Friday, May 4, 2018

Scholarships for DRR Postgraduate Degree at Ateneo de Manila University in Philippines, 2018

The Ateneo de Manila University is a private research university in Quezon City, Philippines. Founded in 1859 by the Society of Jesus, the Ateneo is the third-oldest university in the Philippines. Ateneo offers elementary and secondary education exclusively to male students (and has recently opened the Senior High School to girls). The undergraduate and graduate programmes are coeducational and organized into four schools, collectively known as the Loyola Schools, which are located at its main campus at Loyola Heights. Four professional schools occupy campuses in different parts of Metro Manila.

Ateneo undergraduates follow a Catholic-rooted liberal arts curriculum throughout their programs in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, or Business Management. The Commission on Higher Education has recognized its units in biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, information technology, entrepreneurship education, English literature, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and business administration as Centers of Excellence while the communication, electronics engineering, environmental science, history, Filipino literature, and political science units have been declared Centers of Development. The Loyola Heights campus also hosts two chemistry research centers: Philippine Institute of Pure and Applied Chemistry (PIPAC) and National Chemistry Instrumentation Center (NCIC).

The Ateneo offers programmes at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Its academic offerings include the arts, humanities, business, law, the social sciences, philosophy, theology, medicine and public health, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, environmental science, diplomacy, and government, with forty-eight Bachelor of Arts (AB), Bachelor of Science (BS), and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees at the undergraduate level. At the postgraduate level there are forty-four Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) degrees, six Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes, two Master of Laws concentrations, one Master of Public Management (MPM) degree, two professional Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Juris Doctor (JD) programmes, and twelve Doctor of Philosophy degrees. As is common in the Philippines, the primary medium of instruction is English, with a few classes taught in Filipino. Aside from teaching and research, the Ateneo de Manila also engages in social outreach. Known for its liberal arts tradition, the humanities are a key feature of Ateneo education at all levels of study. In 2015, QS Top Universities placed the university's undergraduate programmes 461st in the world and 114th in Asia.


  • Citizens of Philippines are eligible to apply.
  • The student in Master in DRR must:
    • Complete twenty-one (21) units of the required foundational courses, six (6) units of electives, one (1) unit of Graduate Seminar.
    • Pass the comprehensive examination prior to doing the master’s project. The exam will cover the seven (7) foundational courses and one (1) elective to be chosen by the student.
  • Successfully present and orally defend the Project Proposal resulting to acceptance of said proposal by the adviser and panelist.
  • Successfully present and orally defend the Project Paper resulting to acceptance of the Project Paper by the adviser and panelist.
  • Present project/research work in a Graduate Research Colloquium, national conference or international conference.

The financial assistance —which includes full coverage of tuition and a monthly stipend— will be given to Filipino professionals and practitioners in the disaster risk and reduction (DRR) field.

How to Apply:
The mode of application is online.

May 15, 2018