Admission Information

          Adventist University of the Philippines is an institution of higher learning operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  However, it accepts applications from individuals irrespective of race, color, sect, and religious affiliation, whose manner of acting, feeling and thinking are in harmony with the objectives, values and beliefs of the institution and whose capacities and abilities show the possibility of achieving a satisfactory scholastic record.  Although church membership is not a pre-requisite for admission, applicants are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the University. 

Admission Requirements for all Students - Undergraduate Level

          To qualify for admission, applicants must give evidence of good moral character, intellectual capacity, satisfactory health, financial capability, and a desire to learn.  Admission to the University is a privilege, and not a right.  The following are the general requirements for admission:


  1. Payment of application, testing and ID fees
  2. Original Form 138/High School Report Card
  3. Two letters of recommendation from

(a) school principal/adviser

(b) district pastor

  1. Original Certification of Good Moral Character from the school last attended
  2. Certification from the principal that the applicant graduated valedictorian, salutatorian and first honorable mention from a class of 50 and above
  3. Pictures:  Two copies (2” x 2”) (prepare more for other departments)
  4. Photocopy of birth certificate and marriage certificate, if married (female) (NSO authenticated copy)


  1. Payment of application, testing and ID fees
  2. Certificate of Transfer Credentials from the last school attended
  3. Certification of Grades/Transcript of Records (for evaluation purposes)
  4. Original Certification of Good Moral Character from the last school attended
  5. Two letters of recommendation from

(a) school dean/guidance counselor

(b) district pastor

  1. Pictures:  Two copies (2” x 2”) (prepare more for other departments)
  2. Photocopy of birth certificate and marriage certificate, if married (female)(NSO authenticated copy)

Note:  Internal requirements are by respective colleges.

English Profieciency as a Requirement for Admission

          All students who scored 0-19 in the English Placement Test be required by their department chairs to enroll in Communication Arts 1 with Intensive Review and Lab (6 units).  The said students be allowed to take a maximum of 4 subjects only (12 units), making a total of 18 units or less as adviced by the department chairs.

Application Forms

Admission Requirements for Foreigners

          In addition to the above, foreign students must comply with the following requirements for admission:

  1. The applicant must have an average grade/over-all grade point average (GPA) of    B- (2.00).
  2. For non-English speaking countries, an applicant must present a certification that he/she passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from the country of origin.  If not available, the prospective student must attend the AUP English Proficiency (Language) Center for at least one semester.
  3. Must submit a certification of good moral character and a recommendation letter from the school last attended.
  4. Must submit a copy of the transcript of records for evaluation purposes.
  5. Must pay an application fee of US $175 which is non-refundable upon submission of the filled out application form to the University.
  6. An Airfare Guarantee Deposit is required upon enrollment.   This deposit represents the student’s purchase of his/her ticket back to his/her own country, which could only be withdrawn upon finishing the course or leaving the university permanently.  This cannot be used for any other purpose.

For Student Visa Application

          A foreign student who comes to the Philippines for the sole purpose of taking courses higher than high school should at least be 18 years of age.  He/She must submit the following documents required by the Department of Foreign Affairs:

  1. Six (6) copies of Personal History Statement (PHS form will be provided) – with original signature, picture, and left and right thumb marks on each copy.
  2. Two (2) copies of transcript of records – original, translated to English and properly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the applicant’s country of origin or legal residence.
  3. An affidavit of support and a bank reference/certification of a sponsoring person or organization properly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the applicant’s country of origin or legal residence.
  4. Photocopy of passport where the picture, birth dates and birthplace appear.

Additional Information for the Admission of Foreign Students

          In order for foreign students to have a pleasant stay in the country, they must abide by the following instructions:

  1. Upon arrival of the student in the Philippines, he/she is required to go to the National Quarantine Office for medical clearance.  Then he/she proceeds to the Office of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to apply for ACR I-Card.
  2. The student is to enroll in no other school than the Adventist University of the Philippines.
  3. The student is expected to be a full time student, taking not less than 15 units and should finish the course within the time specified in the approved curriculum.
  4. An additional fee of PhP1, 000.00 is charged per semester on a foreign student, excluding summer sessions, for services done for them while they are in the Philippines.  (DECS Order No. 74, s. 1989)
  5. A foreign undergraduate married student coming with his/her family is not provided housing.
  6. All foreign students, except the married ones are expected to stay in the dormitory and eat at the University Cafeteria which serves vegetarian food only.
  7. Any irregularity committed by a foreign student, academic or behavioral, will be reported to the office of the Bureau of Immigration for proper action.

