The History of Nanyang Polytechnic
Nanyang Polytechnic was established on 1 April 1992, and enrolled its first batch of students for its School of Health Sciences and School of Business Management in July 1992. As an industry-oriented alternative to a broader based junior college education, polytechnic graduates in Singapore are sought after for work or many continue to complete university degrees. Mr Chan Lee Mun took over as Principal and CEO in August 2007; Mr Lin Cheng Ton went on to head NYP International. Ms Jeanne Liew took over as Principal and CEO in July 2015.
The Foreign Language Centre offers language modules to NYP students. They can choose to learn a foreign language such as French, German, Japanese, or Business Mandarin. FLC organises cultural activities, exchange programmes and overseas trips to provide the students with more exposure to the languages.
Life in Nanyang Polytechnic
Nanyang Polytechnic has over 80 co-curricular activities. including Arts & Cultural clubs, Sports & Adventure clubs, Community Service as well as Leadership clubs and a Students' Union and Academic Clubs.Nanyang Polytechnic is situated next to the Yio Chu Kang MRT station. The institution houses 14 administration blocks, three blocks for recreational and student development purposes and three blocks for staff accommodation. The campus is modelled on a town-centre concept to provide the conveniences of a self-contained "Teaching and Learning City". Facilities include a fully computerised library, laboratories, a Theatre for the Arts and an auditorium. Retail outlets on campus provide a variety of academic items as well as other leisure items.Sports facilities include track and field, adventure challenge park, gym, swimming pool, tennis court and rock-climbing walls. Badminton, table tennis, basketball and ping pong are available in the air-conditioned sports hall. An Olympic-sized swimming pool is located beside the sport hall.
Nanyang Polytechnic ranked #14 in local and 5,573 Worldwide.
Please refer to the following link on admission to courses: https://www.nyp.edu.sg/admissions.html
Nanyang Polytechnic has a list of some notable alumni that includes Hariss Harun – Singapore national footballer, Romeo Tan – Singapore actor, Carrie Wong – Singapore actress, Lionel Lewis – Singapore national goalkeeper, Vanessa Peh – Miss Singapore World 2018, Anupama Aura Gurung – Miss Nepal Earth 2011, Hossan Leong - Singapore actor, Helena Wong (weightlifter) -Singaporean weightlifter.