Application Windows

The following timelines are indicative. We will do our best to enable you to start the untrained teaching stint at the earliest opportunity, but there are occasions when we are unable to do so due to unforeseen circumstances. We seek your understanding on this.

For all application windows, your teaching application should reach us by 11pm of the closing date.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme (PGDE)

& Diploma in Education Programme (DipED)

Application Window Interview Period If you are shortlisted for the interview, you will be contacted by this date Compulsory Untrained Teaching Stint Earliest Possible NIE Intake*
If starting date is You will receive the Letter of Offer by this period^ For those on PGDE programme* For those on DipEd/PGDE (PE) programme*
7 Aug 2019 – 27 Aug 2019 Sep – Oct 2019 1 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 7 Nov 2019 Dec 2020  Jul 2020
8 Jan 2020 – 28 Jan 2020 Feb – Mar 2020 2 Mar 2020 22 Jun 2020 18 May 2020 Dec 2020  Jul 2021
13 Jul 2020 8 Jun 2020
20 May 2020 – 9 Jun 2020 Jun – Jul 2020 13 Jul 2020 22 Dec 2020 16 Nov 2020 Dec 2021  Jul 2021
12 Aug 2020 – 1 Sep 2020 Sep – Oct 2020 6 Oct 2020 22 Dec 2020 16 Nov 2020 Dec 2021  Jul 2021

^If you have not received the Letter of Offer or an update from MOE on your application status by the stipulated time, we would still be processing your application and it is unlikely that you would be able to start the untrained contract teaching stint at the earliest opportunity.

* For all PGDE courses except Physical Education (PE). The next NIE intake for PE for all application windows is Jul 2021.

Chinese/Tamil Language Teacher Training Scheme

Application Window Interview Period If you are shortlisted for the interview, you will be contacted by this date If you are successful, you will receive an offer by this period Starting Date of Programme
JAE Commencement date to 22 Jan 2020 Jan/Feb 2020 14 Feb 2020 Late Mar 2020 Apr 2020

* Applicants should possess GCE ‘O’ Level certificate / ‘A’ Level certificate / Diploma or equivalent

 

Art/Music Teacher Training Scheme

Application Window Interview Period If you are shortlisted for the interview, you will be contacted by this date If you are successful, you will receive an offer by this period Starting Date of Programme
JAE Commencement date to 22 Jan 2020 Jan/Feb 2020
(Note that applicants may be contacted to attend additional test such as Art drawing test and Music audition)
14 Feb 2020 Late Mar 2020 Jul 2020

* Applicants should possess GCE ‘O’ Level certificate / ‘A’ Level certificate / Diploma or equivalent


This information is accurate as at 21 Oct 2019. The 2020 application windows will be published on this webpage by Dec 2019.