SkillsFuture Study Award for Financial Sector
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)


Sector Overview

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with minimum 3 years of work experience in the financial sector

  • Committed to deepening skills in the sector

  • Has track record of contributing to the learning or training of self and/or others

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

Supported Courses

Supportable courses include, but are not limited to, short-term executive technical courses and specialist diplomas programmes such as:

Course Institution
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

This is an illustrative list and is not intended to be exhaustive. Applicants can take more than one course as part of the $5000 SkillsFuture Study Award and are encouraged to do so to maximize your learning opportunities under the SkillsFuture Study Award.

Please note that the online submission page will not accept other documents aside from the SkillsFuture Study Award application form. You may forward the following supporting documents to after you have submitted your SkillsFuture Study Award application form online.

1) Details of additional course(s), if applicable [Click here for the Additional Course(s) Application Form]

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Course Commencement Period Application Period for SkillsFuture Study Award
1 Apr 2017 to 31 Mar 2018 24 Oct 2016 to 31 Jan 2017

Evaluation of applications will take about 8 to 12 weeks after the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.



Click here to download the application form

Submit your completed application form

Note: Please type your responses directly into the PDF application form. The form is editable, and you will also be able to save and continue your work at your convenience. Hand-written or scanned applications will not be accepted.