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School Type Private
Programs127 Courses
Research Centers1
Scholarships 56 Programs
Tuition Fees PHP 130,000 to PHP 195,000per Quarter Term
Academic CalendarQuarter Term
Organizations23
Batch size16000
Accreditations6
Return on investment3 Years Return, 1M Savings in 6 Years
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Mapúa is a top Asian university, entering the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings for 2019. It is a QS-rated university, obtaining a 3-star overall rating for excellence and a 5-star rating in the categories of employability, facilities, and social responsibility. It has also been recognized by Times Higher Education (THE) for its social and economic impact, placing in the Partnership for the Goals category of the inaugural THE University Impact Rankings.

The University is the first school in Southeast Asia to obtain accreditation from the United States-based ABET (www.abet.org) and has the most number (14) of accredited engineering and computing programs in a single campus in the Philippines. It also has the most number of engineering programs (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering; Information Technology) recognized as Centers of Excellence by the Philippine Commission Higher on Education. 
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Undergraduate Freshmen

Requirements

For regular applicants: 
  • Completely filled-out Application form. You may click here to apply online 
  • Current school identification card (ID) 
  • Application fee (if applicable) 

Additional requirements for previously graduated applicants (graduation year is prior to the current school year): 

For applicants from schools in the Philippines or schools abroad under DepEd and did not enroll in any college/university after graduation: 
  • Original and photocopy of Grade 12 
  • Report Card Certification from the high school principal regarding the student’s F137-A. Contents of the certification are as follows: 
    • The student’s Form 137-A is still in the school file
    • The student’s F137-A has not been forwarded to another college/university

Additional requirements for foreign nationals: 
  • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) or Special Study Permit (SSP) 
  • Original and photocopy of Passport 

Additional requirements for graduates of Non-Formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency or graduates of Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency: 
  • Certificate of Rating (with passing marks in all subjects) 
  • Learner’s Permanent Record (AF-5) with eligibility to college 

Additional requirements for graduates of Associate Degree Programs: 
  • Transcript of Records 
  • No failing grade 
  • Weighted average of at least 2.00 or its equivalent, excluding Religion, PE and NSTP 
  • Honorable Dismissal/Certificate of Transfer Credential 
  • Photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) paper 
  • Photocopy of the Certificate of Good Moral Character 
  • Certified true copy of F137-A 

Additional requirements for applicants coming from schools abroad (except for Filipino schools under DepEd): 
  • Scholastic Records, duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the student applicant’s country of origin or legal residence; if the country or territory of origin is already a member of the Apostille Convention, authentication of the Philippine Foreign Service is no longer necessary. Click here for the list of countries included in the Apostille convention. 
  • Certificate of completion of secondary education (senior high school/grade 12 or its equivalent) 
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character or Recommendation from the School Guidance Counselor or Principal 
  • For Filipino applicants: 
    • Birth certificate printed on Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) paper 
    • Original and photocopy of Filipino passport 
  • For foreign nationals: 
    • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) or Special Study Permit (SSP) 
    • Original and photocopy of the data page of the applicant’s passport showing date and place of birth, and birth certificate or its equivalent duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post. 
    • Five (5) copies of the Student’s Personal History (PHS) duly signed by the applicant, both in English, and in his/her national alphabet accompanied by his/her personal seal, if any, and containing, among others, his left and right thumbprints and a 2x2 inch photograph on plain white background taken not more than six months prior to submission of his/her documents. 
    • A notarized affidavit of support including bank statements or notarized notice of grant for institutional scholars to cover expenses for the student’s accommodation and subsistence, as well as school dues and other incidental expenses.

Graduate School Students

Requirements

Application Requirements
  • An official transcript of records showing the award of the baccalaureate degree in engineering or any related program by a recognized institution of higher learning, and one photocopy of the transcript.
  • A request for “transfer of credentials” from the Registrar’s Office of the school where the baccalaureate degree was obtained. Mapúa graduates are exempted.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from previous professors and/or current employers.
  • Two copies of accomplished application forms with 2” x 2” (identical) pictures.
  • Additional requirements for international students:
  • For non-native English speakers
  • A score of at least 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required.
  • The application form and all supporting documents shall be forwarded to the Dean of Graduate Studies. An application will not be processed until all required credentials have been received. Applicants are advised to arrange for the transmittal of all documents well ahead of the application deadline.
  • All first-time applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of P400. For non-resident foreign applicants, the application fee is US$50 payable to Mapúa University in cashier’s check or postal money order.
Note: For BS-MS, Post-Graduate Diploma, and Master’s programs - All candidates for admission shall be subject to approval for acceptance by the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Head of the respective graduate program with a GWA of 2.50 or better, or its equivalent. For Doctoral programs - All candidates for admission shall be subject to approval for acceptance by the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Head of the respective graduate program with a GWA of 2.00 or better, or its equivalent.
  • Diagnostic Test: Applicants for the Master of Engineering Programs are given diagnostic tests in Engineering Mathematics, Computer Fundamentals, and Technical Communications. Those who obtain scores of 70% or better in each test shall be exempted from registering for the equivalent course.
  • Interview: The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies or the Program Coordinator will conduct an interview with the applicant prior to admission.
  • Notice of Admission: If qualified, an applicant will receive a letter informing him of his admission to the program. The admission is valid for one year. If the applicant fails to complete any graduate course or a portion of the prescribed program within this period, the acceptance lapses and the student will be subjected to any newly adopted requirement upon application for readmission.
  • Conditional Admission and Retention for Post-Graduate Diploma and Master’s programs: A graduate student is conditionally admitted if his average in professional courses is below 2.50. He will be dismissed from the program if he fails to get a GWA of 2.00 or higher after completing 12 units of the program. Under this term, the student is not allowed to withdraw any course. The grade of “I” (INCOMPLETE) is equivalent to “4” in the computation of the GWA.

