Scholarships for Graduate Studies (Local)

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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



  • Filipino citizen;
  • Meet the following age limits per degree program type:
    • 52 years old for Master’s degree
    • 50 years old for Doctorate degree
    • 60 years old for Thesis or Dissertation Grantees
  • Is in good health and of good moral character;
  • With strong academic record;
  • Has no pending criminal charges
  • For personnel with NEW and ONGOING program status: will pursue a graduate degree in an approved delivering HEI (DHEI) and program (refer to this list)
  • Will be able to fulfill all the Terms and Conditions of the scholarship detailed in CMO Nos. 3 & 36, s. 2016.
Sending HEIs are requested to notify their prospective nominees to prepare the CERTIFIED TRUE 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, or from the REQUIREMENTS section of the Online Nomination Portal)

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


Process of Application

Applications are currently closed. Please watch for the next nominations schedule for AY 2017-18.


CHED Memorandum Order

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