Singapore’s strategic location in the Asia Pacific offers investors unparalleled access to the global market. Our solid business infrastructure, global connectivity, and trade linkages also mean that investors can benefit from easy access to the 4-billion strong Asian market.
We have earned a reputation for being a stable and secure destination for investments and business expansion – Singapore’s economy has maintained a triple-A rating for many years. Our strong growth potential and the availability of a large pool of finance professionals in Singapore continue to attract many global financial institutions to operate here.
As a regional and global hub, we must continue to attract top talent. The industry will continue to invest in Singaporeans who are committed to a career in the financial sector, so that it can groom a local talent pipeline of exceptional finance professionals and leaders.
Singaporeans with minimum 3 years of work experience in the financial industry
Committed to deepening skills; has contributed to the learning and training of others
Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
Not a civil or public servant
Selected course of study should be relevant to the financial industry
Priority will be given to courses with higher net course fees (i.e. course fees after deducting awards, scholarships, grants and government funding)
- Applicants are required to declare all awards, scholarships, grants and government funding, resulting in the reduction of the amount of course fees that is payable
Applicants can take up to 2 courses to maximise learning opportunities under the SkillsFuture Study Award
Applicants must submit the Course Details Form with your application number as the email subject title to Study_Awards@mas.gov.sg after you have submitted the SkillsFuture Study Award application form online. We regret that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Supported courses should deepen skills in areas including IT and cyber security, insurance, asset and wealth management, risk management, data analytics, and compliance.
Supportable courses include, but are not limited to, short-term executive technical courses and specialist diplomas programmes such as:
|Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics||Temasek Polytechnic|
|Specialist Diploma in Cloud Data Centre Technology and Management||Nanyang Polytechnic|
|Specialist Diploma in Business & Big Data Analytics||Nanyang Polytechnic|
|Specialist Diploma In Cyber Security Management||Singapore Polytechnic|
|Specialist Diploma in Operational Risk Management||NUS Risk Management Institute|
|Advanced Diploma in Enterprise Business Analytics||Ngee Ann Polytechnic|
|Financial Market Operations and Technology: Risk Management Systems||Singapore Management University|
|Advanced Network Forensics & Analytics||SANS Institute|
|Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist||Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists|
|ICA Advanced Certificate in Governance, Risk & Compliance - IBF Level 1||International Compliance Training Academy (ICTA)|
|Financial Risk Manager Certification Training Program||NUS Risk Management Institute|
|SMU Executive Certificate in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance||Singapore Management University|
|Master of Science in Analytics||Nanyang Technological University|
|Master in Insurance & Risk Management||MIB School of Management|
|Master of Science (Project Management) with Project Finance Specialisation||National University of Singapore|
These are examples of supported courses, and the list is not meant to be exhaustive. Applicants may submit other courses for MAS' consideration on a case-by-case basis.
Application Period and Evaluation Process
|Course Commencement Period||Application Period for SkillsFuture Study Award|
|1 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019||27 Nov 2017 to 22 Jan 2018|
Successful applicants will be notified by March 2018.