SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
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SOTA conducts ONE (1) Admission Exercise a year through the Talent Academy (TA), which will take place between June to September this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

What is the Talent Academy (TA)?

The TA is SOTA’s Direct School Admissions (DSA) platform. TA activities will include the following:
  • Individual auditions or portfolio presentations and interview
  • Panel interview
  • Online questionnaire
  • Entrance tests
For shortlisted candidates not studying in a local MOE mainstream school only. All shortlisted candidates must complete all TA activities within the stipulated time.

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 opened on 9 April 2021 and closed on 18 May 2021, 5:00 pm, Singapore Time (SGT).

Categories to apply to

Applicants may apply via the following categories:

Category Level of Admission for Academic Year 2022 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
(JC1)
Secondary 4 Express, and Secondary 5 Normal Academic GCE ‘O’ Level students Click here
Non-DSA

There are no available vacancies for Year 2 and 3 admission
Year 2
(Sec 2 Express/Grade 8)

Year 3
(Sec 3 Express/Grade 9)

Year 5
(Grade 11)
Not Applicable



Not Applicable



Grade 10 students
Click here There are no available vacancies for Year 2 and 3 admission
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.