Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office

Established in 2004, the Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office facilitates, nurtures and continuously expands the international and local partnerships and linkages of Miriam College in organizations,  institutions and networks in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.

The MC-IPPO offers and coordinates academic scholarships, academic exchanges, internships, study tours and short-term programs, conferences and workshops to ensure that  Miriam College is strategically involved and positioned in the various types of international education engagements.

Our Programs


MC collaborates with a number of local and international scholarship organizations to provide women and men with quality formal education and relevant life-long learning opportunities.

Academic scholarships are given to deserving students, professional staff, and faculty, who exhibit outstanding performance in their chosen academic field and adhere to Miriam College’s core values: truth, justice, peace and integrity of creation.

Some MC partners for scholarships include the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Scholarship, United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Thabyay Education Network Scholarship Program and Australian Endeavour Scholarship Awards. 


The academic exchange inbound program allows international students to experience studying in the Philippines and in Miriam College for a semester or up to a year. On the other hand, its outbound program opens opportunities for MC students to spend a semester or up to a year overseas, enrolled in any of the partner schools of Miriam College.

The academic exchange program also includes the arrangement of visiting lecturers and professors, both inbound and outbound. Currently, the most active exchanges of Miriam College are with its partner schools in Australia, Germany, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the United States of America.   


Through its various offices, advocacy center, and external partner organizations, MC welcomes office-based, field, and academic research interns. Internships are directed at providing hands-on experience and training in various fields. 

As host, MC-IPPO coordinates with the base institution of the applicants. Requests for internships with Miriam College and its networks generally run for a minimum of 3 months up to 6 months. Currently, the internships are financially supported by the applicants and/or external grants they are able to secure.


Study tours and short-term programs are designed to suit the specific needs of a group of participants seeking alternative learning opportunities. The programs are designed to encourage alternative classroom learning and to expose participants to the various cultures, social institutions, languages, and everyday practices of a given country or community. Such programs are generally done in groups of 5 up to 30 and run from as short as 3 days to 2 weeks.


Given the MC thrust built on developing lifelong learners, the MC-IPPO encourages its students, professional staff, and faculty to join international conferences, trainings, seminars, and the like. Potential participants need to express their willingness and desire to join these activities by fulfilling the requirements and initiating the application process. MC-IPPO can facilitate and provide support to applicants where needed, which could include directing participants to individuals or organizations that offer financial aid within and outside of MC, advising participants regarding the application procedures, and/or assisting them with their administrative and logistical concerns.


MC-IPPO provides resource and support services to the different units, colleges, centers and office hosting international events on campus in the undertaking of various international events initiated by its different units, academic departments, centers and offices. Among some of the recent projects are the Action Research Training with Southeast Asian Scholars and Advocates, Gender and Macroeconomics Intensive Training Program, Young Women Speaking the Economy and the International Conference of Learning & Teaching, all of which were held and hosted by Miriam College.

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Contact Information

Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office

Caritas Building 108
Higher Education Unit
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108

Trunkline: (+63 2) 580.5400 local 1099
Direct Line: (+63 2) 433.8652
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