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


  • Tuition ◊ Loans

    Fees: MA

    Semestral Fees : MA Programs (Filipino Students)

     Tuition Fees: PhP 500 per unit*

     Medical: PhP 50

     Library Fee: PhP 1,200

     Cultural: PhD 50

     Athletics: PhP 75

     Student Fund: PhP 50

    Registration Fee: PhP 40

     

    Semestral Fees : MA Programs (International Students)

     Tuition Fees: PhP 500 per unit*

    Educational Development Fund: USD 500

     Miscellaneous : PhP 1,415

      Student Fund: PhP 78.5

     Laboratory: PhP 100 -1,500

     

    * Asian Center courses only. Rates may be different for courses taken in different colleges. 

    Fees: PhD

    Fees: Filipino Students

     Tuition Fees: PhP 500 per unit*

     Medical: PhP 50

     Library Fee: PhP 1,200

     Cultural: PhD 50

     Athletics: PhP 75

     Student Fund: PhP 50

    Registration Fee: PhP 40

     

    *Tuition fees for Asian Center-offered courses: PhP 500.00 per unit (PhP 1,500 for a three-unit course). Tuition fees for non-Asian Center courses (CAL or CSSP): PhP 500 (PhP 1,500 for a three-unit course)


    Fees: International Students

     Tuition Fees: PhP 500 per unit*

    Educational Development Fund: USD 500

     Miscellaneous : PhP 1,415

      Student Fund: PhP 78.5

     Laboratory: PhP 100 -1,500

     

    *Tuition fees for Asian Center-offered courses: PhP 500.00 per unit (PhP 1,500 for a three-unit course). Tuition fees for non-Asian Center courses (CAL or CSSP): PhP 500 (PhP 1,500 for a three-unit course)

    Student Loans

    Other loans and assistance are only available to undergraduate students and were not included here since the Asian Center is a graduate-level institution. For other forms of financial assistance, please visit the Student Services tab.

    Tuition Fee Loan

    Tuition Fee Loan covers up to 100% tuition loan and is available for ALL UP Diliman students, excluding cross-enrollees and those taking CPE courses. This can be availed DURING the registration period until the last day of payment for the semester. How to apply? Create your SLAS account and prepare the following documents:
    a) 1x1 ID Photo
    b) GSIS/SSS ID (or any valid ID) of parent / relative as co-debtor

    Short-Term Cash Loan

    Short Term Cash Loan amounts to Php 3,000 per semester available to all enrolled Filipino undergraduate and graduate students. This can be availed one month AFTER the registration period. To apply, prepare the following document:
    a) UP Form 5
    b) 1x1 ID
    c) GSIS / SSS ID (or any valid ID) of co-debtor
    d) Photocopy of your UP ID (if available)
    Contact Person: Ramona de la Paz, Manuel Serrano. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (02) 8981–8500 loc. 4505

    Other Forms of Financial Assistance

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs also offers other forms of financial assistance. Please visit their website or read Ugnayan at Patnubay: The UP Diliman COVID-19 Student Handbook.
     
  • Only for students of the UP Asian Center's MA programs

    Financing for MA Course Work

    AC Angara Scholarships

    1. To qualify for scholarship, the student must:

    •  Be in good academic standing (i.e. must not be in violation of the maximum residency rule);
    •  Have a GWA of at least 1.66 in the program he/she is enrolled in;
    •  Not enjoy any other scholarship; and
    •  Sign the scholarship contract

    2. To retain the scholarship, the student must:

    • Be in good academic standing;
    • Have a GWA of at least 1.66;
    • Not enjoy any other scholarship;
    • Have a load of 9-12 units per semester [1];
    • Not have an outstanding grade of INC as of the date of registration;
    • Not have been given any disciplinary action worse than 5 class days suspension;
    • Not have exceeded 5 semesters as a beneficiary of the same scholarship [2]; and
    • Sign the scholarship contract.

    3. The benefits of the scholarship are as follows:

    • Free tuition and miscellaneous fees;
    • Stipend of P1,200 per month [3] (excluding summer) or a total of P12,000 per year; and
    • For AC Angara grantees – book allowance of P2,000 per semester or P4,000 per year;
    • For AC UP-funded grantees – book allowance of P1,000 per semester or P2,000 per year.

    4. The obligations of the grantee are as follows:

    • The grantee shall enroll for the semester immediately following the award of the grant.  No deferment shall be allowed except for substantial and valid reasons and only upon approval of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.  Refusal or inability to use the grant shall result in the cancellation of the grant.
    • For government employees, the grantee must serve the institution/organization he is affiliated with, or another government agency, 6 months for every semester that he/she is a scholar.
    • If employed outside of government or unemployed at the time of scholarship, the grantee must render reasonable service to the university or the Asian Center without compensation through its extension programs, e.g. assist in trainings, conferences, publications, student affairs during the semester of the grant.  The actual activities shall be determined through consultations between grantee and the Office of the College Secretary. A certification that service obligation has been satisfied must be issued by the Admissions and Scholarship Committee as part of clearance procedures for graduation.
    • The grantee shall reimburse the total amount received from the university and in addition 20% penalty charge if he/she drops a course/courses during the semester and/or withdraws from the program for unjustifiable reasons and/or refuses to render reasonable service, for whatever reason.

