Our Pioneer Batch

The Centre for Foundation Studies is proud to share that our pioneer batch of PFP students has completed their diploma programmes with stellar results. We have:

  • 1 winner of The Lee Kuan Yew Award
  • 41 graduands with Diploma With Merit
  • 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze Award winners

Scroll down or click here for more details of their achievements, and their reflections on their time in TP.


• Lee Kuan Yew Award 2017
• IBM Singapore Course Gold Medal
• IMDA Excellence Award
Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security
(School of Informatics and IT)

PFP definitely helped me achieve my goals. Not only did it allow me to adapt to the lifestyle changes from secondary school to polytechnic, it also taught me many relevant and important skills that would give me a head start as compared to my peers who took O levels in my diploma.
The best advice I can give to PFP juniors is to make as many friends as you can! They will stay with you throughout your entire polytechnic life. Grab all the opportunities given to you – they will benefit you in the long run!

ACCA Singapore Course Gold Medal
Diploma in Accounting & Finance
(School of Business)

PFP has successfully inculcated essential skills such as research and writing, and allowed me to better handle my projects and assignments. More importantly, I made many friends in PFP, and that sense of camaraderie is invaluable. These helped me time and time again in riding out the tougher periods of my diploma program.
Remember that in this one year, you are practically very well supported. After you complete PFP, it will become even more competitive and rigorous. So breathe. Take it all in. Try out something new and don’t be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone. Be very willing to learn and remember to play as hard as you learn.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Course Silver Medal
Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management
(School of Business))

Having learnt the basics of certain modules in PFP, it has definitely provided a smoother transition into our official polytechnic years. Furthermore, along with the patient guidance of our PFP teachers, it helped us to grasp what we are learning faster and easier. Therefore, with a head-start into the poly life, I certainly have a competitive edge against my fellow peers.
Be 'kiasu' and do not be afraid to ask when in doubt. Learning your foundations right would help you greatly when you progress into your diploma years. Also, dare to participate and try all the activities PFP got to offer.

Zurich Insurance Singapore Course Silver Medal
Gerontological Management Studies
(School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

PFP has helped me build the foundation I needed for my diploma, as some of the subjects I had taken in PFP helped me immensely when I went to the diploma programme. Research and Reasoning is one of the most useful subjects I've taken, as it taught me to do research and write critically. This was very important as my diploma was focused on research and if you wish to go to university, strong research skills will be needed. PFP also prepared me for poly life, as I learnt how to cope with studies better as they come.
Take advantage of the opportunities you get in PFP. You get a year's head start, so take this year to adjust to poly life accordingly, because PFP gives you one of the most balanced schedules you'll ever get here. Work hard and ensure your grades are good so that you can keep up the momentum towards your diploma programme. The lecturers are nice and willing to help, so take advantage of this! Lastly, be prepared for what's to come and never give up.

Thales Course Bronze Medal
Aerospace Electronics
(School of Engineering)

PFP sets a solid foundation for my studies in the coming diploma programme. The modules that I have learnt throughout the diploma course are relatable to those in PFP.
Although your results in PFP do not affect you in your diploma programme, you should not be complacent and lazy. Paying attention in PFP has most certainly and definitely helped me to cope with my studies.

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Course Silver Medal
Aviation Management & Services
(School of Engineering)

After graduating from PFP, I felt more prepared and confident as I embarked my journey in my diploma course. PFP allowed me to adapt to the polytechnic lifestyle one year in advance as compared to others. The programme also lays a strong foundation in Language and Mathematics. With that, I was able to score in various modules, such as Engineering Math.
Work hard, Play Hard. Enjoy PFP as it is only going to last for one year.

Comwerks Course Silver Medal
Communication Design
(School of Design)

PFP was a great transitional phase from secondary school to tertiary education. It provided me with fundamental knowledge on design, which is relevant and helpful till today.
Do not be afraid to speak up in class and during presentations!


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