Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT)

About ERDT

The Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) is a consortium of eight member universities in the country that offers masters and doctoral degrees in various engineering fields. This consortium is composed of:



ERDT was created to:

  1. Implement high impact research agenda that are aligned with the National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) and Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP)
  2. Attain a critical mass of graduates with Master's and PhD degrees
  3. Upgrade the qualifications of practicing engineers
  4. Upgrade the quality of engineering colleges and make engineering graduate education accessible
  5. Develop a culture of research and development (R&D)


The applicant must:

  1. be a Filipino citizen
  2. NOT be more than 45 years old at the time of application
  3. have passed the admission requirements of the graduate program supported by ERDT
  4. have a BS/MS degree in engineering or related field
  5. be in good health
  6. NOT have criminal/administrative case (NBI certification is required)
  7. Have cummulative grade point average of 85 or better
  8. Not have a failing grade


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
  • Certified True Copy of Grades/Transcript of Records
  • Recommendation letter from 3 past professors or supervisors
  • Narrative essays (Career plans)
  1. A narrative, not more than 1000 words, describing your current work or project (or research) that you worked on and your contribution towards the completion of the project.
  2. Future Plans (After Graduation)
  3. For PhD applicants, a narrative describing your intended research area
  • If employed, must be recommended by the head of agency and secure permission to take a leave of absence while on scholarship
  • Medical Certificate as to health status from a licensed physician indicating PRC License No.
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • One passport size picture

Terms of the ERDT Scholarship

The successful awardee must:

  1. execute a Scholarship Agreement with DOST
  2. officially enrol as full-time graduate student in any of the DOST priority fields/consortium member—university
  3. submit periodic report of registration form and report of grades each semester/term which shall be evaluated to determine his/her scholarship status
  4. NOT avail or enjoy other scholarships
  5. have a full-time commitment to the scholarship and must NOT engage in any form of employment during the period while enjoying the scholarship
  6. be willing to render the required service obligation equiva- lent to the length of time that he/she enjoyed the scholar- ship—one year of service for every year of scholarship or a fraction thereof.

Scholarship Privileges

  MS PhD
Tuition Fee Actual Actual
Stipend P 25,000.00/month P 33,000.00/month
Book Allowance P 10,000.00/year P 10,000.00/year
Thesis/ Dissertation Grant P 30,000.00 P 60,000.00
Research Grant P 225,000.00 P 450,000.00
Transportation Allowance Transportation allowance up to P10,000/year.. Transportation allowance up to P10,000/year.

Deadline of Application for ERDT Scholarship


1st Term: June 15
2nd Tem: October 31
3rd Term: March 31

Graduate Programs Supported by ERDT

Master of Science

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Electronics and Communications Engineering
  5. Environmental Engineering and Management
  6. Industrial Engineering
  7. Manufacturing Engineering and Management
  8. Mechanical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Electronics and Communications Engineering
  5. Industrial Engineering
  6. Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Email :
Telephone: 524-4611 local 324
Telefax: 536-0563