Integrated Programme (Direct School Admission)


Direct School Admission into 6-year IP Programme for Academic Year 2023 – DSA-Sec Exercise 2022

The Direct School Admission-Sec (DSA-Sec) Exercise is conducted annually. We invite all interested 2022 Primary 6 students to apply for National Junior College’s 6-year Integrated Programme via the DSA-Sec Exercise.

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.

Students who are successfully admitted to National Junior College via DSA-Sec are expected to honour their commitment to the school for the duration of the six-year Integrated Programme, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for throughout Junior High (i.e. Years 1 – 4).

Talent Areas 

We invite students with special talents and/or achievements in the following areas to apply:

Co-Curricular Activities



Please refer to this page for a description of CCAs offered in NJC.

Sports and Games

Cross Country; Track and Field
Softball (girls only)

Performing Arts

Concert Band
Chinese Dance
Modern Dance
Indian Dance
Malay Dance
Guitar Ensemble
Guzheng Ensemble
String Ensemble
Chinese Orchestra

Music Music Programme (will be required to take Music as an academic subject for 4 years in Junior High)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Aesthetics and Mathematics STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Aesthetics & Mathematics) (will be required to be engaged in and lead STEAM-based activities for 4 years in Junior High)
Visual Arts, Design and Media MOE Art Elective Programme (will be required to take Art as an academic subject for 4 years in Junior High)


Applications for the DSA-Sec are free-of-charge and must be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. Applications open on 5 May 2022 (Thu), 11 am and close on 1 June 2022 (Wed), 3 pm.

Please refer to the MOE website: for more details.

Applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools need to apply for a registration number to access the DSA-Sec Portal. More information on this can be found at

Selection Process

Applicants will be shortlisted and selected based on the following general criteria:

  1. Demonstrate passion for and commitment to the area of interest;
  2. Exemplify positive character traits, including resilience, motivation and integrity;
  3. Display a commitment to contribute to the school, through the area of interest as well as other opportunities to serve; and
  4. Possess good academic potential to thrive in the Integrated Programme.

as well as criteria specific to each talent area.

All shortlisted candidates will be notified via email by mid-July 2022 to attend an in-person audition / trial held in National Junior College. More details on the performance task will be provided in the email notification.

Thereafter, applicants who are further shortlisted will be notified via email to attend an in-person interview, also held in National Junior College. The interview panel will comprise School Leaders, HODs and/or the CCA teachers. All interviews will take place by 12 September 2022.

Offer of Places

Applicants who are shortlisted for interviews will be notified via email of the results of the DSA-Sec application by 15 September 2022. Successful applicants will be offered a place in National Junior College’s 6-year Integrated Programme for the academic year 2023.


If you have any enquiries on DSA-Sec, you may call our General Office at 6466 1144 during office hours (9 am to 5 pm) or drop us an email at with the subject “DSA-Sec”.

For more information on the DSA-Sec exercise, please refer to the MOE website:

Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions.

We thank you for your interest in National Junior College.