Requirements for PhD Program

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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 Prof. 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 P100 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 College Secretary, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. 

** Application Forms 

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