SkillsFuture Study Award for Hotel Sector Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

Singapore’s Hotel industry has experienced robust growth over the past decade. It currently accounts for 1 per cent of Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product and is an important component of the tourism industry. At the end of 2016, there are 413 licensed Hotels with 63,850 rooms.

The Hotel industry provides opportunities for its workforce to deepen skills in areas that are essential for the sector to stay competitive.

Eligibility Criteria and Supported Courses

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with at least 2 years of work experience in the Hotel industry

  • Currently employed/previously employed in a licensed hotel**(Please visit LicenceOne for Hotels to check if the hotel is licensed)

  • Committed to deepening skills in the industry

  • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the Hotel industry

  • Relevance of course to current / future job function

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

  • Meets entry requirements for the selected course of study

  • Must not have completed course of study at the point of application

  • Must not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award, or a recipient of any government scholarship, government award, or full sponsorship provided by company or external entities for the selected course of study

Supported Courses

As a guideline, supported courses should have clear learning outcomes, equip applicants with deeper skills that can be applied to their workplace in the Hotel industry, and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Courses with WSQ Certificate, WSQ Advanced Certificate, WSQ Diploma

  • Courses provided by MOE-publicly funded institutes (NITEC, Higher NITEC, Diploma, Specialist Diploma, Degree, Masters)

  • Courses provided by CPE-registered institutes with EduTrust (Certificate, Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma, Specialist Diploma, Degree, Masters)
    Please visit CPE to check if institute is registered and with EduTrust

Applications submitted for other courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please click here for examples of courses supported.

*Conferences, seminars and workshops are not supported.

Application Period

Application window Course commencement period
14 Aug 2017 – 13 Oct 2017 Before 13 Oct 2018
16 Apr 2018 – 15 Jun 2018 Before 15 Jun 2019
14 Aug 2018 – 13 Oct 2018 Before 13 Oct 2019

Please ensure that the course commencement date falls within the stipulated period of the respective application windows.

Evaluation Process and Claim Process

Evaluation Process

All SkillsFuture Study Award applications will be evaluated holistically, and the Study Award is not guaranteed. Applications with incomplete or inaccurate documentation will not be considered. STB will contact all applicants within 6 to 8 weeks after the closing date of each application window. Please contact should you not hear from STB about your application by then.

Please note that STB will contact Course Providers to verify all supporting documents provided by Award Recipient at:

  i. the point of evaluation;
ii. at least 50% course completion*; and
iii. 100% course completion*.

STB reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete or inaccurate application.

Claim Process

Successful shortlisted applicants will receive a Letter of Award which should be signed and returned to STB within 10 working days from the date of the Letter. The full sum of S$5,000 will be disbursed 2-3 months to the award recipient after he/she completes at least 50% of the course and submits the required claim disbursement documents:

a. Original signed Claim Form (provided as Annex C in the Letter of Award)

b. Proof of 50% course completion (provided as Annex D in the Letter of Award), OR official course certificate (scanned copy/softcopy from course provider)

In the event that the award recipient does not fully complete the course after receiving the award monies, the full sum of S$5,000 will need to be returned.

*Please note that 50% or 100% course completion would include passing of related assessment(s) or examination(s), (if any).

Application Process and Enquiries

Application Process

Step 1:

Download the Application Form (link at bottom of this page under “Click here to download the Application Form”).

  • Complete the required Sections A, B, E, G (excluding reasons for nomination) and H. Do not fill in Sections C, D and F. Please type your responses directly into the Application Form. The form can be edited, and you will also be able to save and continue your work at your convenience. Hand-written or scanned applications will not be accepted.

Step 2:

Submit the required supporting documents below in PDF format with your application number (e.g. STB-H-201XXXXX- XXXXXXXXX) as the email subject title to

  1. Annex A (click here to download)

  2. Scanned coloured copy of NRIC (front and back)

  3. Proof of Course Fee Payment and Letter of Course Acceptance

    • For applicants who have already registered and paid for the selected course of study, please submit these documents to STB during application.

    • For applicants who have yet to register and/or paid for the selected course of study, kindly note that should you be shortlisted, you will be required to submit these documents to STB for further assessment.




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.


For complete submission, please ensure that supporting documents are sent via email to  

Please note that the SkillsFuture Study Award is subject to periodic review for sector relevance.