How to Apply for TESDA Scholarship in 2023

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is offering Skills Training and Scholarship programs in 2023. Interested applicants should apply online to avail of the scholarship programs under the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

There are four (4) available scholarships that TESDA is currently offering: the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education (UAQTEA), the Training for Work Scholarship Programs (TWSP), Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA), Special Training for Employed Program (STEP).

Applicants need to meet the minimum requirements to be accepted in the respective program. When you are approved for the scholarship some of the benefits that you will receive may include a book allowance, student allowance of 160 pesos per day, free uniform, free training, and free assessment. This depends on the type of scholarship that you are qualified for.

How to Apply for TESDA Scholarship via Online in 3 Steps

Visit On the homepage, scroll down until you see the “Online Application.”

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Step 1: Start a New Application for the TESDA Scholarship Program

1.1 Fill up the Form

You need to type your complete name, permanent mailing address, gender, date of birth, email address, birthplace, and the full name of your parents/guardians and their permanent mailing address.

1.2 Click the CREATE Button

You can find the “Create” button located at the lower left portion of the online application form.

1.3 Receive the Learner’s ID

After completing the form, you will receive a confirmation email with your unique Learner’s ID.

start the application for tesda scholarship

Step 2: Select the TESDA Training Program

2.1 Select your three Courses of choice

You have to select 3 of your preferred technical vocational courses.

2.2 Enter your Last name and unique Learner’s ID, Civil Status, Educational Attainment, Employment Type, and Client Type. You also have to select the region where you want to study and its province.

2.3 Verify your profile

2.4 Application complete

By this time, what you need to do is wait for the feedback coming from TESDA.

select preferred tesda training programs

Step 3: Receive a Feedback from TESDA Office

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

What are the Requirements to Get a TESDA Scholarship and Benefits

Requirements for Universal Access to Tertiary Education (UAQTEA) Scholarship in TESDA

  • Filipino Citizen
  • Has completed 10 years of basic education and has met the training requirements of the chosen course
  • Have Undergone the NCAE/MATB/YP4SC Profiling
  • Not a holder of NC III certificate or higher
  • No ongoing scholarship grant from other government agency
  • Not a college graduate

What are the Top Courses under UAQTEA Scholarship

  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II
  • Computer Systems Servicing NC II
  • Food and Beverage Servicing NC II
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC I

Requirements for the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) Scholarship in TESDA

  • Filipino Citizen
  • At least fifteen (15) years old at the beginning of the training program
  • Completed 10 years of basic education
  • Alternative Learning System (ALS) Graduate
  • Combined family income should not exceed 300K pesos per year

Benefits of getting approved at PESFA

  • Free training and assessment
  • Student Allowance
  • Book allowance

What are the Top Courses under PESFA Scholarship

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) II
  • Driving II
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance II
  • Bread and Pastry II

Requirements for the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) Scholarship in TESDA

  • Filipino Citizen
  • At least fifteen (15) years old at the beginning of the training program

Benefits of getting approved at STEP

  • Free training and assessment
  • Free entrepreneurship training
  • Free starter tool kits

What are the Top Courses under STEP Scholarship

  • Bread and Pastry Production II
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II
  • Hilot (Wellness Massage) II
  • Cookery II

Requirements for the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) in TESDA

  • Filipino Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age at the end of the training program

Benefits of getting approved in TWSP

  • Free skills training
  • Free Assessment

What are the Top courses under TWSP Scholarship

  • Raise Organic  Hogs (Leading to Organic Agriculture Production) II
  • Food Processing II
  • Domestic Work II
  • Fish Capture II

Aside from the mentioned scholarship programs, TESDA also has free internet-based classes and language classes available at respective TESDA Language Skills Institute (LSI) also free of charge.

What to do next?

There you go guys. Now that you know the steps to apply for the TESDA scholarship and the list of benefits. What you should do next is know which of the available scholarship program you are qualified for. Afterward, prepare all the requirements and proceed with your application online in the tech-voc institution’s website.


37 comments… add one
  • Leah

    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



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

  • Tijo

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

  • Jean C. Barcoso

    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

      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

    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


    • Beth

      Hi Adayo,

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

      • Matt

        Thanks Maam Beth!

  • Denmark asparin

    How to register online tesda??

    • Matt

      Hi Sir Denmark,

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

  • Christian

    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

    I need a skilled for good future

  • rosalina pagas

    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

    you have school in Makati?

  • Jedd

    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

    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

    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

    How to enroll po

  • Vanessa Aquino

    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

    How to register for Japanese language?

  • Febbie Gonzales


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

  • Mila

    I want to take an scholarship

  • Monopoly B. Abaraham

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

  • Dezina E.Unabia

    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

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

    • Matt

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

  • Kelvin

    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

    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

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

  • Regena

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

    #teach me

  • Joy

    Hi..everyone i would like to ask if you have garments fashion and design course

  • Carlos Obispo

    I’m interested doing farming

  • Melissa Mejos

    Good Morning,

    Ask ko lang po if pano po kong mag-enroll po ako kaso po wala pa po kaming TOR I graduated this year June 2020

  • Judith c. Saguipil

    Already receive my learner’s ID but until now no email from tesda. Want to start my training.
    Thank you!


    available na po ba electrical courses?

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