5 Politeknik di Singapura

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Politeknik di Singapura telah datang jauh sejak poly pertama  - Singapore Polytechnic – didirikan pada tahun 1954. Sebelumnya dipandang sebagai tempat pembuangan bagi orang-orang yang tidak bisa membuat ke universitas nasional, politeknik di Singapura saat ini lebih tepat dipandang sebagai perguruan tinggi yang layak. Beberapa siswa bahkan memilih untuk pergi ke politeknik untuk program studi yang lebih luas, serta belajar praktek yang lebih besar dari kursus teori, dibandingkan dengan kursus yang lebih teoritis dan terbatas yang ditawarkan oleh junior college (pre-universitas).

Bagi mahasiswa asing, selain mendaftar untuk kursus di sekolah swasta, politeknik dapat menjadi alternatif yang baik. Politeknik menawarkan dua keunggulan utama dibandingkan dengan sekolah swasta: satu, Anda mungkin bisa mendapatkan Tuition Grant (Hibah Kuliah) dari Departemen Pendidikan, yang bisa sangat besar dan kuat dan dua, Anda dapat bekerja part-time hingga 16 jam seminggu. Untuk siswa full-time sekolah swasta, Anda tidak akan diizinkan untuk bekerja di bawah aturan Student Pass. Oleh karena itu politeknik bagus untuk mahasiswa asing yang kesulitan dalam keuangan dan membutuhkan bantuan. Kompetisi untuk mendapatkan tempat sangat sulit, karena Anda akan bersaing dengan lokal, tidak seperti di sekolah swasta.

Sekarang ada 5 politeknik di Singapura: Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, dan Temasek Polytechnic. Singapore Polytechnic dan Ngee Ann Polytechnic, dua poly tertua, cenderung menawarkan kursus yang lebih tradisional, kursus engineering, sementara politeknik baru seperti Republic dipandang memiliki kursu lebih “funky”, seperti spa manajemen dan pembinaan olahraga. Secara keseluruhan, biaya per tahun untuk diploma 3 tahun sama, meskipun masing-masing sekolah berbeda dalam persyaratan aplikasi.

Polytechnics in Singapore have come a long way since the first “poly” – Singapore Polytechnic – was set up in 1954. Previously viewed as a dumping ground for people who could not make it to the national universities, polytechnics in Singapore today are viewed as viable tertiary institutions in their own right. Some students have even opted to go to the polytechnics for the wider range of courses available, as well as the greater applicability of the courses, compared to the more theoretical and limited courses offered by junior colleges (pre-universities).

For foreign students, besides applying for the courses in private schools, polytechnics can  a good alternative. Polytechnics offer two main advantages compared to private schools: one, you may be able to get a Tuition Grant from the Ministry of Education, which can be quite hefty and two, you can work part-time up to 16 hours a week. For full-time private school students, you would not be allowed to work under Student Pass rules. Polys are therefore a good deal for financially strapped foreign students who need some help. Competition for spaces is fierce though, as you will be fighting with many locals, unlike at the private schools.

There are now 5 polytechnics in Singapore: Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, and Temasek Polytechnic. Singapore Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the two oldest “polys”, tend to offer more traditional, engineering courses, while newer polytechnics like Republic are viewed as having more “funky” courses, like spa management and sports coaching. Overall, costs per year for a 3-year diploma are similar, though the schools differ in application requirements.

