I am a student or fresh graduate
I am a student or fresh graduate
More support, whether you’re studying or job-hunting
Saving jobs and livelihoods

Incentives for employers to hire local workers who have undergone reskilling or training programmes

  • 20% of monthly salary support for 6 months, capped at $6,000 in total, when hiring workers under aged 40 and above

SkillsFuture Credit top-up for training

  • One-off $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for adult Singaporeans
  • Check out the available courses

Creation of Job and Training opportunities

SGUnited Jobs and Traineeships

  • Over 123,000 opportunities made available
  • 21,000 traineeships for first-time job seekers – applications closed in December 2020
  • Training allowance of $1,200 per month (for course duration) for 30,000 job seekers under the SGUnited Skills programme

Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website


Giving every child a good start in life
Higher financial assistance for students

Opportunities for individuals

  • A Singaporean child will receive over $180,000 of education subsidies by the time they turn 16
  • Higher annual bursaries for students across all education levels
  • Higher transport and school meal subsidies for primary, secondary and pre-university students
  • Higher education bursaries increased from $148 million to $198 million per year
  • ITE students from low-income households will get a 100% tuition fee subsidy
Support for students with special educational needs
  • More Special Education Schools to be set up
  • Peer Support Intervention Programmes will be extended to all mainstream schools
Encouraging students to learn for life
  • Students will be equipped with mental health and cyber-wellness knowledge, and learn when to seek help
  • Character and Citizenship Education will build a strong foundation of moral values, good character and resilience for students
  • Digital literacy in schools and Institutes of Higher Learning will be enhanced through the National Digital Literacy Programme
  • Students will be able to build a deeper understanding and appreciation for Asia with more opportunities to visit ASEAN countries
Strengthening digital literacy
  • New digital platforms for online teaching and learning
  • Accelerated timeline for all secondary school students to own a digital learning device by 2021
  • An additional $200 Edusave top-up in 2020 to support their purchase

Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website


Reliable, accessible and affordable public transport
Smoother cross-island commutes
  • By 2024: Thomson-East Coast Line for faster trips around town
  • By 2028: Jurong Region Line to get around Western Singapore easily
  • From 2029: Cross Island Line for more convenient journeys to the East and West
  • Learn more about our rail expansion
A more connected Singapore
  • By 2030, 8 in 10 households will be within a 10-minute walk from a train station
  • By 2040, you can reach your nearest neighbourhood centre within 20 minutes, and expect most peak-hour journeys to be under 45 minutes, using Walk-Cycle-Ride modes of transport
  • Learn more about our transport masterplan
Affordable transport
  • More than $1 subsidy per journey for all
  • More concessions for students
  • 450,000 Public Transport Vouchers worth $10 each to benefit 1 in 5 households (Application deadline: 31 January 2021)
  • Calculate your fare
Greater convenience for all
  • 200km of covered walkways to get from public transport nodes to your home, school and places like clinicsall
  • More inclusive transport for all, such as Priority Queues, Priority Cabins and wheelchair-accessible facilities

Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website