Year 1 Admission

SST admits all our Secondary 1 students into the Express Stream through the MOE Direct School Admission Secondary (MOE DSA-Sec) exercise; it does not participate in the MOE Secondary One Posting Exercise. Student applicants who are successfully posted through the DSA-Sec exercise will not participate in the MOE Secondary One Posting Exercise.

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop their area of talent.

2 April to 2 JulyOnline Application for SST DSA-Sec S1 2018All interested applicants
1 and 22 June, 6 JulySST Phase 1 Written TestAll applicants will only sit for 1 written paper *
28 July or 4 AugDSA Selection Camp (Half Day)Only shortlisted candidates
Late AugRelease of DSA-Sec S1 Application OutcomeAll applicants

Information is correct as of 3 May 2018

The SST DSA-Sec Exercise allows SST to admit students who show a strong passion and aptitude for science and technology, and learning in the applied way. As it admits all its students through the DSA-Sec Exercise, students who wish to be considered for a place in SST are strongly encouraged to apply through the DSA-Sec Exercise.

The online application period for DSA-Sec S1 2018 starts from 2 April 2018, 9.00 a.m. to 2 July 2018, 5.00p.m.

Step 1: DSA-Sec Online Application

Applicants are to create a unique account and apply through our admission portal –

Applicants will require the following information and documents for a complete application:

  1. A valid email address for account creation. It would be used for ALL DSA correspondence from SST;
  2. Student Applicant’s personal particulars and contact information
  3. Parent/Guardian’s personal particulars and contact information
  4. Soft copy of the following documents in pdf or jpg format:
    • Student Smartcard (EZ-Link) or passport;
    • Current school academic records (Pri 4 and Pri 5 overall results and Pri 6 SA1 results, or equivalent);
    • Supporting documents like certifications, etc;
    • DSA-Sec REGN number from MOE (for non-MOE school applicants only).


Step 2: SST Phase 1 Written Test

The SST Phase 1 written test assesses students’ ability to solve real world problems through the application of STEM knowledge and skills.

All applicants can register for the phase 1 written test via the link shown in our application portal.

*SST will only evaluate applicants who have submitted complete online application with full supporting documents and have sat for the required tests.


Step 3: Phase 2 Test (Selection Camp):

Only shortlisted candidates will be informed and invited to participate in the Selection Camp in Phase 2 of the application process to SST. The Selection Camp, which takes place on 28 July and 4 August 2018, is a half-day event where students will be assessed on their suitability to benefit from the learning environment of SST. Shortlisted candidates are only required to attend one of the sessions.


Step 4: Announcement of DSA Application Outcome

A Letter of Outcome will be issued (via email) to all applicants at the end of this Selection Phase of the DSA Exercise.

Successful applicants subsequently posted to SST through the DSA-Sec Exercise are expected to honour their commitments made and will be excluded from participating in the MOE Secondary 1 Posting Exercise. Students posted through the DSA-Sec Exercise are also not permitted to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.

 **Parents are strongly encouraged not to call the school to check on the outcome of their child’s DSA Application.

Local applicants must be currently studying in mainstream primary schools and will be taking their PSLE this year. Non-local applicants must be currently in or have completed Primary Six or equivalent education. Also, all applicants should not be older than 15 years of age as of 1 Jan 2019.

Applicants who do not study in mainstream primary school in Singapore are required to obtain a Registration Number (REG) from MOE Customer Service Centre before applying for SST DSA-Sec Exercise. In addition, International students MUST apply and take Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) (Click link HERE) to be considered for admission to SST.

Information is correct as at 3 May 2018

Year 3 Admission

SST Year 3 Admission is open to exceptionally capable and talented Secondary 2 students who will excel in the fast-paced learning environment, subjected to vacancies. Students who are successful with their application will join SST as Secondary 3 students in the following academic year.

Applicants must be currently studying at Secondary 2 level in mainstream secondary schools.

The application period for SST Secondary 3 Admission Exercise (2019 Intake) is from 25 May 2018, 9.00 a.m. to 15 June 2018, 5.00 p.m.

Step 1: Year 3 Admission Application (25 May to 15 June 2018):

Applicants are to download the application form and submit the following supporting (photocopied) documents in person at the School of Science and Technology, General Office.

  • Applicant’s Student Pass/Birth Certificate;
  • PSLE result slip or equivalent;
  • Sec 1 and 2 overall result slips or equivalent;
  • Certificates of achievements (from 2017-2018 only);


Step 2: Placement Test (21 to 22 June 2018):

Only shortlisted applicants are contacted to sit for the following written tests.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Students who have performed well in the placement test will be invited for an interview on 16 July 2018.

All applicants will receive a final outcome of application via email by 30 July 2018.

Applicants will be notified of the outcomes via email. Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance which should be acknowledged in writing by 6 Aug 2018.

Information is correct as at 24 April 2018.