Q1: When is the submission deadline of the grant? 

A1: Please refer to the schedule below for the submission schedule: 

Schedule of Student MobilitySubmission Period and DeadlineSchedule of Evaluation Meeting
Fall Exchange (First Semester/August Intake)15th of May of Current Application Year30th of May of Current Application Year
Spring Exchange (Second Semester/January Intake)15th of October of Current Application Year30th of October of Current Application Year
Virtual Internationalization ProgramYear-round SubmissionsYear-round Evaluations

Q2: How much is the maximum support of the grant and what expenses may be supported? 

A2: Grant entitlements and the corresponding amount to be awarded to successful MOVE-UP Financial Assistance applications is based on the Grant-in-Aid Learning Assistance Needs (LAN) Bracket of the applicants, location of host university, and the duration of the mobility.

Q3: How long is the application process? When will I get notified of the status of my application? 

A3: Application process usually takes around 3 – 4 weeks upon submission. Updates on the status of your application will be shared through the e-mail address you have provided in the application form. 

Q4: When will I receive the funding for my application? 

A4: Upon approval of the University President and submission of duly notarized MOVE-UP Contract, the grant will be released after 3-4 weeks.

Q5: Who can I contact for any inquiries or concerns? 

A5: You may reach Mr. Guillian Mecate, MOVE-UP Program Manager, through email at [email protected] for any inquiries or concerns.  

Q6: Do I need to attend the program orientation?

A6: Yes, all successful grant applicants are required to attend the program orientation prior they leave for exchange. Non-attendance to the program orientation may subject to disapproval of grant entitlements

Q7: What do I do during an emergency or an extended stay? 

A7: In all emergency situations, follow all emergency protocols implemented by your host country. Secure your travel documents, valid identification cards and passport. Bring personal documents with you at all times.

Immediately inform the International Relations Office of your host university and contact UP OIL on your whereabouts. Respective offices will contact the nearest Philippine embassy or consulate to assist you on repatriation, if necessary.

Q8: I already have the documents to satisfy my liquidation requirements. Where should I submit my reports?

A8: Submit the e-copies of your liquidation reports to [email protected] for pre-evaluation. Once our Project Staff confirms that your liquidation reports are in order, the MOVE-UP Staff will coordinate with you on the logistics requirements for the submission of the physical liquidation report to UP System Accounting Office.

Q9: I lost my boarding pass and some of my receipts, what are the alternative documents that I can submit instead?

A9: For lost boarding passes, you may submit a travel certification or the travel manifesto issued by your airline provider. 

For lost receipts, you may attach the Statement of Account (SOA) of your credit card, if the purchase is made through credit card. For cash transactions with lost receipts, these have to be taken out from your liquidation report as there are no supporting documents to verify its purchase.

Q10: I am not confident with the entries I inputted in my liquidation report. Can I ask for assistance on this?

A10: Students can always reach out to [email protected] and request for an Online Liquidation Assist session. The MOVE-UP Team will contact you shortly for the schedule of the online session.