FAQs

About the course:

Nanyang Polytechnic is the only tertiary institution in Singapore which offers Physiotherapy. Upon graduation, the Physiotherapy student will be awarded a Diploma in Physiotherapy. Following that, you will be a qualified Physiotherapist that may start working in Singapore.

Physiotherapy is also offered at overseas universities and graduands will graduate with a Degree in Physiotherapy.  Alternatively, one may choose to pursue a degree conversion by applying to Singapore Institute of Technology or one of our affiliated UK or Australia universities which offer a 1 year degree conversion program. Non-affiliated universities may offer degree conversion but at a longer duration (e.g. 1.5 or even 2 years or more). For more information on local degree conversion, please refer to the Singapore’s Institute of Technology’s website.

Degree conversion is granted on a case-by-case basis. Applying for it is based on our own merits, i.e. GPA and testimonial records from NYP.

What do we learn?
What are your career opportunities in the future?
What are the expenses that I have to pay for this course?
What is the cut-off point?
I am a diploma holder/IB/SPM/undergraduate/graduate. Can I still apply?
I just graduated with an O Level Certificate. Since this is a polytechnic course, can I apply for it?
What is our intake for 2013-2014?
When and where can I apply for the course?
When will I know the results of my application?
When does school start?
Are there any scholarships or sponsorships that we can apply for?
Is there any allowance for students?
What do we learn?

Click here for the list of modules that we must complete in order to graduate.

What are your career opportunities in the future?

You will be able to work in a wide variety of area ranging from hospitals, nursing home, special schools, private clinics or even the sports council. You can also choose to become an educator or a researcher.

What are the expenses that I have to pay for this course?

The course fees for students who are eligible for the tuition grant is about $2000 to $3000 per year. In addition, we will also need to spend about $500 to $1000 over the 3 years on textbooks and photocopying of lecture materials. Uniforms used in our clinical attachment cost about $100 to $200. We will also have to purchase our own stethoscope starting from year 2 onwards.

What is the cut-off point?

It depends on the results of those who are applying for the same intake. You can refer to NYP’s website for the minimum grades required to be eligible for the course. In general, a minimum of BBCC is recommended due to the intense nature of this course. Applicants with other grades may be taken into consideration.

I am a diploma holder/IB/SPM/undergraduate/graduate. Can I still apply?

Yes you may still apply. However, you will not be eligible to use the government’s one time tuition grant and will have to pay the full tuition fees of about $18000 per year.

Your application will be based on discretion from our school’s admission office as well as our course managers. You will stand a chance if your qualifications is related to health sciences, sports, fitness, biology, etc. In essence, you must have some basic foundations in related sciences before you are allowed admission into our course.

If you do not have A Level qualifications, you may not be able to use the online application form. Please write your application for admission to the address below, together with your intention to do the course and your relevant certificates.

Admissions Office
Nanyang Polytechnic
180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Singapore 569830

Alternatively, you may choose to head down to the Student Admissions Office at level 2 to submit your application (this is recommended to ensure that your package reaches them).

I just graduated with an O Level Certificate. Since this is a polytechnic course, can I apply for it?

Sorry, we only accept students with A Level or equivalent qualifications as the course is adapted from University of Sydney’s 3.5 years degree program. A deep understanding of movement sciences and related disciplines is required. Hence, a higher level of education is needed for admission of Physiotherapy students and this discourages people from dropping out halfway.

What is our intake for 2013-2014 and 2014/2015?

We have admitted about 100 students for Physiotherapy in both academic years listed above.

When and where can I apply for the course?

You can apply right after the release of the A Level results in 1st quarter of 2015 under NYP’s Direct Admission Exercise (DAE) for A Level students. Apply online by clicking the DAE icon found on NYP’s website on the right.

When will I know the results of my application?

After DAE closes, it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks before you are informed about the results of your application, via post and SMS.

Your enrolment package will come together with the letter of offer. You are also required to go for a medical checkup. For more details on this, please refer to your enrolment package.

Note: If you have not receive your application results by early April, please call our school’s Admission Office @ 6455 0500 to find out more about your application.

When does school start?

Our academic year begins in mid April (20th April in 2015) and ends in March of the following year.

Are there any scholarships or sponsorships that we can apply for?

After the release of your results, you may apply for scholarships from Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH). Interested students may submit an application form and this is followed by an interview. For more information, please visit MOHH’s website.

Students may also consider applying for sponsorships by other healthcare instituitions. Refer here for more information.

Alternatively, if you have at least 2 years of working experience, you can enquire from the Workforce Development Agency about their Professional Conversion Program. This program encourages professionals trained in other fields to change their profession and work in healthcare related areas.

Is there any allowance for students?

Only students who are on scholarships or sponsorships will receive a monthly allowance from the organizations sponsoring them.

