CHED Medical Scholarship 2023-2024 | Apply NOW

CHED Medical Scholarship 2023 is open to apply for all eligible Filipinos. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has announced the launch of CHED Medical Scholarship and Return Service (MSRS) program for Academic Year 2023-2024.

CHED Medical Scholarship 2023 Application Guide
CHED Medical Scholarship 2023 Application Guide

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What is CHED Medical Scholarship

As per CHED’s Memorandum, the MSRS is under the amendments of “Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994” and the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11509, otherwise known as the “Doktor Para Sa Bayan” Act.

“The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), is now accepting applicants for the Medical Scholarship and Return Service (MSRS) program for Doctor of Medicine program for the First Semester, AY 2023-2024″. the memorandum read.

CHED Medical Scholarship Benefits

Following are the benefits of CHED Medical Scholarship 2023:

  • Free tuition and other school fees
  • Allowance for prescribed books, supplies and equipment
  • Clothing or uniform allowance
  • Dormitory or boarding house accommodation allowance
  • Internship fees
  • Licensure fees
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical board review fees
  • Annual medical insurance
  • Other education-related miscellaneous subsistence or living expenses

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Scholarship Qualifications

A candidate must fulfil the following eligibility criteria to apply for the Scholarship:

  1. The applicant must be a Filipino citizen living in the Philippines;
  2. He or She must be a graduating student or a graduate of an appropriate undergraduate program identified as a prerequisite for a Doctor of Medicine degree;
  3. Must currently be enrolled in Doctor of Medicine degree, from any higher educational institution (HEIs) duly recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), including a direct entrant to the integrated liberal arts and medicine (INTARMED) program who satisfactorily completes the first two (2) years of the program: provided, that deserving incoming second-year medical students and those in the higher year levels of the Doctor of Medicine program shall also be covered, as long as they have complied with the academic requirements and retention policies of the school in the past terms preceding their scholarship application;
  4. The candidate must have passed the entrance examinations and complied with other requirements for admission into a Doctor of Medicine degree in the chosen SUCs/PHEIs where the scholar intends to enroll or is currently enrolled;
  5. Must have obtained a National Medical Admission test (NMAT) score mandated by CHED and required by the educational institution where the student intends to enroll in.

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Documents Required for Scholarship

Following are the list of documents a candidate must submit to apply for CHED Medical Scholarship 2023:

  1. Proof of Filipino citizenship such as a government-issued document showing proof of Filipino citizenship, including, but not limited to a certified true copy of Birth Certificate issued by Local Civil Registry of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)/Philsys ID;
  2. A Certificate of Good Moral Character;
  3. Additional requirements for priority groups (as applicable) include:
    • Certification of Residency issued by the barangay;
    • Certification as member of indigenous people or minority group/National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) certificate;
    • Certification issued by the DOH-Bureau of Local Health Systems and
      Development that the applicant is a dependent of community health volunteer; and
    • Certification from Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (LDRRMO) or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that the applicant is from calamity-prone and conflict areas.
  4. The Latest Income Tax Return of parents or guardian not to exceed four hundred fifty thousand pesos (Php 450,000.00). In the case of identified priority groups, Tax Exemption of Tax Declaration from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)/Social Case Study duly signed by a registered Social Worker where the applicant resides;
  5. Certification of Acceptance from SUC/PHEI; and
  6. Affidavit of no existing scholarship grant or with Return Service Obligation.

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How to Apply for the CHED Medical Scholarship

All Interested and eligible candidates can submit their Scholarship application through their SUC/PHEI.

The CHED/CHED Regional Office and State Universities and Colleges(SUCs)/ Partner Higher Educational Institutions(PHEIs) together with other stakeholders are the ones who are responsible for the application, necessary documentary requirements, selection process and general provisions of the program. Kindly coordinate with the respective entities.

List of Partner Universities

Following is the list of CHED Scholarship Partner Universities where a scholar must be rolled or can enroll for the Scholarship:

RegionName of Higher Education InstitutionsType
I1. Mariano Marcos State UniversitySUC
2. University of Northern PhilippinesSUC
II3. Cagayan State UniversitySUC
4. St. Paul University Philippines – TuguegaraoPrivate
III5. Angeles University FoundationPrivate
IV6. Batangas State UniversitySUC
7. Cavite State UniversitySUC
8. Adventist University of the PhilippinesPrivate
9. De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences InstitutePrivate
V10. Bicol UniversitySUC
VI11. West Visayas State UniversitySUC
12. Central Philippine UniversityPrivate
13. University of St. La SallePrivate
VII14. Cebu Normal University-Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical CenterSUC
15. Cebu Institute of MedicinePrivate
16. University of Cebu College of Medicine Foundation, Inc.Private
VIII17. University of the Philippines School of Health SciencesSUC
IX18. Western Mindanao State UniversitySUC
X19. Mindanao State University – IliganSUC
20. The Xavier University Dr Jose P Rizal School of MedicinePrivate
XI21. University of Southeastern PhilippinesSUC
22. Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc.Private
23. Brokenshire College, Inc.Private
XII24. Mindanao State University – General Santos CitySUC
25. University of Southern MindanaoSUC
NCR26. University of the Philippines – ManilaSUC
27. Ateneo De Manila University School of Medicine and Public HealthPrivate
28. Metropolitan Medical CenterPrivate
29. Far Eastern University – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical FoundationPrivate
30. St. Luke’s Medical Center College of MedicinePrivate
CAR31. Saint Louis UniversityPrivate

CHED Medical Scholarship Deadline

The Deadline to apply for CHED Medical Scholarship 2023 is May 31, 2023.

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[Source: St. Paul University Philippines]