Why RP?

Established in 2002, Republic Polytechnic (RP) integrates its unique Problem-based Learning approach into all aspects of its pedagogy. RP believes in learning by doing and aims to provide a holistic education experience that is aligned with the real-world workplace and nurtures its graduates to be confident industry-recognised problem solvers.

Throughout the academic year, RP organises a variety of activities for secondary school students, designed to offer engaging, fun and educational hands-on experiences. These events span a wide range of areas in applied and health sciences, engineering, management and communication, hospitality, infocomm, sports, design and the arts, so there is sure to be something of interest for your students.


Why RP?

Why your student should join RP?

The RP Experience

Learn more about the student life here in RP

Courses at RP

With more than 40 courses to choose from across 7 schools


Recognising talented individuals academically and also leadership quality


Course Fees

Find out more about the fees structure and schedule

Applying to a Polytechnic

Knowing which admission exercise is right for your student

Financing Your Student's Education

Understand more about the different schemes/ subsidies

Admissions FAQ

The answers to the most frequently asked questions


Problem solving skills and an opportunity to read medicine at top Columbia University.

"I appreciated how Problem-based Learning encouraged me to identify new solutions for current medical conditions. I was also fortunate to be given the opportunity to undertake internships at both the National University Hospital Surgical Centre and Genome Institute of Singapore.

There are many opportunities for individuals to excel and be recognised for their hard work at RP. For my efforts, I was awarded the A*Star Polytechnic Science Award/Scholarship, and the Board of Governors Gold Medal for Most Outstanding Graduate of the Year.

I am enrolled in a nine-year MD/PhD program at Columbia University, and have since carried out medical protocols quicker than my peers there because I had already been exposed to them at RP. My experience in real research environments is also very useful to what I am doing now."

Piragathesh S/O Subramanian

Diploma In Biomedical Sciences

School of Applied Science
Dunman Secondary School Alumnus

Currently pursuing Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Double major in Neuroscience and Behaviour & Pre-Medicine with minor in Human Rights) at Columbia University

Lifelong learning and pursuing PhD at NUS.

"RP gave me many opportunities to explore my interests further. From competitions and interest groups, to value-added classes, my entire in-and out-of-class experience had been very enriching. For instance, in-class exposure included modules such as web development and programming, which allowed me to secure an internship outside of school curriculum during school break. This gave me real-world experience in web development and programming. For my Final-Year-Project, I worked with a team to develop a mobile game app (in collaboration with HDB) that won us the Singapore IT Federation Award (SITF) Silver. These experiences fueled my passion in computing even further.

Don’t just go through the classes and get a diploma at the end of 3 years. RP has so much more to offer in terms of self-development through value-added classes and CCAs, exposure through overseas study trips and internships as well as many other opportunities such as competitions, entrepreneurship, etc. "

Muhammad Shalihin Bin Othman

Diploma in Business Information Systems 

School of Infocomm
St. Patrick's School Alumnus

Bsc (Hons) Computing Science (First Class), University of Glasgow - Singapore Institute of Technology
Currently pursuing PhD in Computer Science, National University of Singapore