All system data that was typed in mid-way through your application process will not be saved in the event of a system time-out.

    Your application is successfully submitted only when you receive the Verification Slip with the message that your JAE registration has been submitted successfully (Refer to Q31).

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  8. How do I know if my application has been successfully submitted?

    Your online registration has been successfully submitted only when you receive the Verification Slip on the screen with the following message:

    Your JAE registration has been submitted successfully.

    This is a copy of the choices you have submitted. Please print a copy for future reference.

    All applicants are strongly advised to print and retain a copy of the Verification Slip for their record after they have submitted their applications.

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  9. What should I do if I had forgotten to print my Verification Slip (VS)?

    During the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) registration period, you can logon to JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) to print the VS.

    However, if the JAE registration period has closed, you can approach Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre, (MOE-CSC) to request for a copy of your VS. You will be required to bring original documents to verify your identity (e.g. NRIC, Student’s Pass, etc).

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  10. How do I get assistance if I face any problem with the JAE/JAE-IS?

    Please call the MOE’s Customer Service Hotline at 6872-2220 or email us at contact@moe.gov.sg.

    Our hotline operating hours are from 8.30am to 6pm (Mon-Fri), and 8.30am to 1pm (Sat), excluding Sundays and Public Holidays.

    Alternatively, you may seek assistance personally at the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre (MOE-CSC) during the registration period, where you would be required to bring your original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination certificate(s)/result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

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JAE PIN

  1. What is JAE PIN?

    The JAE PIN is an authentication password issued to eligible candidates so that they can logon to the JAE-IS. This PIN will be provided in Form A, which they will receive together with their Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

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  2. Who will be issued with the JAE PIN?

    School candidates who have sat for the 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination and are eligible to participate in the JAE will receive the JAE PIN in their Form A (which also contains information on the courses they are eligible for) from their secondary school.

    Private candidates [Singapore Citizens (SCs)/Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs)] who have sat for the 2013 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination and are eligible to participate in the JAE will receive their JAE PIN in their Form A, which will be sent to the addresses indicated in the examination records.

    If you are issued with a JAE PIN, you DO NOT require SingPass to access JAE-IS.

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  3. How do I register if I have lost my JAE PIN?

    The JAE PIN is issued once only and will not be replaced if lost. Students who have lost or forgotten their JAE PIN would have to register personally at the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre (MOE-CSC). Students are therefore urged to take proper care of their Form A, and not misplace it.

    Applicants are required to bring along their original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination certificate(s) or result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

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  4. What is SingPass?

    SingPass stands for “Singapore Personal Access” and it is your common password to transact with the Government online. It acts as your signature when you submit your course application online.

    Information on SingPass can be found at the SingPass website.

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  5. Who needs SingPass?

    If you are a Singapore Citizen (SC)/Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) who sat for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination in years other than 2013, you can apply for courses under the JAE via the JAE-IS using a valid SingPass.

    Alternatively, you may also apply personally at the Ministry of Education, Customer Service Centre (MOE-CSC) during the registration period. Applicants are required to bring along their original identity card, original Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination certificate(s) or result slip(s) and Secondary School report book and/or CCA Certificate(s).

    If you are issued with a JAE PIN, you DO NOT require SingPass to access JAE-IS.

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  6. How do I obtain my SingPass?

    You can get your SingPass personally on the spot at designated counter locations with your NRIC.

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  7. Where can I reset my SingPass?

    If you lose your SingPass, you may reset your SingPass at the following locations:

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  8. What should I enter for ’Date of Issue’ when I first logon using SingPass?

    ‘Date of Issue’ refers to the date shown at the back of your NRIC. This is only required during your first time login if you have received your SingPass via mail. If you have obtained your SingPass at designated counter locations, you will not be prompted for your ‘Date of Issue’.

    For more information, please refer to the SingPass website.

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  9. Why am I unable to logon with my SingPass? I encountered one of the following:

    • The message “Processing in progress. Please wait...” is displayed for more than five minutes but nothing happens.
    • “Your session with SingPass has timed-out” error message.
    • Login and Cancel button remain dimmed on the SingPass login page. The page indicates “Processing in Progress. Please wait...” and it just hangs there or the browser indicates “Error on page”

    The access problem is most likely due to the configuration or settings of your browser. Please ensure that your browser is configured correctly as outlined in the SingPass online FAQ. You would need to ensure that your browser has Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and is cookie-enabled.

    For more information, please refer to the SingPass website.

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Posting

  1. When and how will I know where I have been posted to?

    The posting results of your application will be released about 2 weeks after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) registration period through the following modes:

    • JAE-IS, accessible through the JAE website; or
    • Short Messaging System (SMS) via applicant’s mobile number (if provided by applicants during the JAE).

