CHED Medical Scholarship and Return Service (MSRS) Program | Apply NOW

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), is now accepting applicants for the Medical Scholarship and Return Service (MSRS) Program for Doctor of Medicine program for the second semester, AY 2021/2022 and First semester, AY 2022/2023.

In Accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994“ and Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11509, otherwise known as the “Doctor Para Sa Bayan” Act.

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Qualifications for CHED Medical Scholarship

Interested applicants who wish to apply for the MSRS Program must meet the qualification requirements provided in Section 7 of the IRR:

  • Filipino citizen residing in the Philippines
  • Must be a Graduating student or a graduate of an appropriate undergraduate program identified as a prerequisite for a Doctor of Medicine degree
  • Should currently be enrolled in Doctor of Medicine degree, from any HEIs duly recognized by the CHED, including a direct entrant to the integrated liberal arts and medicine (INTARMED) program who satisfactorily completes the first two (2) years of the program: provided, that deserving incoming second-year medical students and those in the higher year levels of the Doctor of Medicine program shall also be covered, as long as they have complied with the academic requirements and retention policies of the school in the past terms preceding their scholarship application;
  • Obtained a National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) score mandated by the CHED and required by the SUC/PHEI where the student intends to enroll in.
  • To get scholarship, one must have passed the entrance examinations and complied with other related requirements for admission.
  • In order to get admission into a Doctor of Medicine degree, one must enroll or have intentions to enroll in any of the following SUCS/PHEIs.

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Universities List

Here is a list of universities where the scholar must be currently enrolled or intending to enroll.

RegionName of HEIType
1Mariano Marcos State UniversitySUC
University of Northern PhilippinesSUC
2Cagayan State UniveristySUC
3Angeles University FoundationPrivate
4Adventist University of the PhilippinesPrivate
De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences InstitutePrivate
7Bicol UniversitySUC
6West Visayas State UniversitySUC
Central Philippine UniversityPrivate
University of St. La SallePrivate
8Cebu Normal University-Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical CenterSUC
9University of the Philippines School of Health SciencesSUC
10Western Mindanao State UniversitySUC
11Mindanao State University – IliganSUC
University of Southeastern PhilippinesSUC
Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc.Private
Brokenshire College, Inc.Private
12Mindanao State University – General SantosSUC
NCRUniversity of the Philippines ManilaSUC

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of the SUC/PHEI of the list of scholarship applicants and supporting documents to the concerned CHEDRO for evaluation.

Academic YearSemesterDeadline of Submission to CHED ROs
2021-2022Second SemesterApril 30, 2022
2022-2023First SemesterAugust 31, 2022

For more information, contact the CHED Regional Office near you.