Online Application System for TESDA Scholarship Programs

(The application process should take around 5-10 minutes)

3 Easy Steps

Start New Application

1.1. Fill up the form.
1.2. Click CREATE Button.
1.3. Receive your Learner's ID.
(Note:One time registration only. If you are already registered please proceed to Step 2)

Select TESDA Scholarship Program

2.1. Select Course
2.2. Enter your Lastname and Learner's ID
2.3. Verify your Profile
2.4. Application complete

Feedback from TESDA Office

3.1. Check your email for the feedback of TESDA Office

Available Scholarship Programs of TESDA:


Training for Work Scholarship Programs (TWSP) –This program provides immediate interventions to meet the need for highly critical skills. The program has two-fold objectives:1) to purposively drive TVET provision to available jobs through incentives and appropriate training programs that are directly connected to existing jobs for immediate employment, both locally and overseas;

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Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA)- This program was established through Section 8 of Republic Act No. 8545, otherwise known as the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) Act. PESFA offers educational grants to qualified and deserving college freshmen both in degree and non-degree courses.

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Special Training for Employment Program (STEP)- The objective of this program is to provide skills training opportunities for the beneficiaries in the barangay communities to make them employable and productive.

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The program was established through Republic Act No. 10931 providing for free tuition and other school fees in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) and state-run Technical Vocational Institutions (STVIs), establishing the Tertiary Education Subsidy and Student Loan Program (SLP), strengthening the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST), and appropriating funds therefor. It is hereby declared that quality education is an inalienable right of all Filipinos and it is the policy of the State to protect and promote the rights of all students to quality education at all levels.

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What are the minimum requirements of the TESDA scholarship programs?

Training for Work Scholarship Programs

  1. Must be at least 18 years old at the time the scholar finishes the training;
  2. Educational attainment shall be based on industry requirements or as prescribed in the relevant Training Regulations;
  3. Can either be out-of-school youths, TVET trainers or industry workers obtaining skills upgrading training programs;
  4. Priority shall be given to those without prior formal or vocational trainings as well as those coming from regions or provinces where the absolute number of poor residents and the incidence of poverty are high, as identified in the latest official poverty statistics of the PSA-NSCB; and
  5. Other clientele groups such as persons with disability (PWDs), indigenous people, solo parents and their children, senior citizens shall be afforded access to scholarships opportunities in the qualifications/courses where they can qualify. OFW returnees, members of the families of AFP and PNP personnel killed in military and police operations and other marginalized groups may also avail of the scholarship program subject to pre-qualification.
  6. Must not be currently a beneficiary of other government educational scholarship and subsidy program.

Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

  1. Any STVI, with TESDA-Registered TVET Program, qualifies as training provider.
  2. Quality-assured TVET programs which are the TESDA-registered TVET programs listed/indicated in the TESDA Compendium as of July 2017 and have remained to be in the said Compendium until the completion of the program. TVET programs registered beyond July 2017 and remained to be in the TESDA Compendium until June 2018 shall be covered for the Free TVET Provision in the ensuing fiscal year.
  3. All Filipino learners who are currently enrolled at the time of the effectivity of the Act, or shall enroll at any time thereafter provided, that they comply with the admission and retention policies and existing residency rules of the STVIs;
  4. Priority shall be given to deserving learner who come from:
    • 4.1. The most recently updated Listahanan (National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction)
    • 4.2. Poorest of the poor
    • 4.3. Orphans
    • 4.4. Dependents of informal settlers
    • 4.5. Rebel returnees/Former rebels
    • 4.6. Rehabilitated drug dependents and their families
    • 4.7. Indigenous Peoples
    • 4.8. Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)
    • 4.9. People in the construction industry as a priority sector (e.g. Construction workers)
    • 4.10. Internally displaced population
    • 4.11. Dependents of AFP/PNP Personnel Killed-In-Action (KIA) or Wounded-In-Action (WIA)
    • 4.12. Returning OFWs and their dependents

Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA)

  1. Must have completed at least 10 years of basic education;
  2. At least 15 years old;
  3. Have taken the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) or have undergone the Youth Profiling for Starring Careers (YP4SC);
  4. Have an annual family income of not more than Php300,000.00;
  5. Must not be a recipient of any post-grade 10 scholarship program; and
  6. Must not have attended any post-secondary/ college education program.

Special Training for Employment Program (STEP)

  1. At least fifteen (15) years old at the start of the training program; and
  2. Filipino citizen.
  3. Preference shall be given to beneficiaries belonging to indigent families under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction and Informal Sector families and second to those under the next lower poverty level as determined by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).