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Advisory on Laptop Assistance & Bursary Applications for Newly Enrolled Students (Important)

 

To access Financial Assistance, Scholarship System (FAST) for bursary application and Microsoft Form for IMDA NEU PC Plus Programme application, 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 Self-Configuration and Onboarding (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 for use in RP”.
  • For IT related queries, email Help-IT@rp.edu.sg or call 6697 1500 (Daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).

Students from All Diplomas [except Common Engineering Programme (SEG-CEP), Common ICT Programme (SOI-CIP), Design for Games & Gamification (STA-DDGG), Digital Design & Development (SOI-DDDD), Game Design (STA-DGD), Green Building Energy Management (SEG-DGEM) & Sustainable Built Environment (SEG-DSBE)] 



The NEU PC Plus Programme by the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) offers eligible students the opportunity to own a brand-new laptop (bundled with free 3-year broadband service*) at a highly subsidised rate.

* Applicants are eligible to apply for the bundled broadband service only if their household does not have any existing broadband service.

For programme details, refer to https://www.imda.gov.sg/neupc 

Please note that the IMDA laptops are not recommended for students from Common Engineering Programme (SEG-CEP), Common ICT Programme (SOI-CIP), Design for Games & Gamification (STA-DDGG), Digital Design & Development (SOI-DDDD), Game Design (STA-DGD), Green Building Energy Management (SEG-DGEM) & Sustainable Built Environment (SEG-DSBE); students from these few diplomas can apply for the RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund).


Application Timeline*

 Admission Exercise    Application Date    Notification of Outcome  Laptop Depolyment**
  • Singapore Sports School
  • Early Admission Exercise
   15 Feb - 1 Mar  End Apr  June
  • Joint Admission Exercise
  • Polytechnic Foundation Programme
   8 Mar - 21 Mar  End Apr  June
  • Direct Admission Exercise
  • Joint Admission Exercise Appeal
  • Joint Polytechnic Admission Exercise
   21 Apr - 2 May  Early June  June

*Note: Students are strongly encouraged to submit laptop and bursary application & full set of supporting documents within the application dates, to be included for notification of outcome.

** As the vendors are experiencing a shortage of laptops and are actively working to resolve the supply issue, we seek your understanding that successful applicants may expect a longer waiting time to receive their laptop. Students are required to have a standby working laptop for use in the interim period between commencement of new academic year on Mon, 19 Apr 2021 to laptop deployment. For queries, please email Help-FAS@rp.edu.sg (with your name, Student ID and contact details). 


Application Details

Criteria How to Apply? 
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full-Time Student (aged 25 years and below)
  • Gross monthly household income (GHI) must not exceed $3,400 OR Per capita income (PCI) must not exceed $900. If there is a permanently disabled household member, per capita income must not exceed $1,125
  • Past recipient of PC-Bundle under the NEUPC Plus Programme may reapply only after a lapse of three (3) years from last deployment to the household.

Note:

 

  • Please note that you will be required to login to your RP Student ID followed by @myrp.edu.sg (eg. 21XXXXXX@myrp.edu.sg) & your password to view the document and access the form.
  • For Singapore Citizen, you will be submitting your IMDA Application together with your Government Bursary application.
  • For Permanent Resident, you will be required to submit all required supporting documents via FAST (under the FAS Income Assessment). You are not eligible for the Government Bursary. Please CLICK HERE for the complete guide on submitting your application.
 

Step 1: Complete IMDA Application Form & prepare supporting documents:

  • Download and complete IMDA NEU PC Plus Application form – CLICK HERE
  • Prepare all supporting documents (Only 1 set is required for both bursary & IMDA laptop applications and it is to be submitted via Financial Assistance Scholarship System - FAST) – CLICK HERE for the list of supporting documents required

Step 2: Submit IMDA Application form via Microsoft Form using your RP Student Account and Password

  • CLICK HERE to submit your Microsoft Form. Only IMDA Application form is required for this submission. Your application will not be processed if you do not complete this step.
  • Submit supporting documents via FAST together with your bursary application (refer to Step 3).

Step 3: Submit Government Bursary application and supporting documents via Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST)

  • CLICK HERE for the applicant guide to submit your bursary application and supporting documents.
  • Your application will not be processed if you do not complete this step.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Incomplete applications will NOT BE processed.
  • Applicants are to remain contactable via their registered mobile number and email account, as staff processing the applications will contact you if clarifications are required.
  • Please note that dates may be subjected to changes, due to unforeseen circumstances or availability of laptop stock.


Laptop Specifications

NOTE: The Lenovo Laptop No. 4 (4-JLL) is unavailable until further notice. Students are encouraged to select Acer Laptop No. 2 (2-ALE) or Acer Laptop No. 3 (3-ALA).
PC Type

Acer Laptop No. 2 (2-ALE) – 
ACER Computer (Singapore) Pte Ltd 

Acer Laptop No. 3 (3-ALA) –
ACER Computer (Singapore) Pte Ltd  

  Lenovo Laptop No. 4 (4-JLL) –
 JK Technology Pte Ltd  
Processor Intel Core i5 10210U Quad-core (6MB Intel Smart Cache, 1.6 GHz with TurboBoost up to 4.2 GHz) Intel Core i5 10210U Quad-core (6MB Intel Smart Cache, 1.6 GHz with TurboBoost up to 4.2 GHz)  Intel Core i5 1035G1 Quad-core (6MB Intel Smart Cache, 1.0GHz with TurboBoost up to 3.6 GHz)
Memory 8GB  8GB  8GB
Monitor / LCD Display 15.6” display, with HD 1366 x 768 resolution  13.9” display, with HD 1366 x 768 resolution  14.0” display, with FHD 1920 × 1080 resolution
Hard Drive 1 TB HDD SATA  1 TB HDD SATA  1 TB HDD SATA
Graphics Card Intel UHD Integrated Graphics  Intel UHD Integrated Graphics  Intel UHD Integrated Graphics
Weight  1.9 kg  1.5 kg  1.6 kg
Payable by Tier 1 applicant   $224.97  $272.05  $365.14
Payable by other applicant (PCI > $700) and eligible PR applicant  $449.94  $497.02  $590.11

Details on Broadband Service: Internet Service Provider – M1   

(Only applicable for households that do not have any existing broadband service.)

