Nestle Nescafe Agriculture Scholarship Program | Philippine Scholarship

Nestle Nescafe Cups Scholarships in University of the Philippines

Nescafe, the world’s leading coffee brand, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of the Philippines Los Banos that launched the first ever Nescafe Coffee University of the Philippines Scholarship. The program is also referred to as the Nescafe Cups.


Under the Nescafe Cups program, 3 deserving students of UPLB will be given full scholarships with a stipend. Junior students specializing in any plant science major with at least a 2.0 average and with an annual family income of P500,000 are eligible to apply.


It means the scholarship is open to the university’s 3rd year BS Agriculture students specializing in any of the plant sciences. To qualify, the applicant must possess a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 and an annual family income not exceeding P500,000.


The grant will also give the scholars the opportunity to intern at the Nestle Experimental and Demonstration Farm (NEDF) located in Tagum, Davao del Sur, where they will be trained by Nestle’s team of agronomists. The goal of the scholarship program is to help generate interest in agriculture among the youth, especially coffee farming.


There was a decline in the portion of the workforce taking part in agricultural jobs. However, the company sees the huge opportunity for the Philippines to turn around the coffee industry and be self-sufficient again.




Must be junior or 3rd year college in an agriculture related major

Cumulative grade point average of 2.0

Annual income does not exceed P500,000


The intention is to be able to buy the coffee beans from our very own farmers and to give jobs to as many people as possible and be dependent on our own coffee farmers, which requires long term planning.


The full scholarships include a stipend and an on-the-job-training program. They also have the opportunity to be engaged by the company for one year after graduation. Cups aims to generate interest in agriculture, particularly coffee faming, among the youth.


Nescafe Cups is part of the Nescafe Plan, which is Nestle’s global initiative that supports responsible coffee farming, production and consumption.



Submit your application to

UPLB Office of the Student Affairs

Scholarships and Financial Assistance Division (SFAD)

Room 6 Second Floor, SU Building

UPLB, Laguna, Philippines

Telephone: 049 536 7255




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Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship | Philippine Scholarship

Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship

The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS), a Dual Degree Master of Arts Programme, is a shared initiative of The Nippon Foundation, the University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). The objective of the programme is to train young Asian professionals to become peace building practitioners, ready to take up leading positions in organizations across the globe. In particular, the programme serves to strengthen the representation of Asian professionals with expertise in Asian issues.


The programme offers intensive, specialised language training to facilitate participation of professionals with lower levels of English proficiency, study in Costa Rica and the Philippines, as well as the hands-on design and implementation of an intensive field project in Asia.


Scholars obtain 2 MA degrees, one from the University for Peace (UPEACE) in an area related to peace building and the second from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) in Political Science with major in Global Politics.


The information regarding the application process specifically for the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS) dual degree programme is only for applicants from Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and The Philippines.


They are the only applicants that shalll be considered for this programme. UPEACE accepts applications in electronic format only through our on-line application form. Applicants are therefore advised to first collect all supporting documents and other required information before submitting the form.


Candidates who are selected for an interview but who are NOT offered a scholarship under the APS will automatically be consider for regular admission to UPEACE and offered a 50% tuition waiver.


The APS takes the format of a dual-degree, 18.5 – 21.5 month (depending on entry English proficiency level) intensive academic study programme targeted for young professionals from Asia.  Academic study takes place in Costa Rica and The Philippines and is made up of the following elements:

1) an intensive language learning component,

2) MA at UPEACE,

3) MA at AdMU in Political Science, major in Global Politics, and

4) the implementation of a field project.




  1. Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field. Excellent candidates with less work experience are considered for participation on a case-by-case basis. Voluntary work, internships and student activities may be considered as work experience, if relevant for the programme.


  1. Have Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution.


  1. Demonstrate a compelling desire to work on issues related to peace and conflict.


  1. Demonstrate a commitment to learning in an international and multi-cultural environment.


  1. Are from countries where English is not widely spoken, particularly, but not limited to, Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.




Required Supporting Documents to be Uploaded

  • English-language Proficiency Test Scores Report
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation (AdMU recommendation letter form).
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Copy of Diploma
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of Passport
  • Passport-size photo


Should admission be granted, the following documents must be presented in official hard copy upon confirmation of enrollment:

  • English-language Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS) – if applicable
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Copy of Diploma
  • Ten passport-size photos


Further reading,



Students selected to participate in the APS programme receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, airfare, transit and some visa costs for all programme components, and a monthly stipend. The programme facilitates up to 30 students per cohort.



