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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 2022, 11am to 1 June 2022, 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 In-person selection, with the requisite
prevailing SMMs and guidelines for CCAs and school activities between 27 June 2022 to 12 September 2022.


Step 4: Notification of Application Outcome

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 12 September 2022.


Step 5: School Preference Submission
Students who receive at least one DSA offer will receive notification on School Preference Submission in October 202
2. 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 2022.


Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4.


MOE is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and reviewing the plans for the 2022 DSA-Sec and DSA-JC. Please refer to MOE DSA website for the latest update.