How to Apply Philippine Science High School (PSHS ) Scholarship

The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Scholarship expands its range of providing high-quality education to those students who have extraordinary talents and skills in the field of mathematics and sciences by providing an educational scholarship that would greatly assist in wrapping their minds into a globally competitive education.

The purpose of this educational scholarship is to assist students in obtaining the benefits of an international standard of education. Hence, students who wish to apply for this scholarship must undergo various processes before they will eligible to acquire the educational grant.

The Philippine Science High School, on the other hand, is a secondary integrated educational institution designed for a high-standard curriculum of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) specialization under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). They provide various programs under the specialized curriculum (STEM) that immerse students in real-world working experiences such as industries and institutions in science and technology both locally and internationally.

This is a collaborative program of DOST and PSHS that aims to help the young mind to develop their skills and talent most particularly in science and math. Aside from that, this is also designed to deliver quality education to all deserving students that have less of resources. Hence, you can also read here the information that you needed if you are interested to apply.

Philippine Science High School PSHS scholarship how to apply

What is the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Scholarship?

The PSHS Scholarship is an educational scholarship program offered by the PSHS and DOST to high school students from Grade 7 (Junior High School) to Grade 12 (Senior High School) who wish to enroll in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program.

This scholarship grant is like any other scholarship program, it conducts screening examinations or what they called National Competitive Examinations (NCE) to assess the aptitude of applicants, particularly in Science, Math, Language, and Abstract Reasoning. Students who pass the examination and are qualified to be a grantee of this scholarship program are entitled to the benefits that the scholarship offers, including a monetary allowance, provided by this educational scholarship grant, and can pursue a high level of education in this particular field.

The main goal of this program is to help students who want to pursue their dream. Interested applicants can apply online or you can also go to the main office or other satellite offices of PSHS or DOST.

Philippine Science High School Campuses

This is the list of the following campuses of PSHS in the country:

Address: Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone Number: (02) 939 7747 / (02) 939 7749 / (02) 939 7726 / (02) 998 1258

Address: Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone Number: (02) 929 1606 / (02) 924 0614

Ilocos Region Campus
Address: Poblacion, San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur
Telephone Number: (077) 726 4190 to 91

Cagayan Valley Campus
Address: Masoc, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Telephone Number: (078) 808 0343 / (078) 392 1209

Cordillera Administrative Region Campus
Address: Purok 12, Lime Kiln, Irisan, Baguio City, 2600
Telephone Number: 0920 957 6435

Central Luzon Campus
Address: Lily Hill Street, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga
Telephone Number: (045) 499 5597 to 98
Mobile: 0942 827 2086 / 0955 551 7783

CALABARZON Region Campus
Address: Bahay Kaalaman Bldg., Batangas National High School Compound,
Rizal Avenue, Batangas City
Telephone Number: (043) 984 5528

MIMAROPA Region Campus
Romblon Convention Center, Barangay Rizal, Odiongan, Romblon
Mobile: 0927 886 6315 / 0939 817 2212

Bicol Region Campus
Address: Tagontong, Goa, Camarines Sur
Telephone Number: (054) 453 2048 / (054) 453 1463

Western Visayas Campus
Address: Barangay Bito-on, Jaro District, Iloilo City
Telephone Number: (033) 329 5644 / (033) 329 0501

Central Visayas Campus
Talaytay, Argao, Cebu
Telephone Number: (032) 513 0962 / (032) 513 0957 / (032) 513 6258

Eastern Visayas Campus
Address: Pawing, Palo, Leyte
Telephone Number: (053) 323 5615 to 17 / (053) 323 7028

Central Mindanao Campus
Address: Balo-i, Lanao del Norte
Telephone Number: (063) 836 0097 to 98
Mobile: 0998 571 6805 / 0917 771 6652

Southern Mindanao Campus
Address: Niño, Tugbok District, Mintal, Davao City
Telephone Number: (082) 293 0002 / (082) 293 0004

Address: Paraiso, Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Mobile: 0947 893 5964 / 0917 711 0279 / 0998 971 3481

Caraga Region Campus Caraga State University Campus
Address: Ampayon, Butuan City
Telephone Number: (085) 341 0787 / (085) 816 1301