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  2. How will I be posted?

    Applicants are posted to a course based on merit first according to their net aggregate scores (taking into account the various bonus points for which the applicants are eligible for). Applicants with better net aggregate scores [with the exception of Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Nursing (C97) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) (N69)] will be considered for admission first, subject to the availability of vacancies in the selected course. If there is no more vacancy, then the applicant will be considered for their next choice course(s).

    In situation where there are two or more applicants with the same net aggregate score vying for the last place in a course, they will be posted based on their citizenship status (i.e. Singapore Citizens, then Singapore Permanent Residents, then International Students). If there is still a tie, say between two Singapore Citizens, the one with the better gross aggregate score will be posted into a course first. If there is still a tie between two citizens with the same gross aggregate scores, then posting into the course will be determined by a computerised ballot where each candidate is given an equal opportunity.

    Applicants who indicate either the Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Nursing (C97) or Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) (N69) as their first choice course, they will be given priority consideration if their net aggregate score of ELR2B2-C meets the pre-determined cut-off for the year.

    The aggregate computation for admission to a Junior College (JC), Millennia Institute (MI), Polytechnics (Poly) or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is as follows

    • a 2-year JC course based on L1R5;
    • a 3-year MI course based on L1R4;
    • a Poly course based on ELR2B2;
    • a ITE course based on ELB4, ELR1B3 or ELR2B2.

    For more information on the aggregate type, please refer to Section 5 of the JAE Information Booklet.

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  3. What happens if I cannot get a place in any of my twelve (12) choices?

    Applicants who were unsuccessful in getting a place in any of their registered choices will be posted by MOE as follows:

    • a Junior College (JC) course with vacancies, if applicants had indicated a JC course as their first choice, subject to applicants meeting the net L1R5 aggregate of the lowest ranked students who were admitted to the JC course;
    • an Millennia Institute (MI) course with vacancies, if applicants had indicated an MI course as their first choice;
    • a Polytechnic (Poly) course with vacancies, if applicants had indicated a Poly course as their first choice, subject to applicants meeting the course’s minimum entry requirements;
    • a Higher Nitec course with vacancies, if applicants had indicated a Higher Nitec course as their first choice, subject to applicants meeting the course’s minimum entry requirements.

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  4. What must I do after receiving my posting results?

    For Junior Colleges (JCs)/Millennia Institute (MI)

    Students who are offered a course in a JC/MI must report to the JC/MI on the date stipulated in the JAE-IS. Generally this will be the next working day following the release of the posting results.

    For Polytechnics (Poly)

    Students who have been offered a course in a Poly should expect to receive an enrolment package from the Poly by end February. Students are required to complete their online enrolment by the date stated in the enrolment package.

    For Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

    Students who have been offered a course in an ITE should expect to receive a posting letter from the ITE by post within 3 working days upon the release of the posting results. Students are required to accept their course offer online at www.ite.edu.sg within the period indicated in the letter.

    For students who are not posted to any course

    Students who are not posted to any course may approach the institution directly to appeal after the release of the JAE posting results. Please refer to Section 3 of the JAE Information Booklet for more details.

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  5. What should I do if I wish to apply for a transfer to another course?

    Students may apply for a transfer to another course or institution only after the release of the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results. Applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the institution they have approached, and may be granted only when compelling reasons are presented and vacancies are available. Please refer to Section 3 of the JAE Information Booklet for more details.

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  6. Will my posting be revoked while my appeal is being processed?

    If you did not report to the institution you are posted to or did not accept the posted course offer online, you will be deemed to have forfeited your place in the course; the place will be made available to other eligible applicants appealing for the course. You may refer to Section 3 of the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) Information Booklet for more details on acceptance of offer.

    You are advised to report to the institution you are posted to or accept the posted course offer online while waiting for your appeal outcome. You should inform your posted institution subsequently if your appeal is successful and you have accepted the offer from another institution.

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Special Programmes

  1. What are the special programmes available for Junior College (JC) Students?

    The following special programmes are available for JC Students:

    • MOE Humanities Programme
    • Bicultural Studies Programme (Chinese) [BSP(C)]
    • Regional Studies Programme (RSP)
    • Chinese/Malay Language Elective Programmes (CLEP/MLEP)
    • English Language Elective Programme (ELEP)
    • National Elective Tamil Language Programme (NETP)
    • Language Elective Programmes (LEP) in French, German and Japanese
    • Art Elective Programme (AEP)
    • Music Elective Programme (MEP)
    • Drama Elective Programme (DEP)
    • For more information, please refer to the JAE Information Booklet.

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  2. How do I apply for the special programmes?

    For Chinese/Malay Language Elective Programme (CLEP/MLEP), you can apply online via JAE-IS if you are eligible.

