The SkillsFuture Study Awards equip Singaporeans with the skills needed to benefit from quality jobs created by our economy. As Singapore continues our transition to an innovation-driven economy, new skills and competencies among Singaporeans will be in demand. Jobs are also evolving with new functions and existing ones requiring updated skillsets.
The SkillsFuture Study Awards encourage Singaporeans to develop and deepen specialist skills needed by future economic growth sectors or in areas of demand. It also supports Singaporeans who already have deep specialist skills to develop other competencies.
How does it work?
You will receive a monetary award of S$5,000 which you can use to defray out-of-pocket-expenses associated with the course that you will be taking. It can also be used on top of Government course fee subsidies. You do not need to serve a bond. See our list of FAQ's at the bottom of the page.
For enquiries please email studyawardHR@ihrp.sg or visit the website SkillsFuture Study Award Details (myskillsfuture.gov.sg). You can also download the application guide.
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.
Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has appointed the Institute of HR Professionals (IHRP) as the program manager to administer the Study Award.
IHRP is the HR professional body set up by the tripartite partners (namely Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)) to set up the HR standards of excellence and enable human capital development in enterprises. More information on IHRP can be found on IHRP's website at ihrp.sg
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Relevant HR courses including certificate, diploma, postgraduate diploma, degree and HR professional development
These include CMC's Practitioner Certification Programme.
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.
Kindly note that the SkillsFuture Study Award application window period opens 05 August 2021 to 30 September 2021 and applies only to courses that start within the period of October 2021 to March 2022. Do keep a lookout and submit applications through the portal, taking note of the eligibility criteria.
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 - 10 weeks after the closing dates for Award application. All applicants will be notified via email of the outcome of their application.