Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The requirements for admission into the Ph.D Philippines Studies program are as follows: 

  • MA or MS degree from a recognized institution of learning
  • Grade weighted average of 1.75 or better
  • Letter of application for admission addressed to the Chair, Philippine Studies Council, UP Diliman. At present, the Chair is Ma. Amihan Bonifacio Ramolete, Ph.D.
  • Original AND Photocopy of transcript of records (TOR) of undergraduate and graduate studies*
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from former professors or experts from the applicant's discipline(s) /areas(s) of study**
  • Duly accomplished Personal Data Form**
  • A two-page description of the proposed dissertation with a multi-disciplinal orientation to be presented orally before the Admissions Committee
  • Application fee of PhP 100 for Filipino Students and US$ 25 for foreign applicants, to be paid at the UP Cashier
  • Two (2) passport-sized photos
  • Original and photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • Original and photocopy of NSO Marriage Certificate (for married female applicants)*
  • For foreign students, please consult other requirements here.

* Both original and photocopy will be submitted to the Office of the Head, Secretariat, Tri-College Ph.D. Philippine Studies Program, Room 203, Hall of Wisdom, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. 





For inquiries, please contact the Program Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 927.0909 or 981.8500 local 3578.