CHED Scholarship for Masteral and Doctoral: How to Apply and What are the Requirements?

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) opened its doors to expanding opportunities to faculty members and HEI’s non-teaching staff  in finishing their higher education degrees through the “Scholarships for Graduate Studies” program.

As quoted from Chairperson, Patricia B. Licuanan,

While we continue to make significant progress in providing wider access to higher education, we are also making unprecedented investments in our faculty and academic institutions. CHED is equally committed to ensuring that this is access to quality education.

How to apply? What are the requirements for application in CHED scholarship program for Master’s and Doctorate degree programs? Am I eligible? These are just three of the many questions being asked by all interested applicants.

As per CHED Memorandum Order No. 3, series of 2016, all Philippine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are invited to submit nominations of eligible faculty and non-teaching staff for the ‘K to 12 Transition Graduate Education full time scholarship for Master’s, Doctorate and Thesis/Dissertation grants for AY 2017-2018.

UPDATE: Online nominations for SHEIs and nominees for first term Academic Year (A.Y.) 2017-2018 are now open. The deadline of application is on March 31, 2017 (Friday).


CHED has updated the process of nominations for Graduate Education Scholarships (local) in the K-12 Transition Period as per CHED Memo Order No. 4, s. 2017 and CMO No. 3 and 36 series of 2016.

An online nomination site is being used in aim to increase the accessibility and efficiency of SHEIs to nominate and provide nominees easy venue for submitting necessary documentary requirements.

The online nomination website can be accessed at


HEIs may nominate faculty member or non-teaching staff provided he/she meets the following eligibility criteria, courtesy of CHED.

  • Must be a Filipino citizen and not more than 52 years of age for Master’s and 50 years old for Doctorate
  • Must be fully or partially deloaded at the time of the scholarship, with a maximum teaching load of six (6) units for teaching personnel, or an equivalent of ten (10) hours of workload per week for non-teaching personnel.
  • Has graduated and possesses a degree relevant to his/her nomination, from a CHED-recognized program from a recognized institution.
  • For personnel applying for full scholarship, whether new or ongoing, shall pursue graduate studies in a CHED-approved program and Delivering HEI.
  • Shall pursue a course that is aligned with his/her teaching specialization, or justified in terms of alignment to the SHEI’s strategic direction/goals, contribution to the discipline, or contribution to regional and national goals.
  • Must be of good health and good moral character
  • With strong academic record
  • Has no pending criminal offense(s)
  • Will pursue the degree as aligned with his/her specialization
  • Will fulfill the TOS set forth at CMO No. 3 series of 2016


Below is the detailed process of online nomination courtesy of the Commission on Higher Education.

Meanwhile, here is the full content of CMO No. 3 Series of 2016, entitled ‘Guidelines on Graduate Education Scholarship for Faculty and Staff in the K-12 Transition Period’, CMO. No. 36, s. of 2016 entitled ‘Amendments to CMO no. 3, s. 2016, Guidelines on Graduate Education Scholarships for Faculty and Staff Development in the K to 12 Transition Period’ and CMO No. 4, s. 2017 entitled Further Amendments to Ched Memorandum Order No. 3, Series of 2016 as Amended by CMO No. 36, s. 2016: “Guidelines on Scholarships for Graduate Studies – Local for Higher Education Institution (HEI) Teaching and Non-teaching Personnel Under The K to 12 Transition Program”. Below CMOs are courtesy of CHED.


We recommend our readers to refer to CHED official website for further information or to our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date news on the scholarship application for next batches.

19 comments… add one
  • Unknown Jun 30, 2016 @ 13:29

    Does MBA included?

  • Unknown Jul 1, 2016 @ 16:28

    Can I apply next year?

  • Unknown Jul 3, 2016 @ 13:12

    Sana meron din ganito sa ibag course. Like Business Ad. haha

  • Unknown Jul 3, 2016 @ 13:13

    Sana meron din ganito sa ibag course. Like Business Ad. haha

  • Anna Jul 21, 2016 @ 14:23


  • jesen Jul 30, 2016 @ 9:00

    Is DMMMSU mid la union campus an accredited institution for that scholarship?

  • anif pharmie Aug 10, 2016 @ 9:03

    May I know if Saint Louis University Baguio City is an accredited institution for PhD in Pharmacy?

  • Anonymous Mar 7, 2017 @ 3:34

    Is there a bond when you avail of this scholarship?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2017 @ 4:57

    can DEPED faculty avail the perks of this scholarships, be in master's or doctorate?

    • Anonymous Apr 19, 2017 @ 20:24

      im also interested to know wether DepEd teachers can be eligible to scholarships of CHED..

  • Unknown Aug 12, 2017 @ 4:48

    Is there any scholarship offered for DepEd Teachers. I was a scholar then of CHED when I was taking up my Bachelor's degree.

  • Anonymous Apr 3, 2018 @ 4:22

    Is this still applicable this year? Can I still apply for Doctorate Program? Please let me know. Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous Apr 5, 2018 @ 7:18

    madam, am i qualified to apply in ched sholarship services.graduate po ako ng Bachelor of Science in Home Technology and i want to continue my studies. I,m seeking for financial support.

  • Anonymous Apr 5, 2018 @ 7:19

    how could i kow madam/sir.

  • Unknown Aug 25, 2018 @ 9:32

    Meron po ba nito sa deped po?

  • Unknown Sep 30, 2019 @ 11:28

    Hi Sir/mam,
    Good day!
    I am a fresh BSED major in TECHNOLOGY AND LIVELIHOOD EDUCATION graduate. I am from Philippines. I am looking for a scholarship for Masteral degree that would covers all expenses throughout my study. I just need it to maintain and enhance my abilities and give the exact and appropriate services to our brothers and sisters having special needs.

    Hope you can help me.
    Thank you so much po????

  • Unknown Dec 16, 2019 @ 13:54

    Is there still existing scholarship for the year 2020?

  • Unknown Feb 14, 2020 @ 9:14

    how to get doctoral degree scholarship. I am a graduating my I really.wanted to pursue doctoral next school.year yet I already have this financial struggle due to my loan to cover the.expenses of my masteral degre

  • Unknown Mar 4, 2021 @ 7:52

    Is this available for DepEd Personnel? I am interested for this scholarship. Please let me know the requirements thankyou.

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