Polytechnic Foundation Programme

About Polytechnic Foundation Programme

The Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) is a one-year programme that caters to the top Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students with a practice-oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers, to better prepare them for entry into the relevant Polytechnic Diploma courses.

PFP students are given provisional places in diploma programmes, subject to them passing all modules in the one-year PFP. The requirement to pass all modules ensures that students continue to work hard during their PFP year and are well prepared for polytechnic studies.

The programme will begin in April every year.

How to apply for PFP >​


Programme Curriculum

Our courses are grouped into seven domain clusters in NP Foundation Programme; namely Engineering, Applied Sciences, Business, Design & Environment, Health Sciences, InfoComm Technology and Humanities & Media.

During the Programme, you will undertake academic modules such as English, Mathematics and domain-specific cluster modules and non-academic modules such as life skills, general education and national education. These are taught over 30 weeks.

The curriculum structure for the seven domain clusters is shown in the table below.

Tu​ition Fees

The annual tuition fees are illustrated in the table below:

​Singapore Citizen (SC)


Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)


International Student (IS)


Other fees include Examination Fee*, Miscellaneous Fee, Insurance Fee, Sports Fee and Students'Union Fee.


+ Fees for IS include GST. The Government will continue to absorb the GST on fees payable by SC and SPR.

* Applicable to IS and SPR.

Financial Assistance and Award

Various forms of financial support are available to our students to finance their tuition fees. Please click on the respective Financial Assistance and Award for details.

Cash Award of S$340

Cash Award of S$870

Students can use PSEA to pay their tuition fee