UP Diliman

Graduate

Master’s Degree Program

The requirements for admission into a master’s program are the following:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning; GWA at a grade not lower than 3.00, to be set by the unit;
  2. Intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies and research
  3. Language proficiency; and
  4. Satisfaction of additional University requirements such as health clearance and other special admission requirements that may be imposed by the unit concerned and/or appropriate Graduate Committee/ Office.

The Language proficiency requirement is the same as in the Diploma program (Refer to Post baccalaureate Diploma Programs in this section).

Each application for admission into a master’s program shall be accomplished in the official application form and accompanied with the official transcript of records, and written recommendations from two (2) former professors or experts in the field in which the student is applying for.

 

Doctoral Programs

The requirements for admission into a doctoral program are the following:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, in the case of a direct doctoral program; or a master’s degree or its equivalent, from a recognized institution of higher learning; GWA at a grade not lower than 3.00, to be set by the unit;
  2. Intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies and research;
  3. Language proficiency; and
  4. Health certificate and other additional and special admission requirements that may be imposed by the University and the College/unit or Graduate Office/Committee concerned.

The language proficiency requirement is the same as in the Diploma program. [Refer to Post Baccalaureate Diploma Programs in this section]

Each application for admission into a doctoral program shall be accomplished in the official application form and accompanied with the official transcript of records, and written recommendations from two (2) former professors or experts in the field of study that the applicant is seeking admission into.

 

Transfer Admission

Transfer admission requirements at the master’s and doctoral levels are the same as their admission requirements (Refer to General Rules for Graduate Programs in this section).

Subject to the recommendation of the appropriate bodies and the approval of the Dean/Director, graduate courses taken by a student in another university may be credited towards his/her graduate program provided that: 1) these courses were taken within the last five (5) years prior to admission; 2) these were validated through appropriate means by the college/unit committee or graduate office/committee concerned; and 3) the total units credited from his/her previous school shall not exceed three-eighths (3/8) of the total number of units required in the student’s degree program in UP.

However, condition no. 2) above shall not apply if the courses were taken in an institution with which the University of the Philippines has a special academic arrangement and if these courses are part of the student’s approved program of study.

Subject to the recommendation of the appropriate bodies and the approval of the Dean/Director, graduate courses taken by students in another program of the University of the Philippines may be transferred for credit to his/her new program provided that: 1) these courses were taken within the last five (5) years prior to admission or transfer to the program; 2) these units have not been credited to a degree previously obtained by the student; and 3) these courses are relevant to his/her new program.

 

Post-baccalaureate Diploma Programs

The requirements for admission into a post-baccalaureate Diploma Program are the following:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning; GWA to be set by unit, but not lower than 3.00;
  2. High intellectual capacity;
  3. Language proficiency; and
  4. Submission/satisfaction of other requirements like health clearance and others that may be imposed by the unit

Proof of English and/or Filipino proficiency shall be required of students whose native language is not English or Filipino, except those who graduated from institutions where the medium of instruction is English or Filipino. For English proficiency, a score of at least 500 in the paper-based, or at least 173 in the computer-based, or at least 61 in the internet-based (IBT) forms of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or at least a score of 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or a certification from a duly authorized unit of the University shall be required. For proficiency in Filipino and other Filipino Languages, a certification shall be required from a duly authorized unit of the University.

Each applicant shall submit to the head of the unit concerned a duly accomplished application form, official transcript of records, and written recommendations from two (2) former professors or experts in the field in which the student is applying for.

 

Language proficiency
Proof of English and/or Filipino proficiency shall be required of students whose native language is not English or Filipino, except those who graduated from institutions where the medium of instruction is English or Filipino.
For English proficiency, a score of at least 500 (if paper-based) or 173 (if computer based) or 61 (Internet based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) shall be required. Information about this test may be obtained from Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA.
For Filipino proficiency, a certification shall be required from a duly authorized unit of the University.