If you are successful in the DPA, you will be required to participate in an eight-week Polytechnic Preparatory Programme (PPP) conducted by the polytechnics between mid-January 2016 to March 2016.
The programme aims to:
- broaden your learning experiences
- orientate you better to the polytechnic environment
- help you to build a stronger foundation in your polytechnic studies
The PPP will include activities such as:
- industry visits
- student camps
- leadership development activities
You can also take polytechnic modules during the programme.
More details on the PPP can be found on the different polytechnic websites
The PPP is heavily subsidised by MOE to keep fees affordable. The fees for admission to the PPP in 2015 were $150 per student for Singapore Citizens, $300 per student for Singapore Permanent Residents and $500 per student for international students. The fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. The polytechnics will have schemes available to help those who need financial aid.
You may check with the respective polytechnics for more information on their financial assistance schemes.