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Our former students share about their DSA Journey in RV!

This Page provides you with information on the 2020 DSA exercise. For the latest updates on RV's 2021 DSA exercise, please visit this website once MOE announces the commencement of the 2021 DSA application exercise.

Introduced in 2004, the DSA scheme seeks to promote holistic education and provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talent when seeking admission to a secondary school.

The River Valley Integrated Programme (RVIP)

River Valley High School’s (RVHS) 6-year single-track Integrated Programme is designed to develop leaders of distinction for Singapore. We aim to nurture in students bicultural acumen and moral integrity and to empower students to be thinkers, leaders and achievers with a global perspective. You may want to find out more about RVHS's school information.

Direct School Admission to River Valley High School

We are looking for promising Primary 6 students who demonstrate talent. There are 4 categories of talent that are open for DSA.

Chinese Orchestra
*(exclusions apply, see below)
Scientific Investigation
Basketball (Boys)
Concert Band
*(exclusions apply, see below)
Environmental Science
 Floorball (Girls)
 Choir Leadership
Design & Technology Innovation 
Chinese Dance
# Applicants for DSA Leadership should hold a key position in 2022 in one of the following CCAs:·    
    • School Prefectorial Board 
    • Uniform Group (eg Scouts, Brownies and Red Cross  
Chinese Debate
 Table Tennis
Chinese Drama
 Volleyball (Girls)
 Chinese Painting
Chinese Calligraphy
       English Debate
 English Drama
*not including the musical instruments - Guzheng, Piano or Violin

Candidates should have attained a high level of proficiency in scientific/environmental research or displayed the ability to engage in innovation or problem solving.

Note for all applicants: Achievements at the national/international level would be an advantage. Applicants may key in relevant information via the MOE DSA Application Portal.

All applications are to be made via the MOE DSA Application Portal
(https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application) from 5 May 2021, 11am to 1 June 2021, 3pm.

Note that 2021 DSA talent selection will be conducted via e-mode.
The selection criteria and process for the talent areas will be updated by early-June. 
For more information on DSA-Sec, please refer to the MOE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

Successful applicants will join RVHS in January in the year 2022. Students will be assessed on both their demonstrated and potential ability to ensure that they benefit from the rigorous curriculum offered at RVHS.

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  • Contact the General Office at 6567-8115. (Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm)
  • Email us at rvhs@moe.edu.sg . Please indicate "DSA Enquiries" in the subject field.