For N-Level Students
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.
Our courses are grouped into three domain clusters in NP's Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP); namely Science, Technology and Non-Science & Technology.
NP domain clusters in Science and Technology admit students from NP courses under the PFP Group 1.
NP domain cluster in non-Science & Technology mainly admit students from NP courses under the PFP Group 2. This is with the exception of the courses under School of Design & Environment, belonging to PFP Group 1.
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 three domain clusters is shown in the table below.
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.
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.
Ngee Ann PFP Study Award
Cash Award of S$340
Diploma Foundation Programme (DFP) Bursary
Cash Award of S$970
Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA) Scheme
Students can use PSEA to pay their tuition fee