ERDT Scholarship

The Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) is a consortium of eight Philippine universities, including Mapúa University, that offer master’s and doctorate degrees in various engineering fields. The ERDT scholarship aims to deliver high-impact research, upgrade the qualifications of practicing engineers, and develop a culture of research and development.

Ten of Mapúa’s master’s degrees (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Biological Engineering) and four of its doctorate degrees (Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Material Science and Engineering) are covered by the ERDT Scholarship.

The duration of the ERDT Scholarship for master’s programs and doctorate programs are 2 and 3 years, respectively, while lateral entry’s (MS and PhD) will be determined based on the units already acquired.

For more information, please download the brochure HERE.

Entitlements and Grants

Entitlement/Grant Master’s Doctorate
Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees Actual Actual
Stipend P 25,000.00 per month P 33,000.00 per month
Book Allowance P 5,000.00 per term P 5,000.00 per term
Transportation Allowance P 10,000.00 for the whole duration of scholarship P 10,000.00 for the whole duration of scholarship
Thesis/Dissertation Grant P 60,000.00 P 100,000.00
Research Grant
(Research Grant)
(Research Dissemination Grant)
(Mentor’s Fee)
P 225,000.00
(P 114,000.00)
(P 75,000.00)

(P 36,000.00)
P 450,000.00
(P 228,000.00)
(P 150,000.00)

(P 72,000.00)

The applicant must:

  1. Be a Filipino Citizen;
  2. Not be more than 45 years old at the time of application;
  3. Have passed the admission requirements of the graduate program supported by ERDT;
  4. Have a BS/MS degree in engineering or related field;
  5. Be in a good health; and
  6. Not have criminal/administrative cases.

The successful applicant must:

  1. Officially enroll as full-time graduate student;
  2. Not avail or enjoy other scholarships;
  3. Be willing to render the required service obligation equivalent to the length of time that the scholar enjoyed the scholarship-one year of service for every year of scholarship or a fraction thereof; and
  4. Must have a full-time commitment to the scholarship and must not engage in any form of employment during the period when the scholarship is awarded.


  1. Properly accomplished application form
  2. Photocopy of official transcript of records
  3. Recommendation letter from 3 former professors or supervisors
  4. Original and photocopy of NSO birth certificate
  5. Original and photocopy of NBI clearance
  6. A narrative of not more than 1,000 words describing your current work or a project or research that you worked on and your contribution towards the completion of the project
  7. A narrative of not more than 500 words describing what you intend to do (e.g. work, business, etc.) after earning your graduate degree
  8. A narrative describing your intended research area
  9. Certification from the employer that the applicant is permitted to take a leave of absence (if applicant is employed)

Deadline of Submission
Deadlines of submission of scholarship applications are on April 30 for 1st quarter and August 15 for 2nd quarter.


Dr. Jonathan W.L. Salvacion
School of Graduate Studies

Rosie Ann C. Pascual
Technical Assistant
School of Graduate Studies
+632-247-5000 local 2103

Lorraine S. Hilario
Science Research Specialist I
+632-247-5000 local 2104