Junior College (Direct School Admission)


Direct School Admission into 2-year JC Programme for Academic Year 2021 – DSA-JC Exercise 2020

The Direct School Admission-JC (DSA-JC) is an annual exercise for students seeking admission directly to a Junior College. We invite all interested 2020 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 2021. They will also not be allowed to transfer to another JC after the release of the GCE O-Level results.

For 2020, the DSA-JC Exercise will take place from May to September.

Applications for the DSA-JC Exercise 2020 will open on 12 May 2020 (Mon), 9 am and close on 29 June 2020 (Mon), 5 pm.

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
Track & Field / Cross Country
Football (Boys Only)
Netball (Girls Only)
Table Tennis
Touch Rugby (Girls Only)
Performing Arts
Band – Concert
Dance – Chinese
Dance – Indian
Dance – Malay
Dance – Western
Ensemble – Guitar
Ensemble – Guzheng
Orchestra – String
Orchestra – Chinese
Clubs & Societies
Aesthetics Club
AVA & PA Club
Drama and Debate – Chinese Language (CLDDS)
Drama and Debate – English Language (ELDDES)
Drama and Debate – Indian Language (ILDDS)
Drama and Debate – Malay Language (MLDDS)
Interact Club
Outdoor Adventure Club
Greenlink Club
2.            Art Excellence  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 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 http://go.gov.sg/njc-dsa-jc between 12 May 2020 (Mon), 9 am and 29 June 2020 (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.

In addition, each talent area has specific criteria. Please refer to this page for the details.

All shortlisted candidates will be notified via email by mid-July 2020 to attend an e-interview via video conferencing with the Principal, Vice-Principals, HODs and/or the CCA teachers. The video conference may also include an audition / trial. More details on the performance task will be provided in the email notification. In light of the Covid-19 situation, we will not be conducting any in-person interviews, auditions or trials.

Applicants must attend the e-interview from their current secondary school.

The e-interviews will take place between 1 July and 11 August 2020.

Offer of Places

Applicants who are shortlisted for interviews will be notified via email of the results of the DSA-JC application by 11 August 2020. Successful applicants will be offered a place in National Junior College for the academic year 2021.


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.