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School Type Private
Programs141 Courses
Research Centers10
Tuition Fees PHP 30,001 to PHP 90,000per Semestral
Academic CalendarSemestral
Organizations194
Batch size42271
Return on investment2 Years Return, 1M Savings in 6 Years

School Overview

University of Santo Tomas (UST) is a private research university founded in 1611. It was initially named Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario and served as a seminary-college to prepare young men for priesthood. In July 1619, the institution started offering degrees in Philosophy and Theology. The school’s name was later changed to Colegio de Santo Tomas after its patron saint, St. Thomas Aquinas. In 1945, Pope Innocent X raised its status into a university. UST is composed of 9 colleges, 3 institutes, and 8 faculties offering different courses in accountancy, architecture, commerce and business, education, fine arts, nursing, engineering, and tourism, among others. Because of its long tradition of integrity and excellence in its programs and operations, UST has been granted ...
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Requirements

Undergraduate Freshman (Foreign)

Requirements

Qualifications
  • Applicants currently enrolled in Grade 12
  • The following applicants may apply provided they first secure a clearance from the UST Office of the Registrar before paying the application fee:
    • Applicants from foreign school: Form 137 Report Card
    • Foreign students graduating from local school: passport and ACR-I CARD
  • Email the documents with your full name and reference number to ofad@ust.edu.ph (Subject: Request for Clearance - Surname, Given Name) for assistance
  • Passing the USTAR is not the sole basis for admission to some Colleges. Some Colleges may require additional entry assessment in the form of an interview, talent test (e.g. audition, drawing), or other similar activities. 
Procedures
  • All applications are done online
  • Fill out the pre-registration form to get the student’s reference number
  • Log-in one’s reference number to continue the pre-registration
  • Print the college application form and USTET application payment slip
  • Have the student’s school fill-in the Grades portion of the application form. It needs to be signed by the school principal or registrar.
  • Log-in with one’s reference number again to encode grades and complete the online application
  • Prepare the needed documents for uploading:
    • Signed Application and Conforme
    • PSA/NSO Birth Certificate or Passport
    • Certified True Copy of Form 137 or Form 138 (Grade 10 and 11)
    • Student Ranking Certification (Grade 11 for College applicants)
    • Proof of Payment (or certification for Top 10 applicants from public schools)
    • If applicable:
      • Honors Class Certification/s (Grade 10, 11, and/or 12)
      • Leadership Certification/s (Grade 10, 11, and/or 12)
      • Awards Certification/s (Grade 10 and/or 11)
      • International Credential Certification
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee, one of the following:
    • Php 1,000 for Foreigners studying in the Philippines
    • USD 30 or Php 1,650 for Filipinos studying abroad
    • USD 50 or Php 2,750 through International Credentials
  • Proceed to any Metrobank or Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branch to pay, over the counter, the non-refundable application fee indicated in the Application Payment Slip.
  • Upload your application documents
  • Click the "Complete" button in the Documents Uploading Tab
  • Visit the Activity Log in your USTAR application portal to view the notification after 15 working days from completing your application to download your Application Receipt
  • Download your Application Receipt. Your Applicant Number is found here.  You become an official applicant once you have an Application Receipt with an Applicant Number.
  • STAR application portal to view the notification after 15 working days from completing your application to download your Application Receipt
  • Download your Application Receipt. Your Applicant Number is found here.  You become an official applicant once you have an Application Receipt with an Applicant Number.

Undergraduate Freshman (Local)