Zamboanga Peninsula Region Campus
Address: Dipolog Sports Complex, Brgy. Olingan, Dipolog City
Telephone Number: (065) 212 1616
Mobile: 0949 351 1833


This scholarship is open to upcoming high school students who wish to enroll in STEM and there are greater benefits that the eligible applicants can acquire. These are as follows:

  • Monthly financial assistance amounting to PHP 500.
  • Free tuition fee
  • Free loan of textbooks
  • Uniform
  • Transportation
  • Living allowances for low-income groups.
  • Full scholars will be receiving a living allowance amounting to PHP 3,500.
  • Partial 1 scholars, will be receiving a living allowance amounting to PHP 3,000.
  • Partial 2 scholars, will be receiving a living allowance of PHP 2,000.
  • Dormitory accommodation (if applicable)

Note: Other benefits were based on the socio-economic status of the grantees and priority is given to those students living far from the campuses.


The following is the list of qualification standards that the applicants must meet to be qualified:

  • All incoming Grade 7 or high school students who meet the qualification standards are eligible to apply.
  • Must pass the National Competitive Examination (NCE). This will serve as the screening examination to see if the applicants are qualified or not. This is to see the student’s aptitude in a specialized subject like mathematics, science, language, and abstract reasoning.
  • Must be a Filipino citizen.
  • Must have at least a satisfactory rating on his/her report card.
  • Must have a final grade of 85%. Preferably better in mathematics or Science. Then, if the grade of the student is below 85%, he/she must provide a shred of evidence or proof that he/she belongs to the upper 10% of the class.
  • Must be in good health condition so that they can undergo any rigorous academic program


This program is accepting walk-in and online applicants and the following is the list of the required documents that the applicants must submit to be qualified for the scholarship.

For walk-in applicants, you have to secure the following documentary requirements:

  • Duly finished application form
  • 2 pcs 1×1 ID pictures (most recent identical picture)
  • Receipt or Payment Proof (PHP 300 for private schools and should be paid first to the PSHS Cashier before proceeding to application sign-up; free for public schools and private scholars)
  • Certified copy of report card duly approved and signed by the principal and adviser.
  • If the final grade of the student in science and mathematics is below 85%, present a certification or evidence that the student belongs to the 10% upper position of their batch.
  • If the student-applicant is on a full scholarship, certification from the private school is required.

For online applicants, you have to provide and secure the following documentary requirements:

  • You can also apply online by visiting their website online. Just click download their application form online using the link above or you can also get a copy of it to any PSHS Campus.
  • Attached is the form are the digitalized copy of the most recent 1×1 ID picture.
  • Scanned copy of proof of payment.
  • Scanned copy of the student’s report card.
  • If the final grade of the student in science and mathematics is below 85%, present a scanned certification or evidence that the student belongs to the 10% upper position of their batch.
  • If the student-applicant is on a full scholarship, certification from the private school must be provided.

How to Process Pisay Scholarship (Philippine Science High School Scholarship

To the upcoming high school students who wish to apply and avail of a free tuition subsidy offered by the PSHS, the following are the step-by-step guide and instructions that you can use as your basis when applying for the said program.

Step 1: Go to the nearest PSHS campus to inquire about the application process and schedule of their aptitude test. You can also visit their website at

Step 2: For walk-in applicants, get a copy of the application form in their office, or if you will apply online download the form through this link –

Step 3: For you to be qualified, you have to get and pass the National Competitive Examination (NCE). Those who have high NCE scores are eligible for the PSHS scholarship.

Step 4: Next, secure your final grades. It should be 85% above or better yet you belong in the 10% upper in your batch. Preferably, you are good at Math and Science.

Step 5: Then, wait for the result of your NCE scores. Additionally, the PSHS will be going to post or inform you about it.

Step 6: If you are qualified, you have to pass all the requirements to the nearest SHS campus or if you are an online applicant, submit your scanned documents online.

Step 7: Then, the PSHS and DOST representative will notify you regarding the status of your application.

Important Reminders

Attached here are some of the important points that aspiring applicants need to remember before applying for the said scholarship program.

