The British Council and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) collaborate on the project Joint Development of Niche Programmes through Philippine-United Kingdom Linkages.

The Programme aims to provide capacity and funding support for Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) to establish international connectivity and engagement through developing transnational education (TNE) partnerships with HEIs in the United Kingdom.

The Programme specifically aims to:

  1. provide seed funding to Philippine HEIs to develop and implement niche programs with UK HEIs;
  2. build capacity of Philippine HEIs to raise the importance of incorporating internationalisation goals into their overall vision and mission; 
  3. support research collaboration between Philippine and UK HEIs and
  4. establish Philippines and UK higher education partnerships.

Ten top Philippine HEIs have been pre-selected and identified as recipients of project support based on their capabilities and readiness for international partnerships.

  • Ateneo De Manila University
  • Bicol University
  • Central Luzon State University 
  • De La Salle University 
  • Miriam College
  • Saint Louis University
  • Silliman University 
  • University of San Carlos
  • University of the Philippines 

TNE partnerships between UK and Philippine HEIs will be in the following niche areas:

  • Transportation Studies
  • Climate Change
  • Education (Professional Education and Training/Education Neuroscience/Education Planning, Economics and International Development/Lifelong Learning)
  • Tropical Medicine/Public Health
  • Energy Security/Renewable Energy
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Social Science
  • Oceanography
  • Economics
  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Digital Innovation and Creativity

The two-year programme will support twinning, joint degree programmes or dual degrees models in priority fields of study between HEIs in the two countries.

Contact Us 

Lotus Postrado
Head of Education, British Council 

Dr Fay Lea Patria Lauraya
Team Leader, Institutional Development and Innovation Grant, CHED