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 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 application exercises in Semester 2)

Bursary application is open throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to apply for bursary during the application exercises in Semester 1 (March/April/June), 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 did not apply for bursary in Semester 1 can apply for bursary in the Semester 2 Bursary application exercise. Students who submit a bursary application in September/October 2021 will be notified of the application outcome via their RP email account in end-November 2021. It may take up to 4 months for approved applicants to eventually receive their bursary quantum (end-December 2021 or January 2022).

Application Date     Target Students  
30 Sep - 24 Oct
  • Students who did not apply for bursary in Semester 1
 

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: 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     

  • 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 application exercises in Semester 2)

Bursary application is open throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to apply for bursary during the application exercises in Semester 1 (March/April/June), 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 did not apply for bursary in Semester 1 can apply for bursary in the Semester 2 Bursary application exercise. Students who submit a bursary application in September/October 2021 will be notified of the application outcome via their RP email account in end-November 2021. It may take up to 4 months for approved applicants to eventually receive the bursary quantum (end-December 2021 or January 2022).

Application Date  Target Students   
30 Sep - 24 Oct
  • Students who did not apply for bursary in Semester 1. 


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.

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

  • 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 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 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.