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JC Year 1 (DSA-JC)


The application for the DSA-JC Exercise (2022) will commence from 05 May 2022 to 01 July 2022 (5:00 pm, Singapore time).

If you are sitting for the GCE O-Level examinations at the end of this year and possess talents in the humanities, music, performing arts, sports, or have strong leadership qualities - TJC is the place for you to consider for your Junior College years! In TJC, we help every TJCian develop holistically and fulfil their potential through our robust curriculum and student development programmes.


The Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme provides students with the opportunity to seek admission to a Junior College (JC), based on a diverse range of specific academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the GCE O-Level examination. Eligible students seeking admission to a JC can consider applying through DSA-JC based on your achievements and talents. You can also apply through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) after the release of your GCE O-level results if you cannot decide at this juncture.

For more information on DSA-JC, please refer to the MOE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/dsa.


The college will be conducting a DSA-JC engagement session for interested students (via Zoom) on 20 May 2022 at 4pm. More details of the engagement session can be found here.


For more information on the eligibility criteria for DSA-JC, please refer to this link. You can apply through the following DSA domains:
  • CCA – Performing Arts
    • Chinese Orchestra, Choir, English Drama, Modern Dance, String Ensemble, Concert Band
  • CCA – Sports
    • Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Floorball (Boys), Football (Boys), Netball (Girls), Shooting, Taekwondo
  • Humanities Programme
  • Leadership
  • Music Elective Programme (MEP)
We are looking for talented students who can contribute in the following areas:
CCA - Performing Arts
  1. Chinese Orchestra
  2. Choir
  3. English Drama
  4. Modern Dance
  5. String Ensemble
  6. Concert Band
CCA - Sports
  1. Badminton
  2. Basketball
  3. Bowling
  4. Floorball (Boys)
  5. Football (Boys)
  6. Netball (Girls)
  7. Shooting
  8. Taekwondo
  • Academic performance from Sec 3 to 4
  • Achievements related to the relevant performing arts / sports
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail / telephone call to attend an in-person selection trial and interview which will be conducted from 23 May to 16 July 2022
  • Successful applicants through DSA (Performing Arts / Sports) are expected to join a Performing Arts or Sports CCA respectively from JC1 to JC2

Humanities Programme
  • We are seeking out applicants with a strong passion and aptitude in the Humanities.
  • We value students with experience and achievements in humanities-based competitions, such as the MOE History Challenge, NUS Geography Challenge, MUNs, Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition, National Schools Literature Festival.
  • We also value experience in MOE’s secondary school Talent Development Programmes (TDP) such as the Geography/History TDP, and MOE’s Creative Arts Programme (CAP). Research experience in the Humanities (e.g. in MOE’s Humanities and Social Science Research Programmes) are also highly valued.
  • Applicants should be well read on national and global issues and have a strong personal voice.
  • More details of the Temasek Humanities Programme can be found here.

  • Consistently strong academic performance from Sec 3 to 4
  • Achievements and stretch experiences related to the Humanities. This can include national/international Humanities-related competitions and programmes
  • Summary of leadership experience
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail / telephone call to attend an in-person interview which will be conducted from 23 May to 16 July 2022
  • Successful applicants will be expected to apply for the MOE Humanities Scholarship and will be placed in the Temasek Humanities Programme  
Leadership Excellence
  • We are looking for applicants with strong leadership skills.
  • Key leadership positions in the Students' Council, Prefectorial Board, Uniformed Groups or equivalent will be preferred.
  • We are also looking for students who have achievements in leadership competitions. This could include outstanding results in national / international academic-related competitions.

  • Academic performance from Sec 3 to 4
  • Achievements related to leadership involvement. This can include national / international academic-related competitions
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail / telephone call to attend an in-person interview which will be conducted from 23 May to 16 July 2022
  • Successful applicants will be expected to take up a leadership role in TJC Students’ Council 
Music Elective Programme (MEP)
  • Students with strong musical interest and aptitude will have opportunities to hone their musical skills with well-equipped music facilities and engage in authentic learning platforms with distinguished TJC MEP alumni, local and foreign practitioners from renowned institutions and organisations as part of the TJC Visiting Artists’ Series. The students will deepen their overall musicianship and develop essential 21st-Century skills in music technology and sound recording through our robust programmes.
  • Successful applicants through DSA (MEP) must take MEP as a GCE A-level examination subject and join one of the Music Performing Arts CCA from JC1 to JC2.

Applicants should demonstrate passion and strong achievement in music through one or more of the following:
  • Distinctions in O Level Music or Higher Music in internal secondary school examinations
  • Musical leadership roles in CCA (eg. student conductor, section leader)
  • Achievements in musical domains (eg. performing, composing) at a national or international level

Applicants should submit evidence of the above, together with other supporting documents as stated on the college website

  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail and / or telephone to attend an in-person selection test and interview from 23 May to 16 July 2022


1) Application Period

Application opens on 5 May 2022, and closes on Friday, 1 July 2022, (5.00 pm, Singapore time).

2) Supporting Documents

Applicants should submit the following supporting documents:
  • Sec 3 academic results slips (Mid-Year and End-of-Year)
  • Sec 4 academic results slips (Till the latest available; including CA/WA)
  • Sec 1 to Sec 4 CCA records (Till the latest available)
  • Records of additional qualifications (only highest level required), achievements, awards, scholarships, etc. (if applicable)

3) Selection & Interview Sessions

Shortlisted applicants will be notified via e-mail / telephone to attend in-person interview sessions / selection tests between 23 May and 16 July 2022.

4) Outcome of Application

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via e-mail by 16 August 2022.

Please click here to apply.


  • Before the end of the Offer Stage, we will make Confirmed Offers to selected students. If you wish to accept a Confirmed Offer, you will be guaranteed a place in Temasek Junior College as long as you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.
  • Students are NOT allowed to accept more than one Confirmed Offer at any time.
  • Successful DSA-JC candidates will not be allowed to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise. They will also not be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the GCE O-Level examination results. They are expected to honour their commitment to the DSA-JC schools and to participate in activities related to the talent selected in, for the duration of the programme admitted to. Students who do not fulfil their DSA commitment without valid reason may be required to transfer out to another school.
  • The College will not release detailed results of the selection tests and interviews. The College also reserves the right not to reveal the results or reasons for non-selection. The College will not be able to provide the application results over the phone.
  • Please refer to MOE's website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/post-secondary/admissions/dsa for more information. You are encouraged to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provided at the website.
  • Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the students' aptitudes and strengths, taking into consideration the range of programmes offered in various schools.
As part of MOE’s initiative to provide high quality infrastructure for JCs and meet future needs, plans are underway for the existing TJC campus to be rebuilt. The new building will facilitate collaborative and interactive learning and support the educational needs of our students in the future. TJC will move temporarily to the former Tampines JC site (2 Tampines Avenue 9, Singapore 529564) in January 2024 and we will be there until December 2027 while our current campus in Bedok is being rebuilt. Staff and students can look forward to moving back to our rebuilt campus in January 2028. The school will ensure that the transition between campuses will be as seamless as possible as we continue providing a top-quality learning experience for all our students.


If you have any enquiries regarding the DSA application, please contact the following:

If you have any general enquiries regarding the DSA-JC application, please contact the TJC General Office at 64428066 during office hours or email: registrar@tjc.edu.sg