14 April 2016

Singaporeans can apply for government grants to support studies in infocomm, media, and design

Applications for the SkillsFuture Study Awards for the Infocomm, Media and Design sectors will open up to 14 June 2016.

Announced by Singapore Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)’s Committee of Supply Debate* 2016, the SkillsFuture Study Award encourages Singaporeans to take ownership of their own skills upgrading, in order to deepen specialist skills needed by future economic growth sectors.

A total of 310 SkillsFuture Study Awards will be available for application by Singaporeans who are in their early to mid-stages of their career and are interested in deepening their skills in the Infocomm, Media and Design sectors. These include:

 150 awards from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA);
 70 awards from the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and;
 90 awards from the DesignSingapore Council

Each award, valued at S$5,000, can be used to defray the recipients’ out-of-pocket training expenses for their courses. The award is bond-free and can be used on top of existing government course fee subsidies.


Apply for the SkillsFuture Study AwardIt is open for applications by Singaporeans, and nominations by employers. Applicants should:

 Have at least three years of working experience in the relevant sector
 Not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

Read the TechTrade Asia blog post about Singapore's drive to strengthen infocomm skills

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*A Committee of Supply in Singapore consists of the whole Parliament, which will debate to consider the business of supply. It usually sits for seven days or more to deal with the estimates of expenditure for the coming financial year. The Committee considers each ministry’s request for funds and votes on it. In 2016, the debate runs from 6 to 14 April.