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Faculty and non-teaching staff from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can go on full-time study to earn Master’s or Doctorate degrees, with scholarship privileges that include tuition cost, stipend, book allowance, and transportation allowance.

Individuals with completed master’s or doctoral coursework may receive a grant to undertake research for the completion of the corresponding master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.

The Scholarships for Graduate Studies (Local) is designed to fulfill the following objectives.

goals_-01 Assist in managing the impact of the K to 12 transition period to labor goals_-02 Upgrade qualifications of HEI personnel during this opportune time goals_-03 Increase the availability of quality graduate programs



Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) may nominate TEACHING & NON-TEACHING PERSONNEL who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Is a Filipino citizen not more than 52 years old for the master’s degree program, or not more than 50 years old for the doctoral degree program; or not more than 60 years old for Thesis/Dissertation Grants
  • Must be fully or partially deloaded at the time of the scholarship, with a maximum teaching load of six (6) units for teaching personnel, or an equivalent of ten (10) hours of workload per week for non-teaching personnel.
  • Has graduated and possesses a degree relevant to his/her nomination, from a CHED-recognized program from a recognized institution
  • For personnel applying for FULL SCHOLARSHIP, whether new or ongoing, shall pursue graduate studies in a CHED-approved program and Delivering HEI
  • Shall pursue a course that is aligned with his/her teaching specialization, or justified in terms of alignment to the SHEI’s strategic direction/goals, contribution to the discipline, or contribution to regional and national goals
  • Is in good health and of good moral character;
  • Demonstrates strong academic record;
  • Has no pending criminal charges, and must not have been convicted for violation of any Philippine Law
  • Will fulfill the re-entry and return service agreement
Sending HEIs are requested to notify their prospective nominees to prepare the CLEAR COPIES of the following documents prior to the nomination period:

  • Proof of Citizenship (e.g. NSO Birth Certificate, Voter’s ID, Passport)
  • Transcript of Records for:
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Graduate Degree (if completed degree)
  • Medical Certificate (you may download the template here)

Note: The copy of the requirements listed above shall be scanned and uploaded through the Online Nomination portal.

Process of Application


CHED Memorandum Order

CMO No. 3, 36 s. of 2016, CMO No. 4, s. of 2017
Guidelines on Scholarships for Graduate Studies – Local for Higher Education Institution (HEI) Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel Under the K to 12 Transition Program

CMO No. 3, s. of 2016
Guidelines on Graduate Education Scholarships for Faculty and Staff in the K to 12 Transition Period

CMO No. 36, s. of 2016
Amendments to CMO no. 3, s. 2016, Guidelines on Graduate Education Scholarships for Faculty and Staff Development in the K to 12 Transition Period

CMO no. 4, s. 2017
Further Amendments to Ched Memorandum Order No. 3, Series of 2016 as Amended by Cmo No. 36, s. 2016: “Guidelines on Scholarships for Graduate Studies – Local for Higher Education Institution (Hei) Teaching and Non-teaching Personnel Under The K to 12 Transition Program”