Bursaries

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Republic Polytechnic (RP) provides students with bursaries to help with education and or/ living expenses. Apart from government-funded bursaries, RP, together with our philanthropic partners, offers a host of other bursaries.

The bursaries RP offers fall 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
Note
  • For private bursaries, there maybe other eligibility criteria specified by the sponsor.
  • Muslim students on Mendaki Fee Subsidy Scheme are eligible to apply for bursaries.

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.

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 receive an email from Help-IT@rp.edu.sg with the following subject "Preparation of laptop use in RP".
  • For IT related queries, email Help-IT@rp.edu.sg or call 66971500 (Daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm).

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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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
(AY2022 Bursary mass application exercise in Semester 1)

Bursary application is open throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to apply for bursary during the application exercises in Semester 1 (Mar/Apr), 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).
Applications submitted via hardcopy or email will not be accepted.

Students who had submitted a bursary application during this period will be notified of their application outcome via their RP email account in end-September 2022. Approved applicants can expect to receive the bursary money in end-October/November 2022.

Application Date     Target Students  
1 Jul - 17 Jul*
  • Students who have not applied or whose application was incomplete in the previous application exercise.
 *Students are strongly encouraged to submit their bursary application before commencement of new academic year.

Step 1: Read User Guides and Prepare Supporting Documents

Target Students  Document Hyperlink 

First - Time Applicant via FAST portal 

*First time applicant refers to students who are applying via FAST portal for the first time

  • FAST Applicant Guide & FAQs [First - Time Applicant]
  • Supporting Document Checklist
Click here to view and download PDF document.
Applicant with Previous Application via FAST portal*

Refers to: Students who applied for bursary via FAST in AY2020 Semester 2 - AY2022 Semester 1
  • 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 for 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     

  • 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 DETAILS

  • Incomplete application with missing information and 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).
  • Please remain contactable via RP email or mobile phone number after submission. RP bursary staff will contact you if further clarification is required.

NOTE

  • Bursary is for one academic year. Students who are awarded a government bursary in AY2022 Semester 1, will not be eligible for this same bursary in AY2022 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 fees and scholarships, visit our Diploma Foundation Programme webpages.

Application Procedure for Polytechnic Foundation Programme Students
(AY2022 Bursary mass application exercises in Semester 1)

Bursary application is open throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to apply for bursary during the application exercises in Semester 1 (Mar/Apr), 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).
Applications submitted via hardcopy or email will not be accepted.

Students who had submitted a bursary application during this period will be notified of their application outcome via their RP email account in end-September 2022. Approved applicants can expect to receive the bursary money in end-October/November 2022.

Application Date  Target Students   
1 Jul - 17 Jul*
  • Students who have not applied or whose application was incomplete in the previous application exercise.

*Students are strongly encouraged to submit their bursary application before commencement of new academic year.

Step 1: Read User Guides and Prepare Supporting Document

Target Students Document  Hyperlink 

First - Time Applicant via FAST portal

*First time applicant refers to students who are applying via FAST portal for the first time

  • FAST Applicant Guide & FAQs [First - Time Applicant]
  • Supporting Document Checklist
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 with latest CPF statement and/or IRAS Notice Assessment. Refer to Supporting Documents Checklist for details.)
  • RP Declaration Form - Annex B* (if applicable)
    (for declaration of same address with applicant for 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

  • Login to FAST portal: https://fast.rp.edu.sg (recommended browser: Chrome) using your RP Student ID followed by @myrp.edu.sg (eg: 23XXXXX@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 DETAILS

  • Incomplete application with missing information and 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).
  • Please 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 are awarded a government bursary in AY2022 Semester 1, will not be eligible for this same bursary in AY2022 Semester 2.
  • Assessment of eligibility 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 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.