Bursaries

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At Republic Polytechnic (RP), we believe that no student should be denied an education because of financial constraints. Apart from government-funded bursaries, RP, together with our philanthropic partners, offers a host of bursaries to help financially challenged students with their educational and/or living expenses

The bursaries RP offers falls under three broad categories, namely:

  • Government Funded
  • Polytechnic Foundation Programme
  • Private

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time Diploma students
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI) ≤ $2,250 or Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) ≤ $9,000
  • Not a recipient of a full scholarship that covers tuition fees and provides an annual or monthly living allowance
  • Other eligibility criteria specified by the sponsor may apply
  • Muslim students on Mendaki Fee Subsidy Scheme are eligible to apply

Calculating PCI

PCI = Total Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) ÷ Number of immediate family members and non-immediate family members (including student) 

       Who to include in the computation of GHI and PCI
Student who is single  
  • Student
  • Parents who may or may not be living together with the student.
  • Grandparents, siblings, spouses of siblings, relatives who are staying with the student
Student who is married
  • Student
  • Spouse & children who may or may not be living together with the student.
  • Parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses of siblings, relatives who are staying with the student
 
  • Gross income (i.e. including employee’s CPF contribution) refers to income contributions from self-employment, business or salaried employment (which includes basic salary, allowances, overtime pay, bonus, etc.)
  • Bonuses are computed as one twelfth of the annual wage supplements and bonuses received in the last twelve months
  • Payments-in-kind, reimbursement for transport and other expenses, alimony or maintenance allowance, and National Service (NS) allowance earned by NSF are EXCLUDED.

To calculate your household income and determine the government bursary that you qualify for, you can use the calculator or chat with our FAS Interactive Chatbot below.

Financial Assistance Eligibility Calculator

 

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Financial Assistance Eligibility Chatbot


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Advisory on Bursary Application for Newly Enrolled Students (Full-Time Diploma and PFP Students) (Important)


To access Financial Assistance, Scholarship System (FAST) for bursary application, new students are required to complete Step 1 to Step 3. Complete Step 4 for laptop configuration for access to RP intranet, RP LEO and RP OASIS systems.

Step 1: Download RP Connect app.
Step 2: Acknowledge IT Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Students are required to do this step to activate their accounts.
Step 3: Reset Password.
Step 4: Laptop Configuration.



For Guide on Onboarding and Self-Configuration (Guide A): Click here

  • Perform the configuration when you have receive an email from Help-IT@rp.edu.sg with the following subject "Prepartion for  laptop use in RP"
  • For IT related queries, email Help-IT@rp.edu.sg or call 66971500 (Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm)
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    Government Funded Bursary

    There are four types of government bursaries that Singaporeans pursuing full time diploma programmes can qualify for. Depending on the family’s Per Capital Income (PCI) or Gross Household Income (GHI), applicants are allocated to the bursary that they best qualify for. 

    Government Funded Bursary PCI and GHI Range Quantum per Academic Year Disbursement Arrangement
    Higher Education Community Bursary  (HECB) Tier 1
    (formerly known as CDC/CCC Polytechnic Bursary Tier 1)
    $0 ≤ PCI ≤ $690
    or
    $0 ≤ GHI ≤ $2,750
    $2,750

    Approved applicants will receive the bursary quantum credited into bank account via GIRO registered with RP. For details on GIRO application form and submission, click here

    Higher Education Community Bursary  (HECB) Tier 2
    (formerly known as CDC/CCC Polytechnic Bursary Tier 2)
    $691 ≤ PCI ≤ $1,000
    or
    $2,751 ≤ GHI ≤ $4,000
    $2,400 Approved applicants will receive the bursary quantum credited into bank account via GIRO registered with RP. For details on GIRO application form and submission, click here
    Higher Education
    Bursary (HEB) Tier 1
    (formerly known as MOE Bursary
    Tier 1)
    $1,001 ≤ PCI ≤ $1,725 or
    $4,001 ≤ GHI ≤ $6,900
    $1,900 Approved applicants will receive the bursary quantum credited into bank account via GIRO registered with RP. For details on GIRO application form and submission, click here
    Higher Education
    Bursary (HEB) Tier 2
    (formerly known as MOE Bursary
    Tier 2)
    $1,726 ≤ PCI ≤ $2,250
    or
    $6,901 ≤ GHI ≤ $9,000
    $850 Approved applicants will receive the bursary quantum credited into bank account via GIRO registered with RP. For details on GIRO application form and submission, click here 
    • Student will be required to refund the full or partial bursary quantum if he/she is dismissed, or voluntarily withdraws or defers from his/her course of study or is in receipt of a full scholarship/bursary that covers tuition fees and provides an annual or monthly living allowance.
    • Students who need their PCI or GHI reassessed due to changes in household income or changes in number of family members in same household can contact the Office of Student Support.

