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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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 be notified by a Community Centre nearest to their residential address to collect the bursary cheque.
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 be notified by a Community Centre nearest to their residential address to collect the bursary cheque.
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 via GIRO credited into bank account registered with RP.
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 via GIRO credited into bank account registered with RP.
  • 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 (AY2020  application exercise in Semester 1 [Aug/Sep])

The bursary application exercise will open on 15 Jun to 4 Jul 2020 via OASIS application and Bursary FormSG.



Step 1:
Read User Guides and Prepare Supporting Documents for e-Submission

Step 2: Submit an OASIS application (only applicable for Full – Time Diploma Students).

Step 3A: Submit Applicant’s Declaration via https://go.gov.sg/rpbur2020apply

  • Applicant’s NRIC Card (front and back) (required)
  • Applicant’s declaration on sponsorship (if applicable)
  • Applicant’s declaration on household details (required)
  • Submission of full divorce documents including court order on legal custody, care & control, death certificate (if applicable)
  • Signatures of applicant and parent/guardian (required)

Step 3B: Submit Family Members’ Supporting Documents via https://go.gov.sg/rpbur2020submit

  • Please use 1 FormSG for each family member e.g. there are 4 family members excluding applicant, please submit a total of 4 FormSG.
  • Identification Document(s) (required)
  • Income Document(s) (required)
  • Additional document: Declaration letter for unable to provide 12 consecutive weekly private hire statements, recent change in employment status, different address as applicant, visit pass holders, etc (if applicable)

Students are to remain contactable via RP email or mobile phone number after submission. RP bursary team will contact you if further clarification is required.

Note: 
Student will be required to refund the full or partial bursary quantum if he/she is dismissed, or voluntarily withdraw or defer 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.

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 (AY2020 application exercise in Semester 1 [Aug/Sep])

The bursary application exercise will open on 15 Jun to 4 Jul 2020 via Bursary FormSG.



Step 1:
Read User Guides and Prepare Supporting Documents for e-Submission

Step 2A: Submit Applicant’s Declaration via https://go.gov.sg/rpbur2020apply

  • Applicant’s NRIC Card (front and back) (required)
  • Applicant’s declaration on sponsorship (if applicable)
  • Applicant’s declaration on household details (required)
  • Submission of full divorce documents including court order on legal custody, care & control, death certificate (if applicable)
  • Signatures of applicant and parent/guardian (required)

Step 2B: Submit Family Members’ Supporting Documents via https://go.gov.sg/rpbur2020submit

  • Please use 1 FormSG for each family member e.g. there are 4 family members excluding applicant, please submit a total of 4 FormSG.
  • Identification Document(s) (required)
  • Income Document(s) (required)
  • Additional document: Declaration letter for unable to provide 12 consecutive weekly private hire statements, recent change in employment status, different address as applicant, visit pass holders, etc (if applicable) 

Students are to remain contactable via RP email or mobile phone number after submission. RP bursary team will contact you if further clarification is required.


Note: 
Student will be required to refund the full or partial bursary quantum if he/she is dismissed, or voluntarily withdraw or defer 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.

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 disciplinary records (Level 2 and 3 Offences)
  • 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.