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

Hear from our Graduates!



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 on a full scholarship to read Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Double major in Neuroscience and Behaviour & Pre-Medicine with minor in Human Rights) at Columbia University

Amanda Ho SEG

Hard and soft skills prepared her for the world of entrepreneurship


“RP’s Problem-based Learning pedagogy prepared me for my entrepreneurship journey as it inculcated in me the essential skill of problem solving from the very first day. I was constantly given exposure to real-life problems, where I had to always put on my thinking cap and think out of the box to craft a solution. 

Apart from that, I also had the opportunity to participate in the annual Supply Chain Competition held by UniSim and Singapore Logistics Association during my second year of studies. My team and I managed to win first runner-up in the competition, and I gained deeper insights into supply chain logistics.

If I had to sum up my RP student life in two words, I would say “enriching” and “thrilling”. I gained a lot of useful skills such as the ability to communicate and present, and it was thrilling to face and tackle new problems every single day. RP has developed me into the person I am today, and I am beyond thankful and proud to be an RP graduate.” 

Amanda Ho
Diploma in Supply Chain Management
School of Engineering
Regent Secondary School Alumna
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of CombineSell. Currently pursuing a part-time Bachelor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Singapore University of Social Sciences.




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.


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