National Silver Academy Courses

The National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy aims to encourage and support seniors in lifelong learning by broadening the learning options and breaking down barriers to provide affordable learning.

Courses supported by NSA are in areas which are more life-skills-oriented. Participant at the age of 50 and above during the year of course ​​can enjoy up to 50% of course fee subsidy, subject to a maximum of $500 per course. 

PaCE@NTU offers a range of courses for Seniors (aged 50 and above) under the following 2 categories:

  • ​Short Courses
    These courses include life-skills-oriented, and/or work-skills-related topics. Life-skills-oriented courses impart skills to seniors to help them deal effectively with the demands of everyday life. Click here to view FAQs.
  • Exam-Free Modules
    These courses provide Seniors the opportunities to participate in tutorials and lectures and have access to course material alongside with regular students pursuing the courses for credit without sitting for examinations. Click here to view FAQs.

FAQs (Short Courses)

Course Eligibility and Registration

Yes, you may however, there are several things to note:

  • You would need to ensure there is no conflict in course schedule.
  • You would need to be able to manage the course workload. 
  • For Singaporean seniors (aged 50 years and above in the year the course starts), you will receive 50% off course fees, subject to a maximum of $500 per course. But this is only for up to three courses per institution per calendar year. After which, if you decide to sign up for a fourth course at the same institution, you will have to pay the full amount for that fourth course.  
No, these are existing courses drawn from our list of programs that are opened to the public.
Reg​​istration PeriodRegistration Close
Course Calendar 
January - June
Early December 2 weeks before individual course start date
Course Calendar 
July – December
Early June2 weeks before individual course start date

 

2 weeks before the individual course start date
Yes, subject to the maximum class size which varies for different courses.
Yes, participant should be conversant in English and have basic knowledge of using a computer.   
  1. Yes, applicants in the waitlist will only be offered a place if vacancies arise.

Payment and Refunds

  • Credit Card (Visa, American Express and Mastercard only)
  • Cheque made payable to Nanyang Technological University
  • Invoice to Company (for Company Sponsored Participants)
  • E-invoice (for Government Organizations)
  • Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Draft (Note: All related charges are to be borne by participant)
There are no other hidden course fees.
Full refunds will be given if participant send a written notification to pace@ntu.edu.sg before the closing date, which is 2 weeks before the course start date. 
No. There are no further discounts for NSA-subsidised courses. Seniors may however utilize their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses.  ​

Other Matters

Not applicable.  
There will be no replacement lesson if any lessons are missed. 
Yes, a certificate of completion would be given to participant who complete the course. 

FAQs (Exam-Free Modules)

Admission

What is the Eligibility Criteria?
  • Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above
  • With minimum GCE O-Level qualification
  • Ability to surf internet
  • Conversant and literate in English/Mandarin
Yes, there is no cap on the number that Singaporean seniors (aged 50 years and above in the year the course starts) can apply for. However, do note that:
  • You would need to ensure there is no conflict in schedule.
  • You would need to be able to manage the workload. 
No, they are also open to younger students who are studying full time in NTU and are taking these modules for their full-qualification programmes i.e. their Degrees. 

Registration

Academic Year

Registration Start Date

Registration End Date

Semester 1
(Aug intake)

Opens in June of the year

End June of the year 

Semester 2 
(Jan intake)

Opens in October of the year

Mid November of the year

For course registration enquiries, please call 6790 4212 , or email NSA@ntu.edu.sg.  
Upon selection, you may click on the respective course date to check on its course details. From the course details page, you may scroll down to the Online Registration tab and click on "CLICK HERE to Register Online" button. You will then be directed to the next page, please complete the online application from.

Course fee to be paid before course starts date. Payment term is immediate. Payment can be made online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard and AMEX only) or cheque.

For Cheque payment:
You may send us your cheque and indicate at the back of the cheque, the course title that you have enrolled.
​All cheque payments should be crossed and made payable to
Nanyang Technological University and mailed together with the registration form to:

Nanyang Technological University
Centre for Professional and Continuing Education
60 Nanyang Drive
SBS-01s-50, Singapore 637551
Singapore 138664

Once payment is made, the applicant is committed to the course. No refund will be considered.
PaCE@NTU reserves the right to cancel a course. If you have paid the course registration fee, a full refund of the registration fees will be returned to you. 
Fee is inclusive of online course materials.
Yes, subject to the maximum class size which varies for different courses.
Yes. Please refer to the course webpage for the specific requirements.
Yes, applicants will be put on a waitlist if the module is full and will be offered a place if vacancies arise. 

There are no further discounts for NSA-subsidised courses. Seniors may however utilize their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses.

Enrolment

Yes, you should receive an email acknowledgement upon successful online registration. If you do not receive any acknowledgement from us, please email pace@ntu.edu.sg.

You will receive an email notification 2 weeks before the start date of the course. You will be informed of the final status of this course, i.e. whether it is confirmed, postponed or cancelled. For all confirmed courses, a reminder email will be sent to all participants one (1) week before the start of the course. Information provided will include details such as course date, time and venue. 

However, if you do not receive any form of status updates from us, please email us at pace@ntu.edu.sg.

You may email your name and new address to us at pace@ntu.edu.sg with the subject title 'Change of Personal Particulars'. We will ensure that your information is updated into our database so that you can continue to receive the latest course information and news on our events.

Other Matters

Participants access and study course materials online before meeting classmates and their professors in face-to-face discussions and brainstorming sessions. Face-to-face classes may be conducted at NTU campus or other venue.
No. These courses are offered only as credits exam-free modules for NTU's full time students seniors.
When taking an exam-free module, seniors can expect to participate in tutorials, seminars and/or lectures and have access to course materials alongside other students who are pursuing the course for credit. Depending on the nature of the course, seniors may also be involved in classroom discussions, or participate in selected group projects. But seniors will be exempted from taking the exams and will not receive any certification for having taken the module. However, should seniors be keen to submit assignments, it is up to individual lecturers to decide whether to grade such assignments or not.
There will be no replacement lesson, however, there are lectures recording available for some courses.
Classes are non-transferable once accepted and paid.
Audit modules are exam-free module, hence no certificate will be awarded upon course completion.
No, senior participants taking exam-free module cannot do so.

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