Under the partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), all applications to DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore will first be routed through SIT’s application portal and then processed by DigiPen (Singapore). Read more about the application process.
All applicants to degree programs at DigiPen (Singapore) must submit the following materials, where applicable in order to be considered for admission:
Applicants are also required to submit additional program-specific information as indicated below:
Final acceptance to DigiPen (Singapore) will be based on an evaluation of the above criteria to determine if the applicant had achieved a level of knowledge and skill.
Please note: admission to programs at DigiPen (Singapore) is competitive; applicants who exceed the minimum requirements are more likely to be accepted to a program.
Required for: All applicants
Description: Original documents or certified-true copies of the applicant’s academic history must be provided. All Polytechnic Diplomas are eligible for admission. Additionally, applicants with other recognized high school qualifications such as the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level, International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma), American High School and NUS High School Diploma are welcome. Please refer the SIT admissions requirements for details.
Required for: All applicants
The personal statement is an important part of the application for admission to DigiPen (Singapore). What you write will help us find out information about you that is not apparent from your application or transcripts.
This section is required for ALL undergraduate applicants regardless of the program to which they are applying.
Obtaining a degree from DigiPen (Singapore) will prepare you to be a software engineer/programmer (BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation), technical designer (BS in Computer Science and Game Design), game designer (BA in Game Design), or digital artist (BFA in Digital Art and Animation). Write an essay that describes an exceptional achievement that highlights your academic and employment experience gained. How would these support your choice of program(s) and help you attain your goal(s) in life? What are your plan(s) upon graduation? Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalization, quotation marks, etc. are all considered, so proofread your essay carefully. (Max 300 words)
Applicants should use this optional essay to explain any unusual circumstances or situations that you think may have an impact on their application.
Applicants must submit their personal statement via SIT's online application portal. Answers must be drafted and prepared before beginning the online application.
Description: Applicants to all programs are strongly encouraged to send at least two testimonials. The letters of recommendation should be completed by a person who can discuss your academic or creative strengths. Examples of appropriate people to write the letter are professors at polytechnic or a boss or supervisor from a job, or a volunteer project where your duties included something of a creative nature.
Required for: Applicants to the BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation and BS in Computer Science and Game Design; and BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems).
In addition to the requirements listed for all undergraduate applicants, those applying to any of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering programs must submit the applicable documents showing that they fulfill the Math and Science requirements.
Applicants must meet one of the following significant requirements:
Required for: International applicants to the BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, BS in Computer Science and Game Design, or BEng (Hons) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) programs
Description: If applicable, the student must submit official SAT 1 scores. SAT scores must be sent directly to DigiPen (Singapore) by the issuing organization. The SAT is administered by College Board and must be taken in person, at a specified location and time. The SAT is offered at several venues in Singapore and in countries throughout the world. For more information about the SAT, including registration, upcoming test dates and locations, and sample test questions, please visit www.collegeboard.org.
Required for: Applicants who are non-native English speakers
Description: Non-native English speakers must provide proof of proficiency in the English language through one of the following ways:
TOEFL code: 1493
TOEFL score reporting and exam information: http://www.ets.org/toefl
Required for: BFA in Digital Art and Animation applicants
Description: DigiPen (Singapore) reviews applicants’ portfolios to ensure that students have the appropriate foundational skills to succeed in the degree programs to which they are applying. Applicants to the BFA in Digital Art and Animation degree are required to submit an art portfolio that showcases the applicant's best and most recent work. This portfolio must contain between 10–15 samples of artwork created by the applicant. If necessary, DigiPen (Singapore) may request more samples for review.
The portfolio should include: Prescribed Drawings from Direct Observation – Using graphite pencil or charcoal and on quality art paper, the applicant should draw the following four Prescribed Drawings from real life (not from images or photographs):
On the corner of the page for each of these drawings, please write the date created and length of time spent on the drawing.
The primary objective of these four Prescribed Drawings is for the applicant to demonstrate foundational drawing skills. The applicant should focus on drawing realistically and accurately, and should NOT apply any artistic style (e.g. cartooning) to these four Prescribed Drawings.
Miscellaneous Art Samples: The remaining 6–11 pieces should demonstrate an applicant's current range, skill, and process. These personal works may include animations, figure/animal studies, color studies, original character designs, architectural renderings, landscape studies, sculptures, and paintings. The submitted work should not contain illustrations copied directly from manga, anime, animations, paintings, or photographs (cited master copies are acceptable).
Guidelines for All Art Portfolio Submissions: