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The CHED Scholarship 2023-2024 Online Application is open to apply for all Filipinos. You recently graduated from high school. Your next goal is to get a college diploma. However, you have realized that college is costly and that your family cannot afford it. How will you pay for your college education?

CHED Scholarship 2023 Online Application
CHED Scholarship 2023 Online Application

Although tuition at state universities and colleges is now free, there are other expenses to consider, including as books, transportation, a daily living allowance, and uniforms. Definitely, these are not free, but don’t give up, though.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has launched the CHED Scholarship 2023-2024 program which will help you pay for your college education.

Do you want to be a CHED scholar? Continue reading to learn how you can become one.

CHED Scholarship 2023

The CHED Merit Scholarship Program 2023 is open for all incoming first-year college students who want to pursue their undergraduate studies in any CHED recognized priority programs in private higher education institutions (HEIs) or State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs). for the AY 2023-2024.

What are the Qualifications?

Below are the CHED Scholarship 2023-2024 qualifications.

  • The applicant must be Filipino citizen
  • He or She must be Graduating high school student/ High school graduate with general weighted average (GWA) of at least 90%
  • Must be a Student-applicant belonging to the special group of persons such as the underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under Republic Act (RA) No. 7279, Persons with Disability (PWDs) under RA No. 7277 as amended, Solo Parents and/or their Dependents under RA 8371, shall submit certifications and/or Identification Cards (IDs) issued by the appropriate offices or agencies.
  • Must avail of only one government-funded financial assistance program.
  • Enroll in the Courses as intended in the list of CHED Priority Programs.

Link to CHED Priority Courses.

What are the Requirements?

Below are the list of CHED Scholarship documentary requirements:

  1. Proof of Citizenship: Certified true copy of Birth Certificate
  2. Academic Requirements:
    • High school report card for incoming freshmen students eligible for college; and
    • Duly certified true copy of grades for Grade 11 and 1st semester of Grade 12 for graduating high school students
  3. Income Requirements (whichever is applicable)
    • Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian;
    • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR);
    • Certificate of Indigence either from their Barangay or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);
    • Case Study report from DSWD; and
    • Latest copy of contract or proof of income, for the children of Overseas Filipino Workers and seafarers
  4. Other Requirement
    • Identification Card (ID) – Special Group (Underprivileged or Homeless, PWD, Solo Parent, Senior Citizen, Indigenous People)

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How to apply for CHED Scholarship 2023?

You can apply for CHED Scholarship by following the 3 steps given below:

  1. Preparing the complete documentary requirements
  2. Scanning the required documents clearly.
  3. Sending the application and documents ONLINE to your respective CHED Regional Office. (links given below)

Benefits of CHED Scholarship Program

You do not have to worry about paying your tuition, miscellaneous fees, or other school costs as a CHED scholar. Scholars will also receive a monthly allowance or stipend every semester. This will be released directly to the scholars or through the school/Higher Education Institution.

CHED Scholarship Benefits:

  • Book/Connectivity allowance
  • Tuition and other school fees (TOSF),
  • Stipend per semester

Below is an overview of financial assistance:

State University

CHED scholars who choose to enroll a state or public institution receive FREE tuition as well as a stipend and book allowance of up to P80,000.

CHED Scholarship 2023 Benefits - SUCs and LUC
CHED Scholarship 2023 Benefits – SUCs and LUC

Private University

CHED scholars enrolled in a private university will receive up to P40,000 for tuition and other school fees, up to P70,000 in stipend, and up to P10,000 as allowance.

CHED Scholarship 2023 Benefits - HEIs
CHED Scholarship 2023 Benefits – HEIs

Number of Slots for the Scholarship 2023

There are 13,455 slots open and available for students to apply for CHED Scholarship 2023.

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Following are the links to the CHED Regional Offices. Click on your CHED region to apply for CHED Scholarship 2023 online:

*the links to these CHED sites will be updated soon

For more information and inquiries, kindly contact your respective CHED Regional Office.

CHED Scholarship Deadline

The CHED Scholarship 2023 Deadline is on May 31, 2023.

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People also ask:

Is CHED scholarship 2022 still available?

CHED Scholarship 2022 is suspended for academic year 2022 – 2023.

Is there a CHED Scholarship 2022 2023?

Please be advised that the Commission will be accepting applications for the CHED Scholarship Program for Future Statisticians (Estatistikolar) for the Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023 for students residing/enrolled in BARMM.

Qualifications for CHED Scholarship?

Applicants must be under the age of 30 at the time of application, with the Except of senior citizens. You must be a high school graduate or a candidate for graduation. The total annual gross revenue must not exceed Php 400,000.

How to apply CHED Scholarship online?

1. Must be a Filipino citizen
2. Must be a Senior High School graduate OR a candidate for graduation with a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 93% or its equivalent OR a passer of Alternative Learning System (ALS)/Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)
3. Must have guardian/parents with a combined annual gross income of not more than Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP 400,000.00)
4. Must not be a graduate.
Can only apply for one CHED scholars for financial assistance program
5. Should not have completed any degree program.

