How to avail the Skills for Employment Scholarship Program in OWWA?

Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP)

A short-term (6 months to 2 years) training program consisting of a maximum of Php 14,500.00 per training course leading to completion of a technical or vocational course in any school accredited by TESDA, MARINA, and other government training institutions.

Who are qualified?

OFW Members and their Authorized / Qualified Dependents

What are the requirements?

Checklist of Requirements Where to Secure
Application Form OWWA RWO
2×2 colored ID Photo (2 Copies) OFW Member
At least two (2) Valid I.D.s Government Issued or Company Issued
Diploma, High School Report Card or any proof of High School completion School Registrar
Proof of applicant’s relationship with the OFW – member

  • Birth certificate of the applicant, for OFWs child
  • Birth certificate of the applicant and OFW, for OFWs sibling
  • Marriage certificate, for OFWs spouse
  • Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR), if the OFW is single
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

How to avail the service?

  • Visit the OWWA Regional Welfare Office that covers the permanent address of the OFW.
  • Get queuing number or queue in the line for EDSP scholarship application
  • Present I.D or passport at Education and Training Unit/Focal for verification of Membership Record.
    • If the membership is valid, submit the accomplished application form and requirements.
    • Get your schedule for claiming the Notice Of Award (NOA).
  • Return on the given schedule for the issuance of Notice of Award. Get a Priority Number. Wait until your number is called.
  • Go to Counter 1 to obtain the Notice of Award (NOA).



  • For the applicants from National Capital Region (NCR), Notice of Awards (NOA) can be claimed for 2 days (2 working days) after submitting the completed requirements.
  • For the applicants from other regions, Notice of Awards (NOA) can be claimed for 7 days (7 working days) after submitting the completed requirements to make way for the verification process in the regional office.

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