People will increasingly be the differentiating factor for competitive and sustainable organisations. As Singapore’s economy transforms, organisations that value their “human capital” and invest in talent development will be in a better position to take advantage of emerging opportunities and remain competitive.
Human Resource (HR) professionals play a key role in enabling human capital development in their organisations. Acting as strategic business partners to the CEO, HR professionals can develop and implement effective and progressive people practices that help their organisations attract, develop and retain talent. Their work has a direct impact on the well-being and development of the organisation’s workforce, and is critical to Singapore’s next phase of growth.
The SkillsFuture Study Award for HR is one of the key initiatives under the HR Industry Manpower Plan (HRIMP) to strengthen the HR profession in Singapore. It supports HR professionals to continually deepen their skills in the sector, allowing them to be more effective in developing people strategies that benefit the workforce and support business transformation.
Singaporeans with at least two years of HR work experience (including unemployed individuals seeking to re-enter the workforce)
Committed to deepening skills in HR
Have track record of contributing to learning and training of self and/or others
Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
Not a recipient of any fully funded scholarship/sponsorship for the same course(s)
Must not complete the course at the point of application (this applies to applicants who have commenced their course at the point of application)
For courses that comprise several modules, applicants must complete all modules leading to the full qualification (e.g. to achieve a Certification of Completion)
Supported Courses and Application Period
Relevant HR courses including certificate, diploma, postgraduate diploma, degree and HR professional development programmes can be submitted for consideration.
Up to two relevant HR courses can be supported under each Award.
Priority will be given to applicants whose total course fees, net of any subsidies, are at least $2,500.
Application periods for 2018 will be announced by March 2018.
Application Process and Evaluation Process
What you will need
How to submit
A. Main application form
Complete the main application form (link at bottom of the page).
Submit the main application form (A) via the online portal (link at the bottom of the page).
Take note of the application number in the email acknowledgment you will receive.
B. Additional course application form
If you are applying for two courses to be supported under the Award, complete this form for your second course.
Email your additional course application form (B), if applicable, and supporting information (C) to studyawardHR@mom.gov.sg.
Use your application number as your email subject.
C. Supporting information
Applicants will be assessed based on their career plans, how they intend to use the skills and knowledge from their course, their learning track record, among other considerations. Only exemplary applicants will receive the Study Award.
Evaluation of applications will take about 8 to 10 weeks after the closing dates for Award application. All applicants will be notified via email of the outcome of their applications.
MOM reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete application.