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. The SkillsFuture funding is eligible for the claim period from 24 October 2017 to 31 March 2021.

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 Training Fund (SEPs)
All self-employed (i.e. freelancers and sole-proprietors with no employee) Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) from the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). Learn more.

NTUC Enhanced Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% of the unfunded course fee support of up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Terms and Conditions apply. Learn more.  

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

Company-sponsored Individuals

SkillsFuture

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) offers subsidies of 70% on SkillsFuture Series courses for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents. The SkillsFuture funding is eligible for the claim period from 24 October 2017 to 31 March 2021.

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 apply for absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect 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.

Enhanced Training Support Package (ETSP) for companies in selected sectors

 
23 October 2020