List of UP Diliman Scholarship Programs

Pioneering the best quality education is one of the well-known public academic privileges that UP grants to Filipino students. As one of the leading universities in the Philippines, the University of the Philippines evolved in the role of shaping a well-rounded consciousness of Filipino students through the means of high-standard education and academic excellence opportunity in the name of public service.

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Aside from that, the said country’s national university not just offers an exemplary educational effort to the country but also opens the door of opportunity to outstanding Filipino students that have fewer resources to sustain their educational needs. This is done by offering a scholarship program that will help them to support their educational finances.

Find out more about the several scholarship initiatives that the University of the Philippines offers below:

list of UP Diliman Scholarship Programs

What is University of the Philippines – Diliman (UP-Diliman)?

The University of the Philippines – Diliman is one of the leading universities in the country that provides an excellent education to Filipino students. As one of the prominent institutions, the university envisioned to inspire students that are financially needy yet academically eligible to be enrolled in the said university under the legal support of scholarship assistance by granting discounts like tuition fees, miscellaneous fees, laboratory fees, and other school fees and so the students don’t have to worry about their school fees most especially during the examination. Additionally, there are various scholarship programs intended for them.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  1. Anthropology
  2. Applied Physics
  3. Applied Psychology
  4. Architecture
  5. Art Education
  6. Art History
  7. Art Studies (Art History, Interdisciplinary, Philippine Art)
  8. Biology
  9. Broadcast Communication
  10. Building Technology
  11. Business Administration
  12. Business Administration and Accountancy
  13. Business Economics
  14. Business Economics (UPEPP)
  15. Business Management (UPEPP)
  16. Chemical Engineering
  17. Chemistry
  18. Civil Engineering
  19. Clothing Technology
  20. Community Development
  21. Communication Research
  22. Community Nutrition
  23. Comparative Literature
  24. Computer Engineering
  25. Computer Science
  26. Creative Writing
  27. Economics
  28. Electrical Engineering
  29. Electronics Engineering
  30. Elementary Education
  31. English Studies: Language
  32. English Studies: Literature
  33. European Languages
  34. Family Life and Child Development
  35. Filipino
  36. Film
  37. Food Technology
  38. Geodetic Engineering
  39. Geography
  40. Geology
  41. History
  42. Home Economics
  43. Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
  44. Industrial Design
  45. Industrial Engineering
  46. Interior Design
  47. Journalism
  48. Juris Doctor
  49. Landscape Architecture
  50. Library and Information Studies
  51. Linguistics
  52. Malikhaing Pagsulat
  53. Materials Engineering
  54. Mechanical Engineering
  55. Mathematics
  56. Metallurgical Engineering
  57. Mining Engineering
  58. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  59. Music
  60. Painting
  61. Philippine Studies
  62. Philosophy
  63. Physical Education
  64. Physics
  65. Political Science
  66. Psychology
  67. Public Administration
  68. Sculpture
  69. Secondary Education
  70. Social Work
  71. Sociology
  72. Speech Communication
  73. Sport Science
  74. Sports Studies
  75. Statistics
  76. Theatre Arts
  77. Tourism
  78. Visual Communication

