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Expensive Medical School Fees? The Philippine Government Now Has An Answer!



Ever dreamed of becoming a doctor, but can't afford the skyrocketing cost of a medical degree?

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said in a June 16 statement that incoming and currently enrolled students in public medical schools can study for free through the Cash Grants to Medical Students Enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (CGMS-SUCs) beginning academic year 2017-2018.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has allocated P317.1 million from its 2017 budget to provide free tuition for medical students in 8 state universities and colleges (SUCs) for academic year 2017-2018.

According to a statement posted by De Vera, new and continuing Filipino medical students of these 8 SUCs can avail themselves of a full tuition subsidy through the Cash Grants to Medical Students Enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (CGMS-SUCs) program:


  • University of Northern Philippines
  • Mariano Marcos State University
  • Cagayan State University
  • Bicol University
  • West Visayas State University
  • University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences in Leyte
  • Mindanao State University
  • University of the Philippines-Manila

To qualify in the program, medical students must pass the admission requirements of the SUC, maintain a general weighted grade of at least a passing grade determined by the university, carry a regular academic load and complete the degree within the period allowed in the university.


Beneficiaries of the program will be required to render one year of return service in the Philippines for every year of cash grant received.

They can serve as doctors in government or private hospitals, local government health facilities or become doctors to the barrios.









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