Financial Assistance for Laptop

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Students from All Diplomas except Common ICT Programme (CIP), Digital Design & Development (DDDD) and Game Design (DGD)

 

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 new IMDA laptops are not recommended for students from Common ICT Programme (SOI-CIP), Digital Design & Development (SOI – DDDD), Game Design (STA – DGD). Please apply for the RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) instead


Application Details

Category  Criteria How to Apply? 
Group A

All other Full-Time Students except those in Group B 

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full-Time Student (aged 25 years and below) OR has a permanent disability
  • 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.

1. Submit the scanned copy of the IMDA NEUPC Plus Programme (NPP) Application Form & the online RP Bursary Application Form

  • Download the IMDA NEUPC Plus Application Form – CLICK HERE
  • Submit the IMDA NEUPC Plus Application Form and RP Bursary – CLICK HERE
  • See checklist of supporting documents needed for application – CLICK HERE

2. Student will receive the outcome by end May/June 2020 (tentative dates) via email.

Applications may be delayed subjected to checks by IMDA.

Laptop deployment may be delayed subjected to stock availability.

Laptop Specifications

PC Type

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

Acer Laptop No. 3 (3-ALA) –
ACER Computer (Singapore) 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)
Memory 8GB  8GB
Monitor / LCD Display 15.6” display, with HD 1366 x 768 resolution  13.9” display, with HD 1366 x 768 resolution
Hard Drive 1 TB HDD SATA  1 TB HDD SATA
Graphic Card Intel UHD Integrated Graphics  Intel UHD Integrated Graphics
Weight  1.9 kg  1.5 kg
Payable by Tier 1 applicant   $224.97  $272.05
Payable by other applicant (PCI > $700) and eligible PR applicant  $449.94  $497.02

Details on Broadband Service: Internet Service Provider – M1   

(Only applicable for household that does not have any existing broadband service.)

Device Fibre Mobile Broadband (CoVid-19 Programme)*
Bandwidth 500 Mbps 150 Mbps
Pre-requisite NGN Fibre-ready None
Date 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 CIP, DDDD and DGD


 

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)
$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 Details

 
 Category   Criteria  How to Apply?
Group B

All Full-Time Students from the following Diploma (including PFP):

  • Common ICT Programme (SOI-CIP)
  • Digital Design & Development (SOI – DDDD)
  • Game Design (STA – DGD)

 

See the Laptop Requirement – CLICK HERE

  • Singapore Citizen
  • 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.

 

 

 1. Complete the Online RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) AND Bursary Application Form
  • Submit the online RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) and Bursary Application – CLICK HERE
  • See checklist of supporting documents needed for application – CLICK HERE

2. Student will receive the outcome by end-May 2020 via email. 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

Additional Information:

Students are required to submit a clear scanned copy of their receipts via the link provided in the outcome email. Receipt MUST indicate the student’s full name.

The reimbursed funds will be credited into their registered GIRO account with RP, 2 to 3 months upon the submission of the receipt/invoice.

*ineligible receipt will not be accepted. Order confirmation slip is not accepted.