The Educational System in Philippines
Philippines has well over 2200 universities comprising 650 public universities of which 110 belong to state and 1600 to private. They have international programs that are recognized the world over.
Philippines was colonized by the United States and as such English is the official language of instruction in their universities.The country has a high standard of education and is the world’s largest English speaking country.
Universities in Philippines usually start their first semester in June and this will last through the month of October. Second semester runs from November to April.
Public tuition fees are about $1,000 USD while private ones could go for $1200 -2,500 per year.Note that governments allocate an average of $13,700 per scholarships along with private organizations. Some of these scholarships cover traveling expenses.
Top Ranked Universities in Philippines
- Ateneo De Manila University
ADMU is the third oldest university in Philippines. Even though the university is a private research university, as one of the best in the world within range of 501-550, also 284th in the humanities.
The university was established sometime in 1859 by a group of scholars known as “society of Jesus”.It offers undergraduate, graduate or professional programs.
- De La Salle University
The university is ranked 401-450 in arts and humanities and world best within 701-750.DLSU offers 74 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs. It is also the first to offer degree in mechatronics and robotics.The university runs a trimester program which usually last for 14 weeks.
- University of Santo Tomas
The private owned university was set up sometime in April 1611 and known as the oldest university in Philippines. The university falls between 801-1000 range rank.
Benchmark for Applying
- Students should have a good grade in english
- They should have at least 50% aggregates
- Applicants will need a recommendation
- Fully valid credentials(result and certificate)
- Valid student visa
- Medical fitness report
- An IETLS of 5.0 overall will be required of which students need to have at least 5.0 in writing and reading.
- Alternatively, students can present a cambridge certificate of proficiency Grade C and Cabridge Advanced certificate of Grade B.
How to Apply
- Chose a university where desired program is available and affordable.
- Check for the school’s official website and establish contacts as regards admission requirements and procedures.
Why Study in Philippines
Studying in Philippines has several benefits for both local and international students, whether studying as undergraduate or postgraduate student. The benefits are as follows:
- Practical exposure to training
- Students are able to sharpen their english language skills since Philipines uses this as their major medium of communication
- You can easily find employment after graduation
- Affordable tuition fees for both local and international students
- Conducive and secure environment , plus excellent climate while studying on affordable tuition
- A chance to be taught by renowned professors from some of the best institutions in Asia
- Access to fully funded scholarships for both local and international students
Cost of Living in Philippines
The cost of living in Philippines is affordable and convenient for international students on a budget. A summary of the basic expenses in the box below:
|Transportation, Laundry, and personal care||$19|
|Clothes, books, health, tranportation||$49|
Studying in Philippines is as cheap as the cost of living. Monthly expenses for students fall at an average of $177.