School Cost Qualifications required Application period
Singapore Polytechnic S$23,549.68(without Tuition Grant), Completed Senior High School (Year 12) and passed SMA Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN)/STTB SMA or SMA/SMU Ebtanas June
S$7818.08 (with Tuition Grant) English min score: 6
Scholarships available Math min score: 7
Relevant subject min score: 7
Remaining subjects: 6
For SMA UAN, minimum overall score based on 6 subjects including English, Math and relevant subject should be at least 40.
For STTB SMA or SMA/SMU Ebtanas, overall score based on 7 subjects should be at least 46.
If above fulfilled, students must sit for entrance tests in English (written), Math and Science.
English entrance may be waived if TOEFL score is 550(TOEP), 213 (TOEC) and 79 (TOEI), and if IELTS minimum overall score is 6.0, and minimum score for reading & speaking 6.0
Should also offer in support of application: SATI minimum verbal score 560 and Math 600; and SATII minimum score Physics/Chemistry 600
Ngee Ann Polytechnic S$23,474 (without Tuition Grant) Completed High School Dec/Jan
S$7742.40 (with grant) Passed SMA or SMU Ebtanas: score As and Bs or above 75% for all core subjects, obtain good grades in English/Math/ 2 other subjects and a relevant subject
 Scholarships available Short-listed candidates may be required to take entrance exam. Entry requirements will vary from course to course. No waiver from TOEFL or IELTS on English proficiency test.
Nanyang Polytechnic S$23,545 (without Tuition Grant) Standard 12 qualifications Nov
S$7,813.40 (with grant) Short-listed candidates will sit for admissions test and interview
 Scholarship available
Republic Polytechnics S$23,379.50 (without Tuition Grant) UAN SMA or SMK Year 12 Sep
S$7,810 (with grant) English:7
Scholarships available Math: 7
Relevant subject: 7
Overall Score for 7 subjects at least 46
For SMA (completed Year 11), good results will be considered
Temasek Polytechnic S$22,013 (without Tuition Grant) SMA Ebtanas, SMU Etanas, or UAN not available
S$7813.60 (with grant) English Proficiency: IELTS (min 5.5), TOEFL (min 550), GCSE (grade 6C or better)
 Scholarships available Math greater than 70%
Related subject greater than 70%
2 other subjects greater than 70%

Siswa yang berprestasi di politeknik dapat melanjutkan ke perguruan tinggi nasional di Singapura. Universitas baru keempat di Singapura – Singapore Institute of Technology – juga lebih diarahkan untuk membantu siswa politeknik mendapatkan tempat di program sarjana.

Menyenangkan pop kuis ini untuk lihat mana tentu saja anda yang lebih cocok untuk. Untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut tentang program-program yang ditawarkan di 5 politeknik, periksa

Singapore Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Nanyang Polytechnic

Republic Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic


Students who do well at polytechnics can go on to the national universities in Singapore. The new fourth university in Singapore – Singapore Institute of Technology – is also more geared towards helping polytechnic students gain places in degree programmes.

Check out this fun pop quiz to see which type of course you are more suitable for.

To find out more about the programmes offered at the 5 polytechnics, check out the courses at:

Singapore Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Nanyang Polytechnic

Republic Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic

About the Author

Weej is an ex-banker who regretted her career choice and is now forcibly trying to do a U-turn into writing and/or education.

  • http://wrighteducationcentre.com/ Mikal

    Singapore Polytechnic is best school and best education enviornment in singapure.

  • Simon PLay

    saya sekarang duduk di bangku sma kelas 2
    dan saya berminat masuk polteknik di singapore
    kira kira politeknik bisnis paling menjanjikan pekerjaan masa depan apa ya?
    dan syarat syarat untuk masuk apa aja ya?
    dan durasi nya berapa lama?
    dan harga nya kira kira berapa?
    dan pin bb saya 764f52b1
    thx

    • Putra

      Halo Simon, untuk rincian biaya dan syarat masuk ada di artikel atas semua.. Sebenarnya kelima politeknik di Singapura semuanya menawarkan diploma bisnis. Durasinya 3 tahun.
      Semoga membantu.

      • Simon PLay

        Contohnya saya pilih singapore polytechnic dan saya pilih yang with tuition grant
        Itu syaratnya hanya satu ya cuman english min 6
        Tanpa ielts sat dll

  • Simon PLay

    Contohnya saya pilih singapore polytechnic dan saya pilih yang with tuition grant
    Itu syaratnya hanya satu ya cuman english min 6
    Tanpa ielts sat dll

    • Putra

      Sorry kalo tabelnya agak rancu tapi syaratnya itu semua yang di bawah “Qualifications Required” – mulai dari “Completed Senior High School” sampai “Should also offer”. Mau pake atau gak pake tuition grant, syaratnya sama.

  • Simon PLay

    If above fulfilled, students must sit for entrance tests in English (written), Math and Science.
    ada ga contoh soal buat test 3 mata pelajaran ini

    • Putra

      Wah, kalo kami di SekolahSG gak ada. Mungkin bisa dicek website sekolah masing-masing?

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