Success belongs to those who are committed to improving themselves constantly. So don’t stop your learning path upon graduation. Continue to upgrade yourself to stay ahead of competitions.
The Graduate Services(GS) provides a wide range of courses to prepare you for future endeavours.
Office of International Relations
The Office of International Relations (OIR) gives you ample background information on university education. Relevant advices and key issues to take note of are also provided to aid you in your decision-making.
Click here to proceed to the website of Office of International Relations to get more information on further studies.
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Academy for Continuing Education @ RP
The Academy for Continuing Education @ RP (ACE) supports Republic Polytechnic’s (RP) Continuing Education and Training (CET) for adult learners. Collaborating with the centre, we offer skill and knowledge upgrading programmes for those who are looking for careers advancements or for personal growth.
The Advantages of Learning with RP
We are an institution that firmly believes in excellence learning. RP's way of learning has been designed to embrace the holistic development and career preparation of the individual. Our CET trainers are RP’s full time Academics and Academic Associates. Our courses are specially tailored to suit an adult's way of learning.
Club Republic member can now enjoy 10% discount off all CET programmes.For more information on courses/workshop that are available, please visit our CPD website at: www.rp.edu.sg/ace.
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Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
SIT was established by the Ministry of Education in 2009 to provide upgrading opportunities primarily for polytechnic graduates. It does this by partnering renowned overseas universities and the five local polytechnics to offer industry-focused degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy.
These degrees are ‘campus-blind’, meaning that students are conferred with the same degree as their counterparts at the home universities. As such, all SIT students are required to go on an overseas immersion programme (3 to 6 weeks) at their respective overseas university home campus
SIT’s unique ‘distributed campus’ model means it is developing its own campus buildings within each of the five polytechnics and also a HQ campus. SIT is also working towards becoming a university and issuing its own degrees.
For more information, please visit http://singaporetech.edu.sg/
National University of Singapore (NUS)
NUS offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Currently, NUS is ranked at among the top 5 universities in Asia.
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University Scholars Programme at NUS
The University Scholars Programme (USP) is an interdisciplinary academic programme for NUS undergraduates.
USP admits 180 students each year, and offers the freedom to explore across disciplines, a wide range of extracurricular and overseas opportunities, and a community of exceptionally motivated and talented students.
USP provides an environment for exploration, collaboration, and creative discovery. Its unique modules are designed to develop interdisciplinary thinking. Learning extends beyond the classroom through a wide range of research, internship, community involvement, and study abroad opportunities. USP aims to produce graduates with the intellectual rigour, initiative, and innovational spirit to make significant contributions to society.
USP is an honours programme. Students admitted to USP are concurrently enrolled in one of six faculties or schools – Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Design and Environment, Engineering, and Science. They earn 30% of their academic credits in USP, and 70% in their home faculty or school.
Students apply to join USP. Application is by transcript, essay, and interview with USP professors. Students are admitted based on their academic potential and co-curricular achievements, together with their passion, motivation, and curiosity.
USP is not a scholarship disbursement programme. USP students may however apply for NUS scholarships, or can be recipients of other scholarships.
Upon successful completion of USP requirements and an honours programme, USP students graduate with an honours degree from their faculty or school, and a certificate that recognises them as University Scholars.
Admission to the University Scholars Programme (USP) is on a selective and competitive basis. You need to apply to both NUS and USP to be in the Programme. Your USP application should be submitted at the same time as your NUS application. Each application will be processed separately. If you have gained admittance to NUS, it does not necessarily imply that you will automatically have a place in USP or vice-versa.
To apply to USP, you need to complete and submit the USP Online Application Form. You will be required to provide the following information in your application:
Your personal particulars
Your Polytechnic results
Your Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) and Community Involvement records
An online essay of about 400 – 600 words
A personal statement on your aspirations
An indication of whether you wish to join the USP’s NUS-ANU Joint Degree Programme (optional)
To apply to NUS, you need to submit your online application to NUS during the NUS admissions exercise, which opens in February for Polytechnic Graduates. For more information on NUS application, please visit
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
NTU is an internationally reputed research-intensive tertiary institution that offers a broad-based education covering science and technology, business and the arts, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to prepare students for the global working world.
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Champion of educational reform, SMU is recognised for pioneering a new learning paradigm and producing confident and sought-after graduates. It seeks to educate the whole person by providing students with hard, professional knowledge and with the soft skills necessary for them to become effective, creative and flexible leaders.
Singapore University of Technology (SUTD)
In collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), it is the fourth publicly funded university in Singapore. The mission is to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. SUTD will matriculate its first intake of students in April 2012
National Institute of Education (NIE)
NIE is the sole teacher training institute in Singapore that is committed to the vision of being an institute of distinction and their mission of creating that world-class institute renowned for its excellence in teacher education and educational research. NIE offers programmes provide academic and professional development for students to become effective beginning teachers in schools.
Disruption from full-time National Service for full-time studies
Disruption from full-time NS affects both the operational readiness of the unit and the individual. For this reason, disruption is a concession that can only be considered on the basis of equity to allow those from the same school cohort but enlisted in the later intake, to proceed for further studies at the same time as those enlisted in the earlier intake.
In general, NSFs from the same polytechnic diploma cohort are enlisted in either the Jun quarterly intake (earlier intake) or Sep quarterly intake (later intake). The scheduling of the NS enlistment intakes and MINDEF's disruption policy take into account the fact that most Polytechnic students graduate in Apr, and will ORD in the 2nd half of the calendar year. For example, a Polytechnic graduate who enlisted in the earlier intake in Jun 12 will ORD in time to commence university at NUS, NTU or SMU in Aug 14. Another Polytechnic graduate who enlisted in the later intake in Sep 12 will be eligible for disruption from NS so that he may commence studies at NUS, NTU or SMU in Aug 14, at the same time as his peer who was enlisted earlier in Jun 12. The minority of students who graduate from polytechnic after Apr (e.g. due to repeat of modules, or due to the structure of their academic term), and who are enlisted after the Sep quarterly intake, will not be granted disruption from NS to commence university at NUS, NTU or SMU together with their peers who enlisted earlier, but can continue with their degree studies at these institutions after their ORD.
You may visit the NS Portal (www.ns.sg) for more information on disruption from full-time NS for full-time studies.