Requirements for PhD program in Philippine Studies

  • 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 in the "Foreign Applicants" tab on the left.

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