SkillsFuture Study Award for the ICT Sector


Sector Overview

As Singapore transitions to a Smart Nation, Infocomm Technology (ICT) will be a key driver in transforming the way we live, work, play and learn in Singapore. A key enabler for all business sectors, ICT will enhance Singapore’s competitiveness by raising productivity and transforming work processes through a highly-skilled and specialised workforce.

In 2015, 172,800 infocomm professionals were hired across all sectors in Singapore. Singapore will continue to grow as an important centre of trade and commerce, attracting multinational corporations and international tech start-ups to our shores.

Exciting career prospects abound for individuals who are keen to forge a rewarding and fulfilling career in ICT. In the first half of 2016, a Hudson Report revealed that ICT is one of the top 3 sectors where employers are looking to increase their manpower.

Eligibility Criteria*

  • Singaporeans with at least 3 years of ICT work experience
  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
  • Not a recipient of any Government-funded scholarship/sponsorship for the same course
  • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the infocomm sector
  • Applicants should have at least 8 weeks of studies remaining for the course he/she has applied for, from the application closing date
  • Applicants will only be given the official offer of the Study Award upon submitting a proof of acceptance/enrolment into the course
  • Priority will be given to applicants who:
    • are non-public officers. Public officers are encouraged to apply for in-house schemes in their own organisations;
    • are able to complete the course latest by December 2018; and
    • would still have to pay a course fee of $5,000 or more (after all subsidies/sponsorships).
*Please submit the following supporting documents to skillsfuture@imda.gov.sg:
  1. Scanned coloured copy of IC (front and back); 
  2. A copy of your resume / CV; 
  3. Scanned copy of Letter of Acceptance / Matriculation from the institution (if any); 
  4. Scanned copy of proof of payment such as past invoices/receipts (if any);
  5. Course curriculum/outline on selected course of study; and
  6. Certifications / Transcripts and Portfolio (if any).

Supported Courses

The following are some examples of courses that can be considered:
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Master of Computing in Infocomm Security
  • Master of Technology in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
Applicants may submit other courses for IMDA’s review and consideration on a case-by-case basis.

Application Window Period

10 November 2016 to 20 January 2017 

Click here to apply.

Evaluation Process

Applications may take about 8 weeks to be evaluated after the application closing date. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Note:
  • Applicants who have met the eligibility criteria do not automatically qualify for the SkillsFuture Study Award.
  • IMDA’s decision is final and binding. Enquiries or disputes on or in connection with its decisions will not be entertained. 
  • IMDA reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete application.
  • IMDA is not liable or responsible for the accuracy, reliability or completeness of content or information published on other third-party websites on or in connection with the SkillsFuture Study Awards.

Enquiries

Contact us at skillsfuture@imda.gov.sg

Frequently Asked Questions for SkillsFuture Study Awards

Frequently Asked Questions for SkillsFuture Study Awards for ICT Sector