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Who are eligible and what are the benefits?

The SkillsFuture Study Award is a monetary award to help Singaporeans equip themselves with the skills needed to benefit from quality jobs created by the Singapore economy.

Eligible Singaporeans will receive $5,000 to defray their out-of-pocket expenses associated with the course that they are taking. It can be used on top of existing Government course fee subsidies.

The SkillsFuture Study Awards are administered by different lead government agencies overseeing the respective sectors below:

  • Attractions – Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
     

    Eligibility Criteria
    • Singaporeans with at least 2 years of work experience in the Attractions industry
    • Committed to deepening skills in the Attractions industry
    • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the Attractions industry and to the applicant’s
      current/future job function
    • Track record of contributing to the learning or training of self and/or others
    • Must not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award, or a recipient of any government
      scholarship, government award, or full sponsorship provided by company or external entities for the
      selected course of study

     

    Courses
    Awarding Institution Courses Application Period Course Commencement Period
    PSB Academy 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021
    Edinburgh Napier University 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021
    Coventry University 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021
  • Hotel – Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
     

    Eligibility Criteria
    • Singaporeans with at least 2 years of work experience in the Hotel industry
    • Committed to deepening skills in the Hotel industry
    • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the Hotel industry and to the applicant’s current/future
      job function
    • Track record of contributing to the learning or training of self and/or others
    • Must not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award, or a recipient of any government
      scholarship, government award, or full sponsorship provided by company or external entities for the
      selected course of study

     

    Courses
    Awarding Institution Courses Application Period Course Commencement Period
    PSB Academy 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021
    Edinburgh Napier University 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021
    Coventry University 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021
  • MICE – Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
     

    Eligibility Criteria
    • Singaporeans with at least 2 years of work experience in the MICE industry
    • Committed to deepening skills in the MICE industry
    • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the MICE industry and to the applicant’s current/future
      job function
    • Track record of contributing to the learning or training of self and/or others
    • Must not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award, or a recipient of any government
      scholarship, government award, or full sponsorship provided by company or external entities for the
      selected course of study

     

    What are the courses available and application period?

    Before applying, please ensure that the course commencement date falls within the stipulated period of the
    respective application window and course commencement period:

    Awarding Institution Courses Application Period Course Commencement Period
    PSB Academy 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021
    Edinburgh Napier University
    Coventry University
  • Retail – Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
     

    Eligibility Criteria
    • Singaporeans with at least 2 years of work experience in the MICE industry
    • Committed to deepening skills in the MICE industry
    • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the MICE industry and to the applicant’s current/future
      job function
    • Track record of contributing to the learning or training of self and/or others
    • Must not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award, or a recipient of any government
      scholarship, government award, or full sponsorship provided by company or external entities for the
      selected course of study

     

    Eligibility Criteria

    Before applying, please ensure that the course commencement date falls within the stipulated period of the
    respective application window and course commencement period:

    Awarding Institution Courses Application Period Course Commencement Period
    PSB Academy 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021
    Edinburgh Napier University
    Coventry University
  • Infocomm Technology – Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
     

    Eligibility Criteria
    • Singaporeans with at least 3 years of ICT work experience
    • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
    • Not a recipient of any Government-funded scholarship/sponsorship for the same course
    • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the ICT sector
    • Applicants should have at least 8 weeks of studies remaining for the course he/she has applied for,
      from the application closing date
    • Applicants will only be given the official offer of the Study Award upon submitting a proof of
      acceptance/enrolment into the course.
    • Priority will be given to applicants who:
      • are non-public officers. Public officers are encouraged to apply for in-house schemes in
        their own organisations; and
      • can complete the course by 1 December 2022; and
      • can pay a course fee of $5,000 or more (after all subsidies/sponsorships).

     

    What are the courses available and application period?