How much is CHED Scholarship 2022?

Qualified beneficiaries must enroll or be currently enrolled in any CHED priority courses as per CMO No. 1 s. 2104 and will get financial help varying from Php 15,000 to Php 30,000 every semester, depending on the program for which they qualify.

Is there an exam for the CHED scholar?

Is it necessary for me to take and pass an exam in order to be a CHED scholar? No. The CHED scholarship has no entry tests. Simply provide all of the required documents.

What is the Best Scholarship in the Philippines?

The CHED scholarship program is one of the most prestigious in the country. CHED Scholarship recipients have a variety of options after completing their selected college courses.

Is CHED scholarship study now pay later?

CHED Scholarship provides full and half merit scholarships through the Student Financial Assistance Program (StuFAPs), as well as grant-in-aid programs and a student loan program under the Study Now Pay Later Plan (SNPLP).

How many slots are there in CHED Scholarship?

CHED online Application have 2467 Scholarship slots available.

Can i still apply for CHED?

[UPDATE] According to CHED NCR, no application for the CHED Merit Scholarship Program (CMSP) for incoming freshmen college students for Academic Year 2022-2023 has been issued.

Is CHED higher than DepEd?

CHED regulates tertiary institutions that offer university and college courses. The heads of the Departments of Education (DepEd), CHED, and TESDA are all cabinet-level officials.

Can a 1st year college apply for CHED Scholarship?

Student-applicants must be incoming freshmen/first-year students who are college-eligible, with at least 96% or its equivalent for the Full Merit Program and 93% to 95% or its equivalent for the Half Merit Program, and must enroll in recognized priority programs at private higher education institutions.

What is UniFAST CHED Scholarship?

UniFAST is a CHED-affiliated agency that is the major implementer of the Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education law’s Free Higher Education (FHE) and Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) programs.

Is CHED a government Scholarship?

Qualified students can apply for a Full State Scholarship Program (FSSP) and Full Private Education Student Financial Assistance (FPESPA) through the CHED Scholarship Program for School Year 2021-2022.

Is CHED scholarship for 2022 to 2023 open?

No, the CHED Scholarship for 2022 to 2023 is suspended.

Is CHED Scholarship suspended for 2022?

For Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023, the CHED will temporarily stop applications to the CHED Scholar Program for incoming first-year college students.

What grade is needed for CHED Scholarship?

Students who get full merit scholarships must maintain a minimum grade point average of 85 percent, while half merit scholars must maintain a minimum grade point average of 80 percent.

What are the CHED Scholarship 2022 to 2023 requirements?

1. Duly certified true copy of High school report card for incoming freshmen students eligible for college (High School Graduate); and.
2. Duly certified true copy of grades for Grade 11 and 1st semester of Grade 12 for graduating high school students.
3. A certified true copy of the Birth Certificate.
4. Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian.
5. Certificate of Tax Exemption from Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
6. Certificate of Indigence either from their Barangay or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
7. Case Study report from DSWD.
8. Latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered for children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and seafarers.

Who is eligible for CHED Scholarship?

All Filipino citizens who enroll in any of the courses offered by CHEd member universities and colleges (Sample list of disciplines:, whether in the public or private sector.

I’m a first year student, can i apply for ched scholarship?

Yes! This is known as the First-Year Student Enhancement Program (FYSEP). It is only available to freshmen enrolling in any of the courses provided by CHEd member institutions and colleges. Applicants must have a satisfactory first-year college grade, which is usually 2.00/4.00 or higher during out-of-class evaluations.

How many courses can i take up?

Applicants may enroll in no more than two courses from different disciplines.

What if I am unable to enroll in the course for which I applied? Can I transfer to a different course or university?

Yes, but he must reapply for a scholarship. If his admission is revoked due to noncompliance with admission rules, no refund or assistance will be provided. There is no transfer from one university/institution or course level to another.

When is the CHED Scholarship application period?

Every year, the scholarship application period start from February 1 through April 15.

Where can i get the ched scholarship application form?

It is available for download at

What are the Priority courses of CHED?

CHED scholars must take up any of the following priority courses during their undergraduate coursework:
Information Technology
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Communications Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Architecture; Mining
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Medical Technology; Nursing; Radiologic Technology (X-ray Tech)
Industrial Chemistry (Chem Tech)
Chemical Engineering (ChE)
Agricultural Biotechnology (ABT)
Veterinary Medicine (VMED).

For how many semesters will I be eligible for the scholarship?

You may apply for the scholarship for each year of your undergraduate studies as long as you meet all of CHED’s standards.

Can I receive a scholarship grant if I do not pass the CHED Scholar examination?

Yes, you can receive your scholarship grant regardless of your exam performance, as long as you pass the exam and meet all other CHED conditions.