New First-Year
New First-Year

New First-Year Admissions for Filipino and Non-Filipino Applicants from Secondary Schools Abroad

A Filipino or foreign applicant who graduated from a high school abroad and has not enrolled in college may be admitted to the freshman class by automatic admission if s/he meets the following requirements:

The deadline for submission of applications is at least six months prior to the start of the semester the applicant intends to join the University; 31 March for First Semester and 31 August for Second Semester. This is to give ample time for an admitted applicant to process and prepare the necessary documents for submission to UPLB as enrollment credentials (i.e. original and certified copies of academic records/certifications attested by the Philippine Consulate/Embassy in the country of origin) and to process applications for the student visa.

Requirements for application are as follows:

UPLB Office of the University Registrar
Admission Section
G/F CAS Annex I Building
University of the Philippines Los Baños
4031 College, Los Baños, Laguna Philippines

Admission through the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT)

Filipino or foreign graduates from accredited high schools/home schools abroad may take the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) if unable to satisfy the requirements for automatic admission. They must follow the same UPCAT application process with the required supporting documents as all other applicants, and pay the non-refundable application fee (US$50.00 for non-resident foreign applicants).

 If the applicant takes the UPCAT but does not qualify, he/she can no longer be admitted under automatic admission. The student has the option to enter UP as a transferee after satisfying transfer requirements of UP.