Requirements for Change of Status from Temporary Visitor to Foreign Student  Visa (Under Section 9(f) of the PIA of 1940, as amended)

  1. Written endorsement from the school for the conversion of applicant’s status to student on the school’s official stationary signed by the school’s Registrar and stamped with the school’s official dry seal
  2. Original copy of the Notice of Acceptance (NOA) containing a clear impression of the school’s official dry seal
  3. Original copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Admission (CEA) issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for Medicine and Dentistry students
  4. Proof of adequate financial support to cover the expenses for the student’s accommodation and subsistence as well as the school dues and other incidental expenses
  5. Scholastic records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the student’s country of origin or legal residence
  6. Police Clearance Certificate issued by the National Police Authorities in the student’s country of origin or residence duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post having consular jurisdiction over the place for student who resided in the Philippines for less than 59 days.
  7. However, for a student who resided in the Philippines for less than 59 days at the time he applies for the said change/conversion of his admission status to that of a student, he shall also be required to submit the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance.
  8. Quarantine Medical Clearance Certificate by the National Quarantine Office
  9. Copy of the student’s Personal History Statement signed by the student with a 2 x 2-inch photograph just recently taken
  10. Photocopy of the photo, data and stamp of the latest arrival pages of the passport of the student.  The passport itself shall be presented to the BI office for verification
  11. National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Clearance

Source:  Republic of the Philippines, Department of Justice, Bureau of Immigration, Manila.

Requirements for Special Study Permits for Foreign Students

          A foreign student who is below 18 years of age (minor under guardianship) is required to apply for Special Study Permit from the Bureau of Immigration with the following requirements:

  1. Letter request from the duly appointed guardian / parents if in the country
  2. Certificate of acceptance from the school
  3. Photocopy of passport reflecting applicant’s valid stay
  4. Affidavit of support and the proof thereof (bank certificate) / Guaranty of return to country of origin
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Affidavit executed by the parents appointing said guardian to take custody and care over the minor-applicant (if executed outside the Philippines, the same must be duly authenticated to be admitted as foreign document/s; if executed in the Philippines, parents’ passport must be presented)
  7. Photocopy of the guardians’ passport reflecting authorized stay, if guardian is an alien and he/she must not be a mere 9(a) visa holder

Air Fare Guarantee Deposit

          All foreign students are required to pay an air fare guarantee deposit as one of the admission requirements amounting to the following rates:

Africa (Central, East, South, North, West)                    US $950
Australia                                                         850
Bangladesh                                                        550
Canada                                                            800
Caroline Island                                                   550
China                                                             300
Eastern Caroline Island                                           800
Europe                                                            950
Guam                                                              600
Hong Kong                                                         250
India                                                             550
Indonesia                                                         450
Japan                                                             450
Korea                                                             400
Malaysia                                                          400
Middle East                                                       950
Nepal                                                             500
Nigeria                                                           950
Myanmar                                                           500
Pakistan                                                          600
Palau                                                             350
Papua New Guinea                                                  600
Sabah                                                             450
Singapore                                                         400
Solomon Islands                                                   600
Sri Lanka                                                         600
Taipei                                                            250
Thailand                                                          400
United States of America                                          800

Note:  Figures are subject to change depending on the cost of the airline tickets.                 

Admission Procedures

  1. Inquiries or application for admissions to AUP should be addressed to:

The University Registrar
Adventist University of the Philippines
P.O. Box 1834, Manila 0901 Philippines

Location Address :  Puting Kahoy, Silang 4118 Cavite
Telephone Nos.   :  (049)541-1211 to1225
Fax Nos.         :  (049) 541-1228; 1229
Email            :
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  1. Applicants must submit the completed application forms together with a non-refundable application fee and all the admission requirements to the University Registrar’s office.
  2. After all the admission requirements are submitted, the applicant must take the entrance examinations administered by the Guidance Department.