Opportunities (Study, Professional Development, Funding)

The U.S. Government offers a number of opportunities for study, professional development, and funding.

Click the tabs below to view the list of programs currently offered by the U.S. Government for Filipinos.

Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

The Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) convenes high school students and adult mentors from the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries for a three-week U.S.-based exchange program focused on leadership and youth development.

For more information, please visit: https://ph.usembassy.gov/education-culture/opportunities/study/seaylp/.

Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP)

The Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP) is a leadership development program that takes Filipino secondary students (ages 15-17) and adult mentors (ages 25-35) from Mindanao on a four-week exchange to the United States.

For more information, please visit: https://ph.usembassy.gov/education-culture/opportunities/opportunities-for-study/pylp/. 

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program provides scholarship opportunities for master’s studies, doctoral studies, non-degree doctoral enrichment, or doctoral dissertation research in the United States.

For more information, please visit: https://fulbright.org.ph/scholarship-programs/fulbright-philippine-programs/. 

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program sends outstanding mid-career professionals from both the public and private sectors to the U.S. for a year of non-degree university study and work-related practical experience.

For more information, please visit: https://fulbright.org.ph/scholarship-programs/fulbright-philippine-programs/hubert-h-humphrey-program/.

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program provides student leaders with an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture and academic institutions by engaging them in substantive academic exchanges at colleges and universities in the United States. The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program provides scholarships for one semester or one academic year of study in a non-degree program at a U.S. college or university.

For more information, please visit: https://fulbright.org.ph/scholarship-programs/other-educational-exchange-initiatives/global-undergraduate-exchange-program/.

East West Center Graduate Degree Program

The East West Center Graduate Degree Program provides scholarships for master’s or doctoral studies at the University of Hawaii.

For more information, please visit: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/overview.

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators are post-graduate level academic programs for mid-career foreign scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators whose purpose is to strengthen curricula and to improve the teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad. SUSIs for Scholars are six-weeks long; SUSIs for Secondary Educators are five-weeks.  These Institutes are comprised of a four to five week academic residency and a one to two week educational study tour to a different region of the United States.  During the Institutes, scholars engage in rigorous academic coursework and panel discussions, interact and establish networks with American scholars, meet with experts in respective disciplines, visit civic institutions, and in some cases, participate in research symposia and conferences.

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U.S. Embassy Club (USEC) Grants Application

The United States Embassy Club (USEC) is a charitable giving and volunteer organization made up of U.S. Embassy Manila employees and their family members.  USEC offers financial grants to local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of women and children.

For more information, please visit: https://ph.usembassy.gov/education-culture/opportunities/funding/usec/