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Application Process 


Centralised DSA-Sec Application Process

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12 May to 5 Jun 2020. For more details, please refer to MOE website at https://beta.moe.gov.sg/secondary/dsa/.

Accessing the DSA Portal

a) Applicants from MOE mainstream primary schools: Parent may log in directly to DSA-Sec Portal. Only one parent’s SingPass is required. Parents/ guardians who are unable to apply online can approach their child’s primary school for assistance.

 b) Other applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools: Applicants need to apply for a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) before they can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal. For more information, please visit the MOE website at: https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application


Students can indicate up to three choices (maximum of two choices for the same school under two different  talent areas).

 Information to provide

a) Valid email address and local mobile number.

b) Supporting documents (optional, for Art applicants only): applicants may submit a link to an online portfolio of their artworks in the non-school based awards/activities section. Applicants may create an online portfolio using platforms such as Google Drive/Docs/Slides.

No other supporting documents are required. Your child’s primary school information such as Primary 5 and 6 results, CCA and VIA involvement, school-based achievements and awards, and NAPFA results, will be automatically shared with the school. You do not need to submit this information.

The application period is from 12 May to 5 Jun 2020.

E-Interview & Audition

An appointment will be made for the applicant to participate in an e-interview and audition via video conferencing.


A letter or email notifying the outcome of the application will be sent to the applicant by Wednesday, 26 August 2020. The letter or email will indicate whether the applicant has been given a Confirmed Offer, put on the Waiting List or not accepted.