SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

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What Is it?

The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy supports and encourages lifelong learning and helps Singaporeans stay responsive to a changing workplace. Recognising that mid-career individuals may face greater challenges in undertaking training, the Government has implemented this programme to encourage mid-career Singaporeans to upskill and reskill.

Who is it for?

The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.

How will I Benefit?

Eligible individuals will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fees (See Table 1.) for over 8,000 SSG-supported courses with effect from 1 October 2015, and at least 90% of programme cost for MOE-subsidised full-time and part-time courses ranging from Nitec to postgraduate1 level in the following institutions for course semesters commencing from 1 July 2015.

  • Autonomous Universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT and SUSS)

  • Polytechnics

  • Institute of Technical Education

  • LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Table 1. Enhanced Course Fee Subsidies for SSG-supported Courses

Type of Course Non Professionals, Managers & Executives (PME) level courses Professionals, Managers & Executives (PME) level courses
Courses offered by SSG-appointed CET Centres Up to 90% of course fees
Certifiable-skills Training Courses Up to 90% of course fees, capped at S$25/hour Up to 90% of course fees, capped at S$50/hour

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.

1 For postgraduate level courses, only postgraduate degree by coursework programmes are eligible for the enhanced subsidies.

How does it work?

Eligible individuals will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fees (See Table 1.) for over 8,000 SSG-supported courses with effect from 1 October 2015, and at least 90% of programme cost for MOE-subsidised full-time and part-time courses ranging from Nitec to postgraduate1 level in the following institutions for course semesters commencing from 1 July 2015.

  • Autonomous Universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT and SUSS)

  • Polytechnics

  • Institute of Technical Education

  • LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Table 1. Enhanced Course Fee Subsidies for SSG-supported Courses

Type of Course Non Professionals, Managers & Executives (PME) level courses Professionals, Managers & Executives (PME) level courses
Courses offered by SSG-appointed CET Centres Up to 90% of course fees
Certifiable-skills Training Courses Up to 90% of course fees, capped at S$25/hour Up to 90% of course fees, capped at S$50/hour

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.

 

1 For postgraduate level courses, only postgraduate degree by coursework programmes are eligible for the enhanced subsidies.

How do I sign up?

MOE-subsidised programmes

Individuals are not required to submit an application for the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Those pursuing MOE-subsidised programmes for course semesters commencing from 1 July 2015, will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by the institution if they are eligible for the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy.


SSG-supported courses

For SSG-supported programmes commencing from 1 October 2015, individuals may enrol directly with SSG-appointed CET Centres or with training providers of SSG-supported certifiable-skills training courses. You will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG’s grant).