    For Art/Bicultural Studies/Drama/English Language/Humanities/Music Elective/Regional Studies Programme (AEP/BSP(C)/DEP/ELEP/Humanities/MEP/RSP), you should first select the Junior College (JC) offering these programmes. Once you are successfully posted to the JC, you can then apply for the programme through the JC.

    For National Elective Tamil Language Programme (NETP) and Language Elective Programme (LEP) in French, German and Japanese, you can logon to http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships/moe-preu/ for more information.

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Extension of the Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent Schools (EESIS)

  1. What is the EESIS?

    The Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent Schools (EESIS) are awarded to Singaporean students who have met the PSLE cut-off aggregate score for the EESIS and are enrolled in an Independent School (IS) at Secondary One. It is also awarded to Singaporean Gifted Education Programme (GEP) students who:

    • have met the GEP promotion criteria and
    • are admitted into the Integrated Programme (IP) in an IS at Secondary One.

    The cut-off aggregate score for the EESIS varies from year to year, depending on the PSLE results of the cohort in that year.

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  2. If I have been awarded EESIS during my secondary studies, will the EESIS be extended when I progress to Junior College (JC) level?

    Recipients of the EESIS at Secondary Level will be offered an extension of their EESIS if they are admitted to an Independent School (IS)/Independent JC (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP). This is provided that the IS/IJC offering IP charges independent school fees at JC level. Students eligible for the extension of the EESIS will be informed during the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) through Form A.

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  3. Are International Students and Permanent Residents eligible for the scholarship?

    No. The EESIS is strictly for students who are Singapore Citizens.

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  4. What is the value of the EESIS at Junior College (JC) level?

    The EESIS award is S$2,400, or the annual school fees charged by the Independent School (IS)/Independent JC (IJC) less the annual amount of school and standard miscellaneous fees paid by students in government/government-aided JCs, whichever is lower.

    Please note that the scholarship amount will be reduced by the quantum of the fee subsidy covered under any special programme/scholarship if you are admitted to one of MOE’s special programmes (e.g. Art Elective Programme, Music Elective Programme) or awarded any other scholarship (e.g. Humanities Scholarship, MOE Pre-University Scholarship and Language Elective Scholarship).

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  5. How long is the extension of the EESIS tenable for?

    The extension of the EESIS is tenable from the time when eligible students are admitted through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)/Direct School Admission – Junior College (DSA-JC) to an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees up to the end of JC-2 in that school.

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  6. How will I be informed of my eligibility for the extension of the EESIS?

    If you are taking part in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), you will be informed of your eligibility for the extension of the EESIS in Form A, which you will receive together with your Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. You will have your EESIS extended if you are admitted to an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees.

    If you are admitted to an IS/IJC offering IP through the Direct School Admission (JC) (DSA-JC) Exercise, you will be informed of the extension of the EESIS in Form A, which you will receive together with your Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

    If you are admitted to a non-IS/non-IJC through the DSA-JC Exercise, you will not be offered the extension of the EESIS as you will not be charged independent school fees.

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  7. Does the scholarship cover all the fees I have to pay in an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP)?

    The EESIS quantum is $2,400 per annum. You will have to pay the school fees charged by the IS/IJC offering IP which is not covered by the EESIS. The EESIS also does not cover other fees that the IS/IJC offering IP may charge for other school programmes and activities.

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  8. How will I know if I am eligible for the extension of the EESIS?

    All students who have been awarded the EESIS at Secondary 1 are eligible for the extension of the EESIS. You will be informed of your eligibility for the extension of the EESIS through Form A, which you will receive together with your Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

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  9. Will my chances of getting into an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) of my choice increase if I am eligible for the extension of the EESIS?

    No. Students who are eligible for the extension of the EESIS are considered for posting in the order of merit like all other students.

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  10. I am a student eligible for the EESIS. Will my EESIS award be extended if I transfer from an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees to another JC after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results are released?

    If you are transferred from an IS/IJC offering IP to another IS/IJC offering IP that charges independent school fees, the extension of the EESIS will be transferred to the new IS/IJC offering IP.

    If you are transferred from an IS/IJC offering IP that charges independent school fees to a non-IS/non-IJC, your EESIS award will be withdrawn.

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  11. I am a student eligible for the EESIS. Will my EESIS award be extended if I transfer from a non-Independent School (non-IS)/non-Independent Junior College (non-IJC) to an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results are released?

    Yes. Your EESIS award will be extended if you are admitted to an IS/IJC offering IP that charges independent school fees.

    To receive the award, you will need to inform your new school that you are eligible for the extension and produce Form A for the school’s verification. The school will approach MOE to confirm if you can be awarded the extension of the EESIS.

