Singapore University of Social Sciences graduates from full-time undergraduate programmes in the Class of 2020 can enjoy four (4) free modular courses (up to 20 Credit Units) at the University taken within three years after graduation. This scheme is developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and SkillsFuture Singapore, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact upon the global economy and job market, and a more challenged employment prospect for fresh full-time graduates in the Class of 2020. The terms of the scheme are as follows:
1. Who is eligible and what is the eligibility period?
All graduates of full-time undergraduate programmes from the Class of 2020.
The eligibility period is three years (i.e. July Semester 2020 – January Semester 2023).
For example, if you completed your final modules in the January 2020 semester, the following six consecutive semesters will count as eligibility periods:
- July Semester, 2020
- January Semester, 2021
- July Semester, 2021
- January Semester, 2022
- July Semester, 2022
- January Semester, 2023
Please note the computation of eligibility is based on semester (January and July respectively) and not the convocation date.
2. How many free modular courses may each eligible graduate apply for?
The scheme will apply to a maximum of four courses (up to 20 Credit Units) per graduate once in their lifetime.
3. What other cost is involved?
Eligible applicants will need to pay a non-refundable *application fee at the prevailing rate of $64.20
(*Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to adjust the application fee without prior notice)
4. What courses qualify as eligible courses?
There are around 300 eligible courses under this Resilience 2020 Scheme. Please click here for the full list of courses.
The course listing is for information and does not constitute a contract. SUSS reserves the right to change, amend, supplement or cancel courses or change the schedule of courses. SUSS further reserves the right to change the curriculum, requirements and policies for a course without notice. This course listing should not be read as a guarantee of the courses set out herein.
5. How many seats are available for each course under this scheme?
A limited number of seats will be made available for each course in a semester. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
6. What will be awarded on successful completion of a course?
Upon the successful completion of a credit-bearing course, a course certificate will be issued. Applicants may apply for credit recognition when they enrol for a full undergraduate or graduate programme at Singapore University of Social Sciences. (Terms and Conditions apply)
When a course is completed without fulfilling the assessment requirements, a certificate of participation will be issued.
If you have completed the constituent courses of a Graduate Certificate (i.e. 15 credit units) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.50, you may apply for the Graduate Certificate by completing and submitting the application form. More information on the various Graduate Certificates may be found here.
7. If an alumnus takes more than 4 courses, what course fees will apply?
Beyond the 4 free courses, full course fees will apply. Alumni concession is applicable.
8. What are the conditions for taking the courses?
Full-time graduate cohort 2020 who are in Resilience 2020 Scheme will not be eligible for the Alumni Continuing Education Plus (ACE+) Scheme.
The learner must be enrolled as a credit student.
Learners who have previously received government funding for a course are not eligible for further funding for the same course.
Government funding including SSG funding will be claimed for applicable courses.
Learners will adhere to the rules and regulations of study at the University. Pertinent information about the learner will be used by Singapore University of Social Sciences to claim any available funding.
Learners are required to achieve at least 75% attendance; and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments; or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirements.
Learners are required to complete all surveys and feedback related to the course.
9. How do applicants apply for the eligible courses?
Please click here to register and submit the online application for the courses.
Applicants are required to tick against the status box "Taken at SUSS" under Highest Education Details and key in "Claim for Resilience 2020 Scheme" under "Sponsorship" Column during registration.
For more information on the overview of Support Measures for the 2020 Graduating Cohort, please click here.