Financial Aid for Graduate Students
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 50% tuition scholarship to Filipino master’s and PhD 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 or PhD 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 (the date should be not later than one month from enrollment) 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 paper, integrating paper, practicum paper, research, or thesis/dissertation writing.
Teaching and Graduate Assistantships
Slots for Teaching and Graduate Assistantships in the departments/programs are approved by the Deans and Vice President for the Loyola Schools. Teaching and Graduate Assistants are nominated by the Department Chair and approved by their Dean and the Vice President for the Loyola Schools.
Teaching Assistants carry a 15-unit workload for the school year that consists of assisting senior faculty in 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 fee and other fees in any of the graduate programs of the Loyola Schools and a monthly stipend, 13 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 the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs up to December 1 for the first semester and May 1 for the second semester. These limited grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
B. Departmental Scholarships
Some departments offer full or partial scholarships to qualified applicants. Interested applicants may inquire directly with the department.
The Department of Education grants scholarships to two qualified master's students under the Fr. James O'Donnel, SJ Scholarship Fund. The scholarship offers fifty percent tuition and 100% fees.
The Japanese Studies Program grants, to qualified students, full or partial scholarships that are funded by the Japan Foundation.
The Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism housed at the Department of Communication awards fifteen fellowships to master's students pursuing a Master of Arts in Journalism.
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 Theology Department - Formation Institute of Religious Educators (FIRE) also grants full or partial scholarships.
The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Felllowship 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 a master’s and doctoral degree fellowships from the School of Social Sciences, the School of Humanities and the Law School of 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) 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.
C. Government-Funded Scholarships
DOST – PCASTRD
The Philippine Council of 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 qualify 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 - K to 12 Transition Program Scholarships
The Ateneo de Manila University is an accredited delivering institution for the CHED - K to 12 Transition Program Scholarships. The scholarship provides full tuition and other fees, monthly stipend, book allowance, transportation allowances for those coming from distant places, as well as thesis and dissertation grants.
Scholarship applicants who wish to do their graduate studies in the Loyola Schools must secure admission at least one month before the general scheduled deadline for the semester they are applying for. Interested applicants may get more information at this webpage -- https://chedk12.wordpress.com/