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Kaplan Higher Education Academy

Diploma in Psychology

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The diploma programme consists of 8 subjects and may be completed in 8 months.

Foundational Psychology
Counselling Ethics
Personality and Health Psychology
Psychological Research Methods and Analysis
Introduction to Mental Health
Quantitative Psychological Laboratory Experience and Skills
Counselling Skills
Qualitative Psychological Laboratory Experience and Skills

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GCE O-Level/NITEC/Higher NITEC holders may contact Siti Johari at 9139 5869 (Click to Whatsapp or SMS) or consider the Foundation Diploma programme.

Entry requirements

Local students

  • GCE A-Level; OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years of work experience); OR
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

International Students

  • Completion of Year 12; OR
  • Completion of less than Year 12 will be considered if it is an official completion of High School in the country of origin; OR
  • IB Diploma; OR
  • Pre-university certifications; OR
  • Other private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

English language requirement:

  • Successfully pass Kaplan English Placement Test; OR
  • Grade E in any GCE A-level subjects conducted in English. OR
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (applicable for International students)

Delivery Method

The programme consists of 8 subjects and may be completed in a minimum of 8 months over 4 terms. Each subject is supported with 42 contact hours. Programmes are scheduled for 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. Student are expected to be on campus for classes, workshops and self-study.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structures will be awarded the Diploma in Psychology from Kaplan Higher Education Academy.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee covers study guides, course notes, assignments, examination, projects, Diploma/Advanced diploma (if earned) and transcript.

For Singaporean / PR

  • Instalment 1: S$1,417.75
  • Instalment 2: S$1,417.75
  • Instalment 3: S$1,284.00
  • Instalment 4: S$1,284.00
  • Total: S$5,403.50
  • S$5,303.50 (after S$100 study rebate for fresh GCE A-Level graduates). However, study rebate will be deductable from the last instalment if payment is made by instalment plan. T&Cs apply.
  • Receive S$200 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our Diploma programme. T&Cs apply.

Kaplan Diploma programmes are eligible for S$500 SkillsFuture Credit.

With effect from 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit used for a programme at Kaplan (subject to SkillsFuture’s approved list of programmes) will be paid directly to Kaplan Higher Education Academy.

If you wish to use your SkillsFuture Credit, you can make your claim up to 60 days before the start of the programme till the day of programme commencement (with effect from 21 April 2017). According to SkillsFuture SG, this window period is sufficient for individuals to make claims to facilitate earlier programme registration.

When making a claim, you should inform your Programme Consultant on the intention to use your SkillsFuture Credit and to request for the relevant amount to be offset against the qualifying programme fees. After which, you can then submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal for the relevant amount to be paid to Kaplan Higher Education Academy for your registered programme.

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For International Students

  • Programme fee: S$ 11,556.00

Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

For Singaporean/PR

  • Application fee: S$ 74.90
  • Student Development Fee: S$107.00

For International Students

  • Application fee: S$ 492.20
  • Administration fee: S$ 749 (which includes application for Kaplan student access card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 8 May 2017. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

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