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How To Apply

Applications to the 2017 Cohort are officially closed.

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 Teach for the Philippines aims to build a community of leaders that is diverse and inclusive. We believe that diversity affords the organization the opportunity to benefit from the talent, energy and commitment of nation builders.


To achieve this, we employ a multi-step process that evaluates not only academic achievement but also drive, resilience, a sense of civic responsibility and alignment with our core values. Admission to the Fellowship is on a rolling basis – completed applications are screened in the order in which they are received. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application before the priority deadline as we extend invitations to Summer Institute as soon as we find individuals who meet the qualifications of a Fellow-Candidate.



Know more about our program and the application process by attending our events or speaking with members of our Recruitment Team.  You may contact them at  Get a glimpse of a day in the life of a Fellow here.


We encourage you to review this template and submit an effective résumé to us.


Online Application

Teach for the Philippines only processes applications submitted online. Any other form of application, including hard-copy applications by post will not be entertained.

 Your application will be considered complete and can only be submitted once the following documents (clear scanned copy in PDF format) are attached.

  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • An official Transcript of Records (TOR) is required as proof of your enrollment/graduation (This will also serve as the supporting document for the cumulative/grade point average that you indicate in your application.)

In the absence of the official TOR, Teach for the Philippines will initially accept a layout of screen caps of grades from your university account.


Phone Interview

Applicants invited to a phone interview will be notified via e-mail and SMS and will have to promptly confirm a time slot.


The 30-minute phone interview is an opportunity for you to elaborate on your personal experiences and to speak with someone from Teach for the Philippines about the work that we do.


Assessment Center

Applicants who make it through the first screen and phone interview will be invited to join the Assessment Center (AC) in our Headquarters.  Invitation to AC is sent via email and an applicant will be asked to pick among several dates.


During the full-day AC, you will have to submit two recommendation letters, do a teaching demonstration, and undergo competency-based interviews among others. The Teach for the Philippines Admissions Team may contact you for follow-up interviews or supplementary activities to gather additional information when necessary.  Download the recommendation form here.

Invitation to Summer Institute

Applicants who effectively displayed the competencies that we believe to be important to the Fellowship will be invited to join the Summer Institute (SI) . The number of slots available for SI is limited.  As mentioned, candidates are admitted on a rolling basis and as such, all slots may possibly filled prior to the deadline for confirming a Fellow Candidate’s participation.


Submitting your application sooner rather than later increases your chances of admission to SI. As preparation for Summer Institute, you will be given the chance to immerse yourself in the work that our Fellows do through school visits, shadow teaching and providing administrative support to the current Fellows. The time between receiving the invitation and the start of Summer Institute is the time for you to gather most of the pre-employment requirements as well as to do the training pre-work.


Summer Institute

Should an applicant accept the invitation to Summer Institute, he/she will be given the status of “Fellow Candidate”. During the 2-month intensive training, Fellow Candidates are introduced to effective teaching pedagogies, strategies in engaging communities and positive psychology. Summer Institute is the last stage of selection.


You will officially become a Fellow after you graduate from Summer Institute, and signify your acceptance of the Oath of Fellowship as well as the Notice of Placement.