How to Apply UP Presidential Scholarship Grant

The University of the Philippines belongs to the top leading universities and is one of the national universities of the country that provides thousands of professionals in various fields of study. UP always ensure that before they release their students to their respective campuses all over the Philippines, they portray professionalism in every field that they choose to take. UP does not just provide a high standard of educational quality but also nurtures the professional skills of every student so that they will be prepared for the future that waits outside the campus.

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The said university also envisioned helping the unfavorable situation of the financial disadvantage individual who wishes to acquire the quality education just like UP offers but is not capable to have because of a lack of educational finances to sustain their educational needs yet they are deserving of their excellent academic performance. In addition, UP assists with this claim by providing a scholarship program that will help students financially.

This article will provide you with basic information on how to apply to the UP Presidential Scholarship Grant and will allow you to further understand the said scholarship program

UP Presidential Scholarship Grant

What is the UP Presidential Scholarship Grant?

The students serve as the agent of why the certain organization runs and to give back its honor and privilege, the said the university offers a scholarship program that entails helping students through the scholarship program known as UP Presidential Scholarship Grant. This is a scholarship grant offered to those qualified students most especially individuals who academically perform well but they are financially needy because of a lack of economic resources that are not enough to sustain all financial needs in terms of education.

Interested applicants of the said scholarship program need to be aware of some basic information about the scholarship grant so that they are knowledgeable of the important information that they need to take note most especially the qualifications, requirements, and the process of how to apply in this scholarship program including the benefits that the eligible applicants will take if they are qualified scholars.

Programs of Study Covered by the UP Presidential Scholarship Grant

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, Ph.D.)
  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, Ph.D.)
  88. Technology Management (M)
  89. Theatre Arts (MA)
  90. Tourism Development and Management (Dip, MS)
  91. Tropical Landscape Architecture (M)
  92. Urban and Regional Planning (Dip, MA, Ph.D.)
  93. Voluntary Sector Management (Dip)
  94. Women and Development (Dip, MA)
  95. Wika (MA, Ph.D.)


“M” stands for Graduate Program (Master)

“MA” stands for Graduate Program (Master of Arts)

“MS” stands for Graduate Program (Master of Science)

“Dip” stands for Post-Baccalaureate Program (Diploma)

“Ph.D.” stands for Postgraduate Program (Doctor of Philosophy)


The qualified student applicants can enjoy the following opportunity and privileges if they are qualified for the said educational scholarship program. These are as follows:

Undergraduate Studies

  1. A PHP 2, 500 monthly stipend per semester
  2. PHP 3, 000 book allowance every school semester.
  3. Chance to continue your degree course at the said university;
  4. Free school fees excluding Student Fund

Graduate Studies

  1. Free tuition fees
  2. Free laboratory fees
  3. Free miscellaneous fees
  4. A monthly stipend of PHP 2,500 for every semester including summer classes if required by the curriculum.
  5. PHP 3,000 book allowance per semester
  6. Thesis allowance of PHP 5,000


  1. Transportation costs for Graduate studies are not covered by the said scholarship grant.
  2. You may choose any graduate study degree or course being offered by the University of the Philippines Diliman.
  3. The duration of the chosen study must be within two and one-half years including the thesis.


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

Undergraduate Studies

  1. Must be a Filipino citizen.
  2. Must not have been under any disciplinary action both in school and in their said localities or barangay.
  3. Enrolled in any undergraduate courses in the said university. All except for freshmen students.
  4. Enrolling in 1st semester of the academic year for at least 12 units upon application.
  5. Must not be a second-degree taker.      
  6. Must have a General Weighted Average of 1.75.
  7. Must not have any failing grades.

Graduate Studies

  1. Must have a normal load prescribed by the chosen course
  2. Must pass all the academic subjects every semester
  3. Must maintain or have at least 1.75 GWA in the Master’s Program


The following is the list of the required documents that interested applicants for both graduate and undergraduate programs must submit to be qualified for the scholarship program.

Undergraduate studies

  1. Certified True Copy of Grades from last semester
  2. Good Moral Character. Certificate coming from college secretary.
  3. Pictures are to be attached to the Application Form.
  4. Three (3) recommendation letters come from persons with authority (for example previous professors, deans, principals, or administrators). The recommendation will be addressed to:

Dr. Janette H. Malata-Silva

Chair, UPLB Committee on Scholarships and Financial-Assistance

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

  • Birth Certificate (PSA/NSO)
  • Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents/guardian OR BIR Certificate of Exception if the parents are exempted from filling and those parents that are unemployed, kindly attach the affidavit of income that is duly notarized by the public attorney.

