Admission Routes



Interested students may apply to join HCI via the Direct School Admission Exercise.

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

Registration begins on 19 May 2018 at

1. Bilingual Talent

We are looking for bilingual talents who demonstrate creativity, proficiency and passion in the learning of both the Chinese and English language.

Candidates should have achievements in, or have participated in activities such as the Singapore-Malaysia Schools Bilingual Olympiad (Top 30 Winners) and the National Chinese Challenge (Top 20 winners).

2. Humanities Talent

We are looking for Humanities talents who may have one or more of the following qualities: a keen reader, writer, observer, thinker and communicator.

Candidates should have achievements or experience in debates, public speaking, creative problem solving competitions and/or other humanities-related activities.

3. Leadership

We are looking for students with demonstrated leadership abilities: students who are curious about the world around them and aspire to improve the quality of life of the community.      

Candidates should have leadership appointments in school such as Prefects and Student Councilors, or leaders in CCA, community service or entrepreneurship.

4. Mathematics & Info-communications / Robotics Talent

We are looking for students who are passionate about Mathematics and Info-comm: resilient and analytical individuals who are able to simplify problems using mathematical logic or who possess a keen interest in programming and data analytics.  

Candidates should have achievements in Mathematics and / or Infocomm, with a demonstrated ability to problem-solve and engage with real-world issues. 

5. Science Talent

We are looking for students who are curious about the world around them and keen to apply their scientific knowledge and skills; students who are both team players and constantly seek to learn from others in order to add value to the wider community.

Candidates should have achievements in national or international Science competitions (eg: ICAS medal winners or winners of the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors competition).

6. Sports Talent (Sports Talent must apply online by 31 May.)

We are looking for students with a strong potential for sporting and academic excellence: they should have the determination and discipline to overcome challenges, as well as the willingness to challenge themselves in a rigorous IP curriculum.

Candidates should have zonal, national or international representation in the following sports: Badminton, Basketball, Canoeing, Fencing, Gymnastics, Judo, Shooting, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field / Cross Country, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weiqi or Wushu.

Sports Trials will be held from 4 – 13 June 2018.

DSA (Sports) Trials Information

Location of Sports Trials Venues

Important Dates:

Closing Date                  : 15 June 2018

Notification of Shortlist   : 25 June 2018

DSA Selection Exercise :   7 July 2018 (8am to 1pm)

Each category has its own selection process which may include interviews, hand-on activities, and discussions.

Bilingual Talent Humanities Talent Leadership Mathematics
& Info-communications / Robotics Talent
Science Talent Sports Talent
Group Interview Group Interview Group Interview Group Interview Group Interview Individual Interview
(for selected candidates)
Group Activity Group Activity Group Activity Group Activity Group Activities -
Creative Writing - Written Reflections - - -
          Sports Trials


DSA Selection Results: By the end of August 2018


Entrance Exam

Hwa Chong Institution (High School) Entrance Examination: Admission Year 2018

Our entrance examination is only open to candidates who are interested to be admitted into Secondary Three: AY2018. 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 Friday, 20 October 2017. The examination will be held in the High School Section on Tuesday, 7 November 2017.

Candidates will have to sit for three tests:

Subject Name Duration Tested on  Remarks
English Language 2 hours Section A: Essay              
Section B: Comprehension
Chinese Language 1 hour 入学语文能力鉴定测验: 作文 The use of dictionary or electronic dictionary that is approved by the Singapore Ministry of Education
Mathematics 2 hours Structured Questions:
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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 ext 5912 if they do not receive the entrance examination time schedule by Friday, 27 October 2017.

Interview for shortlisted applicants: Last week of November 2017 (only if necessary).

Notification of Results: Friday, 8 December 2017 (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 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: