OWWA Offers Scholarship For OFWs and Their Beneficiaries

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Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is prominent when it comes to providing a helping hand in times of crisis to Overseas Filipino Workers. As they progress the services and benefits from ‘OFWs only’ into a much larger scale, which is their beneficiaries, it is just right to know everything about the Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) of OWWA for OFWs and their beneficiaries.

Understanding SESP

Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program or SESP is a scholarship problem benefits OFW either sea or land-based. Beneficiaries of this program can avail vocational and technical courses for six months until two years.

The scope of the scholarship includes the payment of P14, 500/course. In a case of excess cost, applicants shall bear the payment. Applicants can also request a refund of advance payment as long as they can present the necessary legal documents to OWWA.

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TESDA-accredited laddered baccalaureate degrees are BS Computer Science, BS Tourism Management, BS Information Technology and BS Hospitality Management.

Who can avail the program?

Overseas Filipino Workers who are paying their contributions regularly and their dependents can avail this scholarship program. But limits are applied to beneficiaries, as follows;

For Active OWWA Members

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  • Land-based or sea-based vacationing OFWs
  • OWWA active members who already finished their contracts abroad

For Married OFWs

  • Child who is under 20 years old
  • Spouse

How to apply?

The first thing that you need to do is to download and fill out their scholarship form that you can get from their official website.


  1. Accomplished application forms – 2 sets
  2. 2×2 picture (Studio shot/White Background) – 2 copies
  1. Form 137/High School Report Card or Transcript of Records/Official copy of grades
  1. Valid OWWA Membership
  2. OFW’s PASSPORT – photocopy
  3. High school or college diploma
  4. Birth certificate or any proof of relationship with the Overseas Filipino Worker
  5. For Single Applicants: Certificate of No Marriage from NSO

Courses available in TESDA

  • Tourism
  • Hospitality Management
  • Metals and Engineering
  • Agriculture and fishery
  • Communication/electronics/information technology
  • Health, social services
  • Construction
  • Maritime Land Transport
  • Decorative Crafts and Ceramics
  • Gifts, Toys, and Housewares
  • Jewelry
  • Social and personal services
  • Garments
  • Processed food and beverages

Applicants can take the above-mentioned courses at any TESDA accredited schools nationwide.


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