CHED and RMIT University Phd Scholarships for Filipino Citizens

Value and duration

CHED provides Stipend equivalent to AU$30,000 per year, for up to a maximum of 3.5 years 

RMIT provides tuition fee scholarships for up to a maximum of 3.5 years and

Single OSHC/ health Insurance, visa length cover

Number of scholarships available

Up to 10


Applicants must be a Filipino citizen.

Applicants with dual Australian citizenship are ineligible. 

Applicants must hold, or be currently completing:

  • a Master by Research
  • a Master by coursework with a significant research component graded as high distinction, or equivalent
  • an Honours degree achieving first class honours
  • A 4-year bachelor degree achieving a GPA of 4 or equivalent (80%) or above
  • publications or significant research experience that could be deemed equivalent

As this scholarship is for commencing doctoral research candidates, applications will not be considered from current research candidates.

How to apply

Submit an Expression of Interest via the RMIT Research Admissions System

When answering the question If you will not be supported by an RMIT research scholarship how will you support your studies? Select Sponsorship

Select the Organisation – Philippine – Commission of Higher Education (CHED)

Applicants must complete the 7 CHED documents and submit to RMIT staff listed below by email

Open date

Applications have closed and will reopen in 2020

Closing date

Applications have closed and will reopen in 2020

Terms and conditions

CHED terms and conditions - refer to the CHED website

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Further information

CHED’s K-12 initiative mission to strengthen Philippine Higher Education, (Mandated by Republic Act 1053 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013), is to help ensure smooth transition to the K-12 system, particularly with ensuring human resource capabilities of higher education institutions (HEIs). 

Opportunities to provide up-skilling and development for Higher education personnel through continuing professional development, in the form of co-funding scholarships for PhDs. 

CHED websites


Ms Jane Cooper (SEA Recruitment) or Ms Louise Ballard (School of Graduate Research)