TESDA offers Skills Training and Scholarship Programs 2020, Apply Online, Requirements

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is offering Skills Training and Scholarship programs in 2020. It is open to everyone including OFWs.

Interested applicants should apply online to avail of the scholarship programs under the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

There are three (3) available scholarships that TESDA is currently offering: the Training for Work Scholarship Programs (TWSP), Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA), Special Training for Employed Program (STEP).

Applicants, however, need to meet the minimum requirements to be accepted in the respective program. The requirement details can be read at the official website of TESDA (www.tesda.gov.ph/education).

3 Simple Steps for TESDA Scholarship Online Application Process

Interested applicants need a desktop / laptop computer that is connected to the internet plus 5 to 10 minutes of their time to complete the three steps online application process. They should first visit www.tesda.gov.ph/education then follow the steps below:

tesda scholarship

image credits to www.tesda.gov.ph

Step 1: Start a New Application for tesda scholarship program

1.1 Fill up the form
– Applicants need to supply their complete name, permanent mailing address, gender, date of birth, email address, birthplace, and full name of parents / guardian and their permanent mailing address.
1.2 Click the CREATE Button
– “Create” button is located at the lower left portion of the online application form.
1.3 Receive the Learner’s ID
– After filling up the form, applicants will receive a confirmation email which includes their unique Learner’s ID.

Step 2: Selecting the TESDA Training Program

2.1 Click on the TESDA Technology Institute
– Applicants should first choose their current region and name of school (optional) then hit the search button. The list of tesda accredited schools will appear, applicants have to click on each school to know the courses they are offering.
2.2 Select the course
– Applicants need to choose their preferred technical vocational course offered by their chosen school
2.3 Enter the applicants Last name and unique Learner’s ID
2.4 Verify the profile
2.5 Application complete

Step 3: Feedback from TESDA Office

– Applicants are advised to check their email regularly for the feedback coming from TESDA Office. The feedback will consist of information about the date of training and venue of the training school.

Aside from the mentioned scholarship programs, TESDA also has 40 courses offered online for free, and 5 foreign language courses available at respective TESDA Language Skills Institute (LSI) also free of charge.

Read: Complete list of Tesda Courses and the enrollment requirements

Based on the records of TESDA, from year 2010 to second quarter of 2016, there are total of 10,543,440 aspirants who were able to complete the TESDA Vocational Education and Training (TVET) from online programs, institutional training programs, and enterprise-based programs.

The records also show that 64.4 percent of the graduates from year 2005 to present are already employed.

source: http://tesda.gov.ph/Barangay/

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32 comments… add one
  • Leah July 27, 2018, 3:08 pm

    It can help a lot this online program of TESDA who can’t afford to go to college and also it can help also those people who have no time to go formal classes especially those who works in government and private company.

    • grace apostol bejante December 21, 2018, 8:33 am


  • LEAH ALBORES July 27, 2018, 3:26 pm

    It can help a lot to those who want to go abroad even here in the Philippines we need skilled workers.

  • Tijo October 9, 2018, 5:30 pm

    It can also help with proper “basic” sentence construction to people who wants to leave comments. Take a course.

  • Jean C. Barcoso October 11, 2018, 1:46 am

    I would like to asked some questions about TESDA if they still accepted for 6months courses in a call center.
    Maybe this January 2019 i will enrolled a call center sout for me…
    And what school should i enrolled.
    Thanks for those who wants to reply my questions and my messege here…
    Thank You and God Bless.

    • Matt October 11, 2018, 3:29 am

      Hi Jean,

      I think you should inquire directly to the tesda accredited school that offers call center course. You can start searching for schools using the official website of tesda.

  • Michelle Cagoco October 29, 2018, 3:04 am

    Hello!. I’m interested in “English Proficiency for Customer Service Workers” but I’m not sure what kind of course is this because I just want to improve my English Level since I’m an ESL teacher. I hope you can address my concern. Thanks!

  • adayo adlyn November 5, 2018, 8:49 am


    • Beth November 13, 2018, 8:56 pm

      Hi Adayo,

      They have step by step instructions on how to apply / register online. Read from the top.
      I hope you can register.