Application Deadline
1st Quarter: 2nd week of June
2nd Quarter: 2nd week of September
3rd Quarter: 2nd week of December
4th Quarter: 2nd week of March

Undergraduate Transferees

Requirements

Initial Requirements: 
  • Original transcript of records 
    • No failing grade 
    • Weighted average of at least 2.00 or its equivalent, excluding Religion, Physical Education (PE), and National Service Training Program (NSTP) 
  • Original certificate of good moral character issued by the college Student Affairs Office (with school seal) 
  • Letter of Intent addressed to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA). Please state the program applied for. 

Note: Applicants applying for Engineering and Science programs are subject to take the Mapúa Scholastic Aptitude Examination for Math. 

Applicants applying for Architecture, Interior Design, and Multimedia Arts and Sciences are required to take the Skills Test as an additional examination. 

Additional Requirements once approved by the EVPAA:
  • Honorable dismissal/Certificate of Transfer Credential 
  • Original or certified true copy of detailed course (subject) descriptions 
  • Original birth certificate printed on National Statistics Office paper 
  • Two (2) identical pictures (plain background), size 1½” x 1½” 
  • Photocopy of ACR for foreign nationals 
  • Admission fee 

Note: 
Social Sciences, Filipino, PE, and NSTP are the only subjects that shall be credited without a validation examination. For other courses (i.e. English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Drawing, Physics, and Computer), the applicants must take the validation examinations to be given one (1) month before the enrollment period, for a fee. Otherwise, he should repeat the courses. Only courses in the basic program may be credited. However, no validation examination should be given to applicants who come from higher educational institutions with a status of full autonomy (granted by the Commission on Higher Education) provided the course description for the courses to be credited are equivalent to Mapúa’s course description. 

The following rules shall govern the admission of transfer students: 
  1. Transfer students may be admitted to a degree program provided that – 
    • they would complete in Mapúa at least sixty percent (60%) of the units required for the degree program 
    • the maximum number of students quota set by the School and the Registrar for the degree program to which admission is sought has not yet been filled up 
    • they have accomplished and submitted the Fraternity Contract (form issued by the Registrar’s Office during enrollment) 
  2. The admission of transfer students shall be on a probationary basis until all courses taken outside Mapúa, which are required for the degree program, shall have been validated or repeated. 

Note: Transferees must submit their Official Results of Basic Medical Laboratory Work-up (CBC, Urinalysis, Chest X-Ray: PA View) from any major hospitals, upon enrollment.

Senior High School Students

Requirements

For regular applicants:
  • Completely filled-out Application form. You may click here to apply online
  • Current school identification card (ID)
  • Application fee (if applicable)
Additional requirements for Junior High School completers who did not enroll the following school year in Senior High School:
  • Original and photocopy of Grade 10 Report Card
  • Photocopy of certification from the high school principal stating that the applicant’s Form 137-A is still in the school file and has not been forwarded to another school.
Additional requirements for foreign nationals:
  • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) or Special Study Permit (SSP)
  • Original and photocopy of Passport
Additional requirements for graduates of Non-Formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency or finishers of Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency:
  • Certificate of Rating (with passing marks in all subjects)
  • Learner’s Permanent Record (AF-5) with eligibility to senior high school
Additional requirements for foreign applicants who completed junior high school abroad except from Philippine schools under DepEd:
  • Scholastic Records, duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the student applicant’s country of origin or legal residence; if the country or territory of origin is already a member of the Apostille Convention, authentication of the Philippine Foreign Service is no longer necessary. Click here for the list of countries included in the Apostille convention.
  • Certificate of completion in Grade 10 (junior high school/grade 10 or its equivalent)
  • Photocopy of applicant’s passport bio-page, latest admission, and authorized to stay.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  1. Applicants with at least 85% General Weighted Average (GWA) and final grades in Science, Mathematics, and English in Grade 9 are exempted from taking the Mapúa Scholastic Aptitude Examination (MSAE).
  2. Applicants who attended Non-Formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency or completers of Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency shall be required to take the MSAE.
  3. All applicants who are interested to study senior high school in Mapúa, regardless if they are exempted or not in taking the exam, shall provide all admission requirements.
  4. Applicants exempted from taking the MSAE may confirm their slots by paying the non-refundable reservation fee of Php 5,000 online or at the Mapúa Treasurer’s Office starting August 19, 2019.
  5. The application is considered official once a receipt has been issued (for MSAE takers).

Tuitions / Fees

PHP 130,000

PHP 195,000

PRC Ratings

  • Exam

    Passing Rate

  • Geologist Licensure Examination

    72.73%

  • Master Plumber Licensure Examination

    64.86%

  • Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination

    69.77%

Amenities

Basketball Court
Volleyball Court
Badminton Court
Table Tennis Court
Computer Lab
Chemistry Lab
Biology Lab
Physics Lab
Auditorium
Dormitory
Theater
Canteen
Aircon Classrooms
Av Rooms
Gym
Library

Contact & Location

  • Address
  • 658 Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila, Philippines 1002

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