Student Guide


Asian Center Alumni

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13 November 2015
Dear fellow Asian Center alumni


May I ask you to fill out this Google Form? The Alumni, Friends, and Benefactors of the Asian Center (AFBAC) hopes to compile an updated and comprehensive directory of Asian Center graduates. This way, all of us can keep in touch and develop a database of scholars who can share their expertise with each other (as peer reviewers, resource speakers, etc.) and organize lectures, conferences, and roundtables.
As of today, around forty alumni have filled out the Form, and we hope this number increases. 
Anyway, a few alumni and officers of AFBAC held a meeting last 12 November at the Asian Center. We are now planning several activities and initiatives, on which we will keep you posted as soon as possible. We hope you can help us ensure all these come to fruition. There is much we can do to promote the study of Asia in the Philippines, especially in this “Asian Century.” And who is better equipped to do so than we graduates of the Asian Center?
In the meantime, please share this invitation to any fellow Asian Center alumni that you are still in touch with. We’ve tried hard to obtain email addresses through Google and the online registration system, but we weren’t able to collect everything. I hope you can help us disseminate this so that we can reach as many alumni as possible. 

Sincerely yours, 

President, Alumni, Friends, and Benefactors of the Asian Center (AFBAC)

P.S. Please do not forget to fill out the Google Form for our directory. Thank you very much. 


Asian Center Students: What You Need to Know

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This page contains links to the following and offers guidance to incoming and current students regarding administrative procedures, requirements, and the like. It also lists down links to the following: faculty profiles, staff profiles, contact information, and general information about the Asian Center. Each bullet point links to a separate page or document. 

  • Academic Calendar (AY 2018-2019)

    The Academic Calendar 2018–2019 runs from admissions and enrollment for August 2017 to the end of mid-year term in July 2018). This indicate dates to remember, such as start of classes, enrollment deadlines, deadline for dropping, etc. 

The Alumni, Friends, and Benefactors of the Asian Center is a private, nonprofit organization. 

Refer to the course list (Asian Studies | Philippine Studies) and download the official UP Diliman catalogue, which lists program requirements @ UP Asian Center and Asian Studies and Philippine Studies courses therein. 

Get to know your professors at the UP Asian Center, as well as the non-teaching staff

Here is the flowchart of procedures for registration/enrollment.

This section lists down some of the relevant forms Asian Center students fill to process requests and the like, including the following:  

      • Application For Graduation Form
      • Extension of Residence
      • Leave of Absence Form
      • Request for Course Substitution
      • Request for Credits
      • Shifting to Another Program
      • Thesis Defense Form
      • Proposal Defense Form
      • Consitution of Thesis Committe
      • Comprehensive Examination Application

The Office of the University Registrar has also provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the following

      • DilNet Account and CRS 
      • Wrong Records and Information in the CRS
      • Pre-Enlistment
      • Change of Matriculation (Change Mat)
      • Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) 

Here also is a list of Admissions and Registrations-related matters

This document explains the rules and regulations regarding admissions into and requirements for graduate programs within the university.

The University of the Philippines has several student dormitories, but please note that not all of them are available for graduate students; some are co-ed, while others are exclusive for males or females. 

Profiles the Asian Center Balangay, the student organization of the Asian Center.

One unit costs PhP 500 each. A three-unit course in the UP Asian Center costs PhP 1,500. Other fees apply for foreign students. LEARN MORE. READ: AMENDMENT GUIDELINES ON THE GRANT OF FREE TUITION IN STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017

Explains the requirements to avail the two types of scholarships offered only to Asian Center students.

This is a PDF document from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; it informs students of laws and regulations of the University of the Philippines. The Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs assists the Chancellor in promoting the welfare of and maintaining discipline among students. S/he is concerned with all activities that relate to students and student services such as scholarships, learning assistance and tutorials, guidance and counseling, student complaints, student housing (dormitories), student organizations, student discipline, food services, and health service. The Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, through its offices, initiates and organizes student-related events like the Freshman Orientation Program, the Freshman Welcome Assembly, University Student Council Election, the Philippine Collegian Editorial Examination, the Recognition Rites for University Scholars and Student Achievers and the UP Diliman Lantern Parade.

This webpage discusses the rules governing the use of IT resources of the UP system, including computers and internet access. "The...regulations will govern the use of computing facilities, networks and other Information Technology (IT) resources of the University of the Philippines System."

Can't find your way around campus? View this vicinity map page and download a map of the UP Diliman campus.

If you have any questions regarding the above or other matters, please contact the Office of the College Secretary at 927.0909 or 981.8500 local 3578 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.