School Type Local
Programs41 Courses
Tuition Fees PHP 30,000 to PHP 40,000per Semestral
Academic CalendarSemestral
Return on investment2 Years Return, 1M Savings in 5 Years





Possession of bachelor's degree or master's degree or equivalent degree or title from the University or from other recognized institutions of higher learning

Satisfactory evidence of scholarship and quality of academic work as indicated by previous preparation

Fulfillment of any special requirements for the major field that is chosen by the student

General requirement: 3 letters of recommendation from former professors, the third letter of recommendation must be from a major professor. 

Certificate in English Proficiency by a professor in English is ONLY required to the applicant whose school DO NOT USE  English as a medium of instruction and/or not the native language. 

Intellectual ability

Demonstrated capability in research.




Applicants must belong to families with an annual family income of ₱210,000.00 or below, as determined by the family Income Tax Returns for the last two (2) years.

Applicants whose annual family income is higher than ₱210,000.00 but not exceeding ₱250,000.00 may be considered if there are five (5) or more dependents in the family or if said applicants come from public elementary schools located in rural and urban depressed areas.

Applicants must have a weighted average grade of 88 or better for Grade 9 and the First Grading Period of Grade 10.




Bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent from any institution recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Take and pass the entrance examination, except those applicants seeking admission to programs which do not require one. This examination may be directly administered by the academic unit concerned or by the Graduate Program Office.

Two Recommendation letters from two former professors and/or recognized authoriries in the disicipline or area of specialization 

Character reference 

The Dean of the concerned degree-granting unit shall act upon the admission of applicants upon the recommendation of the unit's Admissions Committee. 



General Requirements

Applicant must be a Senior high school student expecting to graduate before SY 2021-2022 from a DepEd-accredited high school or an accredited secondary school abroad; OR

Graduate of a DepEd- accredited high school or accredited secondary school abroad; AND

Must have final grades for Grade 8, 9, 10 and first semester of Grade 11;

Must not have taken any college subject/s; AND

Must not have taken the UP College Admission Test before.

Filipino Applicants

The applicant must fill out the Application Form (in selected regional areas) or apply online at UP Admissions Online

The Online Portal shall automatically forward a request to your high school principal or school head to fill out Form 2 (Secondary School Record). 

Documents such as Forms 1 and 2 and all other required ones must be uploaded in the Online Portal. 

For non- Filipino Applicants: Pay the application fee 

Foreigner Applicants

An international applicant may apply for automatic admission if s/he meets the following requirements:

Completion of a high school program in the country where s/he had secondary education (including the completion of a one- or two-year pre-university education in a country where such is a prerequisite for admission to a bachelor's degree program); AND

Qualifications for college admission by any of the following national or international foreign-administered examinations: the SAT, OR the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination, OR the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), OR other equivalent examinations approved by UP.

SAT: (scores must not have been taken more than 4 years before application)

GCE: 2 ordinary (O) level passes and 3 advanced (A) level passes; OR

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

In the case of an applicant whose native language or whose medium of instruction in the secondary school is not English, a minimum score (500 if paper based or 173 if computer based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


Every new transfer applicant should submit the following at least one month prior to registration:

Accomplished application form (UP Form 3.1)

Official copy of grades from each college attended signed by the Registrar or his/her authorized representative; or Official Transcript of Records (containing complete grades) with remarks "for evaluation purposes only" (1 original & 2 photocopies)

Non-refundable application fee of P100.00 to the UPV cash Office 

Official Transcript of Records - for NT, ND, & SD only

Certificate of Transfer Credentials or Honorable Dismissal - for NT, ND, & SD only

Medical Certificate from UP Health Services Unit

NSO Copy of Birth Certificate

NSO Copy of Marriage Contract (for married female applicants only)

2 pcs. 2x2 or passport-sized photographs

Student Directory Form

Tuitions / Fees

PHP 30,000

PHP 40,000


Basketball Court
Volleyball Court
Badminton Court
Table Tennis Court
Tennis Court
Computer Lab
Chemistry Lab
Biology Lab
Physics Lab

School Overview


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University of the Philippines Visayas' (UPV) establishment was approved in 1979, during the 114th meeting of the Board of Regents. Former President Ferdinand Marcos issued Executive Order No. 628 on October 30, 1980 which operationalized UPV, with its main campus in Miagao, and with the College of Fisheries as its flagship college. 

UPV offers undergraduate programs for arts, sciences, fisheries and ocean services, managament, and technology. Graduate courses for these programs are also offered except for technology. The campus in Tacloban offers masters in management and undergraduate programs in accountancy, biology, computer sicence, management, communication arts, and social sciences.

With the creation of UPV, the regional campuses of UP Cebu College and UP Tacloban College were integrated into the UPV administration in 1986 and were renamed UPV Cebu College and UPV Tacloban College. UPV, located strategically in three campuses in Regions 6 and 8, continues to be at the forefront of higher education, pioneering academic programs relevant to local and national development.
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