Graduate Studies

You may seek assistance for the documentary requirements that you need to provide at the Office of Scholarships and Grants of UP Diliman.

How to Process UP Presidential Scholarship Grant

The following are the step-by-step guide and instructions that you can use as your basis to apply for UP Presidential Scholarship Grant:

Step 1: The application process also has an online application. Interested applicants can apply to SLAS online by clicking this link

Step 2: Fill up the necessary information in your online application form. If you have more issues and concerns, you can ask for assistance at their OSG or the Office of Scholarship and Grants at

Step 3: Kindly double-check the information you put in your online application form before submitting it. This is to avoid errors due to mistyped information.

Step 4: Click submit once you are done.

Step 5: The office of the scholarship will send you a notification response once they received your application so make sure that you correctly put your active number or e-mail account.

Important Reminders

Attached below are some important points that aspiring applicants need to remember before applying for the UP Presidential Scholarship Grant.

  1. If you wanted to request a certified true copy of your previous grades, try to ask it early because the college secretary’s offices need time to prepare for it.
  2. Take note that the UP Presidential Scholarship Grant is not only intended for undergraduate degree programs. They also extend the grant to master’s and doctorate programs.
  3. If you have some issues or concerns, you can visit their social websites at or you can also visit their FB page where you can send a private message using this link

Video: What is the University of the Philippines?

Check out the video provided above as it emphasizes the importance of quality education and its impact on our lives as Filipino individuals. This is also beneficial and insightful because this will widen your knowledge and understanding about the university and its major role in the lives of every Filipino graduate.

You will also know the reason why many Filipino students choose to learn and study at UP, which is mainly because of the high standard of education that it serves to every student and how they deliberate until that young mind blooms into a wild fortune of this nation. This video also gives a brief overview of UP as it welcomes the new scholars of the said university that reflects the ideal of the university’s mission and vision.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How will we know the schedule of the application?

Considering the calendar of activities every school year, the schedule of every school program including the schedule for the scholarship application changes that is why there is no fixed schedule for the application schedule but they always ensure that every announcement they have, they post on their social media page most likely on their FB page and another official website so it is suggested that you follow on their social media account posted above.

2. How long is the duration of the scholarship program cover?

The total length of time that the scholarship grants covers will depend on the time that you apply for like example if the applicants apply in his 2nd year in college, the benefits will accredit upon the approval of the scholarship application and once you are entitled as the UP Presidential scholar but usually, this scholarship covers a minimum requirement of an undergraduate course of four years. If you take a master’s or doctorate program, you will separately apply for that.

3. Is the scholarship program only exclusive to UP-enrolled students only? Or is it okay to apply even if you are not a UP student?

Notably, this scholarship program is offered to UP students who are qualified to be UP Presidential scholars since the said university host this program and they are the one that facilitates the scholarship operations but they also have affiliations and partnerships so it is suggested that you know if your institution is affiliated with this scholarship grant.

4. I have personal issues and concerns regarding my application to whom should I contact and inquire regarding my concerns?

Most likely, people with questions and other concerns regarding the scholarship program can directly contact using the contact information stated in the article in which you can directly send them your questions.

5. I am interested to apply. Aside from applying online, can I personally apply for the said educational scholarship face-to-face?

If you are interested to apply, you can directly go to the scholarship office of the said university and inquire if you can directly apply in their scholarship office so that they can personally assist you directly with your application process.

6. I am an incoming freshman college student. Can I apply for the said scholarship program?

This scholarship program is open to any undergraduate courses and unfortunately, as a part of its minimum qualification, incoming college freshmen students are not qualified to apply for the said educational grant and must not be second-degree takers.


Hence, this is the process of applying for the UP Presidential Scholarship grant that each interested applicant must know of as this covers important information that will help strengthen your knowledge and understanding of the scholarship grant. Just keep in mind a few things such as the eligibility requirements and the documentary requirements you need to know, meet, and provide to process your scholarship application.

Hence, we hope that you find this article helpful when you apply for the said scholarship grant. If you wish to know more about the other scholarships being offered at UP Diliman, you may visit their official website or you can contact them through the link and information posted above.