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ib students

minimum entry requirements

applicants with ib qualifications can apply to all our full time diploma courses.

to be eligible for consideration for admission to the diploma courses in republic polytechnic, applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements (mer).

for the list of courses requiring medical check-up or specific tests, please click here.

admission to rp is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. meeting the mer does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. these requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants
  • english: 5 out of 7

  • mathematics: 5 out of 7

  • any relevant science subject: 5 out of 7

overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 25

*no ielts or toefl is required for applicants with ib qualifications

applicants who did not meet the mer may be shortlisted for an interview to further assess their suitability for our diploma courses.


applicants with ip qualifications can apply for admission to our full time diploma courses through the following admission exercise.

  1. direct admissions exercise (dae)

conditions for admissions

a. students must read the terms and conditions for each admission exercise before they apply for admission to republic polytechnic (rp) when the application window is open.

b. students must provide all supporting documents related to their admission application such as academic qualifications, related certificates or other documents as requested by the polytechnic for admission consideration.

c. students are admitted to the polytechnic based on the specified assessment criteria.

d. students must provide true and accurate information in the application forms, including a full declaration of any medical condition or disability.

e. students must attend interviews whenever contacted by the polytechnic as part of the evaluation procedures to determine their suitability for the diploma courses.

f. International students must comply with the instructions to apply and collect the Student’s Pass issued by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) before they start their enrolment procedures with the Polytechnic.

g. if any of the above conditions are not met, rp reserves the right to:
  1. rescind an offer of admission to any applicant;

  2. report the applicant to authorities for wrongful declaration and

  3. disallow the applicant from continuing with the admission process