Opening new pathways to unimagined possibilities
Education provides opportunities for self-growth and advancement.
SACA's Education Support Programme was implemented with the intention of supporting clients who wish to pursue education & skills upgrading to achieve their goals post-release. ESP provides holistic support for our student-clients in multiple areas, with the hope that they remain motivated, focused and committed till the successful completion of their studies.
The core of the programme consists of:
And is complemented by supportive elements such as:
Course fee subsidies
Workshops & programmes
Education Support Programme Details
The Education Support Programme is open to all clients who wish to pursue an educational journey.
Course Fee Subsidies
Student-clients can apply for course fee subsidies under the available co-payment schemes.
All subsidy applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. The amount subsidised varies from course to course and the quantum will be decided by the Education Committee.
Lee Foundation Education Assistance Scheme (LFEAS)
For applicants pursuing academic courses:
GCE (‘N’, ‘O’, ‘A’ level);
Local polytechnic diploma courses;
Local university degree courses
Skills Upgrading Scheme (SUS)
For applicants pursuing skills-based courses from an accredited training organisation:
WSQ Approved Training Organization (ATO);
WSQ Approved Training Organization-Private Education Institution (ATO-PEI);
Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centres;
Part-time ISC, NITEC and higher NITEC courses offered by ITE
Applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
Applicant has been released from prison or Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) not more than 2 years at time of application
Applicant is due for release soon and will be continuing his/her studies after release
Applicant has been accepted by a local institution
Applicant has a monthly gross household per capita income not exceeding $1,900.00
How to Apply
If you are an offender in an institution or emplaced on a Community Based Programme, please approach your Programme Officer.
Your application will be processed and reviewed by the Education Committee.
There are four application review windows yearly - January, April, July & October.
If you are eligible, submit an application with the relevant documents.
goals & eligibility
Chat with a SACA staff who can help assist with identifying your goals.
SACA will contact you to let you know your application status.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What information should be provided in the application form?
What documents must an applicant submit together with the completed application form?
Acceptance letter from the education institution
Highest Educational Certificate(s)
Testimonial from Prison
Letters of any financial awards, scholarship held previously or currently
Salary slip of applicant and family members (living together) OR
Latest CPF statement of applicant and family members (living together)
When must an applicant submit the application form?
For inmates applying for the scheme, they can check through the Prison Programme Officer for the application deadline.
For ex-offenders interested to apply for the scheme, they may check with SACA about the submission deadline.