    Application Procedure for Full-Time Diploma Students
    (AY2021 Bursary mass application exercise in Semester 1)

    Bursary application is open throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to apply for bursary during mass application exercise in Semester 1 (Mar/April), as eligible students may be invited to apply for other assistance which are offered later in the academic year.

    Students are to submit their bursary application and supporting documents via Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST). Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

    Students who have submitted a bursary application during this period will be notified of the application outcome via their RP email account in end-June 2021. It may take up to 4 months for approval applicants to eventually receive their bursary quantum (end- July/Aug 2021).

    Application Date     Target Students  
    13 Mar - 28 Mar*
    • Students who have completed at least 1 year of study in RP (Year 2 & Above students in AY 2021)
    1 Apr - 18 Apr*
    • Newly enrolled Year 1 and PFP students in AY2021^

      Note: New students are to complete RP Onboarding process (Step 1 to 3) before accessing FAST portal. Refer to *Advisory on bursary application for new students' for details
    19 Apr - 2 May
    • Students who have not submitted a bursary application between 13 Mar - 18 Apr^

      Note: New students are to complete RP Onboarding process (Step 1 to 3) before accessing FAST portal. Refer to *Advisory on bursary application for new students' for details
    *Students are strongly encouraged to submit their bursary application before commencement of new academic year. 
    ^Newly enrolled Year 1 and PFP students who have applied for IMDA NEU PC Plus Programme or RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) are not required to submit another bursary application.

    Step 1: Read User Guides and Prepare Supporting Documents

    Target Students  Document Hyperlink 

    First - Time Applicant via FAST portal 

    *Refers to students who are applying for bursary via FAST portal for the first-time (i.e. students who applied for bursary in AY2020 Semester 1 via hardcopy or FormSG OR students who did not apply bursary in previous year OR newly enrolled students in AY2021).

    • Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST) Applicant Guide & FAQs [First - Time Applicant]
    • List of Supporting Documents
    Click here to view and download PDF document.
    Applicant with Previous Application via FAST portal*

    Refers to: existing students who had applied for bursary via FAST in AY2020 Semester 2.
    • FAST Applicant Guide & FAQs [Applicant with Previous Application]
    • List of Supporting Documents

    Students are to refer to their RP email account for applicant guide
     All Applicants  
    • RP Income Document Form – Annex A*
      (compulsory for unemployed and self-employed family members. To be submitted with latest CPF statement and/or IRAS Notice of Assessment. Refer to Supporting Documents Checklist for details.)

    • RP Declaration Form – Annex B* (if applicable)
      (for declaration of same address with applicant, family members with long-term visit pass, joint custody recent change in employment, unable to provide weekly private hire driver or food delivery rider statement, Refer to Supporting Documents Checklist for details.)
    * You may use Adobe Acrobat DC to digitally fill and upload image of family member’s signature.
    Click here to view and download PDF document.


    Step 2: Submit your application and supporting documents via FAST – New System!     

    • Login to FAST portal:  https://fast.rp.edu.sg (recommended browser: Chrome) using your RP Student ID followed by @myrp.edu.sg (eg: 21XXXXX@myrp.edu.sg) and your password. Students can start applying for bursary after receiving the application email via their RP email account and SMS notification from RP.


    IMPORTANT

    • Incomplete application with missing details and/or supporting documents of applicant and family members will not be processed.
    • Please ensure that all documents are in full view (not truncated) and details of documents are clear and legible. Documents should include details such as Name, NRIC, Date and/or Signature (as appropriate).
    • Do remain contactable via RP email or mobile phone number after submission of application. RP bursary staff will contact you if further clarification is required.

    NOTE

    • Bursary is for one academic year. Students who were awarded a government bursary in AY2021 Semester 1, will not be eligible for this same bursary in AY2021 Semester 2.
    • Assessment of eligibility for aid is based on the family's financial situation at the point of application.
     

    Diploma Foundation Programme Bursary

    RP’s Diploma Foundation Programme Bursary is awarded to Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) students who are Singaporean Citizens, and with PCI ≤ $690 or GHI ≤ $2750.

    Bursary recipients will receive a one-time cash award of $970  for the whole duration of PFP.

    For more information about RP’s PFP, such as the fees and scholarships, visit our Diploma Foundation Programme webpages.

