How to Apply?
Please ensure you have met the minimum entry requirements and you possess the relevant qualifications and work experience for the course.
Apply by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the respective course pages. Find out which course you qualify for here.
If your application is successful, you will receive an email with instructions on how to accept the offer.
A) Apply via Place-and-Train* and be fully sponsored by your employer for your EC training
The day intakes of selected courses are eligible for the Place-and-Train programme*, where your employer may sponsor your training at NIEC and provide a monthly salary during your course. Here's how:
Secure employment and sponsorship by an early childhood development centre licensed by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). You may need to fulfil a bond to work with your employer. Visit the ECDA website for a list of job portals and contact the centres directly for place-and-train opportunities.
Apply for our courses within 6 months of being hired. Upon successful enrolment, you may start your training at NIEC while working at the preschool.
Enjoy full course sponsorship and a monthly work salary, provided by your employer!
*The Place-and-Train programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants who:
Are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents aged 21 years and above;
Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least 2 years at the point of application;
Are newly-hired by participating ECDA-licensed preschools;
Are not in the same job role prior to joining the Place-and-Train programme.
Other terms and conditions apply.
B) Apply as a self-sponsored applicant
Visit the relevant course page and click on ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application. You may qualify for certain financial schemes for course fee payment, e.g. SkillsFuture Credit, MOE Bursary. Scroll down to find out more.
C) Apply via the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) to enjoy a holistic poly/ITE experience for the following courses:
Apply for our courses via EAE (Working Adults)
Keen to have a holistic poly/ITE student experience? You* can apply for the following courses at our poly or ITE campuses via the Poly Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) or ITE-EAE respectively.
- Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education at NIEC (NP)/NIEC (TP)
- Diploma in Chinese Studies (Early Childhood Teaching) at NIEC (NP)
- Diploma in Tamil Studies with Early Education at NIEC (NP)
- Higher Nitec in Early Childhood Education at NIEC (ITE)
*The EAE for working adults is applicable to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
When to apply?
- ITE-EAE: Application for entry to AY 2022: 27 May - 2 June 2021
- Poly EAE: Application for entry to AY 2022: 7 Jun – 4 Jul 2021
You can find more information about applying for our courses via Poly EAE at our Early Childhood EAE Story, including tips on how to ace your application!
A. Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)
Part-time diploma, post-diploma and certificate students may apply to withdraw their PSEA balances for course fee payment.
Singaporean students or students with Singaporean siblings who have PSEA funds. To check your PSEA balance, please call the PSEA Scheme Hotline at +65 6260 0777.
How to Apply?
Fill in the hardcopy application form. Download the form here.
Submit the completed form and relevant supporting documents to NIEC.
Ensure that the information provided is complete and accurate. MOE will not be able to process your application if the information is incorrect or incomplete.
B. SkillsFuture Credit
SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning.
- Applicable for all Continuing Education and Training (CET) and CPD courses.
- Trainees may utilise the credits for this course and apply via www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/credit. This has to be performed 60 days before the course start date.
C. MOE Bursary
Singaporeans who are pursuing the following courses can apply for the MOE Bursary Scheme:
Successful applicants will receive bursaries to defray part of their tuition fees.
Singaporeans who meet the household income criteria are eligible to apply.
Income Criteria Annual Bursary Quantum
(For certificate level)
Annual Bursary Quantum
(For diploma level)
Total Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) <= $4,000 or
Per Capita Income (PCI) <= $1,000
$140 $800 GHI between $4,001 and $6,900 or PCI between $1,001 and $1,725 $660 GHI between $6,901 and $9,000 or PCI between $1,726 and $2,250 $300
Applications submitted on or after 1 April 2020 will qualify for the scheme above.
*How to calculate Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI)
PCI = Total Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) divided by Number of Immediate and Non-immediate Family Members in the Household
How to Apply
For more information on how to apply and the supporting documents required, please contact us at email@example.com
Incentives for Employers
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) provides absentee payroll funding to encourage employers to upskill their employees. Please visit the SSG website to check out the list of courses approved for funding support by SSG.
Other funding support may be offered. Please contact us for more information on funding.
Please refer to individual course pages for course fee information.
S$64.20 (inclusive of 7% GST)
Note: The registration fee is non-refundable.
Payment of Fees
You will be informed of the fees payable and payment deadline in our letter of offer. If fees are not paid by the due date, the admission offer will lapse and appeals are subject to available vacancies. You may pay your fees via eNETS, cheque, invoice (for company-sponsored applicants) or SkillFuture Credit.
By SkillsFuture Credit
This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit claims will be advised upon admission into the course.
For more information, visit the SkillsFuture Credit webpage.
By Online Payment
You may make an online payment via eNETS. Refer to the e-offer letter for instructions on enrolment and payment. Please allow up to 3 working days for processing. You may be requested to submit an online payment receipt to the Course Administration Officer.
For company-sponsored courses, please contact us to request for an invoice to be emailed to your company. Course fee payment can be made with a company cheque or via internet banking.
We are unable to issue any invoice if payment is made prior to invoicing your company. We do not accept cash payment.