SkillsFuture Study Award for
Ministry of Law (MinLaw)
Accurate as of 27 Sep 2021
Sector Overview

The Legal industry plays an important role in Singapore’s economy. A strong Legal industry is both an enabler for other sectors of the economy, as well as an economic engine in its own right.

Today, it is estimated that the Legal industry employs more than 12,000 employees, who serve the legal needs of businesses and individuals in Singapore and overseas.

There is an opportunity for the Legal industry to grow by increasing the export of services and seizing opportunities that are available in the region and beyond.

In this regard, the Government will continue to support the development of Legal professionals to ensure that they remain relevant and competitive. Those involved in the management and administration of a law practice should be equipped with the requisite leadership skills, e.g. strategic planning, talent management, which will enable them to lead their firms effectively. Those offering legal services should also be equipped with multi-jurisdictional skills to meet the needs of clients who are demanding more multi-jurisdictional advice and support in the region.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Singaporeans with at least 3 years of work experience in the Legal industry; applicants should provide third-party documents such as CPF statements, employment letters or practising certificates as valid proof of their years of work experience

  • Committed to deepening skills in the Legal industry

  • Firms’ nominations are highly encouraged. Firms should provide reasons for the nomination, details of the nominee’s work performance, potential for the nominee’s advancement in the company/sector, and explain how the course of study will help the nominee fulfil his or her current and future job requirements

  • Provide proof of admission to the selected course of study

  • Applicants must not have completed the course of study at the point of application

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

  • Applicants should upload all supporting documents for their applications to be considered complete, only complete applications will be assessed

Supported Courses



Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)

Note: With effect from September 2021, the SQE will replace the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) – please check the examination’s official website for more information.

SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme (SILLP) Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)
New York State Bar Exam New York State Bar

Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification

Note: Applicants must be prepared to complete all modules under the Qualification to be eligible for the SkillsFuture Study Award (Legal).

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)

Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency Law

Note: Applicants must be prepared to complete all modules under the Foundation Certificate to be eligible for the SkillsFuture Study Award (Legal).

INSOL International
Global Insolvency Practice Course INSOL International
China Ready Programme Han Culture & Education Group (HCEG)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Singapore Management University (SMU)
Family Therapeutic Justice Certification Programme Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

There is no closing date for application for the other courses supported under SkillsFuture Study Awards (Legal).

Applications should be submitted after enrolment but prior to the completion of the respective courses.


Evaluation Process

Evaluation of applications will take about 2 to 8 weeks after the submission of applications.  Final outcomes of the applications will be conveyed to applicants with complete applications (i.e. all supporting documents, as listed under “Eligibility Criteria” section, submitted) within 8 weeks of submission.