/ 25 June 2022

THE PHILIPPINE Science High School has opened the submission of applications for its scholarship program for incoming Grade 7 students for School Year 2023-2024.

PSHS said it will conduct Requirement for Admission, Criteria, and Evaluation in lieu of the National Competitive Exam.

“Although the current recorded daily Covid19 cases are relatively lower than the previous year, we still want to avoid the spread of the virus among thousands of examinees who will gather in test venues nationwide,” Lilia Habacon, PSHS System executive director, said.

A Grade 6 pupil from a duly recognized school by the Department of Education who meets the criteria can apply for the PSHS RACE.

The selection procedure is composed of two stages.

The first stage is to determine the applicant’s predicted NCE grade, which is based on final grades in science and mathematics in Grade 5, and combining accumulated scores from the applicant’s academic rank at the end of Grade 5.

After knowing the predicted NCE grade, PSHS said it will review the applicant’s personal essay on a particular topic.

Applicants will be ranked from highest to lowest based on the final score.

The top 240 applicants are considered as principal qualifiers for the PSHS-Main Campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

The top 90 or 120 applicants, depending on the quota of the PSHS campus, are principal qualifiers for the 15 regional campuses located in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; Irisan, Baguio City; Clark, Pampanga; Barangay Sampaga, Batangas City; Barangay Odiongan, Romblon; Goa, Camarines Sur; Jaro, Iloilo; Palo, Leyte; Argao, Cebu; Dipolog City, Zamboanga; Balo-i, Lanao del Norte; Mintal, Davao City; Koronadal City, South Cotabato; and Ampayon, Butuan City.

Applicants may apply online through For frequently asked questions about RACE, interested parties may visit:

The deadline for online and in-person filing of application is on November 15, 2022.