Scholarships & Financial Aid
A. Scholarships Funded by the Ateneo de Manila University
50% Tuition Scholarship for Teachers and Academicians.
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 superior teachers.
The Loyola Schools offers a 50% tuition scholarship to Filipino master’s students who are teachers or academicians, e.g. registrars, guidance counselors, school administrators, curriculum writers, outside the Ateneo. This scholarship is also designed to assist educators to earn their master’s degrees which should qualify them to teach in college.
Applicants for the 50% tuition scholarship present to the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs every enrollment period a recent certification issued by the dean, principal, school head, or personnel head of the institution where they are affiliated. Grantees may also have to meet certain conditions in order to continue availing themselves of the 50% tuition scholarship. The Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs issues the authorization for this scholarship.
The 50% tuition scholarship does not apply to the final project, practicum paper, research, or thesis writing.
Teaching and Graduate Assistantships.
Slots for Teaching and Graduate Assistants in the departments/programs are approved by the Deans and the Vice President for the Loyola Schools. Teaching and Graduate Assistants are nominated by the Department Chair and approved by their Dean, the Vice President for the Loyola Schools, and the Director for Administrative Services.
Teaching Assistants carry a 15-unit workload for the school year that consists of assisting senior faculty teach large lecture/discussion classes or laboratory classes. Graduate Assistants may either carry the same workload as Teaching Assistants or render 20 hours per week of research assistance in official department research. Successful applicants are entitled to free tuition and other fees in any of the graduate programs of the Loyola Schools and a monthly stipend, 13th month pay, and other government-required benefits.
Thesis Production Grants.
The Thesis Production Grant is a modest amount offered by the Loyola Schools to students who have successfully defended their thesis. The grant is intended to facilitate the preparation of the final revised copy of the thesis after the Oral Defense. Applications for Thesis Production Grants are accepted and processed by the Office of Graduate Programs up to October 15 for the first semester and March 15 for the second semester. These limited grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
DepEd - Ateneo Scholarships.
The Education Department of the School of Social Sciences awards a limited number of full tuition scholarships every year to deserving public school teachers as part of the DepEd Integrated Scholarship Program which has become national in scope. A committee from the Education Department screens the applicants and recommends to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences its candidates for these scholarships in the Master of Arts in Education program.
B. Departmental Scholarships
Some departments offer full or partial scholarships to qualified applicants. Interested applicants may inquire directly with the department.
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.
The Japanese Studies Program grants, to qualified students, full or partial scholarships that are funded by the Japan Foundation.
The Department of Psychology offers a Ph.D. in Psychology scholarship for a psychology teacher of a provincial college or university under its Ateneo Bu Eagle Doctoral Fellowship.
The Formation Institute for Religion Educators (FIRE) also grants full or partial scholarships.
The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Program at the Ateneo de Manila University.
The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Program for Tomorrow’s Intellectual Leaders supports outstanding graduate students by granting them master’s and doctoral degree fellowships from the School of Social Sciences, the School of Humanities, and the Law School of the Ateneo de Manila University. (http://sylff.ateneo.net)
Designed for the best and brightest students with strong leadership potential, the SYLFF Program envisions producing responsible citizens who can deal with social issues in 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.
A SYLFF Fellow receives a grant every year for a maximum period of 3 years. The amount is inclusive of tuition, fees, and living allowance.
Non-thesis options do not qualify for the SYLFF Program.
Jesuit Educational Association – ADMU (Presidential) Scholarships.
Faculty from other Jesuit schools in the country, who are recommended by their Rectors or Presidents, may avail themselves of these scholarships. These scholarships are administered through the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. The scholarships cover tuition and other school fees, and, in certain cases, living and transportation allowances during the summer.
C. Government-Funded Scholarships
The Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) aims to generate research and development manpower in selected areas of advanced science and technology. The program includes scholarship grants (M.S. and Ph.D.) to qualified local applicants in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. These grants cover tuition and fees, book allowance, stipend, and transportation allowance every school year.
Interested applicants should see the Chair of the Department concerned.
CHED Faculty Development Program Phase 2
The CHED Faculty Development Program Phase 2 seeks to upgrade the academic qualifications of college and graduate school faculty in certain priority areas to master's and doctoral degrees.
Scholarship grants in the priority areas are available for master's programs in either thesis or non-thesis mode as well as doctorate programs. Ph.D. students at the dissertation stage can apply for the "Sandwich Program" to do their doctoral research abroad.
The scholarship provides full tuition and other fees, a monthly stipend, book allowance, transportation allowance for those coming from distant places, as well as thesis and dissertation grants.
To qualify, applicants must be Filipino, full-time tertiary faculty members in any of the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) priority SHEIs, and teaching in a priority field. The Ateneo de Manila Univeristy is a delivering institution for programs in the following priority areas: English, Information Technology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Social Sciences (History, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology), and Engineering. Scholarship applicants must first secure admission to an Ateneo Loyola Schools graduate program in the priority area of interest. Qualified faculty who are already enrolled in the Ateneo graduate school may also apply for the scholarship.