Last Updated: 10 August 2021

Joint Intake Exercise (JIE)

1. Overview

The Joint Intake Exercise (JIE) allows students who have taken the N-Level or O-Level examinations to apply directly to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

The JIE includes applications for:

JIE-H: Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)
The Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) allows Secondary 4 students in the Normal (Academic) course to take a 2-year Higher Nitec course as an alternative to Secondary 5. Successful applicants have to attend a 10-week preparatory course before the Higher Nitec training.

If you successfully complete the course with the minimum GPA, you will be admitted to the first or second year of a related polytechnic diploma programme.

Who is it for

Normal (Academic) students who have completed the most recent N-Level examinations.

Eligibility for the programme is based on your N-Level aggregate score.

Learn more about DPP.

Eligible students may apply for Higher Nitec courses under the JIE ‘H' and Nitec courses under the JIE ‘N'. However, if you are offered a course under the JIE ‘H', you will not be offered any courses under the JIE ‘N'.
JIE-E: 3-year Nitec course with Enhanced Foundation Programme
Students who take the 3-Year Nitec course with Enhanced Nitec Foundation Programme will undergo 2 years of Enhanced Nitec Foundation Programme before progressing to the Career Core curriculum in Year 3.

In addition to hands-on training, this course aims to strengthen your literacy and numeracy skills and improve your self-confidence and motivation.

Who is it for

 

Normal (Technical) students who have completed their N-Level examinations with 0 or 1 passes.

Eligible students may apply for Nitec courses under both the JIE ‘N' and JIE ‘E'. However, you can only accept one offer.
JIE-N: 2-year Nitec course for N-Level holders

Students who take the 2-Year Nitec course can choose to take it under Full-Time Education or Traineeship.

Traineeship is a structured mode of training that enables you to learn valuable skills in an actual work environment and earn a salary at the same time. Depending on your chosen course, the duration varies from 1 to 2 years. Learn more about it.

Who is it for

Students who have completed the N-Level examinations.

Eligible students may apply for Higher Nitec courses under the JIE ‘H' and Nitec courses under the JIE ‘N'. However, if you are offered a course under the JIE ‘H', you will not be offered any courses under the JIE ‘N'.
JIE-O: 2-year Nitec course for O-Level holders

Students who take the 2-Year Nitec course can choose to take it under Full-Time Education or Traineeship.

Traineeship is a structured mode of training that enables you to learn valuable skills in an actual work environment and earn a salary at the same time. Depending on your chosen course, the duration varies from 1 to 2 years. Learn more about it.

Who is it for

Students who have completed the O-Level examinations.

When is it

JIE application timelines for admission to the 2021 ITE intake are as follows:

  • JIE-E and JIE-N
  • JIE-H
  • JIE-O