The Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise is an initiative by the Ministry of Education that allows for student admission into schools based on their talents and passions. This is a two-pronged talent and passion-driven approach that encourages diversity in every cohort.
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.
No Singaporean student will be denied a place in Hwa Chong Institution because of financial reasons. A range of financial assistance schemes, scholarships and awards are available to support our students.
We welcome Bilingual Talents who demonstrate any or all of the following:
Passion and Creativity in learning both the Chinese and English language, as well as appreciation for the cultures of the East and the West
Written and spoken proficiency in both languages.
We welcome Leadership Talents who possess any or all of the following:
Resilience in improving oneself
Passion for serving the community
Experience in leading student organisations (e.g. school body, CCA, etc).
We welcome students with passion and strengths OR a strong record of achievement at zonal, national, or international level, in any of these sports:
Track & Field / Cross Country
田径 / 越野赛跑
DSA Application Schedule
DSA Selection Process
Selections and interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place between June to September.
Applicants will be shortlisted based on available information from MOE and from applicant-submitted information via the application process.
Shortlisted candidates will undergo an online interview after the mid-year vacation.
Information will be made available closer to the date in view of the evolving COVID-19 situation. Applicants are advised to refrain from non-essential travel and activities that may result in them being issued Stay Home Notice (SHN) or Leave of Absence (LOA) etc during the above period.
Apply to Hwa Chong Institution through DSA, via the MOE DSA-Sec Portal.