SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
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  • Application for admission in 2020 is now closed.
  • Information for admission in 2021 will be updated in March 2020.
  • For further queries, please fill out the Admission Enquiry Form HERE.
  • The Talent Academy (TA) Shortlisting Outcome Year 1 admission in 2020 was released on 3 June 2019. Click here to log into the TA Portal to check.

The information below is accurate for admission in 2020 only. Information for admission in 2021 will be updated in March 2020.

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 a selection 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 students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the pupil's aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the school's academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

Application Period

  • Application opens on 5 April 2019 and closes on 17 May 2019, 12 noon, Singapore Time (SGT)
  • Applicants must submit their application online via the TA Portal here
  • Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered for selection

Categories to apply to

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Applicants may apply via the following categories:

Category Level of Admission for Academic Year 2020 Who Can Apply For More Information
DSA-Secondary** Year 1
(Sec 1 Express)
Primary 6 PSLE students Click here
DSA-Secondary (Non-MOE)** Year 1
(Grade 7)
Grade 6 students Click here
DSA-Junior Colleges Year 5
Sec 4 Express, and Sec 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)
Secondary 1 Express or Grade 7 students

Secondary 2 Express or Grade 8 students

Grade 10 students
Click here

** Due to SOTA’s unique admission requirements, 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. Read the article here.

Have a Question? Have a Question?

If you want to know more on how to apply for admission to SOTA, you can:

Call us: +65 6338 9663
Email us: [email protected]

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