Fees and Other Information

Sample Undergraduate Tuition and Related Expenses

BS Chemistry Student
2nd Year Standing
(ST System: No Discount)

Tuition Fees (21 units x P1,500)31,500.00
Miscellaneous Fees
Student Fund78.50
NSTP Insurance65.00
Laboratory Fee/LWDF1,350.00
Total Fees37,243.50
Less: Scholarship/Privilege
Amount Payable37,243.50

Foreign Students

The matriculation fees (i.e., tuition, miscellaneous, and student fund) range from P4,661.50 to P31,490.50 for a maximum of 12 units.  To this amount should be added P100.00 deposit and P30.00 entrance fee.

Laboratory fees range from P150.00 to P1,800.00 per laboratory subject, depending on the college. Under government regulations, the University can accept payment of fees only through cash, postal money orders, cablegrams or telegraphic transfers, certified cashier’s checks, and manager’s checks. Personal checks are not acceptable.

All fees are subject to change upon approval of the Board of Regents.

Scholarships and Aid

The (ST) provides tuition discounts at rates that are based on the assessment of the paying capacity of the household to which a student belongs. This assessment looks at the income as well as the socio-economic characteristics of the household.

The current ST was approved by the UP Board of Regents on 13 December 2013.

UP Diliman, UP Los Banos, UP Manila

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Full Discount100%Free tuitionFree miscellaneous fees
Free laboratory fees

Financial Assistance

USVA Educational Assistance Program

The University of the Philippines is a USVA-approved institution. Enrolled US veterans or their children are entitled under Chapter 34 or 35, Title 38, United States Code to receive educational assistance allowance from the US government, the amount to be determined by the USVA, provided they carry at least 14 units a semester.


Student loans are granted by the University for tuition fees or part thereof. Application must be made with the Student Loan Board, Office of Scholarships and Grants, Ƶ, Quezon City. 

Graduate Assistantships

Open to graduate students with good grades in the University, this position pays P100.00/hour (MA students) and P140.00/hour (PhD students), not to exceed 120 hours a month.

Living Accommodations

Living accommodations for students are provided in the University’s residence halls or in approved privately-owned housing units. In the Diliman campus there are 10 residence halls: one for men, four for women and five-co-educational. The residence hall for sophomore and senior men is Narra. The residence halls for women are Ilang-ilang, Kamia, Sampaguita, and Sanggumay. The co-educational residence halls are International Center, for foreign students and a limited number of Filipino students; Kalayaan, for freshmen; Ipil for graduate students; Molave, for sophomores; and Yakal for upperclassmen.

Early application is important in obtaining residence hall space. Immediately upon receipt of the notification of admission, a student desiring to stay in a residence hall should file an application for admission in a residence hall. Inquiries regarding a particular residence hall should be addressed to the Residence Hall Head.

Upperclassmen desiring to board in private houses on campus should consult the Office of Student Housing regarding approved boarding houses (freshmen are not allowed to board in private houses on campus.)

Ƶ the Philippines

The climate in the Philippines is tropical and generally pleasant. There are two seasons: the rainy season from June to October and the dry season from November to May.

The monetary unit is the peso. The conversion rate of the US dollar depends upon the conversion rate of the Central Bank at the time of enrollment.

Last Updated: 09 Sep 2023