APS scholars found meaningful employment around the world, example positions

  • Conflict Sensitivity Specialist, UNDP, Kyrgyzstan
  • Gender Consultant, Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process, Philippines
  • Education Officer, UNICEF, Uganda
  • Human Resource Coordinator, IOM, Vietnam
  • Programme Coordinator, Save the Children, Japan
  • Procurement Officer, UN World Food Programme, Italy
  • Economic Development Researcher, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lebanon
  • Project Manager, Global Environmental Organization, China
  • Project Officer, Vansemberuu Health Project, Mongolia
  • Partnership Assistant, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
  • Research Consultant, Family Health International, Thailand


See the PDF below for more information

Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship



Submit your application to

Online Submission



Contact information

Please address any email inquiries to



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Beta Sigma Northwest Scholarship | Philippine Scholarship

Beta Sigma Northwest Scholarship in UP

The Beta Sigma Fraternity, a Greek letter brotherhood, stands for the Brotherhood of Scholars. It was established in 1946 immediately after World War by a group of student leaders from the University of the Philippines, De la Salle College, and Ateneo de Manila on Padre Faura, a district of educational institutions in the heart of war-torn Manila. It has grown since then into an organization that spans almost all the major colleges and universities in the Philippines.


On the international level, the fraternity continues to grow and has become a distinctive center of gravity for alumni members of the brotherhood who now lives overseas. It has evolved into a structure through which the fraternity’s tradition of scholarship, nobility and service are afforded opportunities to be demonstrated.


The Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS) administers the financial assistance programs of University. It implements policies and decisions on STFAP, Private and Government Scholarship programs, Student Loan program, Student and Graduate assistantship program, and the Adopt-a-Student program.


The Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS) administers the financial assistance programs of University. It implements policies and decisions on STFAP, Private and Government Scholarship programs, Student Loan program, Student and Graduate assistantship program, and the Adopt-a-Student program.


At present, the OSSS undertakes different strategies to provide the required services so UP will remain accessible to all students, regardless of economic status, who have the capacity to benefit from its program. It is manned by a team composed of 18 personnel dedicated to provide relevant financial assistance services to students of UP Diliman.




Must be a member of good standing of the Beta Sigma Fraternity who is enrolled in the University of the Philippines Diliman

If an entering first year student, must have passed the UPCAT

It already enrolled, must have obtained an average grade of 2.5 or better and must have carried a load of at least 15 units with no grade of 5.0 or unremoved 4.0 or inc in the semester immediately preceding the application

Must belong to a family whose parents’ annual gross income is less than P500,000

Must be enrolled in at least 15 units at the time of the award of the grant

Must not have been the subject of any disciplinary action




School fees as assessed but not to exceed P12,000 per semester

Book allowance of P1,500 per semester

Monthly stipend of P1,500

Transportation allowance of P250 per month


Further reading,


The UP Beta Sigma Fraternity is a brotherhood of principled men from all walks of life, with a strong sense of loyalty, dedicated to academic excellence and social consciousness. They aim to develop men of quality and integrity.


It aims to train individuals to be responsible leaders and to be socially aware by making their spare time productive through socio-civic, mass oriented projects and missions.



Submit your application to


University of the Philippines Diliman

Room 302 Vinzons Hall

Quezon City 1101, Philippines

Telephone: Local 4506




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Nestle Street Vendors Scholarship | Philippine Scholarship

Nestle Street Vendors Scholarship

Nestle awards scholarship to the children of street vendors selling their ice cream products. The street vendor beneficiaries are located in Metro Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu City, Bulacan and Laguna. The program was launched in 2014 to recognize the hard work, performance and loyalty of its street vendors who have been the brand’s valuable partners in bringing Nestle Ice Cream to consumers in the residential communities.


Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It seeks to enhance the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future as well as to shape a better and healthier world.


As we are all aware, street food vending is an important source of informal employment here in the Philippines, where a large number of street vendors are typically located and roaming at the most convenient points for consumers. Observe how these street vendors can transform and invigorate the company’s operations.


However, street food vendors face a variety of constraints including lack of knowledge and skills in business, limited training opportunities, and restricted mobility that prevents them from improving their capacities. Street vendors selling Nestle products may not be new, but there is no denying that it still remains a huge trend even today. They serve to invigorate the Philippines’ streets.


