SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
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  • The Talent Academy (TA) Shortlisting Outcome was released on 3 June 2019
  • Click here to log into the TA Portal to check
Notice Update – 27 March 2020

The Talent Academy is currently scheduled for 23-26 June 2020. However in view of the current COVID-19 situation, these dates may change. More information will be provided as soon as possible. Applicants are advised not to make travel plans in June.

Application via the TA Portal will begin 3 April and closes on 18 May 2020, 12:00 pm. You may continue to submit your application during this period. The Shortlisting Outcome will be released on 3 June 2020, 6:00 pm, via the TA Portal.

SOTA conducts ONE (1) Admission Exercise a year through the Talent Academy (TA), which takes place in June.

What is the Talent Academy (TA)?

The TA is SOTA’s Direct School Admissions (DSA) platform that includes the following activities:
  • Individual auditions or portfolio presentations
  • Group sessions
  • Panel interviews
  • Online questionnaires
  • Entrance tests*
* For shortlisted candidates not studying in a local MOE mainstream school only

All shortlisted candidates must attend and complete all TA activities at SOTA.

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

Application Period

  • Application opens on 3 April 2020 and closes on 18 May 2020, 12:00 noon, Singapore Time (SGT)
  • Sign up for a TA Portal account starting from 3 April 2020 HERE; and
  • Log in to the TA Portal to submit your application online from 3 April 2020 HERE
  • Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered for selection. No extensions will be provided.

Categories to apply to

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Applicants may apply via the following categories:

Category Level of Admission for Academic Year 2021 Who Can Apply For More Information
DSA-Secondary** Year 1
(Secondary 1 Express)
Primary 6 PSLE pupils Click here
DSA-Secondary (Non-MOE)** Year 1
(Grade 7)
Grade 6 pupils Click here
DSA-Junior Colleges Year 5
Secondary 4 Express, and Secondary 5 Normal Academic GCE ‘O’ Level students Click here
(subject to available vacancies)
Year 2
(Sec 2 Express/Grade 8)

Year 3
(Sec 3 Express/Grade 9)

Year 5
(Grade 11)
Sec 1 Express or Grade 7 students

Sec 2 Express or Grade 8 students

Grade 10 students
Click here

** DSA-Secondary and DSA-Secondary (Non-MOE) applicants who wish to apply to SOTA are not required to submit an application via MOE’s DSA-Sec Portal. This applies only to applications to SOTA. Read the article here.