The Commission recognizes the reality that many highly competent HEI Faculty and Staff apply and gain admission to top-ranking HEIs abroad, but remain constrained by lack of resources for tuition, lodging and other expenses. Support shall thus be made available to these prospective scholars through partial and tiered funding support, awarded on the basis of merit.
Opportunities for graduate studies abroad are made available in view of faculty development through:
|Diversifying local expertise across disciplines||Exposing college faculty to the variety of education systems||Providing avenues for linkages with global counterparts|
Types of Grants Available
Partial Support for Master’s, Doctoral,
|Successful applicants shall be reimbursed the costs of required exams such as the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and/or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)||Faculty/staff who have already been accepted to a program in a university abroad but are hindered from pursuing their studies due to insufficient funds may apply for additional funding. Up to Php 1,000,000 may be requested for a doctorate degree.
For the Ph.D. Sandwich Program, scholars with complete coursework in a local institution may conduct dissertation research for a year in a host institution abroad. Up to Php 1,500,000 may be requested.
Aquaculture, Biodiversity Conservation, Capture Fisheries, Food Security, Forest Restoration, Forest and Climate Change Studies, Plantation Development, Resource Management, Watershed Management, Agri-technology and Post-Harvest Processing
Architecture, Fine Arts, and Related Programs
Future Cities, Urban and Regional Planning, Public Works Planning and Development, Transportation Studies, Ecological Landscape – Architecture, Land Use Planning, Landscape Ecology, Tropical/Cultural Landscape Architecture, Urban and Countryside Landscape
Business Analytics, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Tourism Management (Ph.D Level)
Criminal Justice Education
Administration of Justice and Security, Cybersecurity, Forensic Science
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering, Materials Engineering / Synthetic Products, Mechatronics and Robotics, Materials Science Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Transportation Engineering
Health Profession Education
Health and Life Sciences, Health/Medical Informatics, Health Communications, Epidemiology, Health Innovation and Translational Medicine, Health Regulatory Sciences (including Pharma and Medical Device Law, Regulatory Compliance), Health Financing, Medical Anthropology, Mental Health, Medical Technology; Occupational Health, Pharmacogenomics; Public Health, Radiology, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Sport Science
Interactive Media, Data Science, Digital Animation, Game Development, Digital Innovation Creativity, Systems Analysis
Maritime Affairs and Diplomacy, Maritime Evaluation and Assessment, Naval Architecture, Ship Design and Construction, Ship Superintendence.
Science and Math
Biotechnology, Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Computational Bilogy and Quantitative Genetics, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Energy Studies, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Geology, Marine Biology, Math and Applied Math, Meteorology, Molecular Biology, Nano Sciences, Renewable Energy Studies, Risk and Vulnerability Studies, Statistics and Applied Statistics.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Conflict and Development, Demography and Population Studies, Ethics and Human Rights, Economics and Applied Economics (e.g Behavioural Economics, Development Economics, International Economics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics, etc), Gender Studies, Studies of Ethnicity and Religions, Ethnology and Linguistics, Humanitarian Studies, Communication and Applied Studies in Communication (e.g. Media Research, Broadcast Communication, Etc.) Convergence Media, Media and Information Literacy, Psychology, Social Welfare and Development
Alternative Learning System/Distance Education, Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education Curriculum Studies, Education Policy, Educational Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Education Technology and Innovation, Special and Inclusive Education
Public Management and Governance
Government and Peace Building, International Relations and Transnational Issues, International Business, International Law, International Development, Public Policy
Process of Application
- Prospective scholars must first qualify for the relevant program and/or scholarship for which they are seeking additional funding from the Commission
- Submit accomplished application form
- Submit accomplished requirements (please see checklist of requirements)
- Submit the documentary requirements to the CHED K to 12 Transition Program Management Unit (PMU) by courier and as well as through email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CHED Memorandum Order
CMO No. 22, s. 2016
Guidelines for Foreign Scholarships for Graduate Studies for Faculty and Staff During the K to 12 Transition Period
CMO No. 39, s. 2016
Addendum and Amendment to CMO No. 22 Series of 2016
CMO No. 3, s. 2017
Further Amendments to CMO No. 22, series of 2016 as amended by CMO No. 39, series of 2016
Frequently Asked Questions
Will scholars be allowed to take any graduate program in any HEI abroad?
No. The Commission will only award scholarships to those who will pursue degrees in priority fields identified by the Commission. Please refer to Appendix 2 of CHED Memorandum Order No. 22, series of 2016 for details.
Does a prospective scholar need to be admitted to a graduate program abroad before s/he can apply for the scholarship?
Yes. Prospective scholars will be asked to submit a certificate of acceptance to a specific program in a university abroad as part of the application requirements.
I’m over the age limit. Will I still be considered?
Prospective scholars over the age limit may still apply as long as they provide strong justification to support their application.
When is the deadline of applications?
Applications are accepted on a monthly basis.
Can I still apply for the grant if I am already abroad and in the middle of my studies?
Yes, prospective scholars who have commenced their studies abroad may still submit applications and must have their documentary requirements consularized.
Can I take multiple tests under the start-up grant?
Please note that applicants should have a prospective HEI before applying for the grant. In that manner, we can determine or validate the test(s) to be undertaken. If the HEI requires multiple tests, we can accept a request to fund the examinations.