How to Apply For AD ASTRA Scholarship Program 2022


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AD ASTRA Scholarship Program 2022 is Now Open

The PhilSA Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R&D and Applications (PhilSA AD ASTRA) Scholarships program aims to provide financial assistance to outstanding students who have completed their Bachelor’s degree and are aiming to pursue a graduate or doctoral degree in fields related to Space Science,Technology, and Applications (SSTA) in local or international higher educational institutions (HEIs).

Note: Before applying, read this article carefully to learn more about program eligibility and application procedures. A link to the application site is included at the end of this article.

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AD ASTRA Scholarship Program ANNOUNCEMENT:

AD ASTRA Scholarships Program

Scholarship Benefits

  1. Tuition and other school fees
  2. Stipend (accommodation, meals, incidental expenses)
  3. Book Allowance*
  4. Technological Support (Covers provision of laptop* and basic monthly internet connection/communication expenses**)
  5. Round-trip Transportation Allowance
  6. Pre-departure Allowance (For grantees enrolled in universities abroad)
  7. Relocation Allowance (For grantees accepted to a University in a Region/country away from his/her current place of residence)
  8. Disability Support (For grantees with disabilities)
  9. Extra Academic Activities (Covers membership to professional societies, student clubs/ organizations, and participation to study visits, workshops, and seminars in line with the study)
  10. Thesis/Dissertation Allowance** (If applicable)
  11. Research Grant** (If applicable)
  12. Research Dissemination Grant (If applicable)
  13. Mentor’s Fee**
  14. Mentoring/Support Program
  15. Membership in PhilSA Scholars Group

*Only applicable to full scholarship holders (1 year minimum).
**Only applicable to local scholarship holders. This is a special provision under the remote learning set-up.


  1. System Engineering 
  2. Electronics Engineering 
  3. Aerospace Engineering 
  4. Digital and Analogue Electronics 
  5. Mechanical Engineering 
  6. RF Electronics 
  7. Software Engineering 
  8. Orbit 
  9. Dynamics Mission and Synthesis 
  10. Data Analytics 
  11. Atmospheric Science 
  12. Hydrological Science 
  13. Climate Change and Variability 
  14. Ocean Science 
  15. Geological Science 
  16. Earth Science Applications 
  17. Earth System Modelling 
  18. Biology and Biogeochemistry of Ecosystems 
  19. Geospatial Science and Technologies 
  20. Fundamental Physics 
  21. Nanoscience, Astronomy and Astrophysics 
  22. Space Physics, Planetary Science 
  23. Terrestrial and Planetary Environmental Science and Engineering 
  24. Nanotechnology 
  25. Space Education 
  26. Space Industry 
  27. Space Law 
  28. Space Policy 
  29. Space Diplomacy

What are the Eligibility

  1. Must not be more than 45 years old at the time of application (for Masters and Doctorate Scholarships) and not more than 50 years old for stand-alone sandwich programs.
  2. Must be a Filipino citizen
  3. Must be in good physical and mental health
  4. Must be of good moral character
  5. Must have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree (for Master’s Degree applicants) or Master’s Degree (for Doctorate Degree applicants)
  6. Must have no pending administrative/criminal case
  7. Must have no pending service obligation from any previous scholarship programs
  8. Must have a research/thesis/dissertation plan in line with the priority areas identified by the Scholarship Committee
  9. Must have passed the admission requirements of any CHED-recognized HEI (for local studies)
  10. Must have passed the internal scholarship process of his/her Department/Agency (for government employees)
  11. Must have been accepted to their host institution or University

What are the Requirements

  1. Checklist of requirements
  2. Duly accomplished PhilSA Scholarship Program Application Form (Form 1)
  3. Updated Curriculum Vitae
  4. Photocopy of birth certificate
  5. Certified True Copy of Grades/Transcript of Records
  6. Certified True Copy of Diploma/Certificate of Graduation
  7. Certificate of No Pending Administrative Case
  8. Certificate of No Pending Service Obligation
  9. Recommendation letters from 3 academic professors or supervisors (Form 2)
  10. Medical certificate
  11. Research and Career Plans (Form 3)
  12. Duly accomplished Proposed Budget Form (Form 4)
  13. Passport size photo
  14. Valid NBI Clearance
  15. Proof of acceptance in the University or host institution
Ad Astra Scholarship Program


All application forms may be downloaded here.

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Source: Philippine Space Agency

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