UPV GPO | Admissions

Pronouncement of UPV on admission

         No student shall be denied admission to the University by reason of age, sex, nationality, religious belief, or political affiliations.

         Every applicant for admission shall undergo a thorough health examination. No person shall be admitted to this University who is found by the University Health Service to be suffering from a dangerous, communicable, contagious, or infectious disease, or who is physically unfit to take courses in any college or school of the University.

         Every student shall, upon admission, sign the following pledge: “ In consideration of my admission to the University of the Philippines and of the privileges of a student in this institution, I hereby promise and pledge to abide by and comply with, all the rules and regulations laid down by competent authority in the University and in the college or school in which I am enrolled.” Refusal to take this pledge or violation of its terms shall be sufficient cause for summary dismissal or denial of admission.

         No person who has not duly matriculated may be admitted to the classes. In exceptional cases, the Registrar may, on the recommendation of the Dean concerned, authorize the admission of a visitor to a class for more than 5 sessions.


Master's Programs

1. An applicant for admission to the master’s degree program must have a bachelor’s degree or its academic equivalent from any institution recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

2. All applicants in the master's program must 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.

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



Doctoral Program

1. For admission into a doctoral program, an applicant must satisfy the following minimum requirements in addition to the general requirements for admission:

i. 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;

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

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

iv. Intellectual ability; and,

v. Demonstrated capability in research.

2. These requirements shall be assessed by an examination of the following:

i. Undergraduate and graduate credentials;

ii. Recommendation of three (3) recognized scholars or practitioners in the discipline or professional area concerned;

iii. Interview with the applicant or other appropriate measure, and

iv. Curriculum vitae.

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