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Polytechnic university of the Philippines

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Description of Polytechnic university of the Philippines

  • Founded: 1904
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Number of students: 45,000
  • Number of international students: 3%
  • Rating in the Philippines: 36
  • Language of instruction: English.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines, or PUP, is the country's first polytechnic university, which appeared in 1904. Initially, the institution was founded as the Manila Business School, but in 1952, in accordance with the laws of the republic, the institution was transformed into the Philippine College of Commerce. Since 1972, the educational institution has become a state university.

Today, PUP University is consistently included in the top 40 best and leading higher schools of the country, having received a large number of awards and titles over the years of successful work:

  • In 2016, the university was recognized as one of the most popular employers in the country for personnel search ( Philippines)
  • In 2013, the university took places in the QS World University rating on educational disciplines: 3rd place in natural sciences and medicine, 5th place in chemistry, 4th place in economics and econometrics, 5th place in communications and research in the field of media
  • In 2013, it was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the Center for the Development of Excellence in Journalism
  • In 2014, the university entered the Guinness Book of Records as the place where the world's largest “human rainbow” was made.

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines in its structure contains 14 colleges, which are divided by educational areas:

  • College of Accounting and Finance (CAF)
  • College of Architecture and Fine Arts (CAFA)
  • College of Arts and Literature (CAL)
  • College of Business Administration (CBA)
  • College of Communication (COC)
  • College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS)
  • College of Education (COED)
  • College of Engineering (CE)
  • College of Human Kinetics (CHK)
  • College of Law (CL)
  • College of Political Science and Public Administration (CPSPA)
  • College of Social Sciences and Development (CSSD)
  • College of Science (CS)
  • College of Tourism, Hospitality and Transportation Management (CTHTM).

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Polytechnic university of the Philippines

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

For students, a residence or hostel located on different campuses is offered. Students eat in the canteens on the territory of the university.

The average cost of living will be from $ 389 to $ 774 per month.

Activities Polytechnic university of the Philippines

PUP University has a well-developed student extracurricular life, which includes more than 100 student organizations covering various fields of activity - from sports and creativity to religious and political associations. The university has several sports teams that defend the honor of the university in football, basketball, tennis and other sports.

Facilities and equipment at Polytechnic university of the Philippines

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines is located in Manila, in the Santa Mesa region, on the banks of the Pasig River. The university infrastructure includes several educational campuses:

  • Mabini Campus. This is the main campus, which got its name in honor of the Filipino statesman Appolinario Mabini. Its area is more than 10 hectares. On the territory there is a library, Learning Resources Center, Luntiang Pilipinas Forest Park closed park area, sports facilities (gym, sports center, swimming pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, stands).
  • NDC Compound. This campus is located near the main: there are several colleges - architecture and fine arts, engineering and communication college, PUP Institute of Technology. Near the campus there are two Condotel residences: two five-story buildings, the total value of which amounted to more than 575 million pesos. Now students live in one, and the second building is at the reconstruction stage.
  • MH Del Pilar Campus. The third campus is located in the Santa Mesa area: here you will find a graduate school department, Hasmin Hostel, College of Tourism, Hospitality and Transportation Management.

In addition to the main campuses in the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines has smaller campuses and educational branches in other areas and cities - there are 22 departments in total.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For admission to PUP University, foreign applicants must prepare the following package of documents:

  • PUPCET 2020 ePermit University Online Entrance Exam Application
  • Secondary school certificate
  • Copy of report card for grades 10 and 11
  • Original birth certificate.

The very first thing you need to do is to submit an application for passing the test, for which documents in electronic form will also be needed:

  • Photo of the applicant (color photo 3x4)
  • Grades in the English language, mathematics, natural subjects and the general average score (GWA) for grades 10-11.
  • Scans of report cards for grades 10-11.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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