SkillsFuture Fellowships

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 SkillsFuture Fellows for 2019 here

Read more about our SkillsFuture Fellows for 2018 here

Read more about our SkillsFuture Fellows for 2017 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 will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprising representatives from the industry, unions, and the government.

The judging criteria are as follows:

  • Deep skills in relevant areas of their professional and technical expertise
    (e.g. carrying out or has carried out job responsibilities requiring high level of professional and/or technical expertise, demonstrates sustained career and/or skills progression in the course of your career, achieved industry or employer recognition of your expertise in the field)
  • A strong personal commitment to lifelong learning and mastery of domain, with plans to continue their pursuit of skills mastery
    (e.g. has developed a well-defined plan to pursue further training in relevant skills areas, continually deepens skills or acquires new skills and knowledge to add value to your career development)
  • Significant contribution to the skills development of others as an active advocate for lifelong learning
    (e.g. has a well-defined plan to further the SkillsFuture movement by contributing towards the skills development of others, participates actively in industry associations, government-related tripartite committees, or champions industry initiatives to support the skills development of others)

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 closed. Shortlisted applicants will be notified in May/Jun 2019.

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