Requirements

Qualifications
  • Applicants currently enrolled in Grade 12
  • The following applicants may apply provided they first secure a clearance from the UST Office of the Registrar before paying the application fee:
    • Out-of-school youth passers of the Philippine Educational Placement Test and Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (PEPT/ALS A&E certificate is required)
    • Graduates of previous years must present their original Report Card
  • Email the documents with your full name and reference number to ofad@ust.edu.ph (Subject: Request for Clearance - Surname, Given Name) for assistance
  • Passing the USTAR is not the sole basis for admission to some Colleges. Some Colleges may require additional entry assessment in the form of an interview, talent test (e.g. audition, drawing), or other similar activities. 
Procedures
  • All applications are done online
  • Fill out the pre-registration form to get the student’s reference number
  • Log-in one’s reference number to continue the pre-registration
  • Print the college application form and USTET application payment slip
  • Have the student’s school fill-in the Grades portion of the application form. It needs to be signed by the school principal or registrar.
  • Log-in with one’s reference number again to encode grades and complete the online application
  • Prepare the needed documents for uploading:
    • Signed Application and Conforme
    • PSA/NSO Birth Certificate or Passport
    • Certified True Copy of Form 137 or Form 138 (Grade 10 and 11)
    • Student Ranking Certification (Grade 11 for College applicants)
    • Proof of Payment (or certification for Top 10 applicants from public schools)
    • If applicable:
      • Honors Class Certification/s (Grade 10, 11, and/or 12)
      • Leadership Certification/s (Grade 10, 11, and/or 12)
      • Awards Certification/s (Grade 10 and/or 11)
      • International Credential Certification
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee, one of the following:
    • Php 500 for Filipinos studying in the Philippines
    • Php 500 for Filipinos studying abroad
    • Php 3,000 for LEAPMed Applicants
    • Application fees of applicants for College belonging to the TOP 10 of their batch may be waived upon submitting a certification from their school principal indicating their academic standing. This applies only to candidates coming from public schools in the Philippines. 
  • Proceed to any Metrobank or Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branch to pay, over the counter, the non-refundable application fee indicated in the Application Payment Slip.
  • Upload your application documents
  • Click the "Complete" button in the Documents Uploading Tab
  • Visit the Activity Log in your USTAR application portal to view the notification after 15 working days from completing your application to download your Application Receipt
  • Download your Application Receipt. Your Applicant Number is found here.  You become an official applicant once you have an Application Receipt with an Applicant Number.

Senior High School

Requirements

Qualifications
  • Students who are currently enrolled in Grade 10
  • Any student who falls into the following categories must secure clearance from the UST Registrar Office before paying the application fee with corresponding supporting documents:
    • Out-of-school youth who passed the Philippine Educational Placement Test must present their PEPT certificate
    • People who have completed Grade 10 in previous years
    • Students from out of country schools must present their Transcript of Records
    • Foreigners graduating from local schools must present their passport and Alien Certificate of Registration
Procedures
  1. All applications are done online
  2. Fill out the pre-registration form to get your reference number
  3. Log-in your reference number to continue the pre-registration
  4. Print the SHS application form and USTET application payment slip
  5. Have your school fill-in the Grades portion of the application form. It needs to be signed by the school principal or registrar.
  6. Log-in with your reference number again to encode your grades and complete the online application
  7. Proceed to any Metrobank or BPI branch to pay the non-refundable application fee indicated in the USTET Application payment slip
    1. Application fees in UST & Provincial Testing Centers:
      • Php 600 for Filipinos studying in the Philippines
      • Php 1000 for Filipinos studying abroad
      • Php 1000 for Foreigners studying in the Philippines
      • Php 1650 or USD 30 for Foreigners studying abroad
    2. Application fees for International Testing Centers:
      • USD 110 or Php 5500
  8. Submit the following documents to the Office for Admissions through any LBC Express branch. No personal submissions will be accepted at the office.
    • Accomplished and Signed Application Form
    • Clear photocopy of PSA Birth certificate or passport
    • Clear photocopy of Baptismal Certificate (for Catholic applicants only)
    • Clear photocopy of BPI/Metrobank payment slip (do not send the original copy)
  9. Visit the Activity Log to view the notification seven to ten working days after UST received the applicant’s documents
  10. Download and print the test permit
  11. No test permit, no USTET

Graduate School Students

Requirements

Requirements
  • A certified true copy of Transcript of Records
  • 1 colored passport size photo taken recently
  • 2 referral forms from immediate supervisors, deans, or professors
  • Any document(s) showing proof of passing a bar/board exam or being a scholar of an agency
Additional Requirements for MBA applicants
  • A Certificate of Employment stating having worked for at least two (2) years
Additional Requirements from PhD applicants
  • A copy of one’s defended thesis
Additional Requirements for foreign applicants
  • TOEFL certificate
  • Student visa requirements

Tuitions / Fees

PHP 30,001

PHP 90,000

PRC Ratings

  • Exam

    Passing Rate

  • Master Plumber Licensure Examination

    75.38%

  • Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination

    12.50%

  • Medical Technologist Licensure Examination

    Top Ranked 80.39%

Amenities

Basketball Court
Outdoor Pool
Soccer Field
Volleyball Court
Badminton Court
Table Tennis Court
Tennis Court
Computer Lab
Chemistry Lab
Biology Lab
Physics Lab
Auditorium
Canteen
Aircon Classrooms
Av Rooms
Gym
Library

Contact & Location

  • Address
  • Espana Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Philippines

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