Full Support for Foreign Master’s and Doctoral Studies


As part of the recently forged partnerships between the Commission on Higher Education and several scholarship awarding organizations in view of expanding opportunities for qualified faculty and staff to pursue graduate studies abroad during the K to 12 Transition Period, the Commission reiterates the availability of the following full support scholarships abroad:

Fulbright-CHED Scholarships United Board-CHED Faculty Scholarship Program Australia Awards Scholarships for CHED-Recognised HEIs
Official Scholarship Page Link Link Link
Extended Deadline October 15, 2016 October 25, 2016 November 30, 2016
Slots Available 25 total
(10 Master’s, 10 PhD’s, 5 Thesis/Dissertation)
15 Master’s/PhD’s 10 Master’s
Location United States of America United Board Network or Approved Institutions within Asia but outside the Philippines Australia
Intake September 2017 July – September 2017 June 2017
Grant Inclusion The grant provides for:

  • round-trip international travel
  • monthly maintenance allowance
  • tuition and fees
  • book/supply allowance
  • health and accident insurance
The scholarship covers:

  • tuition
  • nonacademic fees required by the host institutions (e.g. health insurance, student services dues), accommodation and living allowance
  • one round-trip international ticket (round-trip local transportation, if applicable)
  • visa fees
Scholarships are valued at up to 300,000 AUD for a 4-year PhD and up to 200,000 AUD for a master’s degree covering:

  • return air travel
  • a one off establishment allowance on arrival
  • full tuition fees
  • contribution to living expenses
  • introductory academic program
  • overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the Scholarship
  • supplementary academic support and
  • fieldwork allowance–for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component
Duration Maximum of 1 academic year for non-degree and 2 years for Master’s/PhD’s Grantees showing satisfactory progress in their doctoral programs generally may renew their scholarships for a maximum of four years; master’s level students may receive up to two years of support. Minimum period necessary to complete the academic program as specified by the academic institution, including any preparatory training
Priority Fields Not specified Not specified
  •  Higher Education (Teaching / Policy / Management)
  • Economics in Education
  • Adult Education
  • Inclusive and Special Education
  • Education Technology and Education
  • Technical and Vocational Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Education Policy
  • Curriculum Studies
Contact Information (02) 812-0919; (02) 812-0945 Email (02) 638-9686 or;

Interested applicants are directed to the above links for further details on the application process of each scholarship program (e.g. eligibility and documentary requirements).

We strongly encourage our faculty to take advantage of this rare opportunity to pursue further studies abroad to help contribute to the success of this important reform. Please note that said scholarships are available to higher education faculty and staff only, and that the allotted slots for these partnerships are separate from their respective open category applications.

For inquiries and concerns, email us at k12international@ched.gov.ph or call us at (02) 441-0927 and look for Inna Raña or Eli Bundoc.