In view of expanding opportunities for qualified faculty and staff to pursue graduate studies abroad during the Kto12 Transition Period, CHED has forged partnerships with several scholarship awarding organizations. These scholarships are available to college faculty and staff only, and the allotted slots for these partnerships are separate from their respective open category applications.

CHED is also offering partial support in the form of grants for required examinations and additional funding. For more information, visit this page.

Available Full Support Scholarships

The aim of the Newton PhD Programme is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between UK and Philippine institutions, through PhD scholarships. The scholarships are for full-time PhD study in the UK from January 2018 until March 2021.

This opportunity is open to researchers who are eligible to apply for the CHED Foreign Scholarships for Graduate Studies for Faculty and Staff during the K to 12 Transition Period.

For priority areas, please refer to CMO No. 22, s. of 2016.

Accepting Applications for Full-time PhD Intake: January 2018
Location: UK
Deadline of Applications: June 13, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university and stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions.

Priority Areas
  • Public Policy and Management
  • Information Technology
Accepting applications for Master’s Intake: August 2017
Location: Australia
Deadline of Applications: June 15, 2017
The objective of a Fulbright-CHED grant is to enable qualified higher education faculty and staff currently affiliated with CHED-recognized higher education institutions, to pursue master’s or doctoral studies, and doctoral dissertation research in the United States to upgrade the country’s higher education system, fast-track the Higher Education Reform Agenda, and develop leaders who can contribute to promoting better understanding between the Philippines and the United States.

For priority areas, please refer to CMO No. 22, s. of 2016.

Accepting applications for Master’s and PhD Intake: 2018-2019
Location: United States
Deadline of Applications: June 30, 2017
Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

Priority Areas
  • Politics
  • Social Policy & Administration
  • Urban Studies
Accepting applications for Master’s and PhD Location: France
Website • alexandre.mariani@sciencespo.fr
RMIT offers research programs at master and doctoral (PhD) level.

They involve comprehensive, independent research under the supervision of an expert academic. At RMIT, you can do your research program by project or thesis mode. The duration is usually 2 years full time for Masters and 4 years full time for doctoral (PhD) studies.

Priority Areas
  • Architecture
  • Aerospace, Electrical, Electronic, Materials and Mechanical Engineering
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Arts and Design
  • Education and Training
Accepting applications for Master’s and PhD Intake: January 2018
Location: Australia
Deadline of Applications: July 31, 2017
The United Board – CHED Faculty Scholarship Program supports junior faculty to pursue postgraduate degree studies at the master’s or doctorate levels. United Board scholarships are designed as opportunities for faculty enrichment for developing colleges and universities in Asia that need to upgrade their teaching faculty, have a plan for faculty development, and are committed to providing whole person education for their students.

For priority areas, please refer to CMO No. 22, s. of 2016.

Currently closed Intake: TBA
Location: United Board Network or Approved Institutions within Asia but outside the Philippines
Deadline of Applications: TBA
Website • ubscholars@unitedboard.org

Previous Calls

CHED and the French Embassy provide financial support to faculty and non-teaching staff currently serving in a higher education institution, who wish to study in France for a graduate degree.

Priority Areas
  • French Language and Civilization
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Prevention of Risks and Disasters and Climate Change
  • All other academic disciplines remain eligible for this study grant programme
Closed for applications Intake: September 2017
Location: France
Deadline of Applications: April 14, 2017Website • jules.leconte@diplomatie.gouv.fr
The CHED-CBIE Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Canada is a scholarship program designed for faculty and non-teaching staff of Philippine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

This program will bring twenty Filipino scholars to Canadian institutions for a one (1) year period, starting in September 2017, to study at a Doctoral or Masters Level.

The program is entirely funded by the Commission on Higher Education, which has entrusted the management of the program to the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

For priority areas, please refer to CMO No. 22, s. of 2016.

Closed for applications Intake: September (Fall 2017)
Location: Canada
Deadline of Applications:
May 5, 2017
More Details • CHEDScholarshipsCanada@cbie.ca
The Australia Awards Scholarships are for high-achieving Filipinos who demonstrate passion for intellectual pursuit and who are committed to development work. The program doesn’t have an age limit and is open to qualified applicants who meet the eligibility criteria.

For priority areas, please refer to CMO No. 22, s. of 2016.

Closed for applications Intake: 2018
Location: Australia
Deadline of Applications:
April 30, 2017, 11:59 PM
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For general information and inquiries about the grant, you may email k12international@ched.gov.ph.