SkillsFuture Study Award for
Infocomm Technology
Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Accurate as of 30 Dec 2020
Programme is not available for application.
Sector Overview

Infocomm technology (ICT) is a key enabler for every industry, contributing to Singapore’s economic and social growth. It has greatly enhanced Singapore’s competitiveness by raising productivity and transforming business processes in industries like finance, business services and manufacturing.

Singapore is also an Infocomm technology hub to many multinational technology companies, large local enterprises as well as a growing and vibrant tech start-up ecosystem.

As Singapore builds towards a digital economy, the ICT jobs across various sectors will more towards higher value-add knowledge work and Intellectual Property creation, leading to demand for more technical IT specialists, in areas such as IT Development, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security. Exciting career prospects abound for individuals who are keen to forge a rewarding and fulfilling career as an ICT professional. Acquiring ICT skills can further open up pathways and opportunities in various sectors.

Everyone, including working professionals and companies of all sizes, can also turn to the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA), for continuous reskilling and training opportunities to develop their ICT skills. TeSA offers various programmes to support current ICT professionals and non-ICT professionals to upgrade and acquire new skills and domain knowledge that are in demand, and to stay competitive and meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape.

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 ICT industry

  • 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 2022; 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 for IMDA’s evaluation: 

  •  A copy of your resume / CV
  • Scanned copy of Letter of Acceptance/ Matriculation from the institution (if any);
  • Scanned copy of proof of payment such as past invoices/receipts (if any);
  • Course curriculum / outline on selected course of study
  • Certifications/ Transcripts and Portfolio (if any)
  • Details of the sponsorships/scholarships/subsidies which you are receiving for the course

Examples of 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 also submit other courses for IMDA’s review and consideration on a case-by-case basis.

Application Period

Application: 15 October 2020 to 14 December 2020


Evaluation Process

Evaluation of applications will take at least 8 weeks after the application closing date. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


  • 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.



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