BURSARY
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Bursary

As an educational institution, our primary role is to educate individuals and help to equip them with the necessary skills to value-add to the society. It is therefore our interest to assist needy students who come from low-income families so that they can receive an education at RP without being disadvantaged.

Bursaries can be named after the sponsoring organisation/donor. All requests are to be communicated to OIC (via help-sponsor@rp.edu.sg ) for decision.

Bursaries that are RP administered may require shortlisted candidates to be interviewed by a panel of RP staff so that the most deserving students will be selected. Such bursaries will be given out during RP's Academic Awards Ceremony.

For bursaries that are non-RP administered, student applicants are encouraged to apply directly to the sponsors. The list of available non-RP administered bursaries can be found at this link here.


Eligibility Criteria
  • Student who is already in receipt of bursaries in the academic year are not eligible to apply for any bursary again in that same year.
  • Student must be enrolled as a full-time student from the time of application to the time of receiving the bursary.
  • Bursaries are usually awarded for one academic year unless stated otherwise by the donors. Students are required to apply annually to be eligible for consideration.
  • Students must check eligibility based on the Gross monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI) criterion as specified by the respective bursaries. For example, some bursaries set criteria of PCI <$850,  while others require PCI < $1700.

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Time Schedule

RP administered Bursary

Schools/Centres are required to interview and nominate deserving recipients for bursaries. The recommended bursary time schedule is as follows:

Dates Schedule
Apr/May Student application period
Apr/May Selection and Interview
June Bursary recipients are confirmed
July/August Academic Awards Ceremony

Non-RP administered Bursary

Please refer to the relevant application schedule for respective bursary here..

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Resources/ Templates

1) All staff and students are required to update their School/Centre's Sponsorship Co-ordinator on all sponsorship/donation matters. Sponsorship resources/templates are available for your reference and customisation. To access these resources/templates, please log in here.

2) In recognition of the donor’s generous giving, the donor will benefit from the following:

  • Receive 2.5 times tax deduction benefit^^
  • Recognise as an important donor on RP’s corporate website and relevant media platforms
  • Recognise prominently on RP’s Wall of Donors (for donation of $50,000 or more)
  • Invite to attend RP’s Awards Ceremony/Graduation Ceremony (where applicable)
  • Engage meaningfully with student beneficiaries

 The name of the donor will enjoy their residency in the website from the month the donation was credited until the year all the donation have been finally utilized according to its intended purpose.

Donor can request to remain anonymous. As such, the name of donor will not appear on the website.

^^ RP is an Institution of Public Character (IPC) which is authorized to receive tax-deductible donations, i.e. donors are given tax deduction for donations made to RP.

Only outright cash donations that do not give material benefit to the donor are tax-deductible. However, as a concession, certain donations made to RP on or after 1 May 2006 will be deemed as pure donations although there is a benefit given in return for the donation.

To qualify for the concessionary tax treatment, donations with benefits given in return will be treated as pure donations if the benefits are treated as having no commercial value. Benefits are treated as no commercial value if:

         the benefit is given in acknowledgement of the donation; and

         the benefit has no resale value.

Example of bursary’s condition with commercial value includes the student recipient(s) serving an internship or fulfilling a bond with sponsoring organisation after graduation.

For more information, please visit the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website - Donations and Tax Deductions.




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