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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

SJI admits students from both SJI and other secondary schools via two routes:

1) Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

Admission into the SJI IBDP is primarily via the JAE which is conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE). It is based on the student’s GCE ‘O’ Level L1R5 Aggregate Score. Accordance with the guidelines provided by MOE, Secondary 4 SJI students will not receive bonus point for being an affiliated School. Bonus points for CCA and Higher Mother Tongue are applicable for admission.

2) Direct School Admission (DSA)

The Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise aims to promote holistic education by providing greater flexibility in selecting students while holding to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy. For students, the DSA provides them with the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to secondary schools. For more information, please visit the DSA@SJI page.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we do not admit students into SJI who have not sat for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level or the School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans – Junior College and Millennia Institute (SPERS-JC/MI) conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE).


Transfer from Another MOE School

Admission to the SJI International Baccalaureate is conducted through the Ministry of Education (MOE) via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) and is solely based on students’ performance in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations. Students who are currently in the Integrated Programme (IP) are strongly encouraged to complete and benefit from the customised 6-year IP programme of your current school. We will be happy to accept your DSA-JC application if there are extenuating circumstances for your application. Should you require advice and guidance on this matter, please refer to the school authorities in your current school.


Returning Singaporeans

Returning Singaporeans who would like to gain admission into SJI are to approach the Ministry of Education to register for the SPERS-JC/MI. The advantage of registering for the MOE SPERS-JC/MI is that the results could be used to gain admission into the best available Junior College in order of merit that has a vacancy without the need for further testing by the school.


International Students

International students who wish to gain admission MUST approach the Ministry of Education, Singapore for advice.


Admission by GCE O-Level Results

Year of Admission 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
GCE ‘O’ Level - L1R5 7 7 8 7 7 6 7

L1 First Language English / Higher Mother Tongue
R5 Relevant Subject 1 Humanities / Higher Art / Higher Music / Malay (Special Programme) / Chinese (Special Programme) / Bahasa Indonesia
Relevant Subject 2 Mathematics / Science
Relevant Subject 3 Humanities / Higher Art / Higher Music / Mathematics / Science / Malay (Special Programme) / Chinese (Special Programme) / Bahasa Indonesia
Relevant Subject 4 Any GCE ‘O’ Level subject excluding CCA and Religious Knowledge
Relevant Subject 5 Any GCE ‘O’ Level subject excluding CCA and Religious Knowledge


Appeal for Admission to Year 5 in 2021

  1. The appeal for admission to SJI Year 5 2021 opens after the release of the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) Posting on 28 January 2021, and closes on Wednesday, 3 February 2021, at 12 noon.
  2. Students appealing for admission to SJI MUST meet this year’s cut-off point (COP).
  3. We will only know this year’s COP after MOE completes the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) and releases the posting results on 28 January 2021.
  4. Please note that places available for admission to SJI via appeal are limited. If there are vacancies, only students who meet the COP for the year will be considered.
  5. Students who meet the SJI COP and wish to put in an appeal can refer to our school website for appeal instructions on 28 January 2021, after 10am.

Please note:
  • No transfer policy for students who have been successfully placed in a Junior College via Direct School Admission (DSA) apply.
  • Students who are currently in the Integrated Programme (IP) are strongly encouraged to complete and benefit from the customised 6-year IP programme of your current school. Should you require advice and guidance on this matter, please refer to the school authorities in your current school.
  • Only successful applicants will be notified. If you do not hear from us by 3 February 2021, you may take it that your appeal is unsuccessful.
  • PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THE APPEAL, STUDENTS ARE TO REPORT TO THE JUNIOR COLLEGE THAT THEY ARE POSTED TO.