UP Office of Scholarships and Student Services

Scholarships




Donor's Role

UP Scholarship Programs provide financial assistance to students through the granting of allowances and stipends to cover their tuition and other school fees, books, board and lodging, and transportation. Organizations, associations, and even small groups and private individuals can support UP students by helping the University shoulder a portion of total cost of obtaining a degree.

THE COST OF STUDYING IN THE UNIVERSITY

In UP Diliman, UP Manila and UP Los Baños, a full-time student is expected to incur substantial amount of expenses, which includes board and lodging expenses and school fees. The total amount is approximately Php70,000.00 per semester or Php140,000.00 per year, broken down as follows:

School fees per semester (18 units plus miscellaneous fees) Php 30,000.00
Monthly stipend (approximately Php7,000 for board and lodging) Php 35,000.00
Book allowance Php 5,000.00
Total per semester Php 70,000.00
Total per year (2 semesters) Php 140,000.00

For UP Baguio, UP Cebu, UP Mindanao, and UP Pampanga students, their expenses are lower due to reduced school fees charged at the start of the semester. Their expected cash outlay is approximately P60,000.00 per semester or P120,000.00 per year, broken down as follows:

School fees per semester (18 units plus miscellaneous fees) Php 20,000.00
Monthly stipend (approximately Php7,000 for board and lodging) Php 35,000.00
Book allowance Php 5,000.00
Total per semester Php 60,000.00
Total per year (2 semesters) Php 120,000.00

For Graduate Students (master's and doctoral), tuition rate per graduate unit credit varies in the different colleges but the total cost per semester is almost equal to the total cost of per semester for undergraduate students. Library and laboratory fees, and other school costs also vary depending on the course.  In addition to these expenditures, graduate students incur student research costs, which are estimated to be:

Masteral Thesis Php 25,000.00
Doctoral Dissertation Php 50,000.00

The values stated above pertain to costs shouldered by enrollees in the University. UP still covers a substantial portion of the school fees as it shares in all costs attributable to teaching, such as the salaries of faculty members and support staff, cost of office supplies and materials, utilities expenses, cost to repair of classroom or laboratory equipment, and other costs to maintain University academic facilities.  UP also covers direct and indirect costs for university research and extension services, maintenance cost of land and buildings, and other costs to enable the University perform its mandate for the country.

MODES OF DONATION

Through UP Scholarship Programs, donors may contribute to cover a portion or the entire cost of studying in the University. Donors may opt to do so through Semestral Contribution or by setting up an Endowment Fund.

Semestral Contribution

Donors can support UP students by contributing funds every semester to defray the entire cost of shouldered by students studying in UP. The amounts are estimated to be:

  • For Undergraduate Students (18 units load)
  • Php 70,000.00 per semester for UP Diliman, UP Manila, and UP Los Baños

  • Php 60,000.00 per semester for UP Baguio, UP Cebu, UP Mindanao, and UP Pampanga

  • For Graduate Students (12 units load)
  • Php 70,000.00 per semester for UP Diliman, UP Manila, and UP Los Baños plus Php 25,000 to Php 50,000 for Masteral/Doctoral research costs

  • Php 60,000.00 per semester for UP Baguio, UP Cebu, UP Mindanao, and UP Pampanga plus Php 25,000 to Php 50,000 for Masteral/Doctoral research costs

  • Donors are requested to commit funding support for the UP Scholarship Program for at least a two-year period and whenever possible, for at least a five-year period.   To cover the cost of administering the Program, fees may be charged from the donation based on the total contribution made by the donor.

    Donors can shoulder the entire cost or a portion of the recommended amount, considering the intended purpose of the scholarship program and the donor’s capacity to fulfill its obligation.

    Endowment Fund

    The ideal form of UP Scholarship Programs is made through the creation of Endowment Funds since benefits can be enjoyed by the scholarship awardee in perpetuity. Donors can give one lump sum amount, or build such a lump sum over a short period. The minimum amount of donation is Php 2,500,000.00 to generate an annual interest income that will cover costs in perpetuity.

    Donors who cannot make   the   minimum commitment to create endowment funds are encouraged to allow the University to pool their donations so that bigger endowments can be developed.  For example, members of an alumnus family or members of a class may pool resources together to establish bigger endowment funds so adequate interest income can be generated.

    To cover the cost of administering the Program, fees may be charged from the donation based on the total contribution made by the donor.

    Selection of Awardees

    Donors may indicate certain qualifications of UP students to be given priority during the selection of grantees. Donors may indicate the intended courses, colleges, residence, or year level of UP students they wish to support. These conditions   shall be subject to approval by the Office of the Chancellor or the Office of the President. In addition, donors may opt to support more than one (1) UP student per semester.

    As a general rule, every UP Scholarship Program awardee must maintain good scholastic standing.  Moreover, the awardee must not have been the subject of disciplinary action involving a five-day suspension from classes, or more serious actions.