CHED-CMU Scholarship Program

An American Degree. A Global Education.

The Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has forged a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University in Australia to expand opportunities for qualified faculty and staff to pursue graduate studies abroad during the K to 12 transition period. 

The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for Filipino faculty and staff of Philippine Higher Education Institutions to study the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Science in Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon University in Australia.  

Applications are now open for January 2018 intake. Application deadline has been extended to 15 October, 2017.

Check Eligibility

Applicants must be Filipino citizens and current faculty and staff of CHED recognised higher education institutions in the Philippines.

Please note that upon completion of the Master Degree at CMU-A, applicants must render return service following at least a 1:2 ration (two years of service for every one year of scholarship) to the University where they were working before accepting the CHED-CMU Scholarship.


Award Value

The CHED-CMU scholarship covers the following :


  • Full Tuition Fee
  • Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Accommodation and Living Expenses
  • International Airfare
  • Visa Fees
  • Airport pickup
  • Books and Research
  • CMU Professional Development Fellowship for CHED-CMU scholar to attend a professional development conference in Australia

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Bachelor's degree

Programming Skills

All Information Technology programs require programming experience in data structures and an object-oriented programming language such as C, C++ or Java.

Professional Work Experience

3 or more year of professional work experience (includes all professional work experience since graduation).

Standardised Test Scores

You are required to sit for CMU Institutional Maths Online Test. It is a one hour test comprising 32 multiple choice questions.  The topics include basic algebra, calculus and statistics calculations. The test can only be taken once and you will need to achieve a minimum score of 75%. 

English Language Proficiency

Submission of IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL test score is preferred. However, in the absence of an IELTS or TOEFL test score, you will be scheduled for a video interview with the Admissions Committee to assess your English Language proficiency.

  • TOEFL : Minimum score is 22 on each section of the Internet-based test.
  • IELTS (Academic) : Minimum score is 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band. 

Resume

Applicants are required to submit a resume. Please submit a one or two page summary of your education skills, accomplishments, employment experience and volunteer experience. The resume must be current and include all part-time and full-time work experience, the dates of when the employment began and ended and a brief description of your responsibilities under the title of the position.

Your resume should contain only true information and your own, original writing. If you include a quote or text written by any other person or published in any printed or online format, you must surround the copied text in quotation marks (") and indicate the original source of the text. Information reported on your resume is subject to verification. CMU Australia utilises several methods to identify plagiarised and falsified content in uploaded documents. Submission of false or plagiarised material as part of the application for admission may result in automatic denial of admission to any degree program.

Statement of Purpose

You are required to submit an essay (approximately 1,000 words) describing  your academic and professional background, your career goals, and how the program will help you achieve your goals.

Your essay should contain only true information and your own, original writing.  Your essay should be typed on a computer, saved electronically, and uploaded to the application (please do not scan a printed essay). If you include a quote or text written by any other person or published in any printed or online format, you must surround the copied text in quotation marks (") and indicate the original source of the text. CMU Australia utilises several methods to identify plagiarised and falsified content in uploaded documents. Submission of false or plagiarised material as part of the application for admission may result in automatic denial of admission to any degree program.

Recommendations

All applicants are required to have two (2) recommendation forms submitted on their behalf. Recommendations should be provided from employers, supervisors, professors, or others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential. At least one (1) of your recommenders should know you in a professional setting (full-time employment, internship, part-time employment, research, non-academic extracurricular activity, etc.) You may opt to have up to three (3) recommendations submitted in support of your application.

Please note: recommendations from friends, family members or acquaintances, and other sources not able to evaluate applicants on an academic or professional basis, will not be accepted.

Recommendations are submitted electronically through the online application system by your recommenders.   We do not accept recommendations submitted on paper.

Video Essay or Video Interview (Optional)

You may complete a video interview or prepare and submit a short video essay with your application for admission. The video interview and/or video essay are optional, but they are strongly recommended for non-native speakers of English. We encourage all applicants to consider completing the video interview as a preferred alternative to submitting the optional video essay. If you submit the optional video interview as well as the optional video essay, both will be reviewed by the admissions committee, but submitting both may not necessarily improve your chances for admission.

Transcripts

Transcripts can be scanned and uploaded directly into the online application. 

Successful candidates will need to arrange for the original transcripts to be sent directly from the registrar of your instiution to CMU-A Admissions Office. Transcripts sent by your institution could be emailed electronically OR mailed to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelope (unopened) and signed across the seal by the registrar's office to :    

Admissions Office Carnegie Mellon University in Australia Torrens Building 220 Victoria Square Adelaide SA 5000 Australia

Tel: +61 8 8201 9900

Email: admissions@cmu.edu.au

Available Intake

January 2018

Application Deadline

October 15, 2017

How To Apply

  • Complete the online application form for either of the eligible programs. 
  • The scholarship will only be assessed once a complete application is submitted.

Contact Us

Send us an email at admissions@australia.cmu.edu for more details on the scholarship and the online application process.

Emil P. Bolongaita

Executive Director and Distinguished Service Professor

“CMU is proud to be a partner with CHED to strengthen the capabilities of educators to become future leaders in the Philippines’ education reforms.“
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