Inbound International Students


The University of the Philippines (UP) accepts foreign exchange students from partner universities around the world. UP through the Office of the International Linkages (OIL) accepts the endorsement and the application documents of the foreign student for review and appropriate action. OIL sends the Notice of Acceptance along with the other necessary documents and information for exchange student to their university’s International Office.

Academic Calendar
First Semester: 1st week of August-2nd week of December
Second Semester: 1st week of January-4th week of May


  • Must be endorsed by the International Relations Office of the home university
  • Language requirement: Sufficient English language proficiency to cope with the requirements of the courses
  • GPA: preferably 3.0 or better

Application Procedure for Exchange Students

Deadline of Submission of Nominations
First Semester (August to December): April 15
Second Semester (January to May): September 15

UP Student Exchange Information (as of June 2017)