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Year 1 (Via DSA)

Terms and Conditions of the DSA-Sec Exercise

Students successfully allocated to their DSA-Sec schools will NOT be allowed to
  • Participate in the annual S1 Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools, and are expected to honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school for the entire duration of the programme. If they are admitted via DSA to RGS, they will have to commit to the 6-year Integrated Programme offered by the Raffles Schools, studying 4 years at RGS and continuing on to Raffles Institution for another 2 years.
  • Transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results. 


  • Applicant must be eligible for Secondary 1 in 2019.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate interest and talent beyond the abilities of students in the same age group and/or have a history of consistent high achievements in either academic, sports, music or visual art talent areas.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate good character, leadership qualities and evidence of service towards the school/community.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated good quality of performance at the selection trials/auditions/interviews.
  • Each applicant can only apply for one talent area. Changing of talent area is not permitted once the online application has been submitted. 
Important Note:  RGS has discontinued the use of General Ability Test (GAT) as a selection criterion since 2017.
Applicant need not take the General Ability Test (GAT) if they wish to apply for RGS via DSA.

Application Timeline

DSA Application Period 17 May 2018 (Thu) at 2 pm to 25 Jun 2018 (Mon) at 2 pm
Half-Day Programme 21 July 2018 (Sat)
Only for selected applicants of academic, music and visual art talent areas
Trials Only for certain sports talent areas. Please refer to details of the trials under DSA Sports
Interview July – August 2018.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email to attend an interview.
Notification of DSA Results By 31 August 2018

Submission of Application

Submission of application include completing the online application and submission of hardcopy documents. Submission of documents must reach RGS before 25 June 2018, 2 pm.  Submissions after this deadline will be deemed incomplete and withdrawn from consideration.

The application deadline of  25 June 2018, 2 pm denotes the date and time of receipt of application and accompanying documents by the school; it is not a 'post-marked date'. Ample time has been given to all applicants to submit the hard copies of the documents prior to the deadline.

All documents submitted will not be returned to the applicants. Do not send original documents. You do not need to submit certified true copies of certificates or testimonials. Applicants must be prepared to produce the originals of submitted documents for verification purposes upon request or when necessary.

Important information

RGS General Office is opened from Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and closed on Sat, Sun and public holidays.
School Closure: The school will be closed from 11 - 14 June 2018 as the school premises is within the Special Event Area.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by 31 August 2018. Detailed results of the Half-Day Programme, trials and interviews, if any, will not be released and the school reserves the right not to release the results or the reasons for non-selection.
All International Students are required to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) before they are considered for DSA-Sec admission. For details, please refer to AEIS website at 


To apply  for DSA or check your application status, please click on one of following domains:

DSA Academic
DSA Sports
DSA Music
DSA Visual Arts

For further information please refer to MOE Frequently Asked Questions at: