Bursaries

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 Family Members in the Household (including student)
                          


Government Funded Bursary

There are four types of government-funded bursaries for Singaporeans pursuing full time diploma programmes, each with different qualifying Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI) and Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI). Depending on the family’s PCI or GHI, students applying for government-funded bursaries are allocated to the bursary that they best qualify for.

Government Funded Bursary PCI and GHI Range Quantum per Academic Year Disbursement Arrangement
CDC/CCC Polytechnic Bursary Tier 1 $0 ≤ PCI ≤ $690 or $0 ≤ GHI ≤ $2,750 $2,350 per Academic Year Approved applicants will be notified by a Community Centre to collect the bursary cheque.
CDC/CCC Polytechnic Bursary Tier 2 $691 ≤ PCI ≤ $1,000 or $2,751 ≤ GHI ≤ $4,000 $2,150 per Academic Year Approved applicants will be notified by a Community Centre to collect the bursary cheque.
MOE Bursary Tier 1 $1,001 ≤ PCI ≤ $1,725 or $4,001 ≤ GHI ≤ $6,900 $1,650 per Academic Year Approved applicants will receive the bursary quantum via GIRO credited into bank account registered with RP.
MOE Bursary Tier 2 $1,726 ≤ PCI ≤ $2,250 or $6,901 ≤ GHI ≤ $9,000 $800 per Academic Year Approved applicants will receive the bursary quantum via GIRO credited into bank account registered with RP.

Students who need their PCI or GHI reassessed due to change in household income or change in number of family members in same household can contact the our Office of Student Support.

Students can apply for government-funded bursaries will during April and October of each academic year. Students will receive application instructions via their RP email accounts.

Application Procedure

Each student must submit a new application once per academic year. Students should refer to the email announcement sent to their RP email account for application details such as application form, list of supporting documents that must be submitted, submission dates and venue.

For more information about application details, log on to RP intranet and visit the Office of Student Support bursaries page.

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 Period

PFP students can apply for the Diploma Foundation Programme bursary in April (Semester 1) or in October (Semester 2) of the academic year.

Application Procedure

PFP students can only apply the bursary once per academic year.

PFP students must refer to the email announcement sent to their RP email account for application details such as application form, list of supporting documents that should be submitted, submission dates and venue.

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.