UP Open University

Scholarship / Study Grant

A limited number of scholarship grants and other forms of financial assistance (e.g., student loan) is available to qualified students.
Grantees are entitled to 100% tuition fee subsidy, as well as a waiver of the instructional materials fee, laboratory fees, registration fee, entrance fee and deposit (for new students). Some grants provide a minimal stipend for attendance in face-to-face study sessions. (see List of Scholarship Programs)

The assistance is made possible through the generosity of donors and institutions that have joined UPOU in providing better opportunities for education.



List of Scholarship Programs

Quesada-Fulgado and Friends Scholarship Grant Minimum Qualification for Application

Iskolar ng Bayan Law

Presidential Scholarship for AY 2017-2016




Criteria in Awarding Scholarship / Study Grant

All scholarship funds deposited with the UPOU shall be governed by the following rules:
An applicant for scholarship / study grant must:

1. Have been admitted into a program that is stipulated in the grant.
2. Fulfill the specific requirements/conditions of a particular grant.
3. Meet a general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 or better for a new student, or have passed all courses taken during the previous semester for a continuing student.
4. Have an annual income of not more than P300,000 (Gross, Personal) and not more than P600,000 (Gross, Family – for dependent)
5. Be willing to abide by the terms and conditions of the contract.


Duration of the scholarship / study grant

The grant is renewable every semester until grantee completes the program provided requirements for retention of the support are satisfied.



Benefits provided by the scholarship / study grant

All grants provide free actual matriculation fees. Some grants provide a minimal stipend for attendance to study sessions.


Who may apply?

Any UPOU student may submit application for scholarship.


How to apply for scholarship?

Step 1. Filling out of application form

Scholarship application forms are available at UPOU Learning Centers and downloadable at Online Forms.

Step 2. Submission of documents

Submit the following application requirements for scholarship on or before the deadline of submission of application for every semester:

accomplished application form  

photocopy of recent income tax return

Certification of employment and permit to study from your principal/ supervisor or head/president (Form 2)


How to Submit:

1. Email scanned copies to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2. Mail to:

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA)
UP Open University Los Baños, Laguna 4031

3. Bring to:

any UPOU Learning Center near you.

Step 3. Evaluation of applications

The Scholarship Committee evaluates all applications. An applicant should first be admitted to a degree program before the
application for scholarship / study grant is evaluated.(see Criteria in Awarding Financial Assistance)

Step 4. Results of application

The applicants will be notified of the official result of their application through postal mail and email. A list of qualified applicants is also sent to the Learning Centers.

Step 5. Signing of contract

Qualified applicants are required to accomplish contracts for scholarship / study grant.
Applicant should send back accomplished and notarized contract on or before the date specified in the contract to:

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA)
UP Open University Los Baños, Laguna 4031