Junior College (Direct School Admission)


Direct School Admission into 2-year JC Programme for Academic Year 2023 – DSA-JC Exercise 2022

The Direct School Admission-JC (DSA-JC) is an annual exercise for students seeking admission directly to a Junior College. We invite all interested 2022 O-Level graduands to apply to National Junior College.

Students who are successful are guaranteed a place, provided that they meet the eligibility criteria for admission to a JC based on their GCE O-Level results. Students admitted under DSA-JC are expected to honour their commitment to the JC. They will not be allowed to take part in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) in 2023. They will also not be allowed to transfer to another JC after the release of the GCE O-Level results.

For 2022, the DSA-JC Exercise will take place from May to September.

Talent Areas 

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

1. CCA Excellence


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

Sports and Games
Canoeing & Dragon Boating
Track and Field / Cross Country
Rock Wall Climbing
Football (Boys Only)
Hockey (Boys Only)
Netball (Girls Only)
Table Tennis
Touch Rugby (Girls Only)
Performing Arts
Concert Band
Chinese Dance
Indian Dance
Malay Dance
Western Dance
Guitar Ensemble
Guzheng Ensemble
String Ensemble
Chinese Orchestra

Clubs & Societies
Aesthetics Club – Maker Society (Art), Film and Photography
AVA & PA Club
Chinese Language, Drama and Debating (CLDDS)
English Language, Drama and Debating (ELDDES)
Indian Language, Drama and Debating (ILDDS)
Malay Language, Drama and Debating (MLDDS)
Interact Club (Community Youth Leadership)
Greenlink Club (Environmental Science)

2. Art Excellence  MOE Art Elective Programme (AEP) (must offer A-Level H2 Art)
3. Music Excellence  Music Programme (must offer A-Level H2 Music)
4. Science Research Excellence (refer to this page for details) Science Training and Research Programme (must offer A-Level H3 Science Research)
5. Language Elective Programme Malay Language Elective Programme (must offer A-Level H2 Malay Language & Literature)
Tamil Language Elective Programme (must offer A-Level H2 Tamil Language & Literature)

Online Application

Applications for the DSA-JC to National Junior College are free-of-charge and must be submitted online at https://go.gov.sg/njc-dsa-jc-2022 between 5 May 2022 (Thu)12 pm and 27 June 2022 (Mon)5 pm.

In the event that you are unable to upload your documents through the online application, you may email your documents to njc@moe.edu.sg with the subject “DSA-JC Supporting Documents”.

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; and
  3. Display a commitment to contribute to the school, through the area of interest as well as other opportunities to serve.

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.

Offer of Places

Applicants who are shortlisted for interviews will be notified via email of the results of the DSA-JC application by 5 August 2022. Successful applicants will be offered a place in National Junior College for the academic year 2023.


For further enquiries on DSA-JC, you may call our General Office at 6466 1144 during office hours (9 am to 5 pm) or drop us an email at njc@moe.edu.sg with the subject “DSA-JC”.

For more information on DSA-JC, please refer to the MOE website: www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-jc.

We thank you for your interest in our College.