Philippine Women's University  

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1743 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila

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Philippine Women's University  

1743 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila

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Tuition Fee

PHP 100,000 to PHP 120,000

Cost Calculation

PHP 706,500 with 3 Years

ROI Calculator

10 Years Return, 1M Savings in 14 Years


62 Courses Available

27 College

31 Graduate School

4 Short Courses & Certifications

Term Structure


Philippine Women’s University (PWU) is a private, non-sectarian academic institution founded in 1919 with the goal to empower women through higher education. It was one of the few schools in Manila that accepts female students during its time. But today, the school now accepts male enrollees.  The institution offers basic education from preschool to senior high at the Jose Abad Santos Memorial School (JASMS) in Manila and Quezon City. Meanwhile, its undergraduate to post-graduate degree programs are offered in its main campus. 

The PWU is composed of fourteen academic schools that offer programs in Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts and Design, Music, Business Education, Food Technology, Education, International Relations and Diplomacy, Hospitality Management, Medical Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Tourism. In addition to these programs, the PWU also provides special programs that include distance learning and the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP).

Further, the institution also has Career Development and Continuing Education Centers placed in pilot provinces that are considered to be needing of quality continuing education. Its school units are located in the provinces of Tarlac, Baguio, Camarines Norte, Bataan, and with two units in Laguna (Sta. Cruz and Calamba).

Philippine Women’s University is currently affiliated with the Philippine Association of College and Universities (PACU), the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). The school is also recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (DepEd).

Philippine Women's University Manila Facts:
  • Philippine Women’s University is a school of many firsts in the country. One of them is organizing a Student Council, the first such council in a Philippine private school, in 1922. Now, almost all schools have student councils and governments.
  • Dr. Jose Francisco Benitez is the ninth and is one of the 2 male presidents of the PWU.
  • In the 1990s, PWU became co-educational, finally accepting males after more than 80 years of being an exclusive women-only school.




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Short Courses & Certifications

School of Education

School of Medical Technology

School of Nursing


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Senior High School

Minimum Tuition Fee

PHP 51,637

Maximum Tuition Fee

PHP 51,637



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  • High School Card Form 138 (original and photocopy)
  • Letter of Recommendation / Certificate of Good Moral Character from High School Principal / Guidance Counselor (original and photocopy)
  • NSO certified birth certificate (original and photocopy)
  • 2 colored 1.5 x 1.5 ID pictures

Transferees/Second Courses
  • Certificate of Transfer Credential / Honorable Dismissal (original and photocopy)
  • Certified True Copy of Grades (original and photocopy)
  • Letter of Recommendation / Certificate of Good Moral Character from the Dean or Guidance Counselor of the last school attended (original and photocopy)
  • NSO issued birth certificate (original and photocopy)
  • Marriage Certificate (for married female students – 2 photocopies)
  • 2 colored 1.5 x 1.5 ID picture

Foreign Students
  • Scanned copies of the following documents may be submitted via email for initial evaluation. The original and authenticated documents must be presented to the university upon enrollment:
    • Scholastic record (form 137 of Transcript of Records) duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Consular Officer located in the student’s country of origin or legal residence
    • Police Clearance Certificate issued by the National Police Authority in the student’s country of origin or legal residence – duly authenticated by Philippine Foreign Service Consular Officer located in the student’s country of origin or legal residence. Alternatively, a Certificate of Good Moral Character from a reputable and verifiable source will be accepted (e.g. Employer, Government Official)
    • Applicant’s original birth certificate
    • ID pictures (2 copies 1.5" x 1.5")
    • Copy of current, valid passport showing photo, data, and stamp of latest arrival in the Philippines, and existing valid visa.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
    • A score of at least 500 (if paper-based) or 173 (if computer-based) or 61 (if internet-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) shall be required, or
    • A score of at least 5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) shall be required.
    • If the applicant does not meet the requirements for English proficiency, one may be placed in the University’s Conditional English Program before the applicant is allowed to enrol in any program.




  • Transcript of Record (original and photocopy)
  • Certificate of Transfer Credentials / Honorable Dismissal (original and photocopy)
  • If employed, Certificate of Employment (original and photocopy)
  • If unemployed, Barangay Clearance (original and photocopy)
  • NSO issued birth certificate (original and 2 photocopy)
  • For married women, NSO issued marriage certificate (2 photocopies)
  • 4 colored 1×1 ID picture
  • If applicable, PRC License (1 photocopy)
  • Permit to Study if applicant is working in the government and/or if she/he is a government scholar (2 photocopies)
  • Master’s Degree with thesis in an area of specialization obtained from a reputable college or university (applicants fora doctoral degree)



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1743 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila

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