Last Updated: 18 February 2021


2021 JAE application phase has ended.

1. Overview

Who is eligible

  • Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR) with O-Level examination results from any year.
  • International students studying in a government school, government-aided school, or an independent school in Singapore with results from the most recent O-Level examination.

Explore the junior colleges (JC) and Millennia Institute (MI), and courses offered by polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

Who is not eligible

If you are a current or ex-student of a JC, MI or a polytechnic

You are not eligible to apply for the same institution type through the JAE.

For example, if you are currently studying in a JC or you have studied in a JC before, you will not be eligible for JC in the JAE.

If you intend to apply for same institution type, you can approach the institutions directly after the release of JAE posting results.

If you are a current Higher Nitec student seeking re-admission to ITE

You should approach ITE directly.

You should not apply for Higher Nitec courses through the 2021 JAE if you:

  • Had to leave your ITE course due to disciplinary reasons within the past 2 years.
  • Are a Higher Nitec graduate who graduated on or after 1 May 2020.

Key Events

From Sep 2020

Explore courses

Learn about the admission criteria for the different post-secondary institutions.

Explore the JCs, MI and courses offered by polytechnics and the ITE.

Find detailed information on all the institutions in the JAE information booklet.

By Sat, 26 Sep 2020

Verify your CCA records

Ensure that the CCA record in your school report book is accurate. Inform your school of any discrepancies.

Mon, 11 Jan 2021

Release of O-Level results

Mon, 11 Jan to Fri, 15 Jan 2021


Submit your application through the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) using your SingPass or alternatively, the JAE PIN.

Registration starts from 3pm on Monday, 11 January 2021 and ends at 4pm on Friday, 15 January 2021.

Thu, 28 Jan 2021

Release of posting results

JAE posting results will be released through:

  • SMS (if you have provided a local mobile number in your application)
  • JAE-IS (access using your Singpass or alternatively, the JAE PIN)
By end Feb 2021

Acceptance of offer

If posted to a JC or MI, report to the school the working day after the release of the posting results, in your secondary school uniform.

If posted to a polytechnic or the ITE, you will receive a package or letter with enrolment instructions.

Learn more about what to do after you receive your posting results.

From Thu, 28 Jan 2021

Submit an appeal

To appeal for a place in a JC or MI, approach the school of your choice directly.

To appeal for a place in a polytechnic or the ITE, submit an application on JAE Online Appeal Portal.

Find out how to submit an appeal.