Singapore's highest skills award

Presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore, the SkillsFuture Fellowships honour individuals as masters of skills and mentors of future talent, with a monetary award of $10,000 to support their continued journey towards skills mastery.

Read more about our 2017 SkillsFuture Fellows here.


The SkillsFuture Fellowships are open to all Singapore Citizens with at least 10 years of working experience in the same (or related) industry or job function.

Judging process

All applications/nominations will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprising senior representatives from the industry, unions, and the government.

The judging panel will look for applicants/nominees who exhibit:

  • Deep skills in relevant areas of their professional and technical expertise;
  • A strong personal commitment to lifelong learning and mastery of domain, with plans to continue their pursuit of skills mastery;
  • Significant contribution to the skills development of others as an active advocate for lifelong learning.

Award ceremony

As the Patron of the SkillsFuture Fellowships, the President of the Republic of Singapore will honour the recipients at an award ceremony, recognising them as SkillsFuture Fellows – masters of their domains and shapers of Singapore’s future.

How to apply

Applications are open now to 31 Mar 2018.

You can apply directly or nominate masters of skills who inspire you. Nominations can be submitted by individuals, employers, trade associations and chambers, or unions.

Applicants/nominees are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their current or past employer, or from a business associate in the case of self-employed individuals. Referees must have known the applicant for at least one year. (Download a template for the Letter of Recommendation below.)


For further enquiries, please contact SNEF, the appointed Programme Manager for SkillsFuture Fellowship, at

Applications must be submitted via the SkillsFuture Fellowship application portal. (Apply now, click button below)