  • The Philippine Science High School System is a specialized school in the Philippines that is affiliated with the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
  • PSHS scholars get monthly allowances, with rates that vary according to the scholar’s socioeconomic status.
  • NCE is a one-time qualifier examination that is intended to measure the aptitude of the students most particularly in science and mathematics.
  • The parents or guardians of interested students may submit applications to any PSHS school, as well as DOST / Provincial satellite offices in the country.
  • Since it is an educational scholarship, the schedule of application is always set by DOST or by PSHS so it is advised that you visit their website according to their latest updates.
  • Additionally, when applying or filling out the application, make sure to only put the required information completely and accurately.
  • More importantly, be honest while filling out the application form. Also, avoid putting in falsified information, as this will affect the status of your application.

Video: How to Become a Philippine Science High School System Scholar 

Check out the video through the link provided above. This video regarding the PSHS Scholarship will help you understand even more what the program all about is and how will you apply for this scholarship grant.

Check out another helpful video below:

Just click the link related to the Philippine Science High School System scholar. This is an introductory video that will show you a glimpse of how to become a PSHS scholar. This video is quite inspirational, as the scholars of the said program shared how this program changed their lives. You will witness here the different testimonies and experiences of many high school students who once become a scholar of the said program.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How will we know the schedule of application for this scholarship?

You will only know the schedule of filling out the application because the PSHS or the DOST will be going to post updates regarding the application schedule, so it is suggested that you should visit their page or their website for the updates. You can also call them using the hotline number stated above or better visit their satellite offices near you and check the campuses near you.

2. How do they select the qualified applicants and what is the relationship between Requirements for Admission, Criteria, and Evaluation to the NCE or selecting qualifiers for the said program?

The process of selecting is in two-phase. First, by verifying the applicant’s NCE grade based on the final grades in Science and Mathematics. Next, selection will be based on the writing skills of the students through the submission of essays and the applicant’s academic rank in his/her grade level. Afterward, the applicants will be ranked accordingly starting from highest to lowest in their final score.

3. How many applicants that they are accepting every year?

There is no specific number of applicants that DOST and PSHS accept because they depend on the number of quotas they are requiring but usually after they ranked the scores of the applicants the top 240 applicants are considered the Principal Qualifiers.

4. To whom will I contact if I did not get an email regarding the status of my application? 

It is suggested that you may visit the nearest PSHS Campus in your area for inquiries or if none you can also call on their admission office using this telephone number (02) 8939-PSHS (89397747) or you can also visit their website stated in the article above.

5. What do we know if the student passed the examination? Do the PSHS and DOST post the result of the NCE?

The PSHS and DOST representative will call you regarding the result of the NCE and they will be going to notify you or inform you. Additionally, they will also post the result on their website if you want an assurance you can also contact them or you can visit their regional and local offices.

6. Does the scholarship have terminations? Are there rules and responsibilities of the PSHS Scholar that need to follow?

Yes, there is a specific scholarship agreement that the scholars or grantees of the said program need to follow. For a better understanding of the said agreement, you can click and download this link 

7. Where can I get a copy of the Application Form for the Philippine Science High School Scholarship program?

The application form is free of charge and you may download the application form from You may also opt to get the application form from the nearest PSHS campuses and DOST or Provincial Science and Technology Offices.

8. How can I become one of the grantees of the PSHS Scholarship?

Every year, a one-time screening examination conducted by the PSHS will determine the qualifiers for the PSHS scholarship. Hence, to qualify, you have to undergo and pass first the examination known as the National Competitive Examination (NCE). This test or exam will evaluate and assess the aptitude of an applicant in Science, Mathematics, Language, and Abstract Reasoning. Aside from that, you must also meet the eligibility requirements to apply and become eligible for the said scholarship program.


So this is the process of applying for the PSHS scholarship program. We hope that this article has strengthened your knowledge and understanding of this program.

We hope that you find this article helpful when you apply for this scholarship grant. Just follow all the tips and important reminders tackled above as well as the eligibility requirements and documents required to secure a slot in the said scholarship program. More importantly, do your best to pass the National Competitive Examination, and good luck with your application.