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RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund)


The RP Laptop Assistance Fund (Opportunity Fund) provides a subsidy of up to $800 per candidature to eligible Singapore Citizen students for their laptop purchase. The award is given on a reimbursement basis.

 PCI/GHI   Reimbursement Amount
Per Capita Income (PCI) ≤ $690 OR Gross Household Income (GHI) ≤ $2,750
(Higher Education Community Bursary Tier 1 & Diploma Foundation Programme Bursary)   
   $800
$691 ≤ Per Capita Income (PCI) ≤ $1,000 OR $2,751 ≤ Gross Household Income (GHI) ≤ $4,000
(Higher Education Community Bursary Tier 2)
   $500
  
Application Details
 Criteria   How to Apply?   
  • Full-Time (Diploma or PFP) Singapore Citizen students subsidized under Tuition Grant scheme
  • Gross Household Income (GHI) must not exceed $4,000 OR Per Capita Income (PCI) must not exceed $1,000.
  • Students can only benefit from laptop assistance once during their candidature.

IMPORTANT:
  • Applicant must apply for the Government Bursary 1st before applying for the RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund). Else, the laptop assistance application is considered incomplete.
Step 1: Read User Guide and Prepare Supporting Documents 
  • For students awarded HECB Tier 1, HECB Tier 2 or DFP Bursary for their AY2022 Bursary, please skip to step 3.
  • CLICK HERE to view the FAST Application Guide and the Supporting Document Checklist. Students are encouraged to prepare and save all required documents in a folder so that it will be easier when uploading the documents during submission via Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST).
Step 2: Submit Government Bursary application and supporting documents via Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST)
  • Login to FAST portal: https://fast.rp.edu.sg (recommended browser: Chrome) using your RP Student ID followed by @myrp.edu.sg (e.g.: 22XXXXX@myrp.edu.sg) and your password.
Step 3: Email Help-FAS@rp.edu.sg

  • Email HELP-FAS@rp.edu.sg to indicate your interest to apply for RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund). You will be advised on the next step required for your application.

    Note: Student may be required to submit updated supporting documents as per RP discretion.

Step 4: 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.

Note:

  • Please note that you will be required to log in using your RP Student ID followed by @myrp.edu.sg (e.g. 22XXXXXX@myrp.edu.sg) & your password to view the document and access the form.
 THINGS TO NOTE FOR REIMBURSEMENT
  1. Students will be notified of the outcome of their laptop assistance via their RP email account and may proceed to purchase a laptop and submit the official receipt via FAST for reimbursement.
  2. Students MUST ENSURE that their name is reflected on the receipt for RP to process the reimbursement.
  3. Students must ensure that they have valid GIRO/PayNow account established with RP.
  4. Reimbursement is for the purchase of a notebook only. IT DOES NOT include reimbursement for any other accessories. Desktops and tablets such as iPads and Samsung Tabs are not allowed.
  5. Notebook cannot be purchased from 3rd party platforms (e.g. Carousell).


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Incomplete application will NOT BE processed.
  • Refer to the Laptop Requirements for your respective course - CLICK HERE 
  • 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 (under Laptops Purchase tab) - CLICK HERE
  • Eligible applicants are required to submit a clear scanned copy of their receipt 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 AY2022
    * Ineligible receipts or receipts without the above information will not be accepted. An 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 of the outcome of the laptop assistance application.
  • The reimbursed funds will be credited into your registered GIRO/PayNow account with RP, about 2 to 3 months AFTER submission of the receipt/invoice. (Do ensure that you have also submitted your GIRO/PayNow details, or the reimbursement will be delayed).
  • Applicants are to remain contactable via their registered mobile number and email account. The staff processing the application will contact you if clarifications are required.