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Local Polytechnic Diploma

Criteria for Admission

Regardless of your nationality, if you are applying with a diploma from a local polytechnic in Singapore or from BCA Academy, you may refer to the admission requirements below and apply using this application form. 

  • If you are currently in your final semester, you can apply by submitting results from your first five semesters and upload the results from your final semester when they are available.

  • Generally, diplomas from the School of Engineering, Information Technology, Architecture or Sciences are considered more relevant to SUTD’s courses and are considered more favourably for admission. However, other diplomas may still be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • More than just your GPA, we consider how you performed in the relevant subjects, e.g. Engineering/Computing Mathematics. Your grades in the advanced modules will also be considered favourably.

  • You should also possess a good pass in your Additional Mathematics and Science subjects, i.e. Physics or Chemistry, in the O-Level or equivalent qualification.

  • Please note that SAT, SAT Subject Tests and AP scores are optional. Do visit the US College Board website for details and registration. You should indicate 6532 (SUTD Institution Code) on your SAT registration forms, so that the scores will be sent directly to us by the US College Board.

  • Males enlisting in National Service between May to October 2020 may be able to matriculate with SUTD in September 2022, as long as you are not ahead of your age cohort, and subject to MINDEF’s approval. More details can be found here.


Online Application Form

For each University Admissions Exercise, we only accept one application from you made through our online application form. Duplicate applications will not be processed.

You may refer to the overview of the online application process for more information.


FAQs

Are all diplomas accepted for admission?

Generally, diplomas from the School of Engineering, Information Technology, Architecture or Sciences are considered more relevant to SUTD’s courses and hence will be assessed more favourably for admission. However, other diplomas may still be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What are your minimum CGPA requirements?

We do not impose a minimum CGPA requirement, as we evaluate all applications on a comprehensive basis. Beyond your CGPA, we also consider how you performed in relevant subjects, e.g. Engineering/Computing Mathematics. 

Your grades in the advanced modules will also be taken into consideration. You should also possess a good pass in your Additional Mathematics and Science subjects, i.e. Physics or Chemistry, in the GCE O-Level or equivalent qualification.

Does SUTD accept PFP instead of GCE O-Level results for admission?

We do consider your PFP results. In addition, we will also take into consideration your performance in relevant modules in the diploma, e.g. Engineering/Computing Mathematics, in our evaluation of your application for admissions.

Can a local polytechnic student apply with only 5 semesters results? Will those applying with a full set of Poly results have an advantage?

If you are currently in your final semester, you can apply by submitting results from your first five semesters during the application window, and upload the results from your final semester within three days upon receipt. There will not be any advantage accorded to either groups applying with five semesters or full diploma results.

For more FAQs in other categories including undergraduate programme, financial support and hostel, please refer to our main FAQs page.