CMU selected by Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education as Scholarship Partner

Posted 9th March 2017

Carnegie Mellon University has been selected by the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as one of two international universities for its full scholarship program for master’s and doctoral studies (

The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for Filipino faculty and staff of Philippine universities to study at CMU’s Australia campus, which offers the Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management, and Master of Science degree in Information Technology. (Interested applicants can apply through the CMU Australia website.)

CMU-A Executive Director Professor Emil Bolongaita said that “CMU is proud to be a partner with CHED to strengthen the capabilities of Filipino educators to become future leaders in the Philippines’ education reforms “.

Professor Bolongaita recently visited the Philippines to promote the CHED-CMU scholarship program among leading Philippine universities, namely the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, and Xavier University. He held talks and delivered seminars on public policy issues and alternatives.

De La Salle University Professors Eric Batalla and Francisco Magno and their students joined Professor Bolongaita for a group photo following his lecture on Corruption and Development.

Prof Bolongaita delivers his lecture on Corruption and Development at De La Salle University.

Professor Bolongaita with Prof Ronald Mendoza, Dean of the School of Government of Ateneo de Manila University.

Prof Bolongaita with Rev Rene Tacastacas, SJ, Xavier University Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Prof Elisabeth Enerio, Director of International Cooperation and Networking.