UP Student Assistantship Work-Study Program | Philippine Scholarship

The University of the Philippines Student Assistantship program is available to students who would love to work for a maximum of 120 hours a month. The student assistant gets P30 per hour compensation.


Students may supplement their tuition, living and book subsidies as well as transportation and lodging allowances by working as student assistants. Research projects and similar academic activities may also require the services of student assistants.


Priority is given to students with the required academic background and qualifications such as specific course and skills. Graduate student assistantships are available to graduate students who show satisfactory academic work.


Graduate assistantship is also being offered to graduate students studying in UP. For example, the UP library may need a student assistant to do paging of library materials, shelving, shelf reading, inventory, manning of the control desk, manning of the circulation desk, encoding, filing and locating of requested books.


Other tasks can be UP teaching assistantship program, where the postgraduate students are assigned to teach undergraduate courses in the department where they are enrolled. Considered non-regular members of the teaching staff, they are appointed on a yearly contractual basis to teach part time until the maximum residence period allowed by UP.


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The student assistantship program is open to all bonafide students of the university enrolled in an undergraduate program.


First year students are not be allowed to participate in their first semester of enrollment.


Should be bonafide students who obtained passing grades in at least 50% of the total number of academic units registered in the preceding semester.



Work hours

Limited. Students with less than or equal to 18 units can work for 120 hours per month. Students with less than or equal to 21 units but greater than 18 units can work 75 hours per month. Students with load greater that 21 units can work for only 50 hours per month.



How does it work?

The appointment of student assistants is on a semestral basis or summer.


In hiring student assistants, the financial need of the applicants shall be given priority. However, in research and other academic projects, the office/ unit may require additional qualifications.


Student assistants shall not be used for personal or private projects of the faculty and staff.


The daily time records (DTRs) of student assistants are attested by the department/ division chairs and the head of the office/ unit.


Resignation of a student assistant may be done through the submission of a letter addressed to the head of the office/ unit where the student is assigned. The student assistant shall copy furnished the Office of Student Affairs of the resignation letter.



Who is in charge of the program?

The Office of Student Affairs shall be in-charge of the program, which includes the processing of appointment papers, preparation of payroll based on the DTR, monitoring and control of deployment or assignment of student assistants, and the coordination with colleges/ units on the services/ tasks of student assistants.



Further reading, https://www.upm.edu.ph/node/1332


Improving the efficiency of Human Resource Management is one of the key goals of the eUP Project. The HR Information System has now been rolled out in all CUs of the University, and to date over 82% of all UP employees have already logged in. Among the available features are employee data management, request for Travel Order/Authority, and online SALN and SPMS.


Further, the HRIS Payroll Module is currently on a pilot test at UPOU. With these tools, and additional features to be developed in the future, UP staff as well as student and graduate assistants can be assured that their records will be ably managed and their needs will be efficiently met.


The student assistantship is provided to regular students who are working on specific duties and responsibilities in various offices of the university on the specified number of hours without an employee-employer relationship. This program aims to help the students augment their financial capability to support their studies.


UP Student Assistantship


Submit your application to

Current University of the Philippines school you are attending



Office of the Student Affairs

The University of the Philippines

Telephone: 02 981 8671

Email: osa@upd.edu.ph



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