College Scholarships in the Philippines

Getting a college scholarship is very important in the Philippines for a few reasons. First, going to college can be really expensive, and scholarships help students who can’t afford it. Second, scholarships make students feel proud and motivated because they’re recognized for being smart and doing well in school. Third, scholarships help students from poor families have a chance to go to college and have a better life. Also, scholarships bring smart students to colleges, making them better places to learn. Lastly, scholarships help students study things that are needed for good jobs.

In this article, we will talk about the different scholarship programs available for incoming college students in the Philippines. If you know someone who may be eligible for the following scholarships, share this page with them. 

Tips when Applying to a Philippines College Scholarship 


Before we proceed with the specific scholarships, their schedule, benefits, and requirements, let us first talk about how you can increase your chances of getting at least one college scholarship. Remember that there will be limited scholarship slots and you will be competing with multiple applicants.  We recommend you follow the tips below to increase your chances of claiming a scholarship slot: 

  • Start Looking for Scholarship Programs as Early as Possible

The scholarship programs listed below will have different periods of application. Some of them start accepting applicants as early as the first month of the year. If you are serious about looking for scholarships, you should look for programs in your last year of high school.  By learning about the different scholarship options early, you will know in advance if you are eligible and you will have more time to collect the documentary requirements you may need.

  • Be Aware of the Application Schedule

In most cases, you will only have a month or two to submit your application requirements to a given scholarship program. This is an extremely short period to work with if you do not have your requirements ready. If you find a program where you think you are eligible, take note of the application period and start working on the necessary paperwork. 

  • Read and Follow the Instructions

Each scholarship application has specific requirements and instructions. Pay close attention to the guidelines and make sure you provide all the necessary documents and information. Be mindful of deadlines and submit your application before the due date.

  • Gather All Requirements in Advance

Begin your scholarship search well in advance to allow ample time for research, gathering application materials, and completing the necessary paperwork. Many scholarships have early deadlines, so don’t procrastinate.

  • Check the Participating Schools
Most scholarship programs work with partner schools. Chances are you already have a university/college or two in mind. It’s best to start submitting applications for scholarships in the schools you want to go to. 
  • Check the Scholarship Page of your Current School
If you already know which school you will go to, the best place to start looking for scholarships is the school’s admission and scholarship office. Each institution offers in-school programs where prospective students can apply. The admissions office will pair you with a program where you will best fit. 


  • Apply to As Many As You Can
Just because you got beaten by other applicants in one scholarship program does not mean that you should give up. Apply to as many programs as you can to increase your chances of being accepted. At the end of the day, those who work harder are rewarded. 
  • Keep your Application Documents Organized
Keep track of all the scholarships you apply for, their deadlines, and the required documents. Create a checklist or spreadsheet to stay organized and ensure you don’t miss any important details.

Philippine-Government Scholarships for College Students

CHED Scholarship: (Closed May 31, 2023)


Private Company Scholarships for College Students