Graduate and Postgraduate Programs

  1. Anthropology (MA, Ph.D.)
  2. Applied Mathematics (MS, Ph.D.)
  3. Applied Mathematics/Actuarial Science (PM)
  4. Araling Pilipino (MA)
  5. Archaeology (Dip, MA, MS, Ph.D.)
  6. Architecture (M)
  7. Archives and Records Management (M)
  8. Art History, Art Theory, and Criticism, Curatorial Studies (MA)
  9. Artificial Intelligence (MEng, Ph.D.)
  10. Asian Studies (M, MA)
  11. Biology (Dip, MS, Ph.D.)
  12. Business Administration (MBA, DBA)
  13. Chemical Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  14. Chemistry (Dip, MS, Ph.D.)
  15. Chemical Education (MS, Ph.D.)
  16. Civil Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  17. Communication (MA, Ph.D.)
  18. Community Development (Dip, M)
  19. Comparative Literature (MA, Ph.D.)
  20. Computer Science (MS, Ph.D.)
  21. Creative and Musical Performing Arts (Dip)
  22. Creative Writing (MA, Ph.D.)
  23. Data Science (Ph.D.)
  24. Demography (MA)
  25. Development Economics (M)
  26. Early Childhood Development (Dip)
  27. Economics (MA, Ph.D.)
  28. Education (MA, Ph.D.)
  29. Electrical Engineering (M, MS, Ph.D.)
  30. English Studies: Anglo-American Literature (MA, Ph.D.)
  31. English Studies: Language (MA, Ph.D.)
  32. Environmental Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  33. Environmental Science (MS, Ph.D.)
  34. European Languages (MA French, German, Spanish)
  35. Exercise and Sport Science (Dip)
  36. Family Life and Child Development (MA)
  37. Filipino: Pagsasalin, Wika (MA, Ph.D.)
  38. Finance (MS)
  39. Fine Arts (M)
  40. Food Science (MS, Ph.D.),/p
  41. Geomatics Engineering (MS: Remote Sensing and
Photogrammetry, Applied Geodesy, Geoinformatics)
  42. Geography (MS)
  43. Hispanic Literature (Ph.D.)
  44. History (MA, PhD)
  45. Home Economics (MA, Ph.D.)
  46. Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management (M)
  47. Human Movement Science (MS)
  48. Industrial Engineering (Dip, MS)
  49. Industrial Relations (Dip, M)
  50. Interior Design (MA)
  51. International Studies (MA)
  52. Islamic Studies (MA)
  53. Journalism (MA)
  54. Librarianship (Dip)
  55. Library and Information Science (M, MS)
  56. Linguistics (MA, Ph.D.)
  57. Malikhaing Pagsulat (MA, Ph.D.)
  58. Management (M)
  59. Marine Science (MS, Ph.D.)
  60. Materials Science and Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  61. Mathematics (MS, Ph.D.)
  62. Media Studies (MA, Ph.D.)
  63. Mechanical Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  64. Metallurgical Engineering (MS)
  65. Meteorology (MS, Ph.D.)
  66. Microbiology (MS)
  67. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MS, Ph.D.)
  68. Music (MA, Ph.D.)
  69. Nutrition (MA)
  70. Pagsasalin (MA)
  71. Panitikan (MA)
  72. Panitikan ng Pilipinas (MA)
  73. Performance Studies (Ph.D.)
  74. Philippine Studies (MA, Ph.D.)
  75. Philosophy (MA, Ph.D.)
  76. Physics (MA, MS, and Ph.D.)
  77. Political Science (MA, Ph.D.)
  78. Population Studies (M)
  79. Psychology (MA, Ph.D.)
  80. Public Administration (MPA, DPA)
  81. Public Management (Dip)
  82. Regional Development Planning (MS)
  83. Social Development (DSD)
  84. Social Work (Dip, MA)
  85. Sociology (MA, Ph.D.)
  86. Speech Communication (MA)
  87. Statistics (M, MS, PhD)
  88. Technology Management (M)
  89. Theatre Arts (MA)
  90. Tourism Development and Management (Dip, MS)
  91. Tropical Landscape Architecture (M)
  92. Voluntary Sector Management (Dip)
  93. Women and Development (Dip, MA)
  94. Wika (MA, Ph.D.)


  • M = Graduate Program (Master)
  • MA = Graduate Program (Master of Arts)
  • MS = Graduate Program (Master of Science)
  • Dip = Post-Baccalaureate Program (Diploma)
  • Ph.D. = Postgraduate Program (Doctor of Philosophy)

University of the Philippines – Diliman Scholarship Programs

  1. The Oblation Scholarship

The oblation scholarship is just one of the scholarship programs for all applicants who are qualified to enroll in any undergraduate degree program in the entire UP System. This is an opportunity for the students to study and acquire the quality of education that they deserve to have.

The goal of this scholarship program is to help financially needy students to study at UP provided that they pass all the requirements and they meet the qualification standards set by the scholarship program. The scholars can receive a book allowance amounting to Php 2,250 every semester, free tuition fees, miscellaneous fees, laboratory fees, transportation allowance, and a monthly incentive of Php 3, 000.

