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Polytechnic Foundation Programme

At TP, we strongly believe in providing our students with a well-rounded educational experience that also contributes to their personal enrichment. PFP students can look forward to a range of out-of-class activities, designed to enhance what they experience in class and to encourage interaction with other PFP students.

In this section, we are proud to showcase our PFP students – past and present – and their achievements.

TP-PFP Scholarship Recipients 2018/19

Congratulations to all recipients of TP-PFP scholarships 2018/19!  Meet our recipients of TP-PFP scholarship who had done well in their GCE N level examinations!


Let’s hear what they have to share to do well in their N level examinations!

"PFP@TP has laid a strong foundation for me before I enter my diploma course of my choice. It has been an amazing time here as there is always support from the CFS office to help us to learn and grow. Even if I had to do it all over again, I would still choose PFP@TP."

Foundation Programme (Communications & Media Management)
Dunman Secondary School

''I am very blessed to be able to be part of PFP@TP. PFP@TP has not only provided me with a good foundation and education prior to my diploma studies but has also helped me adapt to the polytechnic life and shaped me to be an independent person. PFP@TP has got to be one of the best choices I have made in my life!''

Foundation Programme(Accounting & Finance)
Ngee Ann Secondary School

"I am thankful for the opportunity that I have got at PFP@TP. Meeting people from diverse backgrounds has helped to forge numerous memories here in TP within the past few months. PFP@TP has given me a head start for my few years here, giving me time to adapt to this new environment."

Foundation Programme (Culinary & Catering Management)
CHIJ Katong Convent

"PFP@TP is where your mind is widened, and the boundaries of your creativity is pushed to form the titanium bridge to your diploma. Your valuable social network of people is expanded with classmates of different talents."

Foundation Programme (Aerospace Engineering)
Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School

"PFP@TP has helped me to boost my confidence and I have made lots of new friends from different courses. PFP@TP is also a platform for me to prepare for my first year in Temasek Polytechnic and it has been a great experience so far."

Foundation Programme (Aviation Management & Services)
CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent

"PFP@TP is no doubt a great experience for me. Through the academic head start of our diplomas, as well as the friendly and approachable lecturers, PFP@TP has made me adjust to polytechnic life with ease. Being here has also taught me to be more confident and self-directed. Because of PFP@TP, I am much more confident to start my diploma years."

Foundation Programme (Aerospace Engineering)
Compassvale Secondary School


"It’s been an honor to be part of PFP@TP. Coming to TP has helped me to widen my social circle and to step out of my comfort zone. I have also gotten to know many people from other schools. If I had to choose which poly to go to again, I will still opt for TP as the lecturers and peers here are friendly and helpful. This is the reason why I look forward to school each day."


Foundation Programme (Chemical Engineering)
Edgefield Secondary School

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.

"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!"


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

"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."

ACCA Singapore Course Gold Medal
Diploma in Accounting & Finance
(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."

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

"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."


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

"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."

Thales Course Bronze Medal
Aerospace Electronics
(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."

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

"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!"

Comwerks Course Silver Medal
Communication Design
(School of Design)

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