Be a Pisay Scholar: Application and Requirements

The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) is now accepting online applications for incoming Grade 7 (AY 2022-2023). The deadline for submission of the online and completed application form and the requirements is until October 22, 2021 (from private school) and October 29, 2021 (from public school). An alternative selection process will be used instead of the PSHS National Competitive Examination (NCE). For the School Year 2021-2022, the RACE to be a PISAY scholar is on.

Requirements for Admission, Criteria and Evaluation (RACE)

This new system is being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the thousands of examinees who congregate in testing centers located throughout the country. The selection process will be two-staged. The first stage is to determine the applicant’s expected NCE grade (PNG), which is calculated using the applicant’s Grade 5 final grades in Science and Mathematics while the second step evaluates the applicant’s writing abilities through the submission of an essay and his or her academic standing at the conclusion of Grade 5. On the basis of their Final Score, applicants will be ranked from highest to lowest. The top 240 applicants are deemed Primary Qualifiers for admission to PSHS-Main Campus (MC) while the top 90 or 120 applicants in the regional ranking, depending on the PSHS campus’s quota, will be the Regional Campuses’ Principal Qualifiers.

Qualifications

An applicant must be a grade 6 elementary pupil from a duly recognized school by the Department of Education and must meet these criteria for eligibility to be able to apply for the PSHS System:

  • The applicant must be a Filipino citizen with no pending or approved application as an immigrant to any foreign country;
  • Must be 14 years old or younger before Academic Year 2022-2023;
  • Having a final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics, evidenced by the student’s report card. If the student’s grades in Science or Math are below 85%, then, he/she must provide evidence that he/she belongs to the upper 10% of the class;
  • Having at least a satisfactory rating (or its equivalent) in his/her Character Rating;
  • Must be healthy and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program;
  • Finally, he or she must not have applied for PSHS previously.

Application Requirements

For walk-in applicants:

  • Fully accomplished Application Form.
  • Recent 1 x 1 ID pictures.
  • Non-refundable application fee for private school students – Php 300, based on the applicant’s Grade 5 school / Free for public school students and indigent students from private schools
  • A certified true copy of the report card (SY 2020 – 2021) by the class adviser/principal.
  • If the final grades in Science or Math are below 85%, certification or proof that the child belongs to the upper 10% of the batch.
  • Certification from the private school if the pupil-applicant is on full scholarship.

For applicants online:

  • Scanned/Digitized copy of most recent 1×1 ID pictures
  • Scanned/Digitized copy of Proof of Payment (Php 300 for private schools and should be paid first to Landbank before proceeding to application sign up; free for public schools and private scholars)
  • Scanned/Digitized copy of a certified true copy of report card (SY 2020 – 2021) by the class adviser/principal.
  • Only if the student’s grades in Science and/or Math are below 85%, then, he/she must provide evidence that he/she belongs to the upper 10% of the batch;
  • Certification from the private school if the pupil-applicant is on full scholarship.

How to Apply

For walk-in candidates:

  • The PSHS NCE Application Form and accompanying materials are not for sale and may be photocopied.
  • They are also available for download via this link: PSHS Application Form
  • There is no reservation fee.
  • Additionally, application forms are available for submission at any of the following locations: PSHS campuses, DOST Regional offices, or Provincial Science and Technology Offices. Incomplete application forms will not be processed. The applicant must initial all erasures, changes, and insertions.

If you do not receive an email notification indicating whether your application has been approved or denied, you may visit or contact the nearest PSHS Campus or call the PSHSS-Admissions Office at (02) 8939-PSHS (89397747) or visit www.pshs.edu.ph.

For online applicants:

  • PSHS NCE Applicants may also apply online at https://nce.pshs.edu.ph. To begin, applicants must register at https://nce.pshs.edu.ph/signup.
  • To submit an application, the PSHS NCE Applicant must complete the online application form with all required information. If the applicant still needs to prepare the required attachments, he or she will have the option of saving it as a draft until all required data and documents have been completed. Once submitted, the application is considered complete and cannot be modified.
  • To check the status of an applicant’s application, the applicant should login to the website and select Application Result. Additionally, the applicant will receive an email confirmation indicating whether his/her application was approved, rejected, or requires additional documentation.

If you do not receive an email notification indicating whether your application has been approved or denied, you may visit or contact the nearest PSHS Campus or call the PSHSS-Admissions Office at (02) 8939-PSHS (89397747) or visit www.pshs.edu.ph.

What are the privileges of a PISAY Scholar?

Applicants who are admitted to the Philippine Science High School are considered as government scholars and therefore entitled to receive the following benefits:

  • Free tuition fee;
  • Free loan of textbooks;
  • Monthly stipend;
  • Uniform, transportation and living allowances for low-income groups;
  • Dormitory accommodation (if applicable).
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Chel
Chel
1 year ago

Namiss PO NG daughter ko ung exam NG phisci tumauini last Friday. Paano ko Kaya sia maipapasok neto sinabi KC SA 26 pa.Nalungkot Naman na kami Hindi nakapagexam po.

Jimmy sarex macalinao
Jimmy sarex macalinao
1 year ago

na miss ko po schedule meron pa po bang susunod n examination? gusto ko sanang I apply son ko mag grade 7 po sya.

Christen Biyoyo
Christen Biyoyo
1 year ago

Good day!!! tanong lang po ako kung kelan malalaman ung result?thank you po.

Maribel Gamet Rosquita
Maribel Gamet Rosquita
1 year ago

Good day po….ask ko lang po kung release npo result for NCE, thank you po..

Mary Day florano
Mary Day florano
1 year ago

How can I access a latest reviewer for PSHS Grade7?

Maria Christine V. Albarico
Maria Christine V. Albarico
2 years ago

Good Morning!

My daughter is currently in Grade 8. Do you accept transferee student for Grade 9.

Thank you!