Loyola Schools Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Graduate education is a stage where leaders are prepared to take on the role as innovators and change agents in their own organizations and communities. As such, graduate students, through their enhanced intellectual and research capacities, are expected to contribute not only to knowledge production but more importantly to the advancement of policy and practice.

In the Philippines, 88% of HEIs are privately-owned but enrollment in public vis-a-vis private colleges and universities are almost equal.  This implies that access to private higher education institutions in the country remains to be elusive.

Ateneo de Manila University - Loyola Schools offer various scholarship and financial aid opportunities to make its graduate education more inclusive and accessible to those who are intellectually capable but financially constrained; and support current graduate students in the various stages of their studies.

Through these various scholarships, the Loyola Schools hopes to increase diversity among its graduate student population by decreasing the barrier to access and supporting talents during their course of study in robust ways.  It stands firm in its commitment to support educators, scientists, researchers, professionals, creative artists, writers, and others who will ultimately contribute significantly to the development of Philippine society and the Asia Pacific region. 

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Applications must be submitted on or before the deadlines posted on this page: LS Graduate Scholarship Application Submission & Deadlines for Intersession and First Semester SY 2022-2023


Scholarships Offered by the Loyola Schools

Fifty Percent (50%) Tuition Scholarship
Consistent with the Ateneo’s core values of excellence and service, the Loyola Schools seeks to strengthen the nation’s educational system by investing much faculty time and university resources on the development of teachers and leaders in the Philippines’ education system.

This scholarship covers 50% of tuition fee only for coursework enrollment.  Students are asked to pay the other fees in full. The scholarship is good only for the current semester of enrollment.  The student has to apply and submit a new certificate for the succeeding semesters.

Eligibility

The 50% tuition scholarship is open to new and current masters and doctoral graduate students who are:

  1. Administrators or teachers in a school recognized by DepEd or CHED
  2. Academics and other personnel in a school recognized by DepEd or CHED and with training in the following areas:
    • Guidance and Student Formation
    • Curriculum Development
    • Instructional Materials Development
    • Planning and Research
    • Testing, Measurement, and Assessment
    • School governance and administration
    • Teacher Training and Leadership Development
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Policy, Programs and Standards Development
    • Quality Assurance
  3. DepEd and CHED staff and professionals whose work is in the following educational development areas:
    • Guidance and Student Formation
    • Curriculum Development
    • Instructional Materials Development
    • Planning and Research
    • Testing, Measurement, and Assessment
    • School governance and administration
    • Teacher Training and Leadership Development
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Policy, Programs and Standards Development
    • Quality Assurance 

B. Conditions

  1. A scholar who withdraws with permission (WP) or without permission (W) from the courses enrolled during an academic term will be required to reimburse the Loyola Schools a percentage of the tuition and fees that is determined by the Central Accounting Office, failure to do so would mean incurring a financial accountability with the Loyola Schools.
  2. The scholar may be permitted to withdraw from the semester currently enrolled in due to grave reasons as defined in the Magna Carta of Graduate Students Rights. 

C. Requirement

Prior to enrollment, the applicant must submit to the OADGP their latest Certificate of Employment (dated within one month prior to application) from their current school or institution attesting to:
  • current employment status;
  • position title; and
  • if on official study leave

Submit application and requirements at http://bit.ly/LSGradSchoApp

 

Scholarships for Doctoral Students
This scholarship covers tuition and fees including Dissertation Writing and Oral Defense Fees. Approved scholars will also receive P30,000 monthly allowance for the duration of the scholarship.

A. Eligibility

This scholarship is open to all Doctoral students of the Loyola Schools who are not recipients of any scholarship or financial aid grant at the time of application. For current students, must also be well within the LS residency term limit of the Loyola Schools.

B. Conditions

  1. The student is required to carry a full time load per semester.
    • Must enroll in at least 9 units during the regular semester and 3 units in the Intersession.
    • Must commit to least 40 hours per week for dissertation-related work
  2. The student must finish the program in three years. The student may apply for an extension of up to a maximum of one year subject to the approval of the ADGP. If the student does not complete the degree program within the scholarship’s term limit, the student shall pay for the remaining semesters until completion of the degree program.
  3. Student must meet the retention grade of the department, or Loyola Schools if the department does not have any. The student must not have any W, C and F marks. This includes comprehensive exams. Scholars who fail the dissertation defense will have to pay for the re-enrollment of dissertation and oral defense.
  4. Shifting to another degree program is not allowed under this scholarship.
  5. Semestral grade reports and dissertation progress report must be submitted by the student to the OADGP at the end of each semester. This is a requirement for enrollment in the succeeding semester.
  6. Student must assist in at least one major event of the Graduate Programs (e.g. grad students orientation) for each school year.
  7. The student must file the LOA Form if intending to discontinue graduate studies. The scholar’s privileges will be suspended during the LOA period.
  8. The student may be permitted to withdraw from the semester currently enrolled in due to grave reasons as defined in the Magna Carta of Graduate Students Rights. The scholarship privileges will be suspended during LOA. 

