The availability of funding varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Funding is available in some jurisdictions for programmes of study leading to ICA qualifications. Examples are given below that illustrate where funding is available.



Tamkeen offers a career progression programme that provides funding, which supports Bahrain nationals in the development of their careers.


Isle of Man

Financial support for your studies may be available through the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development ‘Vocational Training Financial Support Scheme’. More information here.



Since 1977, the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM) has borne the standard of the financial services industry. Now known as the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), the Institute’s aim is to champion the vision of professionalising bankers by raising the industry relevance and standards of its education, as well as leading and upholding the esteemed Chartered Banker status. 



Funding is available in Singapore through the Financial Sector Development Fund (FSDF). Financial Institutions may obtain 70% funding support from the FSDF for ICA FICS accredited programmes subject to various terms and conditions.
For Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are not sponsored by their financial institution and who pay for their own training, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will provide 70% funding support when they attend and complete ICA’s FICS accredited programmes. MAS will also fund 70% of the GST cost.
For further enquiries, please contact the IBF. Tel: 6220 8566..



The Ministry of Defence (MOD) provides an Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC), which is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years.

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