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

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 2019-2020)

The Academic Calendar indicate dates to remember, such as start of classes, enrollment deadlines, deadline for dropping, etc.

NEW! Revised Academic Calendar (AY 2019-2020)

The Academic Calendar indicates dates to remember, such as start of classes, enrollment deadlines, deadline for dropping, etc. This revised version was downloaded from the OUR website, and reposted here.

Covid-19-Related Information

The OUR has also put out an FAQ. There is also another FAQ based on the UP BOR decision. View the Covid-19 page in the Asian Center website,  which is based in turn on UP Diliman's TatagUp site.

Alumni Organization (AFBAC)

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

Academic Programs and Course Descriptions

Refer to the course list (Asian Studies | Philippine Studies) and view the academic programs offered @ UP Asian Center.

Faculty and Staff Profiles

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

Enrollment/Registration Procedures

Here is the flowchart of procedures for registration/enrollment.

Forms and FAQs: How do I....?

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, including:

  • Shifting application to another degree program within the college
  • Shifting application to another degree program within Diliman
  • Wrong Records and Information in the CRS
  • Application to Cross Enroll from other UP campuses
  • Re-Admission from Leave of Absence
  • Re-admission from Absence Without Leave (AWOL)
  • Application for Leave of Absence
  • Process of dropping a subject
  • Processing of Change of Matriculation

General Rules for Graduate Programs

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

Revised Privacy Notice for Students

Learn more at the UP Diliman Data Privacy Portal.

Student Accommodations

The University of the Philippines Diliman 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.

Student Organization

Asian Center Student Organization (ACSO) Asian Center (AC) Balangay (inactive).

Tuition Fees

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.

Scholarship Guidelines

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

University Student Guide

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.

The Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology (IT) Resources of the UP System

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."

Vicinity Map: UP Asian Center and Diliman Campus

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 8981.8500 local 3578 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..