    Application Procedure for Polytechnic Foundation Programme Students
    (AY2021 Bursary mass application exercise in Semester 1)

    Bursary application is open throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to apply bursary during mass apllication exercise in Semseter 1 (Mar/April), as eligible students may be invited to apply for other assistance which are offered later in the academic year.

    Students are to submit the bursary application and supporting documents via the Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST). Hardcopy application will not be accepted.

    Students who have submitted a bursary application during this period will be notified of the application outcome via their RP email account in end-June 2021. It may take up to 4 months for approved applicants to eventually receive the bursary quantum ( end- July/Aug 2021).

    Application Date  Target Students   
    13 Mar - 28 Mar*
    • Students who have completed at least 1 year of study in RP (Year 2 & Above students in AY2021)
      1 Apr - 18 Apr*
    • Newly enrolled Year 1 and PFP students in AY2021

      Note: New students are to complete RP Onboarding process (Step 1 to 3)
      before accessing FAST portal. Refer to 'Advisory on bursary application for new students' for details.
     19 Apr - 2 May
    • Students who have not submitted a bursary application between 13 Mar - 18 Apr^

      Note: New students are to complete RP Onboarding process (Step 1 to 3)
      before accessing FAST portal. Refer to 'Advisory on bursary application for new students' for details.

    *Students are strongly encouraged to submit their bursary application before commencement of new academic year.
    ^Newly enrolled Year 1 and PFP students who have applied for IMDA NEU PC Plus Programme or RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) are not required to submit another bursary application.

    Step 1: Read User Guides and Prepare Supporting Documents

    Target Students Document  Hyperlink 

    First - Time Applicant via FAST portal

    *Refers to students who are applying for bursary via FAST portal for the first-time (i.e. students who applied for bursary in AY2020 Semester 1 via hardcopy or FormSG OR students who did not apply for bursary in previous years OR newly enrolled students in AY2021).

    • FAST Applicant Guide & FAQs [First - Time Applicant]
    • List of Supporting Documents
    Click here to view and download PDF document.

    All Applicants

    • RP Income Document Form - Annex A*
      (compulsory for unemployed and self-employed family members. To be submitted the latest CPF statement and/or IRAS Notice of Assessment. Refer to Supporting Documents Checklist for details.)
    • RP Declaration Form - Annex B* (if applicable)
      (for declaration of same address with applicant, family members with long-term visit pass, joint custody recent change in employment, unable to provide weekly private hire driver or food delivery rider statement, Refer to Supporting Documents Checklist for details.)

    *You may use Adobe Acrobat DC to digitally fill and upload image of family signature.
    Click here to view and download PDF document.



    Step 2: Submit your application and supporting documents via FAST - NEW!

    • Login to FAST portal: https://fast.rp.edu.sg (recommended browser: Chrome) using your RP Student ID followed by @myrp.edu.sg (eg: 22XXXXX@myrp.edu.sg) and your password. Students can start applying for bursary after receiving the application  email via their RP email account and SMS notification from RP.
     

    IMPORTANT

    • Incomplete application with missing details and/or supporting documents of applicant and family members will not be processed.
    • Please ensure that all documents are in full view (not truncated) and details of documents are clear and legible. Documents should include details such as Name, NRIC, Date and/or Signature (as appropriate).
    • Do remain contactable via RP email or mobile phone number after submission of application. RP bursary staff will contact you if further clarification is required.


    NOTE

    • Bursary is for one academic year. Students who were awarded a government bursary in AY2021 Semester 1, will not be eligible for this same bursary in AY2021 Semester 2.
    • Assessment of eligibilty for aid is based on the family's financial situation at the point of application.
     

    Private Bursaries

    With generous donations from industry partners, charitable organisations and distinguished individuals, RP is able to help needy students in the form of bursaries. Administered by RP directly, these bursaries are valued from $400 to $5,000 per academic year.


    General Eligibility Criteria

    To qualify for these bursaries, student must meet the following criteria:

    • Singapore Citizen
    • Good Attendance
    • PCI≤$1,000 or GHI≤$4,000
    • No Level 2 and/or 3 disciplinary offences committed during the last two academic years of studies in RP
    • Not in receipt of another scholarship, sponsorship or bursary (except government bursary) in the same academic year
       

    Note:

    • Application for Private Bursaries is by nomination only.
    • The eligibility criteria for selected private bursaries might differ from the general eligibility criteria as stated.
    • Shortlisted students may be invited to meet the Selection Panel for an interview.