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The Christieara Programme 

The Christieara Programme (TCP) is a comprehensive three-year talent development programme established by NP since 2002. It is specially designed to stretch the potential of participating students and enhance their career preparation and academic progression beyond NP.  

Since its commencement, TCP students have obtained impressive achievements, winning prestigious scholarships and securing places in renowned universities. To-date, NP has a total of seven Public Service Commission (PSC) scholars. In 2012, Woo Wan Fong was awarded the PSC scholarship to study Politics, Psychology & Sociology at Cambridge University.  Similarly, Fanny Koh clinched the same prestigious scholarship to read Liberal Arts at Sarah Lawrence University in United States.

Notable achievements in 2011 include Leow Yi Ning, who became the first diploma holder to be awarded the National Science Scholarship from A*STAR for undergraduate studies in Neuroscience, with a through train to do a PhD at University College London. In the same year,Germaise Tan Jiang Ling became the first polytechnic graduate to be awarded a Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports Singapore Government Scholarship to read Psychology at the University of Bath.

In TCP, students can expect to embark on an exciting journey of self discovery and holistic development.  Here are some highlights of the holistic programme:

World Ready Camp

This TCP World Ready programme inducts students to TCP through experiential activities which will develop them in personal effectiveness, social and leadership skills.


A series of workshops including current affairs and scholarship application workshops that aim to stretch our students intellectually and give them the added edge when applying for jobs, university places and undergraduate scholarships.


Dialogue sessions with eminent persons and industry leaders are organised to offer students valuable insights into global affairs and industry developments.

Overseas Service Learning

Through overseas service learning trips, students learn to reach out to underprivileged communities and acquire cross-cultural skills and awareness. The trips also offer plenty of opportunities to strengthen students’ character, discipline and resilience.

Overseas Merit Fellowship

The Overseas Merit Fellowship is the prestigious flagship programme of TCP. Selected groups of students embark on a 19-day liberal arts programme in distinguished overseas universities in New York, Denmark or Australia.

Denmark Challenge

Community Service Experience

Joining The Christieara Programme (NEW!)

With effect from April 2014, Year 1 students will be invited to join TCP based on their Semester 1 results in October 2014.  Previously, students were admitted based on O level results. Students who excelled academically for semesters 2 and 3 will also be invited to join TCP.

NP scholarship recipients, merit award recipients and donor scholarship recipients will be automatically enrolled in TCP.

Many leadership and holistic development workshops organised by TCP are now offered by Ngee Ann Youth Academy. The NP Youth Academy programmes are sponsored and made available to every student.

Please visit our Students Services web page for details and online application of the NP Scholarships. 

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