(updated 16 Nov 2020)

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Further study provides a chance to progress to a higher qualification, learn new skills, or open doors to a new career.

Here is a collated list of scholarships and training programmes available for media freelancers.

Scholarships & Training Programmes

IMDA Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship

These industry scholarships are for Polytechnic, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. Visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/imtalent/guidance/scholarships for more details.

IMDA Singapore Digital (SG:D) Talent Programmes

Visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/imtalent/programmes and select ‘Media’ for the full list of IMDA programmes available for media professionals.

Skillsfuture Programmes

SkillsFuture Study Award

Monetary award of S$5,000, can also be used on top of existing Government course fee subsidies. Applicants for the SkillsFuture Study Award, are not required to serve a bond.

The following are some examples of courses that can be considered:

  • Diploma in Film, Sound and Video
  • Diploma in Multimedia and Animation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Game Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking
  • Master of Fine Arts

Applicants may also submit other courses for IMDA’s review, assessment and consideration on a case-by-case basis.

SkillsFuture Series

These short, industry-relevant training programmes  focus on emerging skills.  Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. (Log in to MySkillsFuture to check your credit balance)  These courses are also applicable for Training Allowance under the NTUC Training Fund.

Skills Framework for Media

The Skills Framework provides key information on sector, career pathways, occupations/job roles, and a list of training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

For fuller details, visit: https://www.skillsfuture.sg/skills-framework/media

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

All Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-supported courses, and at least 90% of programme cost for MOE-subsidised full-time and part-time courses, including modular courses in publicly funded post-secondary education institutions and additional reductions in MOE-funded diploma and degree courses.

SkillsFuture Fellowships and Employer Awards

Awarded by the President of Singapore, the SkillsFuture Fellowships recognises individuals for mastery of skills and commitment to continuing education. Those awarded with Fellowships, are given a grant of $10,000, to pursue further courses to hone their craft.

SkillsFuture Employer Awards are awarded to exemplary employers who have made significant efforts to invest in employee training and support the SkillsFuture effort through the development of structured skills-based career pathways for their employees. The SkillsFuture Employer Awards are recognition awards and nonmonetary in nature.