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This page details all of the application materials and admissions requirements for the degree programs in computer science (BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation and BS in Computer Science and Game Design) and engineering (B.Eng. (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)). Other official documentation, including but not limited to, SAT scores, proof of legal permanent residency in Singapore, certified transcripts from all institutions of tertiary education, and photocopies of the personal particulars, may be required.

Read all sections carefully and submit your materials through the SIT application portal as instructed. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to DigiPen (Singapore)’s Admissions Office.


Application for Admission

You must submit an online application to be considered for admission. An application fee of $18 (includes GST) will be payable to SIT. For more information about the application fee payment, please visit singaporetech.edu.sg.

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Educational Records

Original documents or certified-true copies of the applicant’s academic history must be presented to DigiPen (Singapore) or to SIT for verification. As an alternative, documents may be certified by an official school representative or other authorized notary and sent directly to the Institute by the school or notary in a sealed envelope. Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by literal translations completed by a recognized translating organization. All Polytechnic Diplomas, Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level, International Baccalaureate, and NUS High School Diploma are eligible for admission. Additionally, applicants from any of Singapore’s International Schools/schools out of Singapore are welcome. Please refer to SIT’s admissions requirements for details.

Required Documents

Junior Colleges in Singapore (or other students who have sat for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE “A” Level exams)

  • Certified-true copy of GCE “O” Level exam results or certificate.
  • Certified-true copy of Junior College transcripts showing the grades for all courses taken by the student.
  • Certified-true copy of Junior College diploma/certificate.

Any of Singapore’s Five Polytechnics

  • Certified-true copy of GCE “O” Level exam results or certificate.
  • Certified-true copy of Polytechnic transcripts showing the grades of all the courses taken by the student.
  • Certified-true copy of Polytechnic diploma.

Any of Singapore’s International Schools/schools outside of Singapore

  • Certified-true copy of transcripts showing the grades for all courses taken by the student.
  • Certified-true copy of diploma showing proof of completion of high school level education sufficient for entrance to university.
  • Certified-true copy of foreign educational credentials (e.g. Malaysia STPM, UEC, India Standard XII-CBSE, ISCE, Indonesia SMA UAN, Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate, etc.) demonstrating that the applicant has completed high school education.

For applicants who do not fall under any of the above categories, please contact the DigiPen (Singapore) Admissions Office.


Proof of Proficiency in the English Language

This is needed if English is not the applicant’s first language. This requirement can be waived if the applicant has proof of completing at least four years of his or her most recent education at an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction.

Non-native English speakers must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper exam), 213 (computer exam) or 80 (iBT — Internet-based Test). TOEFL code: 1493

  • A minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher. (www.ielts.org)

  • A minimum Cambridge English: Advanced (also known as a Certificate in Advanced English or CAE) score of C1 or higher.

  • Completion of four years of high school or secondary education at an English-speaking school, or an International School where the primary language of instruction is English.

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree at an English-speaking institution.


Personal Statement

The personal statement is an important part of the application for admission to DigiPen (Singapore). What you write will help us find out information about you that is not apparent from your application or transcripts.

Topic

Obtaining a degree from DigiPen (Singapore) will prepare you to be a software engineer/programmer (BSCS-RTIS), technical designer (BSCS-GD), or systems engineer (BEng(Hons)). Write an essay that describes an exceptional achievement that highlights your academic and employment experience gained. How would these support your choice of program(s) and help you attain your goal(s) in life? What are your plan(s) upon graduation?

Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure — along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalization, quotation marks, etc. — are all considered, so proofread your essay carefully.

Optional Additional Essay

You may also submit an optional essay to explain any unusual circumstances or situations that you think may have an impact on your application.

Submission

Applicants must submit their personal statement via SIT’s online application portal. Answers must be drafted and prepared before beginning the online application.


Mathematics and Science

Applicants to any of the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering programs must submit the applicable documents showing that they fulfill the Math and Science requirements.

Applicants must meet one of the following significant requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma graduate with a recommended Grade “B” or better in Mathematics courses in their Diploma programs and GCE ‘O’ Level Results in Mathematics or Science

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level (H2 pass in Mathematics or Physics or Computing; or a pass in H1 Mathematics)

  • NUS High School Diploma

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

For International Students

International applicants applying for Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering programs who could not attend the interview at DigiPen (Singapore) campus, are required to submit the Official scores for the SAT1 to the Institute. The Institute’s SAT code: 5473. Shortlisted applicants are required to attend a remote interview.


Letters of Recommendation (Optional)

Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic background and/or work ethic (e.g., instructor, guidance counselor, employer) may be included. Recommendation letters from family members will not be considered.

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