Integrated Programme (Direct School Admission)



NJC invites all interested 2019 Primary 6 students to apply for the NJC 6-year Integrated Programme via the DSA.

Talent Areas

DSA Main Category DSA Talent Area
Performing Arts Band – Concert
Dance – Chinese
Dance – Contemporary
Dance – Indian
Dance – Malay
Ensemble – Guitar
Ensemble – Guzheng
Ensemble – String
Orchestra – Chinese
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Aesthetics and Mathematics)
Sports and Games Basketball
Cross Country*
Softball (Girls Only)
Track and Field
Visual Arts, Design and Media Art Elective Programme^

*Canoeing CCA includes Dragon boat

*Cross-Country operates under the Track & Field CCA

^The Music Programme and Art Elective Programme are academic programmes.

Selection Criteria

Past experience, practiced talent or achievements in the talent area of choice is NOT necessarily a requirement

Please click here for the selection criteria for each talent areas.

Please click here for trial/audition schedule.


Timeline & Phase Details

2019 Dsa Sec Ex For Jh

Application is online via DSA-Sec portal from MOE.

Please refer to the portal for details and choose the talent area that you feel strongly about committing to developing yourself in for the next 4 years. From 2019, you may choose up to two categories from the same school – however, if selected, only one of the two (that the College deems more suitable) talent areas will be offered.

The application period is from 8 May 2019 0900h to 4 June 2019 1500h.

Note: Students NOT studying in MOE mainstream schools, including Singapore citizens (SC), Singapore permanent residents (SPR), and international students please proceed to MOE Customer Service Centre to obtain a registration number (in the form RGxxxxxx) before applying.

International students who are NOT from MOE mainstream schools are required to pass the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) test before they can be considered for DSA. See MOE link for details on AEIS.


Phase 1 Trials or Auditions for selected talent area(s): [3 July to 25 July 2019]

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend Phase 1 Trials or Auditions.

You will be informed of the date, time and venue for the trial/audition, and other details via email.

You are not required to submit any school results or CCA records at this phase.

Phase 2 Interview: [end July – 30 August 2019]

Students successful in Phase 1 Trials or Auditions will be notified to attend the Phase 2 Interview to determine the following:

  • Potential to cope with the rigour of the Integrated Programme (both academic and co-curricular demands)
  • Ability to be both a team player and an independent learner
  • Sound individual values in line with NJC’s core values of Civility, Altruism, Resilience and Enterprise

You will be notified to participate in this phase via email or a phone call.

Please bring along to the interview any supporting documents (both original and a copy) for non-school based activities and achievements that are related to the chosen talent area.

The interview will be scheduled on a weekday afternoon or Saturday morning. The interview panel includes the Principal/Vice-Principal, Year Head and other teachers.

Students successful in Phase 2 will be notified with a confirmed offer by end Term 3 2019.

Students will indicate their preference in the School Preference Form from 21 – 25 October 2019.


Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the students’ aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

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