They are the counterpart of mobile food trucks in other countries. This old culture of eating Nestle brand products through these street vendors has helped revolutionized the way the brand reaches its target customers. Street vendors role is challenging, competitive and requires patience and hard work to survive the heat and the rain.




Open to school aged children of qualified Nestle Ice Cream street vendors

Street vendor must have been Nestle street selling for at least a year and proven hardworking, dedicated and loyal




Provides educational grants of P10,000 to each college scholar and P5,000 to each elementary scholar



Further reading,



Submit your application to

Nestlé Philippines Inc.

No. 31 Plaza Drive Rockwell Center

Makati City 1200, Philippines

Telephone: 02 898 0061

Toll-free: 1-800-100-637853 access code 41529




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International Fellowships Program by Ford Foundation

The International Fellowships Program (IFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. Fellows are chosen on the basis of their academic excellence, leadership skills potential and commitment to their community or nation.


The program provides support for up to 3 years of formal graduate level study. Fellows will be selected from countries in Africa and Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Russia where the Foundation maintains active overseas programs.


Fellows may enroll in any of a large number of universities all over the world, including in their country of residence. The program will provide placement assistance to the fellows.


The IFP supports the fellows in undertaking appropriate language study and training in research and computer skills prior to graduate school enrolment.


It provides orientation sessions for the new ones and allows participation in learning and discussion activities of the current fellows for information and exchange networks.


The IFP is the largest single program ever supported by the Ford Foundation. It is a program of the New York City based International Fellowships Fund.


Once selected, the fellow may enroll in an appropriate university program anywhere in the world, including their country of residence. The program provides placement assistance to those fellows not yet admitted to graduate school.


Because local requirements vary widely among IFP countries, the applicants should carefully follow the specific application guidelines provided by the relevant IFP International Partner organizations, including deadlines for the submission of applications.


The Ford Foundation IFP applicants must be resident nationals of an eligible IFP country or territory. Currently, these are Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam.


All applications must be submitted to the appropriate IFP International Partner in the country or region where the applicant resides. The partners will determine the application deadlines and selection schedules in their specific region.


The applicants may choose to study in any academic discipline or field of study related to asset building and community development, education reform, and human rights.


Asset Building and Community Development

  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Sexuality and Reproductive Health
  • Work-Force Development
  • Development Finance and Economic Security
  • Environment and Development
  • Community Development


Education, Media, Arts and Culture

  • Education Reform
  • Higher Education and Scholarship
  • Religion, Society and Culture
  • Media
  • Arts and Culture


Peace and Social Justice

  • Human Rights
  • International Cooperation
  • Governance
  • Civil Society


Further reading,




Must be resident nationals of an eligible IFP region or country. Filipino citizen and currently residing in the Philippines.

Has earned a baccalaureate degree with above average grades (B for better or its equivalent)

With at least 3 years of relevant work experience that relates to the proposed graduate study program and to the kind of work or community service that one plans to do after completion of studies

Proposed field of study must be related to 1 of the 12 Ford Foundation grant-making areas

Is not residing and/or working in Metro Manila

Has not previously studied or trained abroad

Is not working nor affiliated with an institution/organization that offers opportunities for an advanced degree

Does not have pending administrative or criminal case




Up to 3 years of study for master’s and doctoral post graduate degrees

Preparatory training

Placement assistance


Encouraged to apply are candidates who belong to the marginalized sectors and communities, including indigenous cultural communities, women and men who live or work in the country’s poorest areas, teachers, artists, LGU and government employees, NGO workers, development workers, among many other who are physically challenged and those with other kinds of socio-economic deprivation.



Submit your application to

The IFP Partner in your area


For the Philippines:

Philippines Social Science Council (PSSC)-Ateneo Social Science Research Center in Naga City administers the fellowship program in the Philippines from initial outreach to selection, through placement, ongoing support and post fellowship activities.


Further reading,


Contact information

Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

320 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

Telephone: +1 212 573 5000




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Asean Scholarships For The Philippines By MOE

Asean Scholarships for the Philippines by MOE

The Asean Scholarships for the Philippines is tenable for 4 years leading to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level or equivalent) certificate. The Scholarship is for studies in selected Singapore schools from Secondary 3 to Pre-University 2 and is renewed annually, subject to the satisfactory performance of the scholar. You are welcome to apply for the Scholarship if you wish to enter Singapore schools at the Secondary 3 Level.


