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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:

Empowerment Camp

This TCP induction programme enables students to discover and challenge themselves to achieve excellence in personal, social and leadership skills.


A series of workshops including current affairs, career & university preparation 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 three-week liberal arts programme in distinguished overseas universities in California, Glasgow or Australia.

Asia Merit Award

The Asia Merit Award takes participants through an intensive 9-day study programme at a distinguished university in South Korea. The programme broadens students' awareness of the political economic and socio-cultural landscape of the country and includes visits to relevant organisations and sites.

California Challenge

Community Service Experience

Joining The Christieara Programme

Besides NP Scholars, freshmen and students who have outstanding academic results may also be invited to join the TCP. 

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

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