University of Santo Tomas (UST) Requirements

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Requirements


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  • ​​GRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

    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

  • Senior High School

    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

  • Undergraduate Freshman (Foreign)

    Qualifications

    • Applicants currently enrolled in Grade 12
    • 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:
      • Graduates of previous years must present their original Report Card
      • Applicants from foreign 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 the student’s reference number
    3. Log-in one’s reference number to continue the pre-registration
    4. Print the college application form and USTET application payment slip
    5. 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.
    6. Log-in with one’s reference number again to encode grades and complete the online application
    7. Pay the non-refundable application fee to one of the following:
      1. Outside of the Philippines payments:
        1. USD 30 for those taking the USTET
        2. USD 50 for those submitting international credentials or certification instead of taking the USTET
        3. Remit the payment to the following account:
          • Account Name: UNIVERSITY of SANTO TOMAS
          • Account Number: 0154-0068-77 (Dollar account)
          • Name of the Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands (España – UST Branch)
          • Bank Address: España, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
          • Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
      2. Philippine payments:
        1. Php 1650 for those taking the USTET
        2. Php 2750 for those submitting international credentials or certification instead of taking the USTET
        3. Pay at any Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) or Metrobank branch
    8. Submit the following documents to the OFFICE FOR ADMISSIONS (OFAD)
      Room 104, Tan Yan Kee Student Center
      UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
      España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila 1015 Philippines
      Telephone numbers: (632) 406-1611 local 8276, (632) 310-7211, (632) 310-7214:
      • Accomplished and signed Application Form
      • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one from the applicant’s guidance counselor and one from any of their Senior High School teachers
      • 5 copies of their Personal History Statement, signed by them, both in English and in their national alphabet accompanied by their personal seal if available. It must also contain one’s left and right thumbprint and a recent 2x2 inch photograph on plain white background
      • Clear photocopy of a notarized affidavit of support with bank statements or notarized notice of grant that covers expenses for accommodation, subsistence, tuition, and other incidentals
      • Clear photocopy of scholastic records authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the applicant’s country of origin or legal residences
      • Clear photocopy of the data page of the student’s passport showing date and place of birth authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post
      • Clear photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate or its equivalent authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post
      • Clear photocopy of TOEFL or IELTS results for applicants whose native language or whose medium of instruction at their secondary school is not English
      • Clear photocopy of International credentials or certificates (IB, GAT, VCE, ATAR, GCE, SAT)
    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

  • Undergraduate Freshman (Local)

    Qualifications

    • Applicants currently enrolled in Grade 12
    • 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 and Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency must present their PEPT/ALS A&E certificate
      • Graduates of previous years must present their original Report Card
    Procedures
    1. All applications are done online
    2. Fill out the pre-registration form to get the student’s reference number
    3. Log-in one’s reference number to continue the pre-registration
    4. Print the college application form and USTET application payment slip
    5. 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.
    6. Log-in with one’s reference number again to encode 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:
        1. Php 600 for Filipinos studying in the Philippines
        2. Php 1000 for Filipinos studying abroad
        3. Php 1000 for Foreigners studying in the Philippines
        4. Php 1650 or USD 30 for Foreigners studying abroad
        5. Php 3600 for LEAPMed applicants (only STEM or Health Allied students with Grade 11 GWA of at least 90.00 can apply)
      2. International Test Centers:
        1. USD 110 or Php 5500
      3. Through International qualifications:
        1. USD 50 or Php 2750
    8. Submit the following documents to the Office for Admissions through any LBC Express branch. No personal submissions will be accepted at the office.
      1. Accomplished and Signed Application Form
      2. Clear photocopy of PSA Birth certificate or passport
      3. 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

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