School Type Local
Programs1 Courses
Academic CalendarQuarter Term
Batch size1650
Return on investment24 Years Return, 1M Savings in 27 Years




Requirements and Procedures


Application for PSHS National Competitive Examination (NCE)

  • have a final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics, evidenced by the student's report card.  If the student's grades in Science or Math are below 85%, then, he/she must provide evidence that he/she belongs to the upper 10% of the class;
  • be a Filipino citizen with no pending or approved application as immigrant to any foreign country;
  • have at least a satisfactory rating (or its equivalent) in his/her Character Rating in his/her report card
  • not have taken the PSHS NCE previously
  • preferably, be in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program.

  • Fully accomplished Application Form in two (2) copies
  • Two (2) identical recent 1x1 ID pictures
  • Non-refundable test fee (Php 100 for private schools, free for public schools)
  • Certified true copy of report card (SY 2016 - 2017) by the class adviser / principal
  • If the final grades in Science or Math are below 85%, certification or proof that the child belongs to the upper 10% of the class


The PSHS NCE Application Form and the accompanying material are not for sale, may be photocopied, and may be downloaded through this link.  No reservation fee is required.

Application forms are also available and may be filed at any of the following: PSHS campuses, DOST Regional offices, or Provincial Science and Technology Offices.  Application forms with incomplete information will not be processed.  Erasures, alterations and insertions must be initialed by the applicant.

The Examination Permit/s will be issued to the applicants upon completion of all documents by the campus where the application was processed.  For applications filed with DOST agencies, the exam permits will be mailed to the applicant, or to the School Principal for distribution to its applicant/s.

In case the exam permits are not received two (2) weeks before the examination day, the applicants should check with the nearest PSHS campus, DOST Regional Office, DOST Provincial Science and Technology Office, or the PSHS System Admissions Office.

Lateral Admission

  • Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country
  • belongs to the upper 5% of his/her class or should have a grade of 85% and above in all subjects
  • should have a character rating of at least Very Satisfactory (VS) or its equivalent
  • must pass the qualifying examination in each of the following three (3) subjects: Mathematics, Science, Communication Arts (English)

  1. Applicant must submit the following to the nearest PSHS Campus:
  1. an accomplished application form which includes certification from parents of no pending application for immigration in any foreign country (download the application forms here);
  2. certification from the present school enrolled in, regarding academic grades and character rating (included in the application forms);
  3. a photocopy of the student’s report card, with the original copy brought along for verification purposes;
  4. two (2) recent 1x1 pictures; and
  5. a non-refundable processing fee of Php 100.00.
  1. The PSHS Campus Registrar issues the Lateral Admissions Qualifying Examination Permit upon completion and evaluation of all requirements submitted by the applicant.  The Permit shall clearly state the particulars regarding the schedule of the examination and the things to bring on examination day.



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Philippine Science High School - Main Campus

Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Main Campus, more commonly known as Pisay, was established in 1964. Republic Act (RA) 3661, also known as the PSHS Charter, was signed into law by former President Diosdado Macapagal. This charter mandates the creation of a school that will offer, on a free scholarship basis, a secondary course with special emphasis on subjects related to mathematics and sciences,

PSHS offers an education that is humanistic in spirit, global in perspective, and patriotic in orientation. It is based on a curriculum that emphasizes science and mathematics as well as the development of well-rounded individuals. PSHS graduates are expected to pursue degrees in Science and Technology at various colleges and universities both here and abroad. It is hoped that their graduates will continue to contribute to the betterment of Philippine society through their engagement in research and development work and leadership in Science and Technology endeavors.
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