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Top Scholarships for College Students in the Philippines 2023: A Comprehensive List

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As the academic landscape of the Philippines continues to evolve, opportunities will also grow for talented college students seeking to pursue their dreams. This article will present some of the top scholarships for college students in the Philippines in 2023. 

Education is a force that will shape the future of the country through the students to create a positive impact on society. Knowing this, several institutions both public and private, take significant strides into providing financial support to exceptional students, encouraging them to learn and pursue their aspirations. 

Each scholarship on our list offers more than just financial aid; they provide invaluable opportunities for personal growth, professional development, and an extensive network of like-minded individuals. The scholarship programs in the Philippines for college students 2023-2024 will receive all the benefits as long as they meet the criteria. College scholarship programs will vary and give different types of support. 

This compilation will serve as your compass to navigate through the myriad of scholarship options available in 2023.

Government Scholarships in the Philippines for College Students

CHED Scholarship 2023

The Commission of Higher Education (CHED) accepts applications for scholarships and grants for SY 2023-2024 under the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) to help those Filipinos who are poor but deserving of higher quality education as a long-term development plan. 

Deadline for Application

The scholarship application for SY 2023-2024 for CHED is currently closed and will reopen for those who are aiming to qualify for SY 2024-2025. CHED will make announcements, so those who want to apply for it will wait for reports from official CHED websites and social media accounts. 


Depending on the scholarship type, benefits will vary as there will be different kinds of assistance given.

  • State Scholarship Programs (SSP)
    • In full scholarship, students will receive: P30,000 per academic year.
    • In Partial Scholarship, students will receive: P15,000 per academic year.
  • Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) Scholarship will give students P15,000 per academic year.
  • Grants-In-Aid will range from P6,000 – P12,000 per academic year based on their tuition.
  • The Study Now Pay Later Plan (SNPLP) will give students P15,000 per academic year.


  • General weighted average (GWA) of 96% for the Full State Scholarship Program (FSSP) and Full Private Education Student Financial Assistance (FPESFA)
  • GWA of 93% but not more than 95% for half of scholarships in CHED (SSP and PESPA)
  • Filipino citizen graduate of high school
  • Parents must have an annual gross income of P400,000.
  • Applicants must avail of only one government funded financial assistance program.


  • Must be Filipino Citizen
  • Must be a high school graduate, must also acclaim title of:
    • Passer of Alternative Learning System (ALS)
    • Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)
    • Must have an annual gross income of parents not exceeding P300,000
    • Avail only one CHED scholarship program
    • Must not be a degree program graduate

DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship 2023

Students who want to pursue a career in science and technology can apply for an undergraduate scholarship at DOST. The scholarship is under RA No. 2067, which awards students with talent in science and mathematics and who are willing to pursue careers in that field. 

Deadline for Application

The application period for DOST Scholarships is now closed for the SY 2023-2024. But those aiming to qualify for 2024-2025 scholarships should wait for announcements from DOST for the next academic year. 


  • Tuition and other school fees will scholars enrolled in private colleges will receive up to P40,000 per academic year
  • Learning material allowance will be P10,000 per academic year
  • The living allowance will be P7,000 per month
  • Clothing allowance will be given in 1st semester of 1st year only (P1,000)
  • The thesis allowance will be P10,000
  • The graduation allowance will be P1,000


  • Natural-born Filipino citizen
  • Student Graduated from STEM field
  • Non-Stem strand graduates must be 5% of class rankingResident of municipality attested by barangay
  • Good moral character and good health
  • No earned college units
  • Have not taken other DOST-SEI examinations


  • Certificate of Good Moral Character (Form C)
  • Certificate of Good Health (Form D)
  • Principal’s Certification (Form E1 or E2)
  • Certificate of Residency (Form F)
  • Parent’s Certification (Form G)
  • Applicant’s Certification of No Post-Secondary Units
  • Signed Declaration by the applicant and the Guardian
  • Recent passport-size picture
  • Birth Certificate
  • Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship

DOH Pre-Service Scholarship Program

The Department of Health is accepting applicants for its Pre-Service Scholarship Program 2023. It provides financial assistance to those deserving students who are looking to pursue a medical degree. The scholarship program aims to support the poor and underprivileged students living in poor areas but has the talent and mind to increase the quality of healthcare services. 