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  12. Is there a bursary scheme available in Independent Schools (IS)/Independent Junior Colleges (IJC)?

    Students who are admitted to IS/IJC and have financial concerns can apply for the Independent School Bursary which is dependent on the applicant’s family income. Application details are available at the respective IS/IJC. More information on the Independent School Bursary Scheme is available at http://www.moe.gov.sg/initiatives/financial-assistance/.

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Edusave Scholarships for Integrated Programme Schools (ESIP)

  1. What is the ESIP?

    The Edusave Scholarships for Integrated Programme Schools (ESIP) subsidises academically outstanding Singaporean students for the higher school fees charged by the Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC). It is awarded to Singaporean students who:

    • are not recipients of the EESIS;
    • are admitted to an IS/IJC offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) or the Direct School Admission – JC (DSA-JC) Exercise; and
    • meet one of the following criteria:
      • had met the EESIS eligibility criteria based on their performance in the PSLE; or
      • have performed well in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination to come within the top 5% of all students taking part in the JAE based on their L1R5 score;

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  2. What is the cut-off L1R5 score for the ESIP?

    The cut-off L1R5 score for the ESIP will vary from year to year, depending on the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results of the cohort in that year.

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  3. Are International Students and Permanent Residents eligible for the scholarship?

    No. The ESIP is strictly for students who are Singapore Citizens.

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  4. How long is the ESIP tenable for?

    The ESIP is tenable from the time when eligible students are admitted through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)/Direct School Admission – Junior College (DSA-JC) to an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees up to the end of JC-2 in that school.

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  5. How will I be informed of my eligibility for the ESIP?

    If you are taking part in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), you will be informed of your eligibility for the ESIP in Form A, which you will receive together with your Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results. You will be awarded the ESIP if you are admitted to an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees.

    If you are admitted to an IS/IJC offering IP through the Direct School Admission – Junior College (DSA-JC) Exercise, you will be informed of the award of the ESIP in Form A, which you will receive together with your Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

    If you are admitted to a non-IS/non-IJC through the DSA-JC Exercise, you will not be awarded the ESIP as you will not be charged independent school fees.

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  6. What is the value of the ESIP?

    The ESIP award is S$2,400, or the annual school fees charged by the Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) less the annual amount of school and standard miscellaneous fees paid by students in government/government-aided JCs, whichever is lower. Please note that the scholarship amount will be reduced by the quantum of the fee subsidy covered under any special programme/scholarship if you are admitted to one of MOE’s special programmes (e.g. Art Elective Programme, Music Elective Programme) or awarded any other scholarship (e.g. Humanities Scholarship, MOE Pre-University Scholarship and Language Elective Scholarship).

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  7. Does the scholarship cover all the fees I have to pay in an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP)?

    The ESIP quantum is $2,400 per annum. You will have to pay the school fees charged by the IS/IJC offering IP which is not covered by the ESIP. The ESIP also does not cover other fees that the IS/IJC offering IP may charge for other school programmes and activities.

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  8. How will I know if I am eligible for the ESIP?

    You will be informed of your eligibility for the ESIP through Form A, which you will receive together with your Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

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  9. Will my chances of getting into an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) of my choice increase if I am eligible for the ESIP?

    No. Students who are eligible for the ESIP are considered for posting in the order of merit like all other students.

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  10. I am a student eligible for the ESIP. Will I be awarded the ESIP if I transfer from an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees to another JC after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results are released?

    If you are transferred from an IS/IJC offering IP to another IS/IJC offering IP that charges independent school fees, the ESIP will be transferred to the new IS/IJC offering IP. If you are transferred from an IS/IJC offering IP that charges independent school fees to a non-IS/non-IJC, your ESIP award will be withdrawn.

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  11. I am a student eligible for the ESIP. Will I be awarded the ESIP if I transfer from a non-Independent School (non-IS)/non-Independent Junior College (non-IJC) to an Independent School (IS)/Independent Junior College (IJC) offering Integrated Programme (IP) that charges independent school fees after the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results are released?

    Yes. You will be awarded the ESIP if you are admitted to an IS/IJC offering IP that charges independent school fees. To receive the award, you will need to inform your new school that you are eligible for the ESIP and produce Form A for the school’s verification. The school will approach MOE to confirm if you can be awarded the ESIP.

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  12. Is there a bursary scheme available in Independent Schools (IS)/Independent Junior Colleges (IJC)?

    Students who are admitted to IS/IJC and have financial concerns can apply for the Independent School Bursary which is dependent on the applicant’s family income. Application details are available at the respective IS/JC. More information on the Independent School Bursary Scheme is available at http://www.moe.gov.sg/initiatives/financial-assistance/.

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