What is Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy

The SkillsFuture Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) supports and encourages lifelong learning and helps Singaporeans stay responsive to a changing workplace. Recognising that mid career individuals may face greater challenges in undertaking training, the Government has implemented this programme to encourage mid career Singaporeans to upskill and reskill.

​Who is eligible for Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy

The Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.


SkillsFuture Enhanced Subsidy for courses

Eligible individuals will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fees (See Table 1.) for over 8,000 SSG-supported courses with effect from 1 October 2015, and at least 90% of programme cost for MOE-subsidised full-time and part-time courses ranging from Nitec to postgraduate1 level in the following institutions for course semesters commencing from 1 July 2015.

  • Autonomous Universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD and SIT) and SIM University (UniSIM)

  • Polytechnics

  • Institute of Technical Education

  • LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Enhanced Course Fee Subsidies for SSG-supported Courses

Existing SSG-courses that are already subsidised at 90% or higher will continue to be subsidised at the current levels. These include SSG-supported courses for non-PME level courses conducted at SSG CET Centres, as well as SSG-supported courses for eligible individuals under the Workfare Training Support Scheme.

1 For postgraduate level courses, only postgraduate degree by coursework programmes are eligible for the enhanced subsidies.

How to apply for Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy

MOE-subsidised programmes

Individuals are not required to submit an application for the SkillsFuture Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy. Those pursuing MOE-subsidised programmes for course semesters commencing from 1 July 2015, will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by the institution if they are eligible for the SkillsFuture Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy.

SSG-supported courses

For SSG-supported programmes commencing from 1 October 2015, individuals may enrol directly with SSG-appointed CET Centres or with training providers of SSG-supported certifiable-skills training courses. You will only need to pay the net fee (full course fee after SSG’s grant).

MCES Eligible Courses