Admission Routes


DSA applications start on 14 May 2016 (and will close on 2 June 2016)

Please click here for information on the DSA.




Entrance Exam

Hwa Chong Institution (High School) Entrance Examination: Admission Year 2016 

Our entrance examination is only open to candidates who are interested to be admitted into Secondary Three: AY2016. There are no vacancies for the other levels in High School.

Eligibility criteria.

Candidates must meet either of the two criteria listed below.

1) Current students of a local mainstream secondary school.  Please note that students who have been admitted to their current school via DSA-Sec or AEIS exercise are NOT eligible for school transfer.

2) Returning Singaporeans (RS). RS may also participate in the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporean (SPERS). For more information on SPERS, please refer to MOE website at

Closing date for application.

The closing date for application is Monday, 19 October 2015. The examination will be held in the High School Section on Tuesday, 3 November 2015.

Candidates will have to sit for three tests:

Subject Name Duration Tested on  Remarks
English Language 2 hours Section A: Literary Analysis (prose / poem)              
Section B: Free writing         
Section C: Reading and Response with one application question
Chinese Language 1 hour Composition (作文) The use of dictionary or electronic dictionary that is approved by the Singapore Ministry of Education
Mathematics 2 hours Format of Question Paper:  Topics (Sec 2 topics for Sec 3 entrance) The use of electronic calculator is permitted


Important notes.

• Hwa Chong Institution is a Special Assistance Plan school (SAP) in which our students must study English and Chinese at first language level.
• The HCI (High School) is an all-boys' school.
• School fee rates are available on our website under 'School Fee Structure'.
Complete the application form. You can mail the form, together with the Examination Fee ($200, inclusive of GST). For cheque payment, please make it payable to” Hwa Chong Institution”. Alternatively, please submit the form and payment in person at our High School Reception Office.
For those who intend to send the application form by mail, please use the address that is given below.

To: Entrance Exam (High School)
Hwa Chong Institution
661 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269734

If the application form is incompletely filled or the payment is omitted in the submission, the application will be rendered as void. Applicants should contact the school by email at or tel: 64665912 if they do not receive the entrance examination time schedule by Monday, 26 October 2015.

Interview for shortlisted applicants: Last week of November 2015 (only if necessary).

Notification of Results: Friday, 4 December 2015 (Email & POST)

Details of the results will NOT be disclosed. The school’s decision on the outcome of the entrance examination is final.

International Students

International students who wish to seek admission to mainstream schools, are required to sit for and pass the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS).

For more information, please refer to MOE website:


Accommodation facilities are available at our boarding school located within the school premises. Other relevant information is available on the Hwa Chong Boarding School homepage: