The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) had sanctioned VSU as one of the first batch of delivering higher education institutions (DHEIs) of scholarships for graduate studies under the K to 12 Transition Program of CHED.

Full-time students taking any of the approved doctorate (PhD), master of science (MS), and master of agricultural development (MAgDev) programs at VSU in S.Y. 2016-2017 can now avail of scholarship grants from CHED.

Faculty and staff who wish to pursue graduate studies can also avail of CHED scholarships.

“As part of the [K to 12 Enhanced Basic Education Program, CHED] will offer scholarships for faculty and staff from higher education institutions to earn graduate degrees during the [K to 12] Transition Period,” said CHED memorandum, January 12.

 Some 32 graduate programs had been approved by CHED to qualify for scholarships including the following:

  • PhD in Plant Pathology
  • PhD in Horticulture
  • PhD in Entomology
  • PhD in Animal Science
  • PhD in Agricultural Education
  • MS in Soil Science
  • MS in Plant Protection
  • MS in Plant Pathology
  • MS in Horticulture
  • MS in Forestry
  • MS in Food Science and Technology
  • MS in Entomology
  • MS in Development Communication
  • MS in Animal Science
  • MS in Agronomy
  • MS in Agricultural Extension
  • MS in Agricultural Engineering
  • MS in Agricultural Education
  • MS in Agricultural Economics
  • MS in Language Teaching
  • MS in Weed Science
  • Master of Agribusiness Management
  • MAgDev Plant Protection
  • MAgDev Development Communication
  • MAgDev Agronomy
  • MAgDev Agricultural Extension
  • MAgDev Agricultural Education
  • MAgDev Agricultural Economics
  • MAgDev Language Teaching
  • MAgDev Animal Science
  • MAgDev Plant Pathology
  • MAgDev Entomology

VSU is one of two universities in Region VIII, besides Leyte Normal University, that were approved by CHED as DHEIs.