This scholarship also carries some basic academic requirements in order to maintain the academic scholarship program until the end of the school year and until they finished their course, this includes the following

  1. Must pass the entire academic subject within the given time period.
  2. No incomplete or failing grades in all course-subject.
  3. Earn at least 2.0 weighted averages.
  • UP Presidential Scholarship

One of the UP scholarship programs is the UP Presidential Scholarship (UPS). It is a scholarship grant that opens for both undergraduate degree programs except for freshman students and graduate degree programs (Masters’s and Doctorate programs. The said continuing scholarship grant is open to all Filipino students that have a general weighted average of at least 1.75. Qualified beneficiaries can receive a monthly stipend of Php 2, 500 and Php 2, 000 per semester for book allowance (this is for undergraduate student scholars); and for graduate degree scholars a minimum amount of Php 2,500 for a monthly stipend will be given to them plus a Php 3, 000 for book allowance every semester, thesis allowance worth Php 5, 000 and a Php 10, 000 in dissertation allowance plus other incentives and privileges given.

  • UP Scholarship Program for Foreign Students

It is a scholarship program given to international students that are enrolled in a graduate or master’s degree program. Qualified foreign students must contain at least 1.75 of the general weighted average and may come from a country with which the Philippines have diplomatic ties. Applicants may receive free school fees, a monthly allowance amounting to Php 2, 500 a Php 3, 000 books allowance every semester, and a Php 5, 000 thesis allowance. 

  • The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (Singapore) Scholarship

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (Singapore) Scholarship provides a stipend to students who have financial difficulties to sustain their educational needs. This is an initiative of the UP Alumni that are currently based in Singapore to support Filipino students to acquire a quality education under the supervision of the University of thud Philippines (UP). The Office of Scholars and Student Services administers the scholarship on behalf of UPAAS wherein they are in charge of the applicant’s evaluation and screening.

  • UP Diliman Performing Arts Scholarship Program (UPd PASP)

From the title itself, UPD Performing Arts Scholarship Program is a scholarship award given to this undergraduate talented student performers who are official and active members of the Student Performing Arts Group of the said university wherein they are entitled as UPD Performing Arts Scholars but there are conditions that the scholars need to obey because scholarship can be withdrawn if they will fail to do it. This includes its responsibilities to participate in any performing events and competitions that the organization needs to attend including the practice that they do every time they have performing activities. Since you are a scholar, you should balance your studies and time of practice.

  • UP Diliman Visual Arts and Cultural Studies Scholarship Program (UPD VACSSP)

Another stipend will be given to the undergraduate student-artist of the University of the Philippines known as UP Diliman Visual Arts and Cultural Studies Scholarship Program (UPD VACSSP). It is intended for students who have versatile talent in visual arts and cultural criticism wherein the given scholarship is renewable every school year wherein eligible candidates can receive a semestral allowance of Php 10, 000 and a tuition waiver under RA 10931.

University of the Philippines’ Private Scholarships

  1. Commonwealth Foods, Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship is being offered by Commonwealth Food Inc. UP most especially those incoming freshmen students that are currently enrolled in the said university upon application. Qualified recipients of the said scholarship are entitled to receive Php 12, 000-20, 000 per semester.

  • Filipino American Military Medical Officers Society (FAMMOS) Scholarship – System Wide

Another scholarship program administered by the Office of Scholarship and Student Services of the University of the Philippines is the Filipino American Military Medical Officers Society (FAMMOS) Scholarship – System Wide scholarship program that is being offered to all financially incapable students of UP. This scholarship is renewable every year and must pass all subjects once the recipients acquire failing, the scholarship will be automatically terminated.

Other University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Scholarship Programs

  1. Commission on Higher Education Faculty Development Program (Phase II)
  2. Graduate Scholarships in the CHED K to 12 Transition Program
  3. Science Education Institute-Department of Science and Technology Scholarship Program
  4. Teachers Development Program (Phase VI)
  5. The Agusan Del Sur Distance Learning Scholarship Program at UP Open University
  6. PLDT InfoTeach Scholarship

Video: Applying to Scholarships in UP/UPLB Via SLAS

Check out this video which covers important information on how to apply for scholarships in UP/UPLB using their Student Learning Assistance System (SLAS) online. This will serve as your guide and basis on how to apply online and what step-by-step process and procedures you need to do. Additionally, this video will also give you an overview of the due process that the applicants need to undergo after they become eligible applicants for the said program.

If you wish to know more about the other UP SLAS and scholarship programs, you can visit their official website using this link –  


Hence, these are the various scholarship programs being offered at UP Diliman that aim to help financially incapable UP students to support their educational needs. UP together with other organizations both public and private willingly help outstanding student to acquire the quality of education that they deserve. If you wish to apply for any of the following scholarship grants, just visit their official website here –  

We hope that you find this article helpful when you look for scholarship programs you could apply for at UP Diliman.