Master’s Programs

1.  An applicant for admission to the master’s degree program must have a bachelor’s degree or its academic equivalent from any institution recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

2.  All applicants in the master’s program must take and pass the Graduate Management Admission Examination (GMAT).  This examination may be directly administered by the academic unit concerned or by the Graduate Program Office.

3.  The Dean of the concerned degree-granting unit shall act upon the admission of applicants upon the recommendation of the unit’s Admissions Committee.



Applicants who possess four-year bachelor’s degrees from a recognized foreign institution may apply for admission.  It is strongly recommended that the application be completed three months prior to the term in which the applicant wishes to matriculate.

In addition to the requirements of the concerned academic unit of the UPV, foreign applicants from countries where English is not the medium of instruction and/or not the native language, a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) rating of 500 or equivalent is required.

Those who fail in this requirement upon their application for a degree program may first seek admission into the University as non-degree students. However, they should pass the prescribed English course(s) at UPV or other valid English proficiency examination within the first year of their initial enrollment.



Applicants for admission to these programs are subject to the fulfillment of the academic requirements as prescribed by the different colleges.

The following documents are required to support application for admission:

1. Two (2) copies of duly accomplished application forms (3 copies for CFOS programs) ;

2. Original and two (2) photocopies of official transcript of records of undergraduate (and graduate degree/s if any);

3. Certificate of Honorable Dismissal/Transfer Credential from the latest school attended;

4. One (1) original National Statistics Office (NSO) copy or certified transcription copy from the Local Civil Registrar of birth certificate;

5. One (1) original NSO copy or certified transcription copy from the Local Civil Registrar of marriage contract (for married female applicant);

6. Two (2) recent 2×2 pictures;

7. Two (2) letters of recommendation from former professors and/or supervisors; and

8. Certificate of English Proficiency for foreign applicants from countries where English is not the medium of instruction.

Application for admission should be submitted at least one (1) month before the enrollment period.

For inquiries, please contact the Graduate Program Office @ (033) 337-7982.


A foreign applicant who graduated from a high school abroad and has not enrolled in college may be admitted to the freshman class if he meets the following requirements:

  • completion of high school program in the country where he had his secondary education (including the completion of a one- or two-year pre-university education in a country where such is a prerequisite for admission to a bachelor’s degree program)
  • qualifying in a college-qualifying national or international foreign-administered examination such as General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or equivalent examination:
    • GCE: 3 ordinary level passes and 2 advanced level passes
    • SAT: minimum total score of 1200 (Math and Critical Reading Only)
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • in the case of an applicant whose native language or whose medium of instruction in the secondary school is not English, a minimum score (500 if paper based or 173 if computer based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


Entrance to the undergraduate program requires the passing of the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) . Those who have already taken it are not allowed to take it again. Application forms are available at the Registrar’s Office in all UP campuses starting June of each year.

Applicants must submit the following to the UP Registrar’s Office:
1.  a correctly accomplished application form (UP Form No. 1);
2.  all high school grades in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year(UP Form No. 2);
3.  four identical 2″ x 2″ photographs;
4. a non-refundable application fee
Php 450 for Filipino with annual gross family income of more than Php 100,000
Php 450 for resident foreign applicants
$ 50 for non-resident foreign applicants

Exempted from payment of application fee are:

  • Filipinos whose annual gross family income is less than Php 100,000.
  • Top ten graduates or prospective graduates of public high schools.
  • Those from Region 5-12 who are among the top 5 graduates of private high schools.



Undergraduate Degree Programs

The following scholarships are available for undergraduate students:
1.  Circulo Illonggo Association of British Columbia
2.  Esteban Javellana Award
3.  Fernando Lopez Scholarship
4.  Presidential Study Grant
5.  Security Bank and Trust Co. Scholarship
6.  Tiu Cho Teg Memorial Foundation
7.  UP Alumni Association (Fonancier)
8.  UP Alumni Association (San Diego)
9.  UP Government Scholarship
10.  UPAA California Study Grant
11.  UPV-PTA Scholarship


Graduate Degree Programs

Scholarships and study grants are given to deserving students under the following programs:
1.  Graduate Tuition Scholarship for faculty and staff of UPV; and
2.  Local Scholarship Program of the Civil Service Commission.

For more information on these scholarships, please contact the UPV Office of Student Affairs Tel No. (6333) 509-3417