The Educational Structure

  • The Philippine education system has been heavily influenced by its colonial history, which has included periods of Spanish, American and Japanese rule and occupation. During the period of American colonization, beginning in 1898, English was instituted as the language of instruction and a public school system was established, administered by a Department of Instruction, and modeled on the US system.
  • English and Filipino (Tagalog) are the official languages of the Philippines. English-learning is prioritized by parents and in public schools, and proficiency in English among Filipinos is high. The Philippines ranks among the highest in Asia and the world in terms of TOEFL scores and business English.
  • More than 5,000 international students already study in the Philippines every year. In addition to having one of the best education systems in Asia, all education programs, including master’s programs, are taught completely in English. The quality of the faculty is very high — higher education institutes employ 115,000 teachers with master’s and doctorate degrees.
  • The Philippines has more than 2,200 universities and other higher educational institutions, including satellite campuses and local colleges, along with several international schools. About 650 schools are public and about 1,600 are private. There are 110 state universities.
  • Graduates of Philippines master’s programs will find that their degree is recognized all over the world. Students with degrees in engineering are particularly in demand, but all graduates will find opportunities. Non-native English speakers who wish to pursue a doctorate in the US, UK, Canada or other English-speaking country can use a master’s degree from the Philippines as a stepping stone to those countries as they will have proven their ability to accomplish studies in English.

Application Procedure:

Entry Requirements / Eligibility


Year 12 of Education is mandatory


Year 10 + 3 year Diploma IELTS – 6.0 overall or TOEFL – 80 points (IBT)


15 & 16 year of education with 60% in relevant subject

IELTS- 6.5 overall or TOEFL – 85points (IBT)

Intake: June & November


The cost and living in Philippines varies from person to person and their selected courses which the students have decided to pursue further. Though Philippines is an average and affordable country in terms of expenditure and cost of living. Privately run higher education institutions course fees vary somewhere between P4500-P8000

(US $ 1=43.36 pesos) depending upon the selected course of study.

The country is also a popular destination for pursuing medical branches of study. The fee also varies from institution to institution. The average course fees for study start from USD 3,000. Apart from that the cost of living for international students is between USD 1200 to USD 1500 per year. The low fee combined with the lower costs of living is one factor that appeals to international students. The other expenses are as follows

Accommodation– The cost of accommodation in terms of sharing an apartment or a dormitory starts anywhere between P2000
Food and meals– The average expenses for food can be estimated at P2000
Miscellaneous Expenses– These expenses include transportation, laundry, health expenses, supply and any other personal expenses can estimated at P1000

(These cost that are stated are just estimates and the actual cost of living depends on factors like standard of living and the place of stay.)
Student Visa:

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