Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec): Apply


The 2019 DSA-Sec application stage has closed.

How to apply

If your child is studying in:

  • Mainstream primary school
  • Non-mainstream school

You have from 9am on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 to 3pm on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 to submit your child's application. Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the DSA-Sec portal with your SingPass Two-Factor Authentication (SingPass 2FA). Find out how to register for a SingPass and 2FA if you don't have one.
  2. Indicate up to 3 choices and 3 talent areas. You may indicate up to 2 talent areas for the same school. If you want to apply for 2 talent areas at the same school, you must indicate both as separate choices.
  3. You may provide information for up to 10 non-school based activities and achievements which are related to your child's chosen talent areas. There is no need to submit any supporting documents during application. Your child's primary school records (for example, P5 and P6 academic results, CCA, school-based activities, achievements or awards) will be automatically shared with the schools.
  4. Enter your contact details correctly. This allows the schools to contact you if your child is shortlisted for the selection process.
  5. You can update, withdraw and re-submit your application during the application period.

Refer to the guide for detailed instructions. You may use this template to help you prepare the relevant information before starting the application on DSA-Sec portal.

If you are unable to apply online, approach your child's primary school for assistance.


Students who are keen to apply for School of the Arts and Singapore Sports School should apply directly to the schools. Refer to the schools' websites for more information.