SkillsFuture Study Award for
Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
Programme is not available for application.
Sector Overview

Singapore’s Hotel industry has experienced robust growth over the past decade. It currently accounts for 1 per cent of Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product and is an important component of the tourism industry. At the end of 2019, there are  413 licensed Hotels with 69,367 rooms.

The Hotel industry provides opportunities for its workforce to deepen skills in areas that are essential for the sector to stay competitive.

Eligibility Criteria and Supported Courses

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with at least 2 years of work experience in the Hotel industry

  • Currently employed/previously employed in a licensed hotel**(Please visit LicenceOne for Hotels to check if the hotel is licensed)

  • Committed to deepening skills in the industry

  • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the Hotel industry

  • Relevance of course to current / future job function

  • Has track record of contributing to the learning or training of self and/or others

  • Meets entry requirements for the selected course of study

  • Must not have completed course of study at the point of application

  • Must not be a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award, or a recipient of any government scholarship, government award, or full sponsorship provided by company or external entities for the selected course of study


Supported Courses

As a guideline, supported courses should have clear learning outcomes, equip applicants with deeper skills that can be applied to their workplace in the Hotel industry, and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Courses with WSQ Certificate, WSQ Advanced Certificate, WSQ Diploma

  • Courses provided by MOE-publicly funded institutes (NITEC, Higher NITEC, Diploma, Specialist Diploma, Degree, Masters)

  • Courses provided by CPE-registered institutes with EduTrust (Certificate, Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma, Specialist Diploma, Degree, Masters)
    Please visit CPE and select all 3 options under ‘EduTrust Type’ to check if institute is registered and with EduTrust

Applications submitted for other courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please click here for examples of courses supported.

*Conferences, seminars and workshops are not supported.

Application Period

   Application window

   Course commencement period       

1 Apr 2020 – 30 Jun 2020 Before 30 Jun 2021


Please ensure that the course commencement date falls within the stipulated period of the respective application windows.

Evaluation Process and Claim Process

Evaluation Process

All SkillsFuture Study Award applications will be evaluated holistically, and the Study Award is not guaranteed. Applications with incomplete or inaccurate documentation will not be considered. Please log-in to check the status of your application via the portal. STB will contact all applicants within 6 to 8 weeks after the closing date of each application window. Please contact should you not hear from STB about your application by then.

Please note that STB may contact Course Providers to verify all supporting documents provided by Award Recipient:

i. at the point of evaluation; and
ii. at the point of course completion*.

STB reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete or inaccurate application.

Claim Process

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Award, which should be signed and returned to STB within 10 working days from the date of the Letter. The full sum of S$5,000 will be disbursed within 2-3 months after the award recipient  completes the course* and submits the required claim disbursement documents as indicated in the Letter of Offer.

*Please note that course completion would include passing of related assessment(s) or examination(s), (if any).

Application Process

Click on "Apply Now" to submit an application via the online portal. Please upload the following documents in the online portal: 

  • Annex A (click here to download)
  • Proof of Course Fee Payment and Letter of Course Acceptance
    • For applicants who have already registered and paid for the selected course of study, please submit these documents to STB during application via the portal.

    • For applicants who have yet to register and/or paid for the selected course of study, kindly note that you will be required to submit these documents to STB for further assessment closer to the course dates/when requested by STB.