Funding Schemes

Funding Schemes

SkillsFuture Credits

All courses offered by ACE@RP are eligible for SkillsFuture credits.
For more information, please refer to:

MOE Subsidy

Eligible Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enjoy subsidized course fees provided by the Singapore Government. The course fees are payable on a per certificate basis and are inclusive of GST. These fees are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to annual review and revision.

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can make use of SkillsFuture Credit to pay for course fees.


Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

The following types of training are covered under the Enhanced Training Support for SMEs:

  • All certifiable courses supported by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)
  • Academic CET courses at the Polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

More information on Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) can be found here.


Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

You can find more information about PSEA here.

For submission of the ad-hoc withdrawal application using your own account, proceed here.

If you are using your sibling’s PSEA for the ad-hoc withdrawal application, proceed here instead.


RP Bursary Application for Part-Time Diploma Students

Government bursaries are available to help Continuing Education and Training (CET) students enrolled in RP's Part-Time diploma programmes defray living expenses.

The bursary is valid for one modular semester. Eligible students only need to apply once at the start of the Academic Year (AY) (July exercise) to be auto-awarded bursary in subsequent semesters within the AY (November or February exercises).


New application process (effective from October 2022)

Integration of the existing RP application system, Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST), with the Household Means Eligibility System (HOMES) - a government system supporting public assistance schemes, including schemes from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) such as Republic Polytechnic (RP), to conduct means-test assessments, to determine eligibility for MOE schemes such as government bursary, etc.

Applicants will enjoy greater convenience of prefilling their government bursary application form for household information that is existing in government systems. This new process, based on consent provision by household members and/or applicant, will allow income information to be shared with HOMES Participating Agencies such as RP, for assessment of eligibility for government bursary and other public assistance schemes.

With the consent-focused application process, there will be fewer supporting documents for you to submit when applying for government bursary.


i. Government Bursary for Part-Time Diploma Students

Eligibility Criteria 
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI) ≤ $2,500 or Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) ≤ $10,000
  • Pursuing MOE-subsidized^ full qualification diploma courses#
  • Not a recipient of a full scholarship/sponsorship/study award that covers tuition fees and a monthly and annual/monthly living allowance.

^ Refers to students who are paying subsidised fees.
# Includes students who have completed the Work-Study Programme and currently doing additional modules towards a full qualification diploma.

The following groups of students will not be eligible for Bursary:

  • taking repeat modules for the current semester
  • pursuing modular courses (e.g. Specialist Diploma, Post-graduate Diploma, Advance Diploma, other modular courses that do not lead to a full qualification part-time Diploma)
  • pursuing Work-Study Programme (WSP)

Financial Assistance Eligibility Chatbot

To calculate your household income and determine the government bursary that you may qualify for, please click on the Financial Assistance Eligibility Chatbot below:

FAS Interactive Chatbot


ii. Application Procedure

Students will be invited to apply for bursary during the application period. Details of application procedure will be provided in the bursary invite email sent to RP Outlook student email and registered personal email.

CET Intakes each year:

April / June

Application opens in July


Application opens in November


Application opens in February

iii. Recommended Bursaries & Quantum

PCI / GHI Range
Name of Bursary
Quantum / Per Modular Semester
PCI ≤ $1,100

GHI ≤ $4,400
Higher Education Bursary Tier 1
$1,101 ≤ PCI ≤ $1,875


$4,401 ≤ GHI ≤ $7,500
Higher Education Bursary Tier 2
$1,876 ≤ PCI ≤ $2,500


$7,501 ≤ GHI ≤ $10,000
Higher Education Bursary Tier 3 $160

RP will recommend the most suitable bursary based on household income assessed from student’s application.

Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme

The Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme has replaced the Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme from 1 July 2020. There will be no course fee subsidies for WSS.

Click on the link below to find out on the eligibility, and how to apply for Training Allowance: