Presently a remarkable number of International and Filipino opportunities are available for the citizens of Philippines. The Government of Philippines and other educational organizations are making continuous efforts to increase the literacy rate and improve the education system for the students. In order to encourage the development in the education sector, institutions seek to provide number of incentives in the form of scholarships, grants and subsidies to students for their higher education. Many international universities and organizations like University of Strathclyde, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Asian Peacebuilders, etc are also offering grants and bursaries for Filipinos to avail the benefits of their educational facilities in their countries. Below you can find the list of various Filipino scholarships available to study in Philippines and abroad.
SEARCA Graduate funding for Southeast Asians
Scholarship Provider: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
Eligible Students: The SEARCA Graduate award is open to nationals who are regular employees of academic, research or government institutions and not more than 35 years old at the time of application.
Courses: award is available for pursuing master’s and PhD degrees level
Award Details: Scholarship covers stipend, tuition, international and domestic travel allowances, thesis/dissertation support, book allowance, and health insurance.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2018
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ASEAN CSR Fellowship Programme, 2018
Scholarship Provider: ASEAN CSR
Eligible Students: 25 to 45 years old
Courses: The ASEAN CSR Fellowship is not a full-time fellowship.
Award Details: partial award
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
IRRI-China Scholarship Council Sandwich Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Philippines, 2017
Scholarship Provider: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Eligible Students: Candidates must hold an unconditional offer letter
Courses: award is available to pursue doctoral degree training and Visiting Scientist/Research Programme
Award Details: Up to 12 months for visiting scientists/ fellowship program
Application Deadline: November 30 of each year
CGI-AF Joint Postgraduate program for ASEAN Citizens
Scholarship Provider: The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) and the ASEAN Foundation (AF)
Eligible Students: Applicants must have demonstrated English proficiency, preferably on one of two recognized test of language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)
Courses: The CGI is presently offering programs leading to a Postgraduate diploma and a Master’s degree.
Award Details: The sponsorship will cover tuition and other academic fees, round trip airfare, accommodation allowance, monthly stipend, book allowance, health insurance and others.
Application Deadline: October 17, 2017
Hitachi Scholarship Research Support Program in Japan, 2017
Scholarship Provider: Hitachi Foundation, Japan
Eligible Students: Under the age of 46
Courses: The grant is available to pursue research programme.
Award Details: 180,000 yen per month
Application Deadline: October 16, 2017
NEF Research Grant Programme for Asia-Pacific Region
Scholarship Provider: Nagao Natural Environment Foundation
Eligible Students: An applicant must be a national of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region.
Courses: The NEF Research Grant Programme supports academic and scientific research.
Award Details: The maximum grant size in this programme is 500,000 Japanese yen per project for a maximum duration of two year.
Application Deadline: October 16, 2017
Czech Republic government awards for Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: Government of the Czech Republic
Eligible Students: The bursaries are intended solely to promote the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third countries in need.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral studies/Language and preparatory studies at public universities in the Czech Republic.
Award Details: The scholarship covers the necessary costs related to staying and studying in the CR.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2017
Australia Council International Leadership Program for Arts Professionals in Australia, 2017
Scholarship Provider: The Australia Council for the Arts, Australia
Eligible Students: The program will be delivered in English and you must have proficient English language skills to join.
Courses: The program is designed for mid-career and established leaders
Award Details: AUD $50
Application Deadline: September 26, 2017
President Asia Scholarship at Academia Higher Education Colleges in Slovenia, 2017
Scholarship Provider: Academia Higher Education Colleges in Slovenia
Eligible Students: Commencing a mechanical engineering program at Academia campus in Maribor, Slovenia
Courses: The studentships are available to pursue an undergraduate degree.
Award Details: full tuition fees
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
ASEAN masters programme at University of Nottingham
Scholarship Provider: University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Students of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Courses: Masters Degree Program
Award Details: Total offer is of scholarships of 25% towards tuition fees.
Application Deadline May 19
HM King’s and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Asian Students in Thailand
Scholarship Provider: Royal Thai Government (RTG), Thailand
Eligible Students: Asian Countries (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea North, Korea South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen)
Courses: Masters Degree Program
Award Details: Each Award covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus.
Application Deadline March 31
SUT PhD program for ASEAN Students
Scholarship Provider: Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Eligible Students: Be national of an ASEAN country (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam)
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing PhD program at Suranaree University of Technology.
Award Details: Ph.D. funding for Bachelor degree holder: 1,200,000 Baht and Ph.D. funding for Master degree holder: 960,000 Baht.
Application Deadline: January
ANU International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship in Australia
Scholarship Provider: Australian National University (ANU), Australia
Eligible Students: Applicants must be citizens of countries in the South-East Asian region only. Students with citizenship to one of the following countries are eligible: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme at ANU.
Award Details: Scholarships cover 25% of first year tuition fees.
Application Deadline: December 6
CV Starr funding for Masters Students at LSE
Scholarship Provider: The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Students of Burma, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
Courses: Masters Degree Program
Award Details: There is one award of approximately £5,000 available for those who apply for a taught masters programme.
Application Deadline 27 April
Mahidol-Norway funding for ASEAN Students
Scholarship Provider: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mahidol University
Eligible Students: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam
Courses: Masters Programme
Award Details: Full opportunities are awarded for citizens in selected ASEAN countries.
Application Deadline 31 March
Brunsfield Oxford ASEAN Human Rights Scholarships in UK, 2016-2017
Scholarship Provider: Brunsfield Foundation
Eligible Students: Students from ASEAN member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) are eligible.
Courses: The studentships are awarded for undertaking Masters programme.
Application Deadline 22 January
Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme
Scholarship Provider: Louis Dreyfus Foundation and University of Oxford, UK
Eligible Students: Successful applicants must demonstrate that, following their academic studies at Oxford, they are committed to serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to: the agricultural industry, development areas, politics and/or law related to food security and/or sustainable agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing full time graduate degree at University of Oxford.
Award Details: The sponsorship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057).
Application Deadline: 8 or 22 January
ACFJ MA Journalism Fellowships at Ateneo de Manila University
Scholarship Provider: Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Eligible Students: An applicant must have at least two (2) years experience as a fulltime photojournalist/multimedia journalist, photographer or journalist.
Courses: Fellowship is available for pursuing Master of Arts (MA) program at Ateneo de Manila University.
Award Details: Full grants cover tuition fees, books, travel (international and domestic) and living expenses for the on-campus sessions.
Application Deadline: 15 January
VLIR-UOS Scholarships for International Master Programmes (ICP)
Scholarship Provider: VLIR-UOS
Eligible Students: The maximum age for a ICP candidate is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters. The candidate cannot succeed this age on January 1 of the intake year.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing master’s programmes at a Flemish university.
Award Details: Varies
Application Deadline: AUHL: 5 January UAB, AUG: 15 January ; AKUL, AUHA: please contact the ICOS
AUN/SEED-Net funding for Graduate Degree Program
Scholarship Provider: AUN/SEED-Net
Eligible Students: Applicants must be young faculty staff of Sending Institutions, or graduating students/graduates who are strongly motivated to pursue a professional career as faculty staff at Sending Institutions.
Courses: The studentships are available to pursue graduate studies (Master Degree; Doctoral Degree Sandwich Program (PhD SW); Integrated Graduate Program) at Host Institutions.
Award Details: The grants cover tuition fees, living allowance, health insurance, relocation allowance, and a round-trip air ticket (Health insurance, relocation allowance, and a round-trip air ticket will be provided only for international student.), in accordance with AUN/SEED-Net regulations.
Application Deadline: October 31
MJIIT ASEAN Student Incentive Awards for Masters and PhD Programme
Scholarship Provider: Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, UTM
Eligible Students: Applicant should have obtained CGPA 3.0 and above in his/her Bachelor’s degree .