    Before applying, please ensure that the course commencement date falls within the stipulated period of the
    respective application window and course commencement period:

    Awarding Institution Courses Application Period Course Commencement Period
    PSB Academy 15 October to 14 December 2020 31 December 2022
    Coventry University 15 October to 14 December 2020 31 December 2022
    Edith Cowan University 15 October to 14 December 2020 31 December 2022
    The University Of Newcastle, Australia
    Massey University
  • Media – Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
     

    Eligibility Criteria
    • Singaporeans with at least 3 years of experience as a media professional or media freelancer
    • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
    • Not a recipient of any Government-funded scholarship/sponsorship for the same course
    • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the ICT sector
    • Applicants should have at least 8 weeks of studies remaining for the course he/she has applied for,
      from the application closing date
    • Applicants will only be given the official offer of the Study Award upon submitting a proof of
      acceptance/enrolment into the course.
    • Priority will be given to applicants who:
      • are non-public officers. Public officers are encouraged to apply for in-house schemes in
        their own organisations; and
      • can complete the course by 1 December 2022; and
      • can pay a course fee of $5,000 or more (after all subsidies/sponsorships).

     

    What are the courses available and application period?

    Before applying, please ensure that the course commencement date falls within the stipulated period of the
    respective application window and course commencement period:

    Awarding Institution Courses Application Period Course Commencement Period
    PSB Academy 15 October to 14 December 2020 31 December 2022
    Coventry University 15 October to 14 December 2020 31 December 2022
    The University Of Newcastle, Australia 15 October to 14 December 2020 31 December 2022

Application Process (For IMDA - Infocomm Media Development Authority)

Step 1: Submit course application to PSB Academy and pay the course fee. After this, please collect the letter of acceptance, proof of payment and course outline.

Step 2: Apply for the Award through the SkillsFuture portal. Submit the following documents:

  1. A copy of your resume/CV
  2. Scanned copy of letter of acceptance/matriculation from PSB Academy
  3. Scanned copy of proof of payment such as past course invoices/receipts
  4. Course curriculum/outline on selected course of study
  5. Certifications/transcripts and portfolio (if any)
  6. Details of the sponsorships/scholarships/subsidies which you are receiving for the course

Step 3: All applicants need to check the status of their application via the SkillsFuture portal1. IMDA’s evaluation of applications will take at least 8 weeks after the application closing date. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Step 4: Successful applicants will receive a letter of the award which should be signed and returned to IMDA. The SkillsFuture Study Award for the Media/ICT sector adopts a two-tier disbursement arrangement. The first tranche of $1,000 will be disbursed upon evidence that the awardee has commenced the course. The second tranche of $4,000 will be disbursed upon evidence that the awardee has completed the course satisfactorily.

All information is accurate as of 7 October 2020. Please visit SkillsFuture Study Awards sector webpage for the latest updates to eligibility criteria.

1 Application is subject to IMDA terms and conditions. IMDA reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete or inaccurate application.

Application Process (For STB - Singapore Tourism Board & Enterprise Singapore)

Step 1: Submit course application to PSB Academy and pay the course fee.

Step 2: Apply for the Award through the SkillsFuture portal. Submit the following documents:

  1. Attractions Annex AHotel Annex A MICE Annex A (For STB)
  2. Copy of your coloured NRIC (front and back)/Resume/ Employment History (For ESG)
  3. Proof of course fee payment
  4. Letter of course acceptance

Step 3: All applicants need to check the status of their application via the SkillsFuture portal2. ESG/STB will contact all applicants within 6 to 8 weeks after the closing date of each application window.

Step 4: Successful applicants will receive a letter of the award which should be signed and returned to ESG/STG within 10 working days from the date of the letter. The full sum of S$5,000 will be disbursed within 2-3 months after the award recipient completes the course3 and submits the required claim disbursement documents as indicated in the letter.

All information is accurate as of 28 September 2020. Please visit SkillsFuture Study Awards sector webpage for the latest updates to eligibility criteria.

2 Please note that the Study Award is subject to assessment. STB/ESG reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete or inaccurate application.
3 Please note that course completion includes passing assessments and examinations (if any).