Application material

DOST requirements

  • Completed DOST Application Form 
    • Available for download here
  • Birth Certificate
  • Endorsement from the two former professors in college (For MS applicant) or two from professors in the MS Program for applicant pursuing a PhD program
  • If employed:
    • Recommendation from Head of Agency
    • Permission to take a leave of absence (LOA) while on scholarship
  • Medical Certificate as to health status and fitness to study from a licensed physician with his/her PRC license number indicated
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • Budgetary Requirements (with supporting document for bases of rates used)
    • Available for download here 
  • Re-entry Plan, narrative


French Embassy requirements

  • A CV (maximum of two pages) detailing your academic, professional, and leadership experience
  • An academic essay no longer than 500 words, explaining your reasons for wanting to study in France and how your experience and degree will benefit the Philippines and Filipino society
    • NB: Essays exceeding the word limit will be discarded along with the application. Be advised that we ask for an academic essay, not a cover or motivation letter.


Common requirements 

  • A certified true copy of the official transcript of records (university-level grades)
  • A copy of the program of study or study plan (your chosen program’s curriculum for the two or three academic years) 
    • This is usually available on the website of the French HEI. You can also ask for a copy from their admissions team or program coordinator
  • Letter/s of acceptance or proof of a completed application to Master’s or PhD degree programs, issued by the French higher education institution (HEI) where you applied to


Document formats:

  • Word (.docx) format
    • Re-entry plan
    • Academic essay
  • PDF format
    • All the other documents 
    • Kindly reduce the size of your PDFs