UP Diliman


Local undergraduate students

  1. 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 PAYABLE?37,243.50


  2. Cost of living

    Living expenses depend on a student’s choice, as shown in the table below:

    ?Student 1Student 2Student 3Student 4Details
    DescriptionNon-dormer but on campusNew dormTraditional dormResides in Metro Manila
    Days on campus7775
    Food (No. of days x food cost/meal)


    P6,300.00P6,300.00P6,300.00P4,500P75/meal on and off campus
    TransportationP364.00P364.00P364.00P644.00P6.50/day on campus; P7.00/day off campus
    MiscellaneousP150.00P150.00P150.00P150.00Reproduction of materials and others
    Ave. daily expense310.46277.13242.13176.46


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 deposit and P30 entrance fee.

Laboratory fees range from P150 to P1800 per laboratory subject, depending on the college. Under government regulations, the University can accept for the payment of fees only 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

Socialized Tuition System provides tuition discount 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
(Source: https://www.up.edu.ph/index.php/admissions/socialized-tuition-system)

Tuition Discount LevelTuition DiscountTuition in ?Other Financial Assistance

Partial Discount –



Partial Discount –



Partial Discount –


Full Discount100%Free tuitionFree miscellaneous fees
Free laboratory fees
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 entitled under Chapter 34 or 35, Title 38, United States Code 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 Student Services, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.?

Graduate Assistantships

Open to graduate students with good grades in the University, this position pays P42.00 an hour, not to exceed 100 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 the campus should consult the Office of Student Housing regarding approved boarding houses (freshmen are not allowed to board in private houses on campus.)


About the Philippines

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

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

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