C. Requirements

  1. Accomplished Scholarship & Financial Aid Application Form
  2. Recommendation Letter
    • For new students - a letter of recommendation for character reference from the applicant’s present/previous employer / supervisor / teacher printed on official letterhead.
    • For currently enrolled students - letter of recommendation from graduate coordinator/chair/potential dissertation adviser
  3. Transcript of Records from previous school attended (if new student) or latest printout of student’s grades from AISIS (for current students)
  4. Research Statement
  5. Plan of study signed by the Department Chair
  6. Income Tax Return (ITR)
    • If single and currently employed, a photocopy of the applicant’s latest Income Tax Return (ITR) form.
    • If married and filing income tax returns separately (or applicant is unemployed), include a photocopy of spouse’s latest ITR form;
    • If single and unemployed, a photocopy of parent’s latest ITR form;
    • If parents are NOT employed, a Certificate of Exemption from filing of Income Tax Return from the BIR or Certificate of Unemployment from the Municipal/Barangay Hall

Submit filled-out application form and requirements at http://bit.ly/LSGradSchoApp

DepEd-Ateneo Scholarships
The Loyola Schools through the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs awards a limited number of full tuition scholarships every year to deserving public school teachers. The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs screens the documents of students in the master's level who are pursuing any degree that will enhance their teaching competencies.

A. Eligibility

  1. Must be a teacher in a public school recognized by DepEd
  2. New and current masters and Doctoral students may apply
  3. With a grade of at least B+ in all subjects (for current students)
  4. Within the residency term limit 

B. Conditions

  1. Should finish within the residency term limit
  2. The student must not incur any INC, WP, W, C and F marks. This includes comprehensive exams.
  3. Shifting to another degree program is not allowed.
  4. Submission of semestral grade reports and thesis/dissertation/capstone project progress report
  5. Student must assist in at least one major event of the Graduate Programs (e.g. grad students orientation) for each school year. 

C. Requirements

  1. Accomplished Scholarship & Financial Aid application form
  2. Original Certificate of Employment from the DepEd Division Office
  3. Transcript of Records from previous school attended (if new student) or latest printout of student’s grades from AISIS (for current students)
  4. Plan of study signed by the Department Chair

Submit filled-out application form and requirements at http://bit.ly/LSGradSchoApp.

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships
The Graduate or Teaching Assistantship is a full academic scholarship that is granted to currently-enrolled graduate students of the Loyola Schools with a minimum academic load of 3 units in a given academic term in a school year. 

Only students enrolled within the residency period and with a satisfactory academic performance may qualify for a GA/TA position. Scholars will be granted full tuition and other fees and P15,000.00 living allowance.

The GA/TA assists a department or research center in carrying out the department’s academic-related tasks and activities.

  • Teaching Assistant – assists in the department’s undergraduate teaching assignments 
  • Graduate Assistant – assists in department- or center-initiated research work or projects or in the department’s academic-related activities such as conferences, workshops, lectures, and seminars. They may also assist the Dean’s Office in the handling of interdisciplinary basic education activities.

The scholarship is granted for at least one academic term, i.e., an intersession or a semester, renewable, or up to one whole school year, renewable, for as long as the GA/TA is officially enrolled and perform well academically.  Extensions in the following academic terms are subject to an evaluation of the GA/TA’s satisfactory academic performance by the ADGP and of the GA/TA’s satisfactory work performance by the faculty mentor or department chair/center director.