This scholarship provides opportunities to the bright students of Asean countries to study in Singapore. As part of the Asean community studying in Singapore, they will be given opportunities to broaden their horizons and develop important skills such as leadership, communication and life skills to equip them for the 21st century.


There is no bond attached to the scholarships. MOE provides Asean secondary scholarships and Asean pre-university scholarships. Actually covers 4 years of education, 2 years at the secondary level and 2 years at the pre-university level.


The scholarships are offered every year to outstanding students in Asean countries in line with the Singapore government’s long term objective of contributing towards human resource development in the Asean countries. Each scholarship amounts to about P600,000 pesos that is fully funded by the Singapore government.


Schools are providing more opportunities for the character development of their students and for students to develop skills in innovation. They encourage the students to learn more actively and independently. Everything has been designed to nurture curiosity that goes beyond the formal curriculum.




Nationals of The Philippines

Age requirement may change for each year

Completed at least High School Year 2 (Grade 8). Preference will be given to those who have completed High School Year 3 (Grade 9)

Have done consistently well in their school examinations

Proficient in English and a good record of participation in co-curricular activities




Annual allowance with hostel accommodation

Settling-in allowance

Return economy class air passage

Coverage of school fees

Coverage of GCE O-Level and A-Level examination fees (once only, if applicable)

Subsidized medical benefits and accident insurance cover


Further reading,


New types of schools are being introduced to encourage those with special talents to go as far as they can. Existing schools have been provided with further autonomy and resources to develop their own distinct strengths and specific areas or niches of excellence.


These could be either in a particular area of study or in co-curricular activities and character development. The different needs of students will thus be met through a wide range of school types and educational programmes.


Teaching will be focused on developing understanding, critical thinking and the ability to ask questions and seek answers and solutions. Examinations and assessment methods will be reviewed, to reduce reliance on rote learning and encourage independent learning and experimentation.



Important dates

The dates given below are subject to changes

Application period – March 18 to May

Selection test and interview – July

Award of scholarship – October

Arrival of scholar in Singapore – December



Submit your application to

Online Application


Contact information

Personally at

Customer Service Centre (Podium Block of MOE Building)

Ministry of Education, Singapore

1 North Buona Vista Drive

Singapore 138675

Telephone: +65 6872 2220



Operating Hours

Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm

Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

Peak Periods to Avoid (Average waiting time may take up to 30 minutes):

  • 11am to 2.00pm daily
  • Mondays
  • The day after a public holiday


*To facilitate your visit to the Customer Service Centre, please bring along your NRIC or passport for registration at the security counter.


If you wish to be notified when the registration for the scholarship opens, please submit your interest here The Ministry of Singapore will email you once the registration opens.



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UP Alumni Association (Singapore) Scholarship | Philippine Scholarship

UP Alumni Association (Singapore) Scholarship

The UP Alumni Association (Singapore) Scholarship is funded by the UP Alumni Association of Singapore. It is a non-stock, non-profit association organized in 2003 to bring together UP Alumni based across Singapore. The organization seeks to devote its efforts to the advancement of the UP Cause and Ideals as well as pioneer in the identification, conceptualization and implementation of projects for the benefit of the UP campus and the community at large.


The scholarship program aims to send one student a year to a full time 4 year undergraduate course in any campus of the University of the Philippines. Covering tuition and stipend, funding comes largely from donations and fund-raising activities among UPAAS members and friends.


The scholarship, duly administered by the Office of Scholarship and Student Services (OSSS), under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, provides access to quality education to deserving students with limited financial means.


To ensure sustainability of the program, the endowment fund, which aims to support 4 students at any given time, is put in place. The scholarship program is UPAAS way, albeit small, in supporting the vital role that UP plays in the development of Philippine society and its contribution to sustainable poverty alleviation initiatives.


In the event the donor decides to discontinue the scholarship, the existing scholar shall be supported until graduation or unless disqualified from the grant for failure to meet the terms for the renewal of the grant. The Office of Scholarship and Student Services shall administer the scholarship grant.




Must be a bonafide student of the University of the Philippines enrolled in any 4 year course

Must be a freshman student who has qualified for admission

If already enrolled as a freshman, must have obtained an average grade of 2.5 or better and must have carried a load of at least 15 units with no grade of 5 or unremoved 4 or inc. in the semester immediately preceding the application.

