Funding Schemes

Workforce Skill Qualification (WSQ)


Course Fee Funding (with effect from 1 January 2022)

If you are a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident (PR), you can enjoy a 50-70% course fee subsidies on all WSQ courses at SEAS. You will only need to pay the net fee (course fee after SSG’s grant).


Type Courses starting on or after 1 Jan 2022
Certifiable courses approved by SSG SCs and PRs Up to 50% of course fees
SCs aged ≥ 40 years old (SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy) Up to 70% of course fees
SMEs (Enhanced Training Support for SMEs) Up to 70% of course fees


Enhanced Funding Support for SME

Under the Enhanced Funding Support and Productivity Innovation Credit, your staff will acquire new skills through training, while your company will get to receive additional financial support. As an SME, you will receive:-


How To Be Eligible To Be SME?

Company’s annual sales turnover of not more than S$100 million OR employment size not more than 200 workers.

For more details on the funding available, please refer here.


SkillsFuture Credit

Introduced in 2015, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for all WSQ courses at SEAS. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee funding.

To further encourage Singaporeans to take timely action to reskill and upskill to seize opportunities in the future economy, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up of $500 will be provided to every Singapore Citizen aged 25 years and above as at 31 December 2020.

From 1 October 2020, this top-up can be used on all SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses, and will expire on 31 Dec 2025.

To improve individuals’ access to career transition programmes, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit of $500 will be provided to every Singapore Citizen (SC) aged 40 to 60 (inclusive) as at 31 December 2020. This will be over and above the $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for SCs aged 25 and above as at 31 December 2020.

From 1 October 2020, eligible individuals can use the Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) on (i) SGUnited Skills Programme, (ii) SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training, and (iii) Career Transition Programmes.

All unused credit from this additional SkillsFuture Credit will expire on 31 December 2025.

Only self-sponsored Singaporean applicants can use this credit and application must be submitted via SkillsFuture Portal within 60 days from the course commencement date.

Participants who are not successful at achieving a competent outcome from the WSQ funded programs will be billed the full course fee. SEAS reserves the right to invoice the outstanding amount from participants who are not yet competent at their assessment.

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading.
NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.

For more information to apply for UTAP, click here.