A. Eligibility

  1. New and current masters and Doctoral students may apply
  2. Well within the residency term limit of the Loyola Schools (current students)
  3. Satisfactory academic performance as determined by the Department Chair
  4. Applicant’s field of study relevant to the accepting Department
  5. Good disciplinary standing (i.e., no disciplinary record of either a minor or major offense)
  6. Not a current scholar 

B. Conditions

  1. The Graduate or Teaching Assistantship is a full academic scholarship that is granted to currently-enrolled graduate students of the Loyola Schools with a minimum academic load of 3 units in a given academic term in a school year. Only students enrolled within the residency period and with a satisfactory academic performance may qualify for a GA/TA position.
    • Residency period for straight BS/MS program. The residency period for students in a straight BS/MS degree is the 5th year for the master’s degree. However, the residency period for students who shift into the regular master’s program is changed to the residency period requirement for a regular master’s program.
  2. The GA/TA assists a department or research center in carrying out the department’s academic-related tasks and activities.
    • Teaching Assistant – assists in the undergraduate teaching assignments of a senior faculty member.
    • Graduate Assistant – assists in department- or center-initiated research work or projects or in the department’s academic-related activities such as conferences, workshops, lectures, and seminars. The GA may also assist the Dean’s Office in the handling of interdisciplinary activities.
  3. The GA/TA scholarship provides for a part-time assistantship work of 20 hours a week.
  4. The scholarship is granted for at least one academic term, i.e., an intersession or a semester, renewable, or up to one whole school year, renewable, for as long as the GA/TA is officially enrolled and perform well academically. Extensions in the following academic terms are subject to an evaluation of the GA/TA’s satisfactory academic performance by the ADGP and of the GA/TA’s satisfactory work performance by the faculty mentor or department chair/center director.
  5. A GA/TA who has a failure in a course will automatically be disqualified from the scholarship in the succeeding academic terms. The student may re-apply for the scholarship once grades are considered satisfactory by the ADGP.
  6. A GA/TA who withdraws with permission (WP) or without permission (W) from all enrolled courses during an academic term will immediately cancel the GA/TA scholarship and the monthly living allowance, and the GA/TA will be required to reimburse the Loyola Schools a percentage of the tuition and fees that is determined by the Central Accounting Office, failure to do so would mean incurring a financial accountability with the Loyola Schools.
  7. A GA/TA with a WP from any of the enrolled courses especially for reasons outside their control, e.g., class dissolved by the department, may continue the scholarship for the rest of the academic term.
  8. A GA/TA is expected to abide by the Loyola Schools rules and regulations for students particularly the Code of Conduct for Students. The Loyola Schools reserves the right to immediately cancel a GA/TA’s scholarship and the monthly living allowance once the GA/TA is charged a minor or major offense, and the GA/TA is required to reimburse the Loyola Schools of a percentage of the tuition and fees that is determined by the Central Accounting Office, failure to do so would mean incurring a financial accountability with the Loyola Schools.
  9. A GA/TA who is engaged anytime after enrollment period may request for a full reimbursement of tuition and fees, provided that the student presents the original official receipt of payment. The GA/TA will receive the monthly living allowances starting the month of the scholarship and not retroactive to the start of the semester. 

C. Requirements

  1. Accomplished GA-TA Application Form (coordinate with the department/center/office where you will render the assistantship)
  2. Printout of grades from AISIS. For new students, photocopy of Transcript of Records
  3. Recommendation from the Department Chair/Director/Office Head (pdf) to render the assistantship

Submit filled-out application form and requirements at http://bit.ly/LSGradSchoApp

Fifty Percent (50%) Thesis, Dissertation, and Capstone Project Scholarships
A number of tuition scholarships are available to graduate students who are in the thesis/dissertation/capstone project writing stage. The Department Chair/Program Director nominates and recommends the student for the scholarship. Priority is given to students who have not enjoyed any form of scholarship.
Scholarships Offered by Specific Departments
(Please coordinate directly with the department concerned)
  1. The Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment offers scholarships to two qualified master’s students under the Fr. James O’Donnell, SJ Scholarship Fund. The scholarship offers fifty percent tuition and 100% fees.
  2. The Department of English grants full or partial scholarships to qualified students under the Robert Southwell, S.J. Scholarships and Angel Hidalgo Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are renewable every semester.
  3. The Japanese Studies Program grants, to qualified students, full or partial scholarships that are funded by the Japan Foundation.
  4. The Department of Psychology offers a PhD in Psychology scholarship for a psychology teacher of a provincial college or university under its Ateneo Bu Eagle Doctoral Fellowship.
  5. The Department of Theology - Formation Institute for Religion Educators (Theology-FIRE) grants full or partial scholarships for the MA/M Major in Religious Education.

