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Direct School Admission (Integrated Programme) 2022

Our former students share about their DSA Journey in RV!

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 .

DSA Talent Categories

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

 Category 1  Category 2  Category 3  Category 4
Badminton Chinese Orchestra
*(exclusions apply, see below)
Coding Scientific Investigation
Basketball (Boys) Concert band
*(exclusions apply, see below)
Robotics Environmental Science
 Floorball (Girls)  Choir Leadership#  Design & Technology Innovation 
Dance(Chinese)  Girl Guides   
 Softball (Girls) Chinese Debate  Scouts   
 Table Tennis Chinese Drama  #Applicants for DSA Leadership should hold a key position in 2022 Primary School Prefectorial Board
 Volleyball (Girls) Chinese Painting  * Not including Guzheng, Violin and Piano
 Wushu  Chinese Calligraphy    
   English Debate
   English Drama    

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 free-of-charge and are to be made via the MOE DSA Application Portal 
(https://go.gov.sg/dsa-sec-application) from 5 May 2022, 11am to 1 June 2022, 3pm.

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

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. 

Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school for the duration of the six years Integrated Programme. 

Successful applicants will join RVHS in January in the year 2023. 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.