SYN – NSA Subsidy


There is no limit to the total number of courses Senior Applicants (who are aged 50 and above in the year of course commencement and who are Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) can register under SID.

However, a Senior Applicant is eligible to receive subsidies for no more than three short courses per senior conducted by SID per calendar year. This helps to ensure a more even distribution of opportunities for seniors to receive subsidies.

Senior Applicants who wish to enroll for more than three courses conducted by SID per year may still do so. However, they will not qualify for NSA* (*please refer to Annex 1) subsidies beyond the 3rd short course conducted by SID in the same year and will have to pay the full course fees.

All can apply. Seniors Applicants will enjoy the concessionary rate. Otherwise the public rate shall apply.

Registrations for SID courses open approximately 3 months before the course and close 7 days prior to the course.

Upon successful registration, registrants will receive a course notification in their accounts. In addition, a reminder email notification will be sent to registrants approximately one week prior to the course.

Yes, places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Interested parties may refer to the respective course programmes for the minimum entry requirements (if any) for SID courses.

Should the course be fully subscribed, interested parties may register their interest via [email protected] to be placed on a wait list, for subsequent notification to register for the course in the event of drop-outs.

Prospective students may register online via the respective course links. Please note that should the registrant not have an existing account with SID, he/she is required to click on “Create a new account” at the same course webpage prior to registering for the course.

On the day of the course, participants are required to bring along their original ICs or FINs for verification.

This course is not eligible for SkillsFuture credit.


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A participant is successfully enrolled for the course or event once an invoice is generated. There will be strictly no cancellation once the participant is successfully enrolled for the course or event. There will also be strictly no refund of fees for no-show.

SID will exercise all possible care to run the confirmed courses. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances or low enrolment, SID reserves the right to cancel or defer the course or event, and/or to change venue, speaker, course date and fees. SID will make all reasonable efforts to notify participants of changes, should they happen. If SID cancels a course, a full refund will be made to the participants.

No, the full course fee will be as what is indicated on the course webpage.


The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations (CBOs) that offer learning opportunities for seniors. Beginning June 2016, seniors aged 50 and above can attend short courses which touch on a wide range of life-skills in addition to work-skills.

For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable by seniors (both Singaporeans and PRs) takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

Find out more about National Silver Academy at