Encouraging individuals to take ownership

of their skills development and learning journey

 

What is it?

Opening SkillsFuture Credit of $500

Introduced in 2015, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500. 

 

One-off SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up

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 was provided to every Singapore Citizen aged 25 years and above as at 31 December 2020.

 

Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)

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

NEW  From May 2024, a SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career) top-up of $4,000, to further offset out-of-pocket course fees for selected courses that are oriented towards meeting industry and employment needs.
This is part of the SkillsFuture Level-Up Programme to strengthen support for mid-career workers. More details will be released at a later date.

 

SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up

  • All Singaporeans who are 25 years or above as at 31 Dec 2020

  • One-time S$500 credit top-up

  • Claimable for full range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses

  • Expires on 31 Dec 2025

Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)

  • Expires on 31 Dec 2025

  • Additional one-off special S$500 credit

  • From 1 June 2022, eligible courses will be expanded to include: courses delivered by SSG-appointed CET centres, courses that fulfil training requirements for Progressive Wage Model sectors, and Full qualification programmes delivered by Institutes of Higher Learning.

  • Expires on 31 Dec 2025


 

 

What can I use SFC for?

SkillsFuture Credit can be used on top of existing government course subsidies to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses

  • Courses subsidised or approved by SkillsFuture Singapore including online courses

  • Selected courses offered by Ministry of Education (MOE)-funded institutions*

  • Courses supported by public agencies

  • SkillsFuture@PA courses offered by the People’s Association, courses offered by the Infocommunications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)’s Silver Infocomm Junctions and selected courses under National Silver Academy.

* Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics, autonomous universities, LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

View SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses

SkillsFuture Credit Scenarios

I am turning 25 on 8 Jul 2020. How much SkillsFuture Credit will I receive?

Besides the opening credit of $500, you will also receive a one-off credit top-up of $500 on 1 October 2020.

I am 47 years old on 31 Dec 2020. How much SkillsFuture Credit will I receive?

You will receive a one-time top-up credit of $500, and an additional one-time credit of $500 under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Support Package on 1 October 2020.

I am 65 years old on 31 Dec 2020. How much SkillsFuture Credit will I receive?

Besides the opening credit of $500, you will also receive a one-off credit of $500 on 1 October 2020.

If you need help on claims, please call or visit skillsfuture.gov.sg/feedback.

If you wish to report on suspicious SkillsFuture - related practices, please call or email audit@ssg.gov.sg

Frequently Asked Questions

                               
28 Jun 2023