Deadline of Application

Applicants have until June 30, 2023 only. Those who missed it must wait for announcements from DOH for the following academic year.


Benefits of Diploma in Midwifery

  • Tuition Fee will be P50,000 per academic year
  • Book Allowances – P20,000
  • Uniform Fee – P6,000
  • Miscellaneous Expenses – P14,000
  • Living expenses – P67,200 per academic year
  • Board and Lodging – P60,000 per academic year
  • Transportation expenses- P18,000 per academic year

Benefits of Medical Technology and Pharmacy

  • Tuition Fee will be given around P80,000
  • Book Allowances – P22,000
  • Uniform Fee – P6,000
  • Miscellaneous Expenses – P14,000
  • Living expenses – P67,200 per academic year
  • Board and Lodging – P60,000 per academic year
  • Transportation expenses- P18,000 per academic year


  • Must be Filipino Citizen
  • Good Moral Character is required
  • Graduated from high school or senior high school
  • Must be in a family with low incomes and living in top 20 poorest provinces


  • DOH Pre-Service Scholarship Application Form
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Transcript of records
  • Certificate of good moral character
  • Letter of intent

LANDBANK Scholarship

Iskolar ng LANDBANK is a scholarship program that LANDBANK established to help deserving but underprivileged students from the 60 poorest provinces in the Philippines. Landbank plans to represent 600 scholar graduates to celebrate the LANDBANK’s 60th anniversary. Every year they support 60 scholars, and it will last until 2028. 


  • Scholars will receive P100,000 per year for allowances and pay for expenses such as books, clothing, and other course requirements.
  • Scholars who graduate with honors will receive cash as special incentive.
  • Graduates from the scholarship will get on-the-job training in LANDBANK branches.


  • Applicant must have an average grade minimum of 90% and must belong in the top 10% of the class.
  • Applicants must be children or grandchildren of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who are small farmers and fishers who are high school graduates.

Apply for the LANDBANK scholarship and become part of the 60 scholars who receive these benefits from LANDBANK. 

Megaworld Foundation Scholarship

Megaworld Foundation college scholarship program began in 1999 to help students deserving of the scholarship. Megaworld Corporation is a real estate developer for the Philippines. The program allows students from low-income families to show their academic excellence and perform to their fullest potential.


  • Fully paid tuition and miscellaneous fees for a four or five-year course
  • Book and Uniform allowances are all paid for
  • Monthly living expenses given
  • Academic and career guidance from Megaworld mentors
  • Internship in Megaworld partner companies


  • Applicant must be a Filipino citizen
  • Family must not have an income of more than P1,000,000 annually
  • Applicant must have a weighted average grade of at least 85% in high school
  • Applicant must not have any failing grades in high school
  • Applicant must pass the entrance exam of the college of their choosing
  • Applicant must have an experience in leadership and other activities outside of school

Visit the Megaworld Scholarship website at https://www.megaworldcorp.com.

Knowing the list of scholarships that students can apply for their future references, follow these steps to get approved for a scholarship in the Philippines.

  • Plan Ahead of Time For the Future
    • Early college planning is important for both parents and children. You have two more years till your high school graduation.
  • Learn About the Scholarship Grants and Be on Time
    • You can learn more about the requirements for the scholarship you’re applying for by doing some research on it. 
  • Organize the Documents Needed for the Desired Scholarships
    • Your application may be rejected if you submit incomplete documents. If your parents still have their original birth certificate, paystubs, and ITRs, you’re lucky.
  • Apply on Time to Not Miss Scholarship Dates
  • Learn the Common Interview Questions Given and Exams
  • Decide What Scholarship to Take Beforehand for Your Future

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Also read: Filipinos Now Eligible to Apply for Iskolar Ng Landbank Scholarship 2023

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