Must be enrolled in at least 15 units at the time of the award of the grant

Must be financially needy, gross income must not exceed P200,000

Must not have been the subject of any disciplinary action




School fees as assessed but not to exceed P6,000 per semester

Book allowance P1,500 per semester

Monthly stipend P3,000 total of P15,000 per semester

Transportation allowance P500 per month, total P2,500 per semester

Overall benefits of P25,000 per semester




The scholarship is renewable every semester until the duration of the course

Must have obtained an average grade of 3 or better for a load of at least 15 units with no grade of 5. Any grade of 4 or incomplete must be removed or completed on or before the last day of registration of the following semester

Must not shift to another course

Must not have been the subject of any disciplinary action

Scholarship does not cover summer classes


Further reading,


See the PDF below

UP Alumni Association Singapore



Submit your application to

The University of the Philippines



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Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation | Philippine Scholarship

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship

The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship is a grant that students need not repay. The scholars are allowed to receive scholarship or grants from the other institutions or foundations concurrently. The duration of the scholarship is the shortest period of regular enrollment with the university where the student studies, starting from the first semester of the school year in which the student has been adopted by the foundation.


The Foundation helps students through personal interviews, holding exchange meetings, issuing the annual report “Scholarship” in order for students to maintain close exchange among themselves or with members of the Foundation and to have opportunities to improve themselves.


The Foundation, believing it important for students to meet people, not only supports scholarship students financially, but also hosts activities beneficial to students, helping them to make good use of time for their study and research or to play active roles in society in the future.


The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation was established in November 1953, by sole endowments of the former The Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation (currently: Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation) and continues its activities of grant programs for scholarship through nominated universities throughout Japan in order to contribute to the development of industries and the improvement and progress of society and culture in our country.


Please note that the foundation does not accept applications directly from the candidates. You will be accepted from the application for scholarship you submitted from their nominated or partner universities. Around mid-March, the foundation sends application documents to the student affairs offices of each partner university, so it is best that you inquire from the university you would like to enroll or are currently enrolled.



Partner universities

Please see the image below

Mitsubishi UFJ Partner Schools




The applicant shall give priority to attending the events of the Foundation.

The applicant shall be a regular student enrolled in a nominated faculty or graduate course at universities the Foundation specifies.

The applicant shall be recommended by the president of the university.

The applicant shall have an excellent academic record with good personality and be in good health.

The applicant shall have the intention to contribute to society through working at private enterprises, public offices, schools etc, or through academic research.

The applicant shall have difficulty in paying school expenses.

The applicant shall open a bank account at the Head Office of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation after adoption.

There must be more than one year of duration of scholarship till the end of the shortest period of regular enrollment.


Japanese students

As of April in the year of application, the applicant shall be a sophomore or older of undergraduate school, or, in a master’s or doctoral course of a nominated university. Undergraduate students must be 23 years old or younger at application and graduate students must be 33 years old or younger at application.


International students

As of April in the year of application, the applicant shall be a sophomore or older of undergraduate school, or, in a master’s or doctoral course of a nominated university. Undergraduate students must be 31 years old or younger at application and graduate students must be 38 years old or younger at application.




Undergraduate students – 35,000 yen/month

Graduate students – 55,000 yen/month

International undergraduate students – 70,000 yen/month

International graduate students – 100,000 yen/month



Duration of scholarship

The duration of scholarship is the shortest period of regular enrollment with the university where the student studies, starting from the first semester of the school year in which the student is adopted by the foundation. If the course of the graduate school is divided into two courses, the shortest period of regular enrollment means the period of each course.




Further reading,



You may want to read this update as of March 2017


Those who are nationals of Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.

Applicants must be enrolled in a regular program at master or doctoral courses at a graduate school and be 38 years of age or below as of date of application.

Those who can participate in exchange activities held by the foundation.

Those who can communicated in Japanese are preferred because the interview will be conducted in Japanese.

Those who are having difficulty covering their academic expenses.

Those who aim to work or produce research towards the promotion of positive industrial or cultural relations with Japan in public or private sectors or in education.

Those who can open a Mitsubishi Trust Bank Account upon being selected.



Amount is 100,000 JPY/ month



The standard period required to complete the program of study.



