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PhilSA Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R&D and Applications (PhilSA AD ASTRA) Scholarships Program

About PhilSA AD ASTRA

The PhilSA Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R&D and Applications (PhilSA AD ASTRA) Scholarships Program is established to enable Filipinos to pursue post graduate studies in the field of space science and technology both locally and abroad. The scholarship program provides financial assistance to outstanding students who have completed their Bachelor's degree, and who are aiming to pursue a graduate or doctoral degree at a local or international higher education institutions. It is envisioned that through the scholarship program, a sustainable pool of trained experts critical for the country's space program is attained, a culture of research and innovation in research and development is developed, and quality of practicing engineers, scientists, communicators, and other relevant fields is upgraded.

Since its inception in 2021, a total of fifteen (15) scholars, of which nine (9) are studying locally, have already benefitted from the scholarship. More than 50% of these scholars are expected to be integrated into the local workforce by end of 2024. To sustain the gains of the initial scholarship implementation, the program targets to provide scholarships to ten (10) individuals per year in the next five years. This can help bolster the local space ecosystem and contribute to the knowledge economy of the country as outlined in the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 and Ambisyon Natin 2040 in terms of development of the human capital.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. For more information, click here.
Program Updates

by Philippine Space Agency on 6 March 2024

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) welcomed its third batch of scholars under the Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R&D and Applications (AD ASTRA) Scholarships Program on 04 March 2024 at the PhilSA office in Quezon City.  The three future space scientists and researchers, namely: Nadine Macalalad and Joannarose Congzon both taking the ME in Electrical […]

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by Philippine Space Agency on 22 January 2024

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) is now accepting applications to its Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R&D and Applications (AD ASTRA) Scholarships Program. It is open for students who have completed their Bachelor’s degree, and are aiming to pursue research or a Master’s or Doctoral degree in fields related to Space Science, Technology, and […]

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by Philippine Space Agency on 23 August 2023

On 04 August 2023, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Space R&D and Applications Scholarships or AD ASTRA scholar Dr. Raynell A. Inojosa graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electronics Engineering, and was chosen to deliver the message of gratitude on behalf of the 2023 graduating class of the Batangas […]

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by Philippine Space Agency on 15 June 2023

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) calls on promising students who have completed their Bachelor’s degree and are aiming to pursue research or a Master’s or Doctoral degree in fields related to Space Science, Technology, and Applications (SSTA) in local or international higher educational institutions (HEIs) to apply to the PhilSA Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic […]

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by Philippine Space Agency on 13 February 2023

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) welcomed new scholars to the Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R & D and Applications (AD ASTRA) Scholarship Program. The scholars signed their contracts in a ceremony on Wednesday, 08 February, at the PhilSA office on the 29th floor CyberOne Building, Eastwood City, Quezon City. The signing was witnessed […]

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by Philippine Space Agency on 20 January 2023

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Space R&D and Applications Scholarships or AD ASTRA scholar Engr. Raynell A. Inojosa was awarded with 1st Best Paper and Best Presenter for the Emerging Technologies Track during the Graduate Research Forum for Technology, Engineering, and Computing (GRaF-TEC ’22) that had been held via Zoom on […]

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by Philippine Space Agency on 2 December 2022

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Space R&D and Applications Scholarships or AD ASTRA scholar Engr. Raynell A. Inojosa earned recognition for his doctoral research on antenna design for nanosatellite applications during the IEEE Transdisciplinary-Oriented Workshop for Emerging Researchers (TOWERs) conference held at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Tokyo, […]

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by Philippine Space Agency on 27 April 2022

Following its launch and call for applications in November 2021, the Philippine Space Agency AD ASTRA (Advanced Degrees for Accelerating Strategic Space R&D and Applications) Scholarships program welcomed its first two (2) recipients in an orientation and signing ceremony held at the University Hotel in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City on 20 […]

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