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The Complete Guide To The Mindanao State University Scholarship Exam (MSU SASE)

Want to study at the Mindanao State University as a scholar? You’ve got to take the Mindanao State University Scholarship Exam (MSU SASE) first! Additionally, students who plan to study at Mindanao State University must take and pass the MSU College Entrance Test (CET). Here’s how to go about the scholarship examination.

What is the Mindanao State University System Admission and Scholarship Examination (MSU SASE)?

First, what is MSU? Mindanao State University is a public institution of higher education and research, with its main campus based in Marawi city. The Mindanao State University System is a multi-campus university spanning 8 autonomous campuses across Mindanao. 

Now, what is the MSU SASE? The MSU SASE is a system-wide standardized test to determine the top examinees who will qualify for the Mindanao State University’s scholarship programs. The MSU SASE was created in 1989 to address the growing number of high school graduates competing for scholarships in MSU’s campuses.

Held once a year, the MSU SASE is good for admission to tertiary or college-level courses. Furthermore, it helps classify the top 20 examinees and scholars to receive the program grants.

Mindanao State University determines the scores by the highest and median scores. Students who make the cut are admitted to the university campus of their choice. Scholarships are also available to those with requirements that qualify for the MSU System and other sponsoring organizations.

What are the application requirements for the MSU SASE?

Note that only students enrolled in Grade 12 of the K-12 program are qualified to take the Mindanao State University System scholarship exam. Are you qualified? Then here are the requirements applicants need to pass.

  1. Certification from High School Principal that the applicant is a Grade 12 student. If graduated previously in Senior High School, Diploma or Grade Card is required.
  2. School ID
  3. 2″x2″ ID picture with white background
  4. Duly accomplished Application Form. Download the Application Form here!

Application forms are also available at any Mindanao State University campus’ Admissions Office or Registrar’s Office. You may also approach Test Center Examiners, as well as your Senior Class Advisers, your high school principals, or test center examiners.

What are the different Mindanao State University campuses?

The Mindanao State University is a multi-campus university, with each campus specializing in different fields. In your MSU SASE application, you will need to specify your preferred campus. Here are the 8 autonomous campuses under the Mindanao State University System.

How do I apply for the MSU SASE?

Have all your requirements and information ready. Then, log on to Mindanao State University SASE/CET online application website and follow the instructions on the page.

Is there a testing fee for taking the MSU SASE?

No! The testing or examination fee is completely free.

What are the cut-off scores for the MSU SASE?

Aiming to become a scholar? Here’s the score you need to get if you want to bag that scholarship!

Admission Status MSU SASE Cut-off Score
Full Scholars 88 and above
Partial Scholars 82-87
Special Muslim Grantees (all Muslim Tribes) 78-81
Qualified for AB/BS (Baccalaureate programs) 70 and above
College Bound Program (remedial programs) 58-69
Technology Programs (terminal courses only) 50 and above

What are some scholarship benefits for the MSU SASE top examinees?

For the top 20 examinees of the MSU SASE, there are 3 scholarships available at the various Mindanao State University campuses.

Science Scholarship

This fully paid scholarship is awarded to top examinees of the MSU SASE who applied to courses under pure and applied sciences. Applicants’ courses must fall under the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Fisheries, Forestry, Natural Science and Mathematics, Information Technology, Health Science (including Ecotourism), and some related Education courses.

Grade maintenance must be a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.20 or higher.

Successful scholars enjoy the following privileges:

  • PHP 1,000 monthly stipend
  • Free tuition and other school fees
  • Free dormitory accommodation
  • PHP 400 book allowance per semester (subject to liquidation)
  • Lab allowance per semester
  • Roundtrip transportation allowance from MSU to home once per year
  • Personal accident insurance coverage

Academic Scholarship

Secondly, this fully paid scholarship is awarded to the next top examinees of the MSU SASE enrolling in non-priority courses. Grade maintenance is also a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.20 or higher.

Academic scholars enjoy these privileges:

  • PHP 750 monthly stipend
  • Free tuition and other school fees
  • Free dormitory accommodation
  • PHP 200 textbook allowance per semester for 1st and 2nd-year scholars, and PHP 500 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th-year scholars (subject to liquidation)
  • Roundtrip transportation allowance from MSU to home once per year
  • Personal accident insurance coverage

Special Muslim Study Grant

Finally, this fully paid scholarship is awarded to top Muslim examinees of the MSU SASE who have also attended and passed the Mindanao State University summer College Bound Program (CBP). The summer CBP is an 8-week preparatory program for Muslim and Mindanao students.

Grade maintenance must be a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Successful scholars enjoy the following privileges:

  • PHP 550 monthly stipend
  • Free tuition and other school fees
  • Free dormitory accommodation
  • PHP 400 book allowance per semester (subject to liquidation)
  • Roundtrip transportation allowance from MSU to home once per year

Where can I take the MSU SASE?

There are 81 testing centers all over Mindanao and some parts of Luzon, including Manila and Palawan. See this index of MSU SASE test centers to find one closest to your location.

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