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Year 1 Admissions


NUS High School admits 100% of students through the Direct School Admission Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise and does not participate in the Secondary 1 (S1) Posting Exercise. If there are vacancies after the DSA-Sec Exercise, a Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE) may be carried out in November before the end of the S1 Option Phase (selection of secondary schools after the release of PSLE results).

A. DSA-SEC EXERCISE

The DSA-Sec exercise comprises a two-phase selection. All applicants will sit for the Selection Tests. Only shortlisted applicants will attend the Selection Camp. Thereafter, applicants who need to be further assessed will attend a Selection Interview. Applicants will be notified of the exercise details via the main contact e-mail address registered with MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal. Successful DSA applicants are not eligible for school transfer after the release of the PSLE results and cannot participate in the S1 Posting Exercise. 

Interested applicants must register at the MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal from 5 May to 1 June 2022. For more details, please refer to MOE website – DSA for Secondary Schools. Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent. NUS High School can be found under the talent area of both "Math" and "Science". Applicants need to register only ONCE in either "Math" or "Science". You SHOULD NOT select NUS High School twice as you only have three DSA choices.

International students seeking for Year 1 admission will also have to pass MOE's Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) test. International students may participate in our DSA before sitting and passing the AEIS. More information on AEIS is available here: https://www.moe.gov.sg/international-students/aeis.

Important dates and information for DSA-Sec Exercise

Direct School Admission (Secondary) Exercise
Description
Dates
Time
Opening of MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal*5 May 202211 am
Closing of MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal1 June 20223 pm
DSA Selection Tests (All Applicants)
2 July 20228:30 am - 12:30 pm
DSA Selection Camp (Only Shortlisted Applicants)
16 July 2022
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
DSA Selection Interview (Only Applicants
Who Need Further Assessment)
 26 July 2022 2 pm - 6 pm
Outcome of DSA Exercise (DSA Preview)13 August 20228 am - 4 pm 
 School Preference Submission31 October -
4 November 2022 
9 am - 3 pm
DSA Allocation by MOE
November 2022
TBC

* Important points to note when you register at MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal:

  1. NUS High School is found under the talent area of both "Math" and "Science". Applicants need to register only ONCE in either "Math" or "Science". You SHOULD NOT select NUS High School twice as you only have three DSA choices.
  2. Application through the portal is free-of-charge and requires one parent's SingPass to login, for authentication purposes. Parents who do not have SingPass access can approach the child's primary school for assistance.  

Summary of Application for DSA-Sec Exercise

1. Register at MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal
        • Application for Year 1 DSA-Sec must be submitted through the MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May to 1 June 2022Please register only once for NUS High School under the talent area either “Math” or “Science”. For more details, please refer to MOE website – https://www.moe.gov.sg/secondary/dsa.

2. Attend the DSA-Sec Selection
        • All Applicants are to sit for the Selection Tests on 2 July 2022, Saturday. Venue for Selection Tests (either NUS or NUS High School) will be informed by the end of June 2022 via the Main Contact Email Address filled in at MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal. 
        • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the Selection Camp on 16 July 2022.
        • After Selection Camp, applicants who need to be further assessed may be invited to attend a Selection Interview on 26 July 2022.

3. Offer of the DSA-Sec Exercise
        • Successful applicants will be notified of the selection outcome - Confirmed Offer (CO) or Wait List Offer (WL) by August 2022 via the main contact e-mail address registered with MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal.
        • Please note that the School is unable to provide information on application outcome or status over the telephone and we reserve the right not to release any information explaining why an application is unsuccessful.

4. Submit the School Preference Choice
        • Successful applicants who have received the offers should submit their preferred choices of school to MOE from 31 October 2022, 9 am to 4 November 2022, 3 pm.


B. SUPPLEMENTARY INTAKE EXERCISE

The Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE) is subject to vacancies available on the day of release of PSLE results. The application is open only to current P6 students who have taken the PSLE and who have not been admitted to a school through the DSA-Sec Exercise.

Applicants who are interested to apply to NUS High School via the SIE should also concurrently take part in the MOE Secondary one (S1) Posting Exercise for the posting of Secondary School and Third Language (if applicable). Successful SIE applicants who have accepted the NUS High School SIE’s offer will not be posted to another school under the S1 Posting Exercise. However, if the applicants have opted for Third Language in the S1 Posting Exercise, it will still be processed based on their Third Language choices.

Selection of applicants in the SIE will be based on the PSLE results and portfolio which includes primary school academic results. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a Selection Interview. Applicants with a PSLE score of 4 to 6 with AL 1 in both Mathematics and Science are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are strongly advised to indicate their interest online and upload the required documents (P4 to 6 academic results, achievements, scholarships and awards certificates) from 1 to 14 November 2022 at NUS High School Online Indication of InterestOnline Application for SIE will only open if there is vacancy available on the PSLE results releasing date.

Important dates and information for Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE)

Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE)
Description
Dates
Time
Opening of Online Indication of Interest

Upload Documents Including P4 to P6 Academic Results, Awards, Achievements and Scholarships
1 Nov 2022
10 am
Closing of Online Indication of Interest
14 Nov 2022
10 pm
Opening of Online Application for SIE1 with Submission of PSLE Results
On the day of release of PSLE results
10 am
Closing of Online Application for SIE
3rd day2 from the release of PSLE results
10 am
Selection Interview (Only Shortlisted Applicants)
4th to 6th day from release of PSLE results
TBC
Outcome of SIE
4th to 6th day from release of PSLE results
TBC
Acceptance of SIE offer
24 hours upon receiving SIE offer

* Important points to note when register at NUS High School Online Portal:

  1. SIE will open if there is vacancy available on the day of release of PSLE results.
  2. If PSLE results are released on 18 Nov 2022, 3rd day from release of PSLE results will be 20 Nov 2022.

Summary of Application for Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE)

1. Submit an Indication of Interest at NUS High School Online Indication of Interest

2. Apply for SIE by submitting the PSLE results to PSLE results submission portal
        • Indicate PSLE score & subject grades and upload a scanned copy of the PSLE result slip by the third day from the release of PSLE results via the PSLE results submission portal. Submission must be completed by 10 am.
        • Applying for admission via SIE is free.
        • No appeal is allowed after the third day from the release of PSLE results.

3. Attend the Selection Interview
        • Applicants may be invited to attend a Selection Interview between the 4th and 6th day from the release of the PSLE results.

4. Acceptance / Rejection of the SIE Offer
        • Once an applicant is offered a Confirmed Offer (CO), the applicant must decide and submit the acceptance / rejection form to NUSHS within 24 hours.
        • The offer of CO is considered as void if there is no written response from the applicant within 24 hours. The place will be released to applicants on the wait list.
        • By accepting the NUS High School's offer, the applicant agrees to withdraw his / her secondary school options under the S1 Posting Exercise. NUSHS will inform the Ministry of Education accordingly and you will not be posted to another school under the S1 Posting Exercise. However, if applicant has opted for Third Language in the S1 Posting Exercise, it will still be processed based on his / her Third Language choices.
        • For unsuccessful applicants, they will be posted to a secondary school based on their submitted school choices under the S1 Posting Exercise.
        • The School will notify applicants of selection outcome via e-mail. Please note that the School is unable to provide information on application outcome or status over the telephone and we reserve the right not to release any information explaining why an application is unsuccessful.