For NS-Liable Applicants and NS Men

National Service (NS)

NS Deferment

  • Please refer to https://www.cmpb.gov.sg/cmpb/before-ns/pre-enlistmentprocess/deferment-for-studies/ for the terms and conditions for NS deferment.

  • Students who are determined to be NS-liable are required to serve NS prior to the commencement of their studies in RP.

  • They are required to apply for NS deferment from MINDEF if they wish to begin their studies first. Upon receiving official approval from MINDEF on the student’s application for NS deferment, RP will allow him to commence his course of study.

  • For more details on NS deferment, please refer to https://www.cmpb.gov.sg.


Currently in NS

NS Disruption

  • Please refer to https://www.cmpb.gov.sg/cmpb/before-ns/disruption-for-further-studies/ for the terms and conditions for NS disruption.

  • Official approval from MINDEF or military unit on the disruption request must be received before student is allowed to enrol in the current year.

  • If the NS disruption request is not approved, the student will commence his studies in the academic year, after the completion of his NS.

  • For more details on NS disruption, please refer to https://www.cmpb.gov.sg.


For applicants who are currently serving NS and have been offered a placement in RP, you will commence your studies in RP after the completion of your NS.

If you have received and accepted the letter of offer from RP, you will commence your studies in RP at the start of the academic year (April), after you have completed your NS.