Funding & Claims

As a self-sponsoring individual, the following are some training grants, subsidies and claims you might be eligible for:

i. SkillsFuture Credit

The SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their S$500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Self-funded individuals may utilise SkillsFuture Credit in addition to SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding to offset the nett course fee.

How to use:

For more information on SkillsFuture, please visit

ii. The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy supports and encourages lifelong learning and helps Singaporeans stay responsive to a changing workplace. Recognising that mid-career individuals may face greater challenges in undertaking training, the Government has implemented this programme to encourage mid-career Singaporeans to upskill and reskill.

Course levelCourses starting on or after 1 Jan 2022
Certifiable courses approved by SSG
SCs and PRsPMETUp to 50% of course fees
SCs aged ≥ 40 years old (SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy)PMET and non-PMETUp to 70% of course fees

iii. IRAS Course Fee Relief

Course Fees Relief is given to encourage individuals to continuously upgrade their skills and enhance employability. You may claim the actual course fees incurred by yourself, up to a maximum of $5,500 each year regardless of the number of courses, seminars or conferences you have attended. For more information on IRAS and courses that qualify for relief, please visit

iv. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) For NTUC Members (Click To View Application Criteria and Steps)