UP Diliman

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Programs

Undergraduate certificate or diploma programs do not require the UPCAT for admission. However, applicants must pass a test given by the college—a talent test in the College of Arts and Letters (CAL), College of Fine Arts (CFA) and the College of Music (CM), or a sports readiness test in the College of Human Kinetics (CHK). Application to any of these programs is made directly to the college concerned.

Programs per college Duration
College of Arts and Letters

  • Certificate in Theatre Arts
  • Sertipiko ng Malikhaing Pagsususlat sa Filipino

2 years

2 years

College of Fine Arts

  • Certificate in Fine Arts

3 years

College of Human Kinetics

  • Certificate in Sports Studies

2 years

College of Music

  • Certificate in Music
  • Diploma in Creative and Performing Musical Arts

3 years

4 years


Deferment of enrollment

Qualified freshmen applicants who, for a valid reason cannot enroll during the semester originally applied for, may apply for deferment of enrollment to the next succeeding semester by writing to the University Registrar. Such applicants must not take any academic college subject prior to enrollment. The maximum period allowed by the University to defer enrollment is one (1) academic year.