For the Philippine applicants you can submit the following documents to the ILO

Application form for scholarship from private foundation

Transcript of your current course or previous course



International Liason Office

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

Room 120, Environmental Studies Building

5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan 177-8563

Telephone: +81 4 7136 4561




Further reading,



Submit your application to

The Partner School You Wish To Enroll


Contact information

The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation

3F Nihombashi Building

2-2-4 Nihombashi Chuo-ku

Tokyo 103-0027, Japan

Telephone: +81 3 3275 2215




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UPCAT Admission Test

The University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) is an entry requirement for admission to the University of the Philippines. Freshman admission test consists of 4 subtests, namely the Language Proficiency (in English and Filipino), Reading Comprehension (in English and Filipino), Science and Math. The selection of campus qualifiers also considers the socioeconomic and geographic factors, which also implements the policy of demographic access.


Science, Math, Language Proficiency (in English and Filipino), and Reading Comprehension (in English and Filipino). Standardized UPCAT scores are combined with the weighted average of the last 3 years of high school final grades to determine the UP admission grade.


All UPCAT applicants are ranked based on the UPG to determine Campus Qualifiers. The selection is based on the applicant’s choice of campus and rank, plus the campus quota and cut off grade. If you do not qualify for your first choice of campus, you are automatically screened for your other choices.


The Campus Qualifiers are ranked according to grade predictors of their chosen degree programs. Admission into a degree program is based on rank per chosen degree program and program quota. Admission into a degree program is based on rank per chosen degree program and program quota. That means, if you don’t make it to your first choice of program, you will be screened again for your next choice.


If you still do not make it to your last indicated course choice, you will remain qualified for that campus but must then find a degree program with available slots (DPWS) in that campus. The campus Registrar’s Office will help you find that program.


In case you want to appeal because you do not qualify to any of your campus choices, you may appeal for admission to a program in another UP campus if your admission grade is within the campus’ posted cutoff grade, and the program has available slots.


Present your Non-Qualifier’s Slip indicating your admission grade (sent to you in the mail) to the Registrar’s Office of the campus you want to enter. There is no guarantee of acceptance as each campus may have additional criteria for admission through appeals.


However, there is another way to gain admission to UP without having to take the UPCAT. If you are a Filipino public high school graduate in the top ten of your graduating class, you may apply for freshman automatic admission as provided by the Iskolar ng Bayan Law of 2014. The law also requires that you comply with the other admission requirements of the university and enroll in a UP Campus in the same region as your high school.


If you are a foreign or Filipino international applicant who graduated or are graduating from a secondary school abroad and have not enrolled in college before the semester may be admitted as freshmen by automatic admission provided you meet the other admission requirements, including the qualifications for college admission by national or international foreign administered examinations.




Senior high school student expecting to graduate from a DepEd accredited high school or an accredited secondary school abroad




Graduate of a DepEd accredited high school or accredited secondary school abroad




With final grades for 3 high school years preceding the year of graduation


Must not have taken any college subjects prior to taking the UPCAT


Must not have taken the UPCAT before




4 recent 2×2 photos

Completed UPCAT forms

Form 1 Personal Data Sheet

Form 2 High School Record


If high school graduate – submit high school diploma

If graduating from a local HS – DepEd Certificate of Recognition or Permit to Operate

If foreign applicant – proof of payment of UPCAT application fee

If transferee – certified clear photocopy of the Permanent Secondary School Record (F137) from other school with all the grades earned within



Benefits of Iskolar ng Bayan

Free tuition and other school fees for the first year of college

Application forms for the Iskolar ng Bayan may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) or Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS) of the campus you wish to enroll in

Limited slots per campus for the Iskolar ng Bayan



Application process

Step 1. Fill out Application Form 1 (UPCAT Application for Freshman Admission) online or manually.


UPCAT Online Application


For the manual application, you should get the application form through your authorized school representative, or from the System Office of Admissions in UP Diliman, or from the Office of the Registrar in a UP campus outside UP Diliman.


Step 2. Give the UPCAT Form 2 (Secondary School Record) to your high school principal or school head to be filled out.


Step 3. FOR NON-FILIPINO APPLICANTS ONLY: Pay the UPCAT Application fee.


Step 4. Submit the completed UPCAT Forms 1 and 2 and all other required documents.


Step 5. Claim your Test Permit.


To help you with the exam, UP has provided a reviewer you can access online.


UPCAT Online Reviewer



Taking the UPCAT

Go to your designated test center on the date specified in your test permit. Bring only your test permit, 2 good quality pencils, sharpener, rubber eraser and snacks. The test will last about 5 hours.


