05 Jan 2021

Study in the Philippines: Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Despite being regulated by the CHE, Filipino schools are free to set their own tuition fees. To stay competitive, however, most schools set their fees at between $1000 and $2500 per academic year. Courses like medicine and engineering will fall towards the higher end of this spectrum. 

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These fees are generally the same at all three levels of higher education. Some doctoral students convert their SSP to a work permit and teach part-time whilst studying. Fees are payable in Pesos, either as a bank giro or as an international transfer. You’ll need to keep the receipt for immigration purposes. 

As for scholarships, these are normally awarded to Filipino students only. However, many CHE-regulated schools do offer their own scholarships to international students. These can range from a set amount per semester or year through to a full ride. Check what any schools that you’re thinking of applying to have on offer.

Study in the Philippines

Want an overview of the Philippines? This section gives you a quick insight into what life is like in these islands, as well as the Philippines' history and welcoming culture.

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Education in the Philippines

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in the Philippines? The Philippines is an evermore popular destination for a variety of students, given its good programs, reasonable fees and its culture and hospitality. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in the Philippines!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter the Philippines to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. Don't worry! The Philippines keeps it simple enough.

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in the Philippines.

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Language & Culture

The Philippines is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! We also talk about how to stay safe in the Philippines in this section.

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Application Process

Learn more about how to apply to schools using the Philippines' more ad hoc approach to higher education applications.

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Last update: 05 Jan 2021

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