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Application Process

Step 1: Pre-application
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 the area of talent.


Step 2: Online Application

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 

5 May 2021, 11am to 1 June 2021, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.


Step 3: Selection
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend e-interviews or e-auditions between 
28 June 2021 – 13 September 2021.


Step 4: Notification of Application Outcome

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 13 September 2021.


Step 5: School Preference Submission
Students who receive at least one DSA offer will receive notification on School Preference Submission in October 2021

Both parents are required to login to the DSA-Sec Portal to submit up to three school preferences.
DSA-Sec offers not taken up will be considered as lapsed at the end of the School Preference Submission period.

Step 6: Results Release

Results Release will be in November 2021.


MOE is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and reviewing the plans for the 2021 DSA-Sec and DSA-JC. Please refer to MOE DSA website for the latest update.