One of the obligations of a Grantee of a foreign or local fellowship or study leave is to render return service in the principal unit to which he/she was basically assigned at the start of his/her fellowship/study leave such as follows: (Board of Regents 1142nd Meeting, May 26, 2000).
L.1 Local – Upon completion/termination of Grantee’s studies, he/she shall resume to discharge the duties of his/her position in the University or such other position to which he/she may be assigned by the President of the University or his/her duly–authorized representative for a period of time at the rate of one (1) year for every year spent on fellowship at the expense of the University and/or with the use of external financial grant through or upon endorsement of the University in connection with his/her scholarship. For every year of study leave without pay, the return service requirement shall be one (1) year. He/She shall render the return service herein required in the principal unit to which he/she was basically assigned at the start of his/her scholarship/fellowship/study leave with pay.
Service in another office or agency of the Republic of the Philippines shall not be considered as service in the University for the purpose of the agreement, except for meritorious cases to be approved by the Board of Regents upon the recommendation of the Chancellor and the President.
L.2 Foreign - The return service obligation is two (2) years for every year spent on foreign study leave, special detail or fellowship.