SkillsFuture Study Award for the Real Estate Agency Industry

Note: The SkillsFuture Study Awards has been discontinued with effect from 1 April 2022. 

Property transaction processes (including estate agency work) are facing fundamental shifts due to technological disruptions and evolving consumer expectations. Salespersons who are able to differentiate themselves by being more professional and providing value-added services for their clients are less likely to be disrupted.

The Council for Estate Agencies has been working with the real estate agency industry to enhance the competencies of industry practitioners to remain competitive and relevant through its Continuing Professional Development framework.

The SkillsFuture Study Award for the Real Estate Agency Industry is an extension of this effort in support of the Real Estate Industry Transformation Map (ITM). The award provides a salesperson with the opportunity to enroll in a course to acquire relevant skillsets and competencies to upskill and enhance his level of professionalism. 


Supported courses

Applicants may enrol in courses in real estate and business-related areas, IT and data analytics, and other areas which CEA may consider to be relevant. Such relevant courses may also include advanced or higher diplomas. Below are some examples of supported courses:

 Course  Institution

Master of Science (Real Estate)


National University of Singapore

Master of Business Administration – Master of Science (Real Estate) Double Degree Programme (MBA-MRE-DDP)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Real Estate Specialisation
Master of Science in Business Analytics
Master of IT Business (Financial Technology and Analytics)  

Singapore Management University

Master of IT in Business (Analytics)
Master of Finance programme  

Singapore University of Social Sciences

Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology programme

Who is eligible?

  • Singaporeans who are registered real estate salespersons with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the real estate agency industry.
  • Committed to broadening or deepening skills relevant to the industry.
  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into any of the supported courses. 
  • Must not have completed the course of study at the point of application.
  • Course fee must be more than $5,000.
  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award, or a recipient of a full sponsorship provided by a company, Government agency, or any other entity for the selected course.

Evaluation Process

  • The evaluation of applications will begin after the application period closes.
  • All applicants will be notified via e-mail on the outcome of their applications by 31 March 2022.
  • Please ensure that you have read the Note below and the frequently-asked questions (PDF,95KB) before submitting your application online.


  • The fulfilment of all eligibility criteria does not automatically guarantee that the applicant will be successful, as the evaluation will be based on the merits of each application.
  • All applicants will be evaluated on their suitability for the Award based on their career plans, the relevance of the selected course to the needs of the real estate agency industry, and how they intend to apply the skills and knowledge from the course to the real estate agency industry, among other considerations.
  • CEA’s decision on the application outcome is final. CEA reserves the right to reject incomplete applications and not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any applications.