Get a head start in your Diploma

Did well for your N-Levels and thinking about going to polytechnic? Then PFP could be for you! Instead of continuing to Sec 5, do a foundation year at Republic Polytechnic to get a head start on your diploma!

get a head start in your diploma 

What is PFP

The Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) is a one-year programme designed for outstanding N-Level performers to prepare them for entry into full-time diploma courses. It is an alternative to sitting for the GCE O-Level examinations in Sec 5.

Under PFP, you will be given a provisional place in a diploma programme. So it is a great option if you already know which polytechnic course you want to apply for.

As a PFP student, you will enjoy a practice-oriented curriculum that will be taught by polytechnic lecturers and include preparatory modules relevant to your selected diploma, so that you:

  • Develop essential study skills for tertiary education, like independent learning and research

  • Acquire diploma-specific skills and knowledge

  • Transit smoothly to the first year of your diploma

  • Experience and adapt to poly life in advance

If you pass all your PFP modules, you will be admitted to the first year of your selected diploma course.

All our diploma courses are offered under PFP so you can be sure to find one that suits and interests you.

Why PFP at RP 

Why PFP at RP?

  • Pick up practical career-relevant knowledge and skills through RP’s unique Problem-based Learning approach
  • Be nurtured and guided by your RP mentor
  • Be recognised and rewarded for your achievements with our scholarships and awards 
  • Support your studies with our various financial aid schemes
  • Celebrate your individuality and pursue your interests with over 80 co-curricular activities to choose from

Keen to find out more? Visit our PFP Modules page to discover how our carefully crafted curriculum will prepare you for poly!


I know that I had a better chance of getting into a polytechnic through PFP using my N-Levels rather than O-Level results as that is very competitive. PFP@RP is preparing me well for the workplace and opportunities in life that lie ahead. Through our class presentations, I have learnt how to express and justify my opinions on different subjects.

Mamidi Aneesh 
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

I chose to enter RP through PFP because it offered me a focused route to my selected field of study and the opportunity to adjust to polytechnic life before embarking on my diploma programme.

Valerie Lee Xin Tian 
Diploma in Customer Relationship and Service Management