Funding

Funding

Continuing education is made more accessible with­ the myriad funding schemes available. Schemes may apply directly to individuals or organisations.

Self-sponsored Individuals 

SkillsFuture
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) offers subsidies of 70% on SkillsFuture Series courses for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents. Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be eligible for SSG funding. The SSG funding is eligible for the claim period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024. Learn more ➜

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of course fees. MCES subsidy applies if you turn 40 on the year that you take the course, even if the course is completed on or before your birthday. Learn more ➜  

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
All self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use available funds in their SkillsFuture Credit account to pay programme fees. Learn more ➜

NTUC Enhanced Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee* support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP. NTUC members aged 40 and above can enjoy higher funding support up to $500 per individual each year, capped at 50% of unfunded course fees*, for courses attended between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022. Terms and Conditions apply. Learn more ➜ 

*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidies. This excludes material fees, registration fees, misc. fees etc.

Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS)
Eligible individuals may apply for training allowance capped at $6 per hour under the WSS scheme. Learn more ➜

Persons with Disabilities 
From 3 Dec 2021 to 31 Dec 2022, persons with disabilities are eligible for a $1,000 grant from a community fund by Temasek Trust and the five Community Development Councils. Learn more ➜


Company-sponsored Individuals

SkillsFuture

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) offers subsidies of 70% on SkillsFuture series courses for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents. Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be eligible for SSG funding.. The SSG funding is eligible for the claim period from 24 October 2017 to 30 June 2024. Learn more ➜

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of course fees. MCES subsidy applies if you turn 40 on the year that you take the course, even if the course is completed on or before your birthday. Learn more ➜ 

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)
SME-sponsored employees who are Singaporean Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of programme fee. Learn more ➜

Absentee Payroll Funding
Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may claim enhanced absentee payroll funding for Singaporean Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME. Learn more ➜

For eligible organisations, NUS will upload relevant Enrolment, Assessment and Attendance records into TPGateway.  Thereafter, companies will be triggered by SSG via email to log into Enterprise Portal for Jobs Skills (EPJS) to process their Absentee Payroll (AP) claims.

 
19 April 2022