Device Fibre Mobile Broadband (CoVid-19 Programme)*
Bandwidth 500 Mbps 150 Mbps
Pre-requisite NGN Fibre-ready None
Data Cap Unlimited  Unlimited ** Data 51 Plan
Device Warranty 3 years 1 year
Customer Service Hotline 1627  1627
* This plan is a special package only for the CoVid-19 period which will be in accordance to the announcement by the Government. 
** This plan offers unlimited data with 1GB daily usage before throttling

Students from Common Engineering Programme (SEG-CEP), Common ICT Programme (SOI-CIP), Design for Games & Gamification (STA-DDGG), Digital Design & Development (SOI-DDDD), Game Design (STA-DGD), Green Building Energy Management (SEG-DGEM) & Sustainable Built Environment (SEG-DSBE)


 

The RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) provides a subsidy up to $650 per candidature to eligible students to purchase laptops (non IMDA NPP scheme).

 PCI/GHI Reimbursement Amount
Per Capita Income (PCI) ≤   $690 OR
Gross Household Income (GHI) ≤ $2,750
(Higher Education Community Bursary Tier 1 and Diploma Foundation Programme Bursary)
$650
$691 ≤ Per Capita Income (PCI) ≤  $1,000 OR
$2,751 ≤ Gross Household Income (GHI) ≤ $4,000
(Higher Education Community Bursary Tier 2)
$400

Application Timeline
 Admission Exercise    Application  Date Notification of Outcome 
 
  • Singapore Sports School
  • Early Admission Exercise
 15 Feb - 1 Mar Mid Apr
 
  • Joint Admission Exercise
  • Polytechnic Foundation Programme
 8 Mar - 21 Mar End Apr 
 
  • Direct Admission Exercise
  • Joint Admission Exercise Appeal
  • Joint Polytechnic Admission Exercise
 21 Apr - 2 May  End May

*Note: Students are strongly encouraged to submit laptop and bursary application & full set of supporting documents within the application dates for notification of outcome and subsequent purchase of laptop.


Reimbursement:
  1. Students will be notified about the outcome via their RP email account and may proceed to purchase a laptop and submit the official receipt for reimbursement.

  2. Students must ensure that they have a valid GIRO account established with RP. For details on GIRO application, CLICK HERE.

Application Details

 
Criteria  How to Apply?
  • Full-Time Singapore Citizen Student from the following courses:

- Common Engineering Programme (SEG-CEP)

- Common ICT Programme (SOI-CIP)

- Design for Games & Gamification (STA-DDGG)

- Digital Design & Development (SOI-DDDD)

- Game Design (STA-DGD)

- Green Building Energy Management (SEG-DGEM)

- Sustainable Built Environment (SEG-DSBE)

 

  • Gross monthly household income (GHI) must not exceed $4,000 OR Per capita income (PCI) must not exceed $1,000.
  • Applicant has not previously received the RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) during the course of study in Republic Polytechnic.

 

  • Refer to the Laptop Requirement for your respective course –CLICK HERE

 

Note:

Please note that you will be required to login to your RP Student ID followed by @myrp.edu.sg (eg. 21XXXXXX@myrp.edu.sg) & your password to view the document and access the form.

 

Step 1: Prepare supporting documents

  • Prepare all supporting documents (Only 1 set is required for both bursary & laptop applications and it is to be submitted via Financial Assistance Scholarship System - FAST) – CLICK HERE for the list of supporting documents required

Step 2: Submit Government Bursary application and supporting documents via Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST)

  • CLICK HERE for the applicant guide to submit your bursary application and supporting documents.
  • Your application will not be processed if you do not complete this step.

Step 3: Submit RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) Application via Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST)

  • CLICK HERE for the applicant guide to submit your RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) application.
  • Your application will not be processed if you do not complete this step.

 

  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Incomplete applications will NOT BE processed.
  •  You can choose to purchase your laptop from the following options:
    - Any local PC retail shop
    - Any local online supplier
    - One of RP's appointed vendors – CLICK HERE
  •  Eligible applicants are required to submit a clear scanned copy of their receipts via the link provided in the outcome email. Please ensure that the company-issued receipt (with logo) is:
    - in YOUR FULL NAME as reflected in RP's enrolment letter
    - in Singapore Dollars
    - purchased within AY2021
    * Ineligible receipt without the above information will not be accepted. Order confirmation slip is not accepted. The laptop will have to be delivered to you if the purchase is made online.
  • Students are required to submit the full receipt online within 8 weeks upon the purchase of their laptop.
  •  The reimbursed funds will be credited into your registered GIRO account with RP, 2 to 3 months upon submission of the receipt/invoice. (Do ensure you have also submitted your GIRO form else, the reimbursement will be delayed)
  • Applicants are to remain contactable via their registered mobile number and email account, the staff processing the applications will contact you if clarifications are required.