In keeping with the government’s aim to nurture lifelong learners, SSI aims to help our learners develop and deepen specialist skills or nurture other professional competencies that will enable them to increase their societal impact.
As a social service professional, you must be able to:
Anticipate and plan for changing needs.
Mobilise community resources.
Provide integrated and holistic solutions.
Work with policy-makers to improve social programmes and policies.
With the SkillsFuture Study Award, we empower you to do just that.
To be eligible for the SkillsFuture Study Award, you must:
Be a Singapore citizen.
Have at least two years of full-time social service sector work experience. This can be accumulated across different years.
Currently hold or have held a position in one of the key social service professions (e.g. Counsellor, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) Teacher, Psychologist, Social Worker, Therapist or in managerial or support positions such as a Social Work Associate, Social Service Assistant etc.)
Not be a previous SkillsFuture Study Award recipient.
Be committed to deepening skills that are relevant to the social service sector.
Preferably be employed by an NCSS member SSA or MSF-funded SSA
Have a good track record in contributing to the learning and development of yourself and/or others.
Demonstrate good work performance, possess a spirit of self-improvement and upgrading, as well as a commitment to the social service sector.
Not be serving any current bond. If you are on the Professional Development and Management Programme (PDMP), Leadership Development Programme (LDP), Sabbatical Leave Scheme (SLS) or Scholarship Scheme, you must declare this upon application. You can only apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award after completing your bond/Minimum Service Period (MSP).
Be undertaking the programme or course at the point of application and the programme or course completion date is at least six months from the date of application.
Applicants who meet the above mentioned criteria can also be nominated for the award by their employers.
Courses eligible under the SkillsFuture Study Award
The SkillsFuture Study Award only supports courses or academic programmes that have a course fee of $2,500 and above and which falls under one or more of the following categories shown below.
Courses are conducted by SSI and/or are funded by VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF).
Courses are identified by your SSA. This applicable to candidates who are nominated by their employers.
Courses lead to a recognised social service qualification (i.e. Graduate Diploma in Social Work etc.)
How to Apply
Applicants will be required to submit their application online via SSG’s Application Management system (AMS).
The application period is open every quarter, unless stated otherwise. Refer to the table below for details on the application, processing and disbursement period.
|Apr 2020 - Jun 2020
||Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
||Aug 2019 - Sep 2020
|18 Jul 2020 - Sep 2020
||Oct 2020 - Nov 2020
||Nov 2019 - Dec 2020
|Oct 2020 - Nov 2020
||Jan 2021 - Feb 2021
||Feb 2021 - Mar 2021
Evaluation & Outcome
Your application will be processed and evaluated after the application period for the quarter has ended. You will be informed about the application outcome approximately six weeks from the application closing date. Completed applications will be processed based on the eligibility criteria and on a first come first serve basis.
Applications will also be subjected to the spaces available based on the award cap. In the event that the cap on the number of awards to be given out in a particular year has already been reached, applications received thereafter will not be processed. Incomplete applications or applications without supporting documents will also not be processed. Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email.
To find out more about the SkillsFuture Study Award, visit the SkillsFuture website .
Alternatively, you can email us at Skillsfuture_Study_Awards@ncss.gov.sg for any enquiries. You will receive a response to your enquiry within three working days.