Course Fee Subsidies and Absentee Payroll Funding are available for employers sponsoring employees who are either a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.

1. Course Fee Subsidy

  Course Type  All Singapore Citizens and PRs Singapore Citizens
(both SME and Non-SME sponsored)  
Non-SME Sponsored  SME Sponsored1  Aged ≥ 40 Years2 
Cat-B SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level  80% of course fees, capped at $17/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $25/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $25/hour
PME Level 50% of course fees, capped at $15/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $50/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $50/hour (or capped amount as specified by SSG)
Cat-C SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level $2/hour
PME Level

1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy.
3 70% funding is upfront. Additional 20% is claimable via SSG’s skillconnect portal.

2. Absentee Payroll Funding

  Course Type  All Singapore Citizens and PRs Singapore Citizens
(both SME and Non-SME sponsored)  
Non-SME Sponsored  SME Sponsored1
Cat-B SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level  80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
For training outside working hours, subject to employer top-up of balance 20% of hourly basic salary, capped at $1.10/hr
80% of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
For training outside working hours, subject to employer top-up of balance 20% of hourly basic salary, capped at $1.90/hr
PME Level
Cat-C SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level -
PME Level

1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme.

Notes:

  • Further information on Absentee Payroll Funding – click here.
  • On how to calculate the amount of absentee payroll funding you can receive, click here.
  • For more information on SSG training grant application, click here.
  Course Type  All Singapore Citizens and PRs aged ≥ 21 Years Singapore Citizens
Aged ≥ 40 Years1 
Cat-B SSG Funded Courses Non-PME Level  80% of course fees, capped at $17/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $25/hour
PME Level 50% of course fees, capped at $15/hour 90% of course fees, capped at $50/hour (or capped amount as specified by SSG)

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.