 

Dorm Scholarship

A full subsidy of dormitory fees at the Graduate Students’ Wing - Cervini Hall for at least one semester. This scholarship is awarded on a first-come-first served basis.
 
A. Eligibility

  1. Not a recipient of the 100% scholarship for Doctoral students.
  2. Students living outside Metro Manila will be prioritized.
  3. Full-time students. (will enroll enroll in at least 9 units)

B. Condition
Comply with the terms and conditions as set by the University Dormitory

C. Requirements
Plan of study signed by the Department Chair/Program Director.

Application and requirements must be submitted at http://bit.ly/LSGradSchoApp

External Scholarships & Financial Aid Programs

Jesuit Educational Association – ADMU (Presidential) Scholarship
Faculty from other Jesuit schools in the country, who are recommended by their Rectors of Presidents, may avail themselves of these scholarships.

These scholarships are administered through the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. The scholarship covers tuition and other fees, and in certain cases, living and transportation allowances during the summer.

Hopper-Bhatia Canada Fellowship - Institute for Philippine Culture
The Hopper-Bhatia Canada Fellowship at the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) is open to all Ateneo de Manila graduate students in MA/MS or PhD programs with a field research component currently working on or about to undertake a thesis or dissertation field work. The Fellowship Program provides support for Field Work and Thesis Production, as well as a Skills Enhancement program.

The research priorities of IDRC and the IPC ADMU focus on providing new insight into societal issues that require both a keen understanding of the local context and its connection to the global environment. Themes include (but are not limited to) health, technology, governance and sustainability, local communities, social capital, globalization and social change.

Fellows will be provided with up to six units of thesis related tuition and fees, along with a field research subsidy of up to CAD $1,000 or its equivalent in Philippine Pesos. The maximum amount for Field Research Subsidy and Thesis Production is the equivalent of CAD $2,100 in Philippine Pesos.

For further information, please refer to http://www.ipc-ateneo.org/content/idrc-call-applications.

Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Program
The SYLFF Program for Tomorrow’s Intellectual Leaders envisions to produce responsible citizens who can deal with social issues with a critical and constructive sense, formulate solutions for local and regional problems, and participate effectively in the country’s efforts to engage the global community.

The SYLFF program was designed for the best and brightest students with strong leadership potential. It supports outstanding, highly qualified graduate students with full one-year scholarships for Master’s, Master of Laws, PhD, or Juris Doctor degrees who are in their theses or dissertations stages, and whose research is oriented towards the social sciences and/or public policy, may apply.

The grant includes full tuition and fees subsidies including thesis writing and oral defense. A monthly living allowance for 10-12 months is also given depending on the applicant’s academic advisement.

 

Scholarships from the Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program-National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC)

ASTHRDP-NSC aims to provide master’s and doctoral degrees in priority S&T areas to help improve the country’s global competitiveness and capability to innovate through Science and Technology (S&T) and to accelerate the production of high-level human resources needed for Research and Development (R&D) in S&T.

Capacity Building Program in Science and Mathematics Education (CBPSME)

CBPSME is a graduate scholarship for master's and doctorate degrees in science and mathematics education. The program aims to improve the quality of education and accelerate the development of critical mass of experts in Science and Mathematics Education.

Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT)

ERDT scholarship aims to provide master’s and doctoral degrees in various engineering fields to deliver high-impact research, upgrade the qualifications of practicing engineers, and develop a culture of research and development.

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia Faculty Scholarship Program (UBCHEA)

The United Board Faculty Scholarship Program supports promising young faculty currently employed at a college or university in the United Board network to pursue advanced degrees, taught in English, in an Asia-Pacific country outside of their own. Scholars may receive up to four years of support for doctoral programs and two years of support for master’s programs, pending satisfactory progress.

For application deadlines and other information, please visit the United Board website:  https://unitedboard.org/programs/faculty-development/faculty-scholarship-program/

Scholarship for the Armed Forces of the Philippines
This is a scholarship program for officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines with the rank of captain. Applicants have to be recommended by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Sapientes Milites Scholarship Foundation, Inc. and must qualify for admission in the Loyola Schools.

Successful applicants may take any of the following professional master’s degree programs: Master in Communication, Master in Economics, Master in Political Science major in Global Politics, Master in Organizational Psychology and Master in Applied Sociology and Anthropology.

The Loyola Schools provides 50% of the funds for the scholarship through the Ateneo Graduate School Scholarships. The other 50% is funded by the Office of the President, ADMU.