      • Matt November 14, 2018, 6:01 pm

        Thanks Maam Beth!

  • Denmark asparin November 9, 2018, 6:03 pm

    How to register online tesda??

    • Matt November 14, 2018, 6:01 pm

      Hi Sir Denmark,

      The step-by-step guide on how you can register online is included in the post. Good luck Sir!

  • Christian December 5, 2018, 10:12 am

    I’m really interested to work in Japan. Fortunately, I have a cousin and some old friends who already went here in Phil-Nippon and were able to make it to Japan. I’m a College graduate, Licensed Professional Teacher (with no experience yet) wondering if this institution has something to offer that suits my skills. But I’m also willing to learn new skills. I’m just bothered about my age. I’m already 32 and I don’t know if I would still be accepted if I would enroll there. Anyone to give me some piece of advice? I really want to go to Japan.

  • Muhammad zahid December 24, 2018, 3:56 pm

    I need a skilled for good future

  • rosalina pagas January 3, 2019, 3:41 am

    Hi to All Staff, Good Morning, Im interested to enrol English Language, My Question is How many Months to be done for this Course?

    Thank you and More power to you All,

    respectfully yours,


  • rosalina pagas January 3, 2019, 3:41 am

    you have school in Makati?

  • Jedd January 10, 2019, 8:53 am

    Good day ma’am/sir

    I would like to ask if japanese language is still offered on tesda, and if it is, I would like to enroll, because I am planning to work in japan.

    Thanks and GodBless

  • ariel m.t. castillo January 22, 2019, 6:22 am

    Im a chef on board ships abroad, a college grad in H.R.M, and took Philosophy as my first course, Im 57 now, Id like to work in Japan as a Teacher, is it possible for me to attend a training if there is , can I be accepted.

  • ariel m.t. castillo January 22, 2019, 7:11 am

    Im still waiting for the Tesda free spanish language training. I enrolled last year and was told to be on stand-by. Im in Cebu. please update us with the new 2019 schedule.

  • Irene January 26, 2019, 2:43 am

    How to enroll po

  • Vanessa Aquino January 29, 2019, 5:42 am

    Hi Sir and Ma’am,

    Good day,

    May I know how to apply or registered for free Nihonggo Lesson in your good office?

    Currently, I am living here in MAbalacat CIty, Pampanga. Where can I apply here Sir/Ma’am?

  • Jocelyn January 29, 2019, 1:51 pm

    How to register for Japanese language?

  • Febbie Gonzales January 31, 2019, 8:44 am


    Im from Taguig, I would like to attend tranings related to pastry making or baking and get NC II certificate.

  • Mila February 26, 2019, 8:32 pm

    I want to take an scholarship

  • Monopoly B. Abaraham February 28, 2019, 9:14 am

    I want to take an scholarship on basic nihongo language at culture

  • Dezina E.Unabia March 18, 2019, 6:34 pm

    I am working here in abroad and I interested to study online courses,how could I know if I am qualified. Thank you. Dezina

  • Maria Estela E. Jacinto October 4, 2019, 12:18 pm

    I”m really really interested to know or understand the Japanese languange.

    • Matt October 4, 2019, 12:24 pm

      You need to inquire to the nearest TESDA language skills institute in your area if they have Japanese language training.

  • Kelvin November 18, 2019, 7:22 pm

    Nice blog, but it would have been better if there is an active link to the form, and instead of saying “Fill Up” it’s actually “Fill Out”. But other than that, thank you very much for the information.

  • Cynthia M. Gecalao January 13, 2020, 12:47 pm

    I am a plain housewife who would like to learn breads & pastries. Currently, my husband imports bread from several bakeries to supply to our customers. I would like for us to start a bakery of our own to ensure consistency of supply & quality. Can I avail of a TESDA Training? I am from Olongapo City but I’m willing to travel to other locations if the said course isn’t available within my vicinity.

  • helen jardin schulze January 23, 2020, 11:59 am

    i want to learn english ! how can i apply to this opportunity ,,? please help me ! thank you

  • Regena February 4, 2020, 10:54 am

    I don’t know how to log in I try many times but it’s so hard can u help me please !!!

    #teach me

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