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What is NTUC UTAP?

NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.

There is also Enhanced UTAP Funding for NTUC members aged 40 and above. These members can enjoy higher funding support up to $500 per individual each year, capped at 50% of unfunded course fees, for courses attended between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2025.

What Courses Can I Enrol for with NTUC-UTAP?

As tech skills become increasingly in-demand in Singapore, many are making the move to upskill in tech. With the NTUC UTAP funding, you’ll be able to take up relevant courses and stay competitive in the job market. Vertical Institute offers tech courses that are eligible for NTUC UTAP funding.

Data Analytics

Learn Excel, SQL, Tableau; leverage data for business decisions.

Claimable with SFC and UTAP


Acquire key cybersecurity skills and tools for a career boost.

Claimable with SFC and UTAP

UX Design

Design impactful digital experiences and enhance your portfolio.

Claimable with SFC and UTAP

Digital Marketing

Gain digital marketing skills in SEO, SEM, social media & more.

Claimable with SFC and UTAP

Advanced Data Analytics

Master advanced Excel, SQL, Tableau with Singaporean’s data experts.

Claimable with SFC and UTAP

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Learn about Bitcoin, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, NFTs and more.

Claimable with SFC and UTAP

Am I Eligible for UTAP?

Find out if you’re eligible for UTAP and unlock potential funding for your further education. Start your journey towards enhanced skills and opportunities today!

UTAP is available for all NTUC members who meet the following requirements:

  1. Paid-up NTUC union membership before course commencement, during the entirety of the course duration, and at the point of claim.
  2. Courses by the training provider must be supported under UTAP, and the course training must commence within the supported period.
  3. Courses taken must not be funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding. The unfunded course fee must be S$20 and above.
  4. You must have achieved a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed course examination(s), if any.

How it Works

Members are unable to select the amount they wish to claim from UTAP. Instead, UTAP funding is fixed at 50% of the unfunded course fees and capped at $500 every year. The table below is an example of how the NTUC UTAP funding works. Please note that it is only applied after the application of other government subsidies such as IBF Funding and SkillsFuture Credits

(a) Course price (Before GST) $2500
(b) Course price (After GST) $2675
(c) Less IBF Subsidy (e.g 90% of (a)) ($2250)
(d) Course Fee Payable (after IBF Subsidy) $425
(e) SkillsFuture Credit (e.g. $200) ($200)
(f) NTUC Member pays $225
(g) NTUC Member claims 50% of (f) from UTAP $225

How to Claim NTUC UTAP

UTAP claims can be made after course completion (within 6 months after the course ends). Before applying for UTAP, ensure that the course training commences within the supported period, as application of UTAP on training that starts after the stipulated date will be rejected.

You can check the status of your UTAP claim application by going to NTUC’s ‘E-SERVICES’ tab and clicking on ‘LinkPoints/Rebates/UTAP Balance’. If the application is approved, you will receive your UTAP funding within 4 to 6 weeks by GIRO or cheque (in the event that your bank account information cannot be verified).

To support your claim, you may be requested to submit a copy of your course certificate/tax invoice/tax receipt/statement of evidence via email – please ensure that you keep a copy of these supporting documents for audit checks when necessary.

Step 1

Visit http://www.ntuc.org.sg

Step 2

Login to your U Portal account

Step 3

Click on e-Services, then UTAP Application – click the ‘Read More’ button to proceed

Step 4

Declare your NTUC Membership

Step 5

Fill in your course information, and check that your particulars and bank account information is correct

Step 6

Once confirmed, click ‘Submit’

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for NTUC UTAP?

The Union Training Assistance Program (UTAP) is a training benefit for NTUC members to cover their cost of training. This initiative was made to encourage more NTUC members to upskill themselves with the relevant in-demand skills.

How do I apply for NTUC UTAP?

You can apply for UTAP via the website – https://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg/ within 6 months after successful completion of the course. Do note that late applications exceeding 6 months from the course end date will be voided.

When can I receive my claims?

Once you have met the claiming criteria and completed the claim successfully, you should receive your claim(s) within 4 to 6 weeks after submitting the relevant information. For audit purposes, you may be required to submit relevant documents such as course fee receipts, certificates, and more whenever requested by NTUC. Failure to do so may result in claim delay, or rejection.

Is there a limit to the number of courses that I can apply for UTAP?

Depending on the course duration, you may apply for more than one course in a year, as long as you do not exceed your annual cap of $250 / $500.

How do I check my NTUC membership status?

You may check your NTUC membership status by calling the hotline at 6213 8008 and select the following options:

  1. Press 1 for member
  2. Provide your NRIC number
  3. Press 1 again to check your membership status

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