ERDT Scholarship are open apply now. The Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) is a consortium of eight member universities in the country that offers masters and doctoral degrees in various engineering fields. This consortium is composed ERDT Scholarship.

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), Central Luzon State University (CLSU), De La Salle University (DLSU), Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT), Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), University of the Philippines (U.P.) Diliman, U.P. Los Baños and University of San Carlos (USC) constitute the consortium.

The logo conveys the role of the consortium in the development of Engineering in the Philippines. The color composition resembles that of the Philippine national flag to promote the local engineering research and innovation. The hands along with the other symbols imply the strengthening partnership among the consortium members, affiliated agencies and different stakeholders in improving the quality of engineering research and education in the Philippines.

The ERDT Scholarship is created to deliver high impact researches aligned with the country’s National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) and the Medium-Term Development Plan (MTDP), to attain a critical mass of MS and PhD graduates, to upgrade the qualifications of practicing engineers, and to develop a culture of Research and Development (R&D).

ERDT Scholarship was created to:

  1. Implement high impact research agenda that are aligned with the National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) and Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP)
  2. Attain a critical mass of graduates with Master’s and Ph.D. degrees
  3. Upgrade the qualifications of practicing engineers
  4. Upgrade the quality of engineering colleges and make engineering graduate education accessible
  5. Develop a culture of research and development (R&D)

ERDT Scholarship Qualifications

The applicant must:

  1. be a Filipino citizen
  2. NOT be more than 45 years old at the time of application
  3. have passed the admission requirements of the graduate program supported by ERDT
  4. have a BS/MS degree in engineering or related field
  5. be in good health
  6. NOT have a criminal/administrative case (NBI certification is required)
  7. Have cumulative grade point average of 85 or better
  8. Not have a failing grade

ERDT Scholarship Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
  • Certified True Copy of Grades/Transcript of Records
  • Recommendation letter from 3 past professors or supervisors
  • Narrative essays (Career plans)
  1. A narrative, not more than 1000 words, describing your current work or project (or research) that you worked on and your contribution towards the completion of the project.
  2. Future Plans (After Graduation)
  3. For PhD applicants, a narrative describing your intended research area
  • If employed, must be recommended by the head of agency and secure permission to take a leave of absence while on scholarship
  • Medical Certificate as to health status from a licensed physician indicating PRC License No.
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • One passport size picture

Terms of the ERDT Scholarship

The successful awardee must:

  1. execute a Scholarship Agreement with DOST
  2. officially enroll as the full-time graduate student in any of the DOST priority fields/consortium member—university
  3. submit the periodic report of registration form and report of grades each semester/term which shall be evaluated to determine his/her scholarship status
  4. NOT avail or enjoy other scholarships
  5. have a full-time commitment to the scholarship and must NOT engage in any form of employment during the period while enjoying the scholarship
  6. be willing to render the required service obligation equivalent to the length of time that he/she enjoyed the scholarship—one year of service for every year of scholarship or a fraction thereof.

ERDT Scholarship Privileges

Tuition FeeActualActual
StipendP 25,000.00/monthP 33,000.00/month
Book AllowanceP 10,000.00/yearP 10,000.00/year
Thesis/ Dissertation GrantP 30,000.00P 60,000.00
Research GrantP 225,000.00P 450,000.00
Transportation AllowanceTransportation allowance up to P10,000/year..Transportation allowance up to P10,000/year.

Deadline of Application for ERDT Scholarship


1st Term: June 15
2nd Tem: October 31
3rd Term: March 31

Graduate Programs Supported by ERDT

Master of Science

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Electronics and Communications Engineering
  5. Environmental Engineering and Management
  6. Industrial Engineering
  7. Manufacturing Engineering and Management
  8. Mechanical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Electronics and Communications Engineering
  5. Industrial Engineering
  6. Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Email : [email protected]
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Telephone: 524-4611 local 324
Telefax: 536-0563

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