We have uploaded the profile of the Philippine participating universities. Access here.


About the Project

The British Council, in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED), launched a new flagship programme in 2021 called the Access and Competitiveness through Internationalisation of Higher Education (ACT-IHE). 

Under ACT-IHE, which is comprised of multiple project strands, is the development of new UK-Philippine transnational education (TNE) degrees. The programme seeks to widen access to quality education and build competitiveness of Philippine universities by building competencies of institutions and staff on transnational education (TNE) through knowledge sharing and programme development with the UK. 

Drawing on the UK-Philippines partnerships and network, the project supports the ambition of the Philippines to help and enable universities, students and communities to benefit from the innovation in teaching, learning and research that international partnerships bring. By creating new TNE programmes in niche areas, Filipinos will have wider access to internationally recognised qualifications.

With catalyst grant from CHED and the British Council, five new postgraduate TNE degrees are expected to be developed between Philippine and UK universities.

A series of events scheduled in 2022 will serve as preliminary activities towards the establishment of formal TNE partnerships between universities. This includes knowledge sharing sessions about TNE, its different models and case studies in the UK among others. Note that the expression of interest in these sessions is not an expression of partnership commitment. Universities will be included in the preliminary activities including knowledge sharing sessions and initial partnership discussions. A separate process will be undertaken in the formal selection of TNE partners.

Instructions for submission

The Call for Interest and the Response Template can be downloaded on the downloads section below. Submit required documents to Pierre.Pecson@britishcouncil.org.ph by Friday, 13 May 2022 at 23.59 (UK).

Further information

Please send any questions or queries regarding any aspect of the Call for Interest to Pierre.Pecson@britishcouncil.org.ph. Information about the participating Philippine universities will be uploaded on this page soon. Please check back for updates.

About Going Global Partnerships

ACT-IHE is part of the Going Global Partnerships programme. Going Global Partnerships connects universities, colleges, education policy makers and other partners in the UK and around the world. The programme offers you vital international opportunities - the chance to build relationships, to share ideas and good practice, to access grant funding for collaborative partnerships and more. Find out more and apply now for our funding calls and opportunities.