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SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

In line with the objectives of SkillsFuture to support and encourage lifelong learning and help Singapore Citizens (SCs) stay responsive to a changing workplace, and in recognition that mid-career individuals may face greater challenges in undertaking training, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) has implemented enhanced course subsidies for mid-career individuals from 1 October 2015.

Under this scheme, Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will enjoy enhanced subsidies of up to 90% of course fees for SSG-supported certifiable courses. Eligible individuals under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme will continue to receive 95% course fee funding support.

Enhanced Course Fee Subsidies for SSG-supported Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible Courses

Q: I have signed up and paid the course fee for a SSG-supported course before 1 Oct 2015. The course will only start after 1 Oct 2015. Will I still be eligible for the enhanced subsidies?

A: Yes, the enhanced subsidies will be applicable to courses commencing on and after 1 Oct 2015.

Q: What about courses or individuals who currently already receive 90% or higher level subsidies?
A: Existing SSG-courses that are already subsidised at 90% or higher will continue to be subsidised at the current levels. These include SSG-supported courses for non-PME level courses conducted at SSG CET Centres, as well as SSG-supported courses for eligible individuals under the Workfare Training Support Scheme.

Q: For Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above, what are the courses and programmes that will be given the enhanced subsidies?

The enhanced subsidies will apply to MOE-funded programmes and SSGsupported certifiable courses. MOE-funded programmes refer to those offered by ITE, Polytechnics, Autonomous Universities and UniSIM:

  • Diploma
  • Post-diploma (Diploma (Conversion), Specialist Diploma, Advanced Diploma)
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Postgraduate degree by Coursework (e.g. Post-Graduate Diploma or Masters by Coursework)

A: No. The enhanced subsidies are effective from 1 Oct 2015 and will be applicable to courses commencing on and after 1 Oct 2015.

General Questions on the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

Q: What is the key difference between the enhanced subsidies and other existing training subsidies by MOE and SSG?