Get a Scholarship at the Mapua Malayan Digital College in Bacolod!

Entering senior high or college soon and looking at how to get a scholarship for your education? Discover the funding options that a digital-first IT and business college is offering to Bacolodnons. 

Are you an incoming college freshman or a Grade 11 student? We have great news for you!

Mapua Malayan Digital College is offering two different scholarship grants, one of which is exclusive only for the enrollees in Bacolod City, for students who’d like to pursue Information Technology or Business Management courses.



Mapua Malayan Digital College or MMDC, a subsidiary of Mapúa University and Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapua School, is a pioneer in in offering a world-class yet budget-friendly digital-first education fusing cutting-edge online curriculum with offline experiences, which gives modern students the edge in the competitive corporate world.

According to MMDC’s Chief Learning Officer of MMDC and Co-founder of Ayala Education, Derrick Latreille, “Mapúa Malayan Digital College was created with today’s students’ needs in mind. Through
a series of in-depth interviews, we’ve determined critical factors for students and parents when deciding to choose a college: the reputation of the school, close proximity to their homes, affordability, and an experience that will help them get the career they want. Mapúa Malayan Digital College will be fulfilling all these through its unique student experience.”


Finally, a college that resonates with the needs of modern learners

In various interviews and surveys conducted via Acumen, Insight Asia, and Nerve, MMDC discovered that the traditional learning setup is no longer appealing to the students. Learners now value flexibility–being open to a combination of online and face-to-face classes, as well as embracing a great study-work-life balance. And MMDC answered that by creating digital learning and offline spaces for its students.


Check out MMC’s student-centric learning model which boasts the following features:

Courses for Employability: MMDC focuses on areas that are in demand by both students and industry: technology and business. Specializations in Information Technology include:

  • Data Analytics
  • Software Development, and
  • Network and Cybersecurity

Meanwhile, specializations in Business Administration major include:

  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management, and
  • Human Resource Management.

These degrees are designed by instructional design professionals who have experience in academe
as well as the workforce. The Business Administration degree is offered by MMDC through CHED’s
memorandum on the implementation of flexible learning. MMDC students and graduates will be highly considered for internships and employment with MMDC’s Corporate Employer Partners, including Globe, Ayala Land, Ayala Corp., Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Yondu and Asticom.

Curriculum for the Real World: MMDC helps students develop not just technical skills but also soft skills (such as critical thinking, leadership, creativity, analysis, and collaboration). Students will learn through MMDC’s Projects, Problems and Cases (PPC) model, which emphasizes real-world applications and evaluates students on their output, and not on traditional testing methods. In addition, the MMDC curriculum will also include content from international educational providers, such as Coursera.

Learning Hubs, At Convenient Locations, for Student Collaboration: MMDC will provide modern collaboration spaces where students can meet, do focused work, collaborate on group projects,
organize clubs, and more. MMDC’s first two Learning Hubs will be located at Ayala Malls Capitol Central (Bacolod City) and Ayala Malls Cloverleaf (Quezon City).

Tech Tools to Power Learning: MMDC can provide each student with their own laptop and pocket Wi-Fi, as well as access to the Learning Hub and Student Services to assist with all their connectivity needs.

Flexible Learning For Modern Students’ Needs: MMDC’s required class meeting times clock in at approximately 7.5 hours a week of synchronous learning, made available with both early and late day schedules. This gives students more control of their time and allows them to balance academics,
hobbies, family life, and social life. This set-up also allows flexibility for the working adult who wants to complete their college degree.


The best part is: you can be a scholar for SY 2022-2023.

If you’re wondering how to get a scholarship and enjoy Mapuan education at the same time, this is your chance.

  • Pioneer Scholarship – The first 500 enrolled students will be granted up to PHP20,000 discount on tuition fee. With this partial discount, enrollment fee can be as low as P19,000/term (trimestral term) considering a full load of 15 units.
  • The Sidlak Scholarship Program – Exclusive only to the Bacolod area, this scholarship will be awarded to the top student applicants who meet the qualifications for ‘SIDLAK 100% scholarship discount’ or ‘SIDLAK 50% scholarship discount’ on tuition fee for one (1) school year with 3 terms. This opportunity is open to all graduating Grade 12 students or high school graduates from a CHED-recognized public or private school in the Bacolod area. Students must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Business Administration at
    MMDC, and the scholarship application period will run from May 1 to June 15, 2022.


Where will MMDC be in Bacolod?

MMDC has steered away from the traditional school setup where students commute to and fro the campus and listen to their teachers inside boring classrooms. At MMDC, students will get to experience an exclusive and modern collaboration space, where they can meet up with their peers, do focused work or group projects, organize clubs, and more, all while completing their online degree. Students can do all these in MMDC’s first and only Learning Hub outside Metro Manila, located at Ayala Malls Capitol Central – the very first Learning Hub of its kind for Bacolod students.

The launch of MMDC’s Learning Hub was made possible through its partnership with Ayala Malls, with the common goal of making future-ready learning opportunities more accessible to the Bacolodnon college students, entrepreneurs and working professionals.


Sharon Ciocon, Ayala Malls General Manager, says, “This is a first in VisMin. We’re looking forward to supporting not just senior high graduates but also the mompreneurs, startup businesses, and even merchant employees who would like to upskill or go back to finish their college degree. MMDC’s curriculum is flexible enough that we welcome this innovation in education.”

Ayala Malls Capitol Central is also swiftly becoming a local hub for entrepreneurship and tech, with the rise of BPOs and MSMEs. Through its partnership with MMDC, Ayala Malls is pleased to offer exclusive opportunities to upskill its employees and tenants within their community, so that they may benefit from MMDC’s Projects, Problems and Cases (PPC) learning model, which emphasizes the development of soft skills.