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Application Closed:
May 30, 2018
28 Slots


Scholarships for Teacher Education Programs to Upgrade Teacher Quality in the Philippines (STEP UP) is a scholarship campaign by Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), funded by the Australian Government, under the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) program that seeks to attract good-performing college graduates and professionals into the teaching profession by offering them competitive scholarship packages. A total of 1,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving candidates between the years of 2015 to 2019. The goal of the program is to produce 1,000 high quality teachers ready for public school employment by 2019.


  • Full Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees
  • Mentoring Package
  • Monthly Allowance -  Php 4,000
  • Semestral Book Allowance - Php 3,000
  • Semestral Uniform Allowance - Php 1,000
  • Monthly Dormitory Allowance - Php 2,000 (max)
  • One-time Relocation Allowance - Php 5,000 (max)
  • Thesis or Practice Teaching Allowance - Php 5,000
  • Reimbursable Health Allowance - Php 5,000 (max)
  • Graduation and Miscellaneous Fees - Php 2,000
  • One-time Return Allowance - Php 3,000 (max)
  • LET Assistance Package - Php 11,500 (max)
Partner Schools with remaining slots:
  1. 15 slots for Ateneo de Naga
  2. 13 slots for Philippine Normal University
Note: Applicants must be a graduate (Bachelor's Degree) of these schools


Grade Requirement: Must have at least a general weighted average of 85% or equivalent in college

Strictly for Filipinos only

Incoming Masters

Any course is allowed



  1. Graduate of any Bachelor's Degree, except Education (preferably BS Math, Medical Sciences, Literature, Social Studies, and other related courses).
  2. Must have at least a general weighted average of 85% or equivalent in college
  3. Must not be older than 45 years old

  1. Must maintain 85% and above general average
  2. Must not drop subjects
  3. Must take and pass the LET
  4. Must teach in a public school under DepEd for 3 years for CTPs

Core Documents
  • Duly accomplished STEP UP Application Form
  • 2×2 Photo
  • Undergraduate College Transcript of Records / Certified true copy of grades
  • Certificate of general average (in percentage, ex. 87%) indicating the cumulative average of grades and the semesters and school years covered signed by the college secretary or registrar
  • Two (2) accomplished reference forms signed by teachers/ employers

Secondary Documents
(will only be submitted by applicants who passed the examination, on the day of their interview)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character from college/ university/ employer
  • Entrance exam results (for advanced takers)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Consent to Study

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