The use of cellphones, calculating devices or cameras during the test is strictly prohibited and will be a cause for immediate rejection of application for admission to UP.



UPCAT Results

Check the UPCAT website for announcements and posting of the UPCAT results. A list of UP qualifiers from your school will be sent to your principal. Individual notices will also be sent to all examinees.


If you qualify for admission to UP, register according to the instructions provided by the college or unit to which you have been accepted.


Further reading,



Submit your application to

The University of the Philippines campus you intend to study.



UP Office of Admissions

Kalaw corner Quirino Avenue

UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

Telephone: 02 981 8500 local 3287/ 3828/ 3830/ 3831



For your local UP campus, it would be faster if you personally call and inquire.



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Barangay Scholars | Philippine Scholarship

Barangay Scholars

The barangay scholarship is a study grant given to the legitimate children of barangay officials who shall be able to submit all the necessary papers as prescribed by the local government code. To be clear, the barangay scholar or applicant must be a legitimate child of a barangay official, such as the barangay captain, council person, or a Sanguniang Kabataan official/chairperson/councilor of the barangay. Some universities or schools do not accept applicants over 18 years of age while some schools set the age limit to until 21 years old only.


This is in pursuant to Section 393/ Section 434 of Republic Act 7180 (Local Government Code). The act deals in appropriating funds for the operation of the government from January 1 to December 31 1992 and for other purposes.


The duration of the scholarship is up to 4 years. Only 2 dependents of each barangay officials are allowed to avail of this scholarship at the same time. The barangay officials must present updated original certifications every semester.


The Punong Barangay, the Sanguniang Barangay members, the Barangay Treasurer, and the Barangay Secretary shall be exempted during their incumbency from paying the tuition and matriculation fees for their legitimate dependent children attending state colleges and universities.


The barangay officials can be defined and identified as the Punong Barangay, Sanguniang Barangay member, Barangay Treasurer and the Barangay Secretary.




A legitimate child of a Punong Barangay, the seven elective members of the Sanguniang Barangay, Barangay Treasurer and the Barangay Secretary.

ITR of parents

Must not enjoy any other scholarship

High school graduate




ITR of parents or BIR exemption

Certification from the DILG or from the Mayor as an incumbent Barangay Official

Oath of Office/ Appointment of the Barangay Official

Birth Certificate (NSO)

Parent’s marriage contract

Copy of grades or High School Report Card Form 138

Certificate of good moral character from the principal or guidance counselor

Application form


Different schools may require different documents, so you better ask the school to which you plan to enroll, just to make sure you got everything covered. The eligibility requirements were gathered from different schools just to give you an idea of what you may need to prepare for the application of Barangay Scholar.



The University of the Philippines eligibility requirements for the Child of Barangay Official are as follows

UP Form 5 or Admission Slip (for Freshman)

Birth Certificate of the Student (21 years old or below)

High School Report Card (Form 138) for incoming freshmen or TCG (True copy of grades) for old students.

A certification from COMELEC and certificate of incumbency from the Municipal/City Mayor, and attested by the Local Government Operations Officer (LGOO) assigned in the City/municipality where the barangay is situated.

Certificate of Good Moral Character from the High School Principal (for Freshman) or Guidance Counselor (old student).



SK Official

A certification from COMELEC and certificate of incumbency from the Municipal/City Mayor, and attested by the Local Government Operations Officer (LGOO) assigned in the city/municipality where the barangay is situated.

UP Form 5 or Admission Slip (Freshman only)

High School Report Card (Form 138) for incoming Freshmen or TCG (True Copy of Grades) for old students

Good Moral Character



Condition of Assistance

Carry a full semestral load as prescribed in the course curriculum.

Complete any incomplete grades during the semester or summer immediately after the school term in the SUC or LUC where enrolled.

No failing grade (grade of 5.0)



Termination of Grant

The grantee falsified official records.

The term of the grantee/mother or father of the grantee as barangay or SK Official expired or he/she resigned, died or removed from office for cause, provided that even with the expiration, resignation or removal or subject incumbent barangay official, he/she will be allowed to finish the full semester during which his services were terminated.


Further reading,


Submit your application to

The School That Offers The Barangay Scholar grant


For UP

University of the Philippines

Office of Scholarships and Student Services

Rm 302 Vinzons Hall UP Diliman

Telephone: 02 981 8500 local 4506




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