Courses: The studentships are available for those wishing to pursue the Master and PhD degrees at MJIIT.
Award Details: Monthly allowance: Ringgit Malaysia 1,800 per month for two year
Application Deadline: 15 November
Dean’s Asia Scholarships at University of Auckland
Scholarship Provider: University of Auckland, New Zealand
Eligible Students: The financial aid positions will be awarded to international undergraduate students from any country on the Asian continent.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree at University of Auckland.
Award Details: The financial aid positions will be paid as a tuition/compulsory fees credit over three years in two instalments per year, one in the first semester and one in the second semester.
Application Deadline: 26 November
AFoCo Landmark Graduate program
Scholarship Provider: ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation (AFoCo)
Eligible Students: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or a degree that is equivalent to or higher than a bachelor’s degree as of 1 July
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing M.Sc. and PhD program.
Award Details: The annual amount provided to a scholarship grantee shall be up to US$22,500.
Application Deadline: End of August
Asian Women in Business Scholarship (AWIB) Fund
Scholarship Provider: The Asian Women in Business (AWIB)
Eligible Students: Enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. at the time of application and award.
Courses: award is available for pursuing undergraduate degree (this application is for currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed at least one semester).
Award Details: Each support will be $2,500. An additional $2,500 may be given to scholarship recipients who demonstrate financial need, if we have available funds.
Application Deadline: October 1
U.P. Circle Brunei Scholarship in Science and Technology
Scholarship Provider: University of the Philippines
Eligible Students: Applicant must be a bona fide student of the University of the Philippines who is enrolled in the field of Science and Technology.
Courses: award is available for pursuing master degree at University of the Philippines.
Award Details: The actual interest earnings of the fund but not to exceed P37,000 per year.
Application Deadline: August 28
TWAS-CNPq Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
Scholarship Provider: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development and TWAS
Eligible Students: Hold a university degree in the Natural Sciences (minimum Master’s degree).
Courses: This fellowship is available for pursuing postgraduate degree level.
Award Details: CNPq will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance.
Application Deadline: 24 August
Guy S. Goodwin-Gill funding for Filipino Students
Scholarship Provider: University of London, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship must have the offer of a place on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies by distance learning.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing MA programme by distance learning at the University of London.
Award Details: The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill scholarship covers the ‘whole fee’ for the two-year part-time distance learning MA programme, comprising two Core Module fees, four Elective Module fees, and the two Dissertation modules fees. This is equivalent to fees of £7,350 over the lifetime of the award.
Application Deadline: 17 August
DOST-Newton PhD Positionsfor Filipino Students
Scholarship Provider: The programme is jointly funded by the Newton Fund and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Eligible Students: For an applicant to be considered for the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarship, the applicant must be a Filipino Citizen not over 45 years of age at the time of admission to the Graduate Program;
Courses: The studentships are available for full-time PhD progarmme at a UK higher education institution.
Award Details: The Department of Science and Technology will cover Filipino scholars’ travel, visa, and insurance fees.
Application Deadline: 17th August
TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
Scholarship Provider: The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, India and TWAS.
Eligible Students: Applicants for these fellowships must be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
Courses: Fellowships are available to pursue research towards a PhD.
Award Details: DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, the fellowship holder will receive a house rent allowance.
Application Deadline: 31st August
ITS Scholarships for Filipino Students at University of Leeds
Scholarship Provider: University of Leeds, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on an ITS Masters programme.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing masters study (MA and MSc programmes) at ITS.
Award Details: The scholarship provides a 50% tuition fee waiver (£7875 for international and Southeast Asia scholarships and £3000 UK/EU scholarship) for the 2015-16 academic year.
Application Deadline: 15th June and 7th July (for UK/EU scholarship)
Korean government award Program for International Graduate Students
Scholarship Provider: Korean Government
Eligible Students: The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenship. Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing master, PhD and research programs at Participating Universities in Korea.
Award Details: Scholarship includes monthly allowance: 900,000 won (KRW) per month.
Application Deadline: 31 March