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DOLE Enhancement Training Sponsorship Project (ETSP)

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  1. Scholarship Background:

This scholarship program is announced by the Department of Labor and Employment under the Enhancement Training Sponsorship Project (ETSP) of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP). Its purpose is to improve the skills of Filipinos and to allow Filipino professionals better jobs overseas to sustain their families.

 2.  Number of Slots:

For Teachers (General Science, Physical Science, Math, and Special Education): 20

For Mechanical Engineers: 1

For Agricultural Engineers: 1

For Biological Engineers: 1

For Computer Engineers: 1

For Mechanical Engineers: 1

For Electrical Engineers: 1

For Reading and Speech Pathology: 1

 3. Courses Covered:

-Any course or specialization that is mentioned in the Skills List of the Philippines

  • See this link for the complete skills list.

 4.  Schools Covered: No data

5.  Scholarship Benefits:

This project allots a maximum of $1,500 per scholar per course.

6.  Qualifications:

Applicants must…

– be a Filipino citizen

– have desire to pursue their studies in the Philippines and not overseas (EVP Committee do not encourage the scholars to apply for a work abroad after the completion of their studies)

– have a field of expertise or seek graduate education in a field that is included in the current Skills List of the Philippines
– have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree (for Master’s Degree and Training Program) or Master’s Degree (for PhD program applicant);
– have acceptable undergraduate grades particularly in subjects under his/her field of study

– be with good moral character (proved by the last school attended or by the present employer)

7.      Requirements:

–         Bachelor’s Degree Transcript of Records ( certified true copy)

–         Course Prospects ( photocopy )

–         updated curriculum vitae with passport-size photo(Spell out acronyms of organizer/s and topic/s or subject/s of the training programs

–         Certificates of Participation in trainings/seminars ( photocopy )

–         Recommendation letter from the present employer
– Proof of Income (photocopy)
– Certificate of Good Moral (true copy)

–         Copy of Authority to Enroll or Certificate of Registration (whichever is applicable)

8.  Obligations:

–         It is later discuss and explain by EVP Committee as you’ve passed the screening and be one of their scholars.

 9.  Scholarship Application and Exam Schedule:

It is said that those who first complete the requirements and pass the evaluation will be given priority. Applications may send to…:

 Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas
Commission on Filipinos Overseas
EVP Committee Secretariat
Citigold Center, 1345 Quirino Avenue
corner Osmeña Highway 1007, Manila

 10.  Scholarship Exam Coverage: No Data

 11. Scholarship Contact Details:

For inquiries, please contact …

 Ms. Kristine M. Domagas

Telephone numbers: (632) 561-8321 local 301/401 and 561-8327,

Facsimile number:  (632) 561-8332,

E-mail address:




EVP Secretariat
CFO, Project Management Division
Tel. No.: (+632) 552-4700 local 726,727,728
Telefax No.: (+632) 561-8327


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While every effort has been made to keep this website accurate and updated, makes no guarantees about the veracity and accuracy of the information it provides. has been established to provide students and their parents an additional source of timely and relevant information.  It is not meant to serve as nor claim to be a replacement for the information portals of universities, schools, government agencies, private organizations, and any other entities we may have used as references.

Please be advised. Thank you.

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3 thoughts on “DOLE Enhancement Training Sponsorship Project (ETSP)

  1. good day sir/ma’am, i am a graduate of Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics through the financial support of ETSP-EVP. can i apply again sir/ma’am to your scholarship to finish my postgraduate/doctorate?

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