Financial Assistance Schemes

There are a number of financial assistance schemes at TP, and students requiring financial assistance for their education are strongly advised to take up the Tuition Fee Loan Scheme from DBS Bank which provides a loan of up to 75% of the tuition fees.

Should they require additional financial assistance, there are several bursary schemes available and they may apply for the most suitable bursary that they qualify for.

As a general rule, students may only receive one bursary for each academic year. In addition to the Tuition Fee Loan Scheme and bursaries, there are other financial assistance schemes for students.

Financial Schemes

Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) for Malay (Mendaki)

SkillsFuture Credit (Only for Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above)

CPF Education Scheme

Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) Scheme


BYOD Financial Assistance Scheme


Financial Schemes

*Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) students are only eligible to apply for the Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA) scheme


Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS)




Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA)


Tuition Fee Loan Scheme (TFL)


SkillsFuture Credit

Bursaries (for Full-time diploma & PFP students)


The majority of TP students are eligible for government bursaries.

Government bursaries help to support the education expenses of students who are Singapore Citizens. Depending on each student’s household financial situation, the bursary amount typically ranges from $850 to $2,750. The bursary may be granted once for each year of study at TP.

Application window For Term 2: (please note deadline) 8 June - 14 Aug 2020


Don’t lose the opportunity to secure your bursary.

To check eligibility and apply, follow these steps. For convenience, the process is fully online.

  • Step 1: Check Eligibility
  • Step 2: Apply Online
    • Log in to TP Online Student Services (TPOSS) with your student ID. Click “Other Services (Student Admin)” → “Bursary Application”.
    • Click “Save” if you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, as you need to gather supporting documents (Step 3).
  • Step 3: Gather Supporting Documents
  • Step 4: Complete Online Application
    • Once all documents have been gathered, log back in to TPOSS → “Other Services (Student Admin)” → “Bursary Application”.
    • Upload your supporting documents, and complete your application.
      Congratulations! You’re done.


If you wish, you may refer below for more details about the various bursaries and other useful information.

Bursary Application windows for AY2020

  • Term 1: 10 Apr – 4 May 2020
  • Term 2: As indicated above
  • Term 3: To be confirmed
  • Term 4: To be confirmed

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Financial Assistance Scheme


BYOD FAS offers students from low income households the opportunity to own a new notebook at a highly subsidised rate.



* The tradition of caring is one that TP is proud to uphold and promote. All TP students are assigned to Care Group that is looked after by a Care Person (CP) who is a teaching staff.