Quantico Centre for Communication and Information Literacy

Course subsidies and grants

Subsidies and grants are typically provided either interally through Quantico CCIL, or externally through government or private institutions. There are 3 schemes currently available. Schemes can be combined to further offset total course fees.

ASEAN subsidy

Overview

The ASEAN subsidy was made available to help participants affected by the global health pandemic. The ASEAN subsidy applies to citizens and long-term residents of any of the 10 ASEAN member states and who are enrolling within the subsidy period between 1 January 2021 and 30 September 2021. The ASEAN subsidy can also be used together with other subsidies and grants to further offset total course fees. See below for combining multiple subsidies and grants.

Fee offset

The ASEAN subsidy will offset 39.9% of the total course fee. The fee for a 2-day course, which is typically S$980.00, will be S$588.30 after subsidy. The fee for a 1-day course, which is typically S$550.00, will be S$330.17 after subsidy.

Who can apply

You are eligible for ASEAN subsidy if you are legally resident in any of these 10 ASEAN member countries — Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam — and you are enrolling within the ASEAN subsidy period between 1 January 2021 and 30 September 2021, regardless of the actual course dates. This means that even if you are attending a course on 11 October 2021, the subsidy will still apply so long as an application for enrolment is made for that course between 1 January 2021 and 30 September 2021.

How to apply

The ASEAN subsidy will be applied immediately at the point of enrolment. There is no separate application for the ASEAN subsidy. When completing any course enrolment form, participants can simply click ‘Yes’ in the subsidy section of the form. An example of how to apply the subsidy in an enrolment form is shown in the snippet below.

Apply subsidy

Total course fee (SGD)

S$980.00

Eligible participants can immediately use the ASEAN subsidy for the following courses:

Course Course fee ASEAN subsidy fee
Arts Communication [+] S$980.00 S$588.30
Authorship & Publishing [+] S$980.00 S$588.30
Branded & Corporate Storytelling [+] S$980.00 S$588.30
Copywriting [+] S$980.00 S$588.30
Digital & Content Marketing [+] S$980.00 S$588.30
Information Design [+] S$550.00 S$330.17
WordPress [+] S$980.00 S$588.30

Check your eligibility for the ASEAN Subsidy

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Question 1 of 2:
I hold citizenship, permanent residence, or a long-term visa (duration of 12 months and more) from at least one of these countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam.

Yes

No

Question 2 of 2:
I am making an enrolment application between 1 January 2021 and 30 September 2021 (both dates included), regardless of when the actual course dates are.

Yes

No

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Senior re-training subsidy

Overview

The Senior re-training subsidy was made available to Singapore Citizens and long-term residents, who are 58 years and older, to access courses and programmes at a reduced fee. The Senior re-training subsidy is applicable to all courses, and may also be used together with other subsidies and grants to further offset total course fees. See below for combining multiple subsidies and grants.

Fee offset

The Senior re-training subsidy will offset 25% of the total course fee. The fee for a 2-day course, which is typically S$980.00, will be S$735.00 after subsidy. The fee for a 1-day course, which is typically S$550.00, will be S$412.50 after subsidy.

Who can apply

You are eligible for Senior re-training subsidy if you are a Singapore Citizen or long-term resident, and you are 58 years of age at the time of enrolment, regardless of the actual course dates. This means even if you are attending a course on 10 February 2021, but turned 58 on or before 9 February 2021, the subsidy will still apply.

How to apply

A separate application is not required for the Senior re-training subsidy. However, a participant will be requested for proof of residency and age. When completing any course enrolment form, participants can indicate their eligibility for subsidy in the special instructions section of the form. An example is shown in the snippet below.

Special instructions

Eligible participants can use the Senior re-training subsidy for the following courses:

Course Course fee Senior re-training subsidy fee
Arts Communication [+] S$980.00 S$735.00
Authorship & Publishing [+] S$980.00 S$735.00
Branded & Corporate Storytelling [+] S$980.00 S$735.00
Copywriting [+] S$980.00 S$735.00
Digital & Content Marketing [+] S$980.00 S$735.00
Information Design [+] S$550.00 S$412.50
WordPress [+] S$980.00 S$735.00

Income support scheme

Overview

The Income support scheme (ISS) provides eligible participants a limited one-time grant to offset their total course fee. One-time grant values are S$100 or S$150 or S$200. The value offered to a participant depends on that participant’s income circumstances. The ISS is limited to a quota of 5 applicants per course, per calendar month. The ISS may also be used together with other subsidies and grants to further offset total course fees. See below for combining multiple subsidies and grants.

Fee offset

The ISS will offset S$100 or S$150 or S$200 of the total course fee for either a 1-day or 2-day course.

Who can apply

You are eligible for the ISS if you are a citizen or long-term resident of any of the ten ASEAN member states at the time of enrolment, regardless of the actual course dates. Note: the ISS is limited to a quota of 5 applicants per course, per calendar month.

How to apply

A separate application is not required for the ISS. However, a participant will be requested for proof of residency and income circumstances. Before completing a course enrolment form, participants are requested to contact us at +(65) 6573 7370 or email group[@]qc.sg to discuss eligibility and availability for the ISS.

Eligible participants can immediately use the ISS for the following courses:

Course Course fee After maximum ISS grant
Arts Communication [+] S$980.00 S$780.00
Authorship & Publishing [+] S$980.00 S$780.00
Branded & Corporate Storytelling [+] S$980.00 S$780.00
Copywriting [+] S$980.00 S$780.00
Digital & Content Marketing [+] S$980.00 S$780.00
Information Design [+] S$550.00 S$350.00
WordPress [+] S$980.00 S$780.00

Combining multiple subsidies and grants

In most cases participants are able to combine multiple subsidies and grants to further offset their course fee. The exceptions are when government and privately-sponsored grants either prohibit or limit the amount of funding available. This may be a case when funding already exists for specific courses, or if policy clashes with another scheme. The table below lists the subsidies and grants available, and whether these may be combined to further offset the final course fee.

Subsidy or grant Offset amount Possible to combine
ASEAN subsidy 39.9% Yes
Senior re-training subsidy 25% Yes
Income support scheme up to S$200 Yes

1. Participant wants to enrol for Introduction to Copywriting; the initial course fee is S$980.00

2. Participant is approved for the ASEAN subsidy of 39.9%; the reduced course fee is S$588.30

3. Participant is also approved for the Income support scheme for S$200, which further offsets the reduced course fee

4. Participant is fully subsidised for the total combined amount; the final course fee payable is S$388.30

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