As of July 2013, students will get allowance for clinical attachments.

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288 thoughts on “FAQs

    Mikairis said:
    April 23, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    This is the response I got from SIT:

    [Thank you for your e-mail.

    NYP’s intake is the last this year.

    For the 4-year programme, we only accept candidates with a full-time diploma from any of the local polytechnic preferably in Biomedical Sciences. Any other diploma will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    For A Levels prerequisites or equivalent, at least a good pass in two of the following H2 subjects:
    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology, one of which should preferably be Biology or Physics.

    More details will be furnished on the website once it’s confirmed.

    As this programme only commence in 2016, you can only start applying in January 2016.

    Please visit our website regularly for updates: http://www.singaporetech.edu.sg

    Should you have any other Admissions enquiry, you may also call us at 6592 1136.

    Thank you.]

    I guess, the opportunity have left for good?

      SPASC responded:
      April 23, 2015 at 2:50 PM

      Good day!

      Sorry, just wondering if you mentioned your interest to enter via the PCP? The PCP is an initiative by the Workplace Development Agency (WDA) so they can help you better with your case. But currently, they have not confirmed if they will be accepting any PCP applicants in 2016. You can join their mailing list at
      WDA_Healthcare@wda.gov.sg which they will update you on their next PCP intake.

      Thanks and hope this helps!

      Best regards,
      Aiden

        Mikairis said:
        April 23, 2015 at 2:55 PM

        Hi Aiden

        Thank you for your quick response.

        I did mention that I am a mature student who wishes to apply through PCP, but I guess the officer may have not read my email properly regarding my enquiry – on the assumption that PCP Physio is still on-going.

        In anycase, I have dropped her another email to clarify regarding the PCP again. I have already emailed WDA to be added to waiting list.

        I guess I will keep my fingers crossed.

        Please do update us on this forum if you hear any updates regarding the PCP Physio intake.

        Warm regards,

        Mike

          SPASC responded:
          April 24, 2015 at 9:35 AM

          Good day Mike,

          Will surely do! Thanks for the enquiry!

          Best regards,
          Aiden

    Mikairis said:
    April 19, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Hello

    I jus came across the PCP Physio, but was too late and missed the 2015 intake.

    I understand that NYP will no longer be offering the course, SIT will.

    I would like to find out if there will still be a 2016 intake for PCP Physio? I have no A levels but I do have a degree and masters.

    Appreciate your kind advise.

    Cheers!

      SPASC responded:
      April 21, 2015 at 6:26 PM

      Hi!

      As of now, SIT has yet to confirm if there will be an intake in 2016 at SIT. You can indicate your interest in the WDA_PCP at WDA_Healthcare@wda.gov.sg to join their mailing list which they will update you when the next run has been confirmed.

      Since WDA and/or SIT hasn’t confirmed the details of the first intake of this brand new course, I can’t confirm if there will be any changes to the entry requirement. However, I am sure it will be similar to the existing requirement to NYP Physiotherapy (Pg 3 of the link). If you had done science subjects during your O levels or your degree and masters are science related and worked for at least two years, you definitely meet the eligibility (with reference to WDA_PCP at NYP).

      The link below will provide more information about the WDA_PCP.

      http://www.wda.gov.sg/content/dam/wda/pdf/Programmes_Initiatives/Public_FAQ_for_Healthcare_PCPs_2015_Intake.pdf

      I hope this helps!

      Best regards,
      Aiden

    Mikairis said:
    April 19, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Hello

    I have only recently come across the PCP for Physio, and I missed the 2015 intake.

    Can I ask if there will be a 2016 intake with SIT? I dont have A levels but have degree and masters.

    I wonder if the higher ups are approving of the PCP 2016 intake?

    Wen Hao said:
    March 29, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Hi, may i know if it’s possible to apply for physiotherapy directly after obtaining a diploma in biomedical science?

      SPASC responded:
      March 30, 2015 at 6:18 AM

      Good day Weh Hao!

      Yes you may still apply. However, you will not be eligible to use the government’s one time tuition grant and will have to pay the full tuition fees of about $18000 per year.

      Your application will be based on discretion from our school’s admission office as well as our course managers. You will stand a chance if your qualifications is related to health sciences, sports, fitness, biology, etc. In essence, you must have some basic foundations in related sciences before you are allowed admission into our course.

      If you do not have A Level qualifications, you may not be able to use the online application form. Please write your application for admission to the address below, together with your intention to do the course and your relevant certificates.

      Admissions Office
      Nanyang Polytechnic
      180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
      Singapore 569830

      Alternatively, you may choose to head down to the Student Admissions Office at level 2 to submit your application (this is recommended to ensure that your package reaches them).

      Hope this helps!

      Best regards,
      Aiden

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