Financial Assistance for Laptop

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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 Details of NEU PC Plus Programme

Criteria  How to Apply?  
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full-Time Student (aged 25 years and below)
  • Gross monthly 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 NEU PC Plus Programme may reapply only after a lapse of three (3) years from the last deployment to the household.

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

  • Download and complete IMDA NEU PC Plus Application Form - CLICK HERE 
  • Prepare all supporting documents - CLICK HERE for the list of supporting documents required
Step 2: Email Help-FAS@rp.edu.sg
  • Email Help-FAS@rp.edu.sg to indicate your interest to apply for IMDA NEU PC Plus Scheme. Wait for an email reply which will inform you that the FAS Income Assessment exercise in FAST has been activated for you to submit your application.
Step 3: Submit IMDA Application Form via FAST (under FAS Income Assessment)
  • CLICK HERE for the applicant guide to submit your bursary application and supporting documents.
  • You are required to upload the application form under your NAME and Document Category - Others
  • 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 RP 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

** 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. 

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
Graphics 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 households that do not have any existing broadband service.)

Device Fibre
Bandwidth 500 Mbps
Pre-requisite NGN Fibre-ready
Data Cap Unlimited
Device Warranty 3 years
Customer Service Hotline 1627 



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 Details of RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund)

 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

   
Step 1: Prepare supporting documents
  • For students awarded HECB tier 1, HECB Tier 2 or DFP Bursary for their AY2021 Bursary , please skip to step 2.
  • Prepare all supporting documents CLICK HERE for the list of supporting documents required
Step 2: Email Help-FAS@rp.edu.sg
  • Email Help-FAS@rp.edu.sg to indicate your interest to apply for RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund)
Step 3: Submit RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) Application and/or Government Bursary application via Financial Assistance Scholarship System (FAST)

a) For students awarded HECB Tier 1, HECB Tier 2 or DFP Bursary for their AY2021 Bursary,
i) CLICK HERE for the applicant guide to submit your RP Laptop Assistance (Opportunity Fund) application.

b) For students who have not yet applied for AY2021 Bursary,
i) CLICK HERE for the applicant guide to submit your bursary application and supporting documents.
ii) CLICK HERE for 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 application 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. Screenshot and 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 RP email account, the staff processing the applications will contact you if clarifications are required.

    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