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International Students Seeking Admission to YIJC in 2021

International students with good academic results and active co-curricular involvement are welcome to apply to pursue a junior college education in Yishun Innova Junior College.

International students with good academic results and active co-curricular involvement are welcome to apply to pursue a junior college education at Yishun Innova Junior College. The application period is from now to 05 Jan 2021.

International Students (IS) seeking admission to YIJC are required to sit for a centralised assessment (J-PACT - Junior College Principals Academy Certification Test) conducted by Principals Academy Inc (PAI)

The J-PACT results only provide a benchmark for all international students seeking admission to junior colleges in Singapore and do not in any way guarantee a place in any junior college. For information about the J-PACT test schedule/fees, instructions, and other important notes for application, please visit the J-PACT website

Applicants who have passed the J-PACT test and wish to apply for admission to Yishun Innova Junior College would also need to fulfil the following application pre-requisites and take the college-based entrance test(s) to ascertain their eligibility for admission and to choose specific subject combinations. 

Application Pre-requisites

1. Applicant is 16 to 18+ years old as of 1 January 2021.
2. Applicant has passed the JPACT test.
3. Applicant has attained good academic results from 2020 examination results in the previous school, scoring at least five distinctions in 5 different subjects;
  • 1 distinction in English Language,
  • 1 distinction in Mathematics, 
  • 1 distinction in Science or Physics or Chemistry or Biology, 
  • 1 distinction in Humanities subject or Geography or History or English Literature,
  • 1 distinction in Mathematics or Science or Physics or Chemistry or Biology.

Application Procedure

1. Please download the application form here.
2. Print and complete the application form, and attach softcopies of the following; 
  • educational qualifications and schooling history
  • personal particulars (NRIC/FIN) 
  • parents’ particulars (NRIC/FIN  or passports)
  • J-PACT Result
  • any other relevant documents 
3. Email relevant documents to YIJC Admission Executive, Ms Nazurah Fitri at yijc@moe.edu.sg
4. Application deadline: 05 January 2021
5. Incomplete or applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Selection Process

1. Shortlisted candidates will be scheduled to sit for entrance tests and an interview. Entrance tests are set for the relevant subjects:
  • English Language (compulsory)
  • Mathematics (compulsory)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology 
  • Mother Tongue Language and Literature
  • Art (selection test)

2. The schedule of the entrance tests will be made known to shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted applicants will be informed by 08 Jan 2021. Entrance test dates are currently scheduled on 14 Jan & 15 Jan 2021. Candidates are strongly encouraged to prepare well. Each applicant is only allowed to take the entrance tests once.

The standard International Student Entrance Test Fee Rate (inclusive of GST) for one subject is S$44 and S$22 for every additional subject.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills equivalent to a student who has done well for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level Examination. Admission is subject to students meeting the College’s admission criteria and available vacancies. 

Any decision taken by the College is final

For general enquiries or enquiries specific to the Diagnostic Tests, please contact the Admission Executive, Ms Nazurah Fitri at Tel: 6257 9873. Alternatively, you may email the College at yijc@moe.edu.sg

Further Information

Please visit the Ministry of Education websites for other related information for International Student admission: