SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore


SOTA is receiving applications for the Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE) from 11 am, 25th November to 10 am, 26th November 2020. The application is only open to current Primary 6 students who sat for the PSLE and have qualified for the ‘Express’ Stream, and who have not been posted to a school through the DSA-Sec Exercise.

Application through the Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE)

25 November 2020, 11:00 am – 26 November 2020, 10:00 am
Application is now closed.

Applicants who are interested to apply to SOTA via the SIE for Year 1 in 2021 should also concurrently take part in the MOE Secondary 1 (S1) Posting for the posting of Secondary School and Third Language (if applicable). For successful SIE applicants who have accepted SOTA’s SIE’s offer, their school choices will be void but their Third Languages options will continue to apply.

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an audition and selection interview.

Online Application for SIE will only open if there is vacancy available on the PSLE results release date. Application for SIE will be via SOTA’s Talent Academy Portal.


How to Apply

Date For What To Do
9 November – 16 November All Applicants Check Your Eligibility Criteria:
  • The SIE is only open to Primary 6 pupils studying in a local MOE mainstream school who took the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in 2020
9 November – 16 November, 6:00 pm (SGT) All Applicants
  • Download the Art Portfolio Requirements & Checklist
    * updated 19 Nov for SIE application via the TA Portal, subject to available vacancies
  • Prepare the art portfolio and supporting documents
  • Submit the Indication of Interest via the SIE online here (You will be required to upload the art portfolio and supporting documents via this form)
Note: You may apply for ONE (1) art form only.
25 November, 11:00 am (SGT) All Applicants
  • Release of PSLE Results
  • Participate in S1 Posting (within 7 calendar days)
  • Check SOTA website for information on whether SIE will be conducted
  • Download the Art Portfolio Requirements & Checklist
    * updated 19 Nov for SIE application via the TA Portal, subject to available vacancies
  • Sign up for a TA Portal Account
  • Log in to the TA Portal Account, and
  • Submit online application for SIE1 and upload PSLE Results via TA Portal
26 November, 10:00 am (SGT) All Applicants
  • Online Application for SIE via TA Portal closes at 10 am.
  • No further extension of the deadline will be provided.
26 November – 27 November Shortlisted Applicants only
  • Audition and selection interview for shortlisted applicants only.
  • Applicants will be informed of their audition schedule2. Activities will include:
    • Individual auditions or portfolio presentations
    • Panel interview
By 1 December Shortlisted Applicants only
  • Outcome of SIE
Applicants will be informed of the selection outcome via phone and e-mail. Please note that the School will not release any information explaining why an application is unsuccessful.
24 hours upon receiving SIE offer Confirmed Offers
  • Submission of Acceptance Form
  • The Acceptance Form is considered as void if there is no written response from the applicant by 12:00 PM (SGT) on the stipulated date.
IMPORTANT: By accepting SOTA’s offer, the student will not be posted to another secondary school via the S1 Posting, as their submitted S1 school choices will be void. For students with Third Language eligibility, their Third Language options continue to be valid and will be processed based on their choices. For unsuccessful applicants, they will be posted to a secondary school based on their submitted school choices under the S1 Posting.
Important points to note:
  1. SIE will open if there is vacancy available on the day of release of PSLE results.
  2. We regret that there will be no rescheduling of audition schedules.


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