Apply Now for CHED-CMU Scholarship Program

Application deadline is 15 April, 2019 for the August 2019 Intake

The Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has forged a scholarship 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.

Check Eligibility

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

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

How To Apply

  • Fill out the Enquiry Form
  • And our admissions department will get in touch with you to get started on your application.

Meet Michelle Romana (Public Policy and Management Student)

Meet Glenn Pepito (Information Technology Student)

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 to attend a professional development conference in Australia

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Bachelor's degree

CMU Institutional Maths Online Test

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

Applicants are required to submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Note: You will need to book and take the IELTS/TOEFL test by 28 February 2019 in order to meet the August 2019 intake application deadline. If the Admissions Committee decides that you would receive a conditional offer pending your IELTS/TOEFL scores then CMU will reimburse the cost of the test.

If your test date is within one month of the application deadline, please be sure to email the scores to the office of admissions

You may submit scores from up to 4 valid TOEFL or IELTS exam dates. CMU Australia will use the highest score verified in each section if you have taken the exam more than one time. For every score you wish to include with your application, you must report the exam date(s) and submit the official score report(s). We will not accept exam scores for test dates that are not listed on the application.


  • iBT preferred
  • Scores must be submitted directly by Educational Testing Service (ETS). CMU-A Institution Code is 2318
  • The minimum TOEFL score is 22 on each section of the Internet-based test.


  • You may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results in place of the TOEFL.
  • The "Academic" format of the IELTS is required.
  • Test scores must be submitted directly by IELTS.
  • The minimum IELTS score is 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band.

If you took either of these tests more than two years ago, you MUST take it again. The testing agency will not verify scores more than two years old.

If your score is below the minimum on either exam, you should consider retaking the TOEFL/IELTS before applying.


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.


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


Still have Questions?

Fill out the Enquiry Form and our admissions department will contact you for further assistance.