    5. To apply, please email the Office of the College Secretary for procedures at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kindly coordinate with Mr. Robert Silleza.

    For other information, visit the Tuition and Financing page.


    [1] Including units for language subjects

    [2] Students are required up to 39 units of coursework plus 12 non-credit units of language. Assuming that they have already earned a minimum of 6 units at the time of scholarship approval, 5 semesters should suffice for completion of other courses.

    [3] For AC Angara grantees, the stipend is subject to increase in the amount of P2,500 provided they can show proof that they are financially needy (UP indicators: not exceeding P130,000 annual family income for Metro Manila; P117,000 for annual family income for other urban areas; and P110,000 annual family income for rural areas) and do not enjoy other benefits like leave of absence with pay from their institution/organization.

     

  • Travel Grants for Thesis Writing (AC Angara fund only)

    1. To qualify for the travel grant, the student must:

    • Have successfully defended his/her thesis proposal;
    • Be on active status (i.e. currently enrolled);
    • Have a GWA of at least 1.50; and
    • Have submitted a research plan and budget approved by the Admissions and Scholarship Committee.

    2. The benefits of the grant are as follows:

    • For field study outside the Philippines, a maximum of P45,000.00 per student, given as a lump-sum, to be used for airfare, inland transportation, pre-departure expenses, board and lodging, and other research-related expenses.
    • For Philippine field study outside of Metro Manila, a maximum of P25,000.00 per student, given as a lump-sum, to be used for airfare, inland transportation, pre-departure expenses, board and loding, and other research-related expenses.

    3. The grantee, upon return, has the following obligations:

    • Submit a written report of the research trip within 30 days of return;
    • Give an oral presentation of research experience in an appropriate forum to be determined by the Asian Center;
    • Liquidate all expenses; and
    • Reimburse the entire amount of the grant if unable to present an oral defense of the thesis within the maximum residence period.

    4. To apply, please email the Office of the College Secretary for procedures at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kindly coordinate with Mr. Robert Silleza.

  • Financial Assistance for Thesis Writing (AC Angara and AC UP-funded)

    1.  To qualify for assistance, the student must:

    • Have successfully defended a research proposal or, if already in the writing stage at the time of application, have submitted a progress report certified by the adviser;
    • Be on active status (i.e. currently enrolled); and
    • Submit a recommendation from the thesis adviser indicating capacity of the student and potential contribution of the study to knowledge and development of Philippine/Asian studies.

    2.  The benefits of the thesis assistance are as follows:

    • For Angara grantees: P15,000.00
    • For UP-funded grantees: P3,000.00

    3. The grant shall be disbursed as follows:

    • 40% upon the approval of the research proposal;
    • 40% upon the submission and acceptance of the first draft; and
    • 20% upon passing the oral defense.

    4. The obligations of the grantee are as follows:

    • Submit a financial report and proof that he/she used the funds only for the intended purpose;
    • Strive to abide by the highest standards of scholarship in the conduct of the thesis research;
      • Reimburse the first disbursement equivalent to 40% if unable to proceed after the approval of the proposal within the maximum residence period;
      • Reimburse the first and second disbursements equivalent to 80% if unable to proceed after the acceptance of the first draft within the maximum residence period.

    5. To apply, please email the Office of the College Secretary for procedures at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 981.8500 local 3578. Kindly coordinate with Mr. Robert Silleza. 

  • THESIS FINANCING: BA/BS, MA/MS, or PhD


    UP Diliman Creative/Critical Thesis Grants in the Arts, Culture, and the Humanities

    OICA, UP Diliman is accepting applications for the UP Diliman Creative/Critical Thesis Grants in the Arts, Culture and the Humanities (UPD-CCTGACH) Cycle 4.
    According to OICA's Facebook post on 15 January 2021, UPD-CCTGACH is a "competitive research grant and/or creative work in the form of an outright grant for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students in the fields of the visual arts and programs related to the critical study of arts and culture. To learn more, view the memorandum/guidelines, eligibility, requirements, and application forms (Google Drive link).
    For updates, please contact OICA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and/or follow their Facebook page.

    UP Presidential Leadership Grants

    This is open to sophomores (undergrad) and to any graduate student, and is subject to the usual requirements. Please view the complete list of rules, etc

    Office of Scholarships and Grants (OSG), UP Diliman

    Students are also advised to follow the Facebook page of the Office of Scholarships and Grants of the university to receive news and updates, and to view the Scholarship Primer (Facebook photo album) prepared by the OSG



  • Contact Info

    For more information, you may contact the Office of the College Secretary at 8.981.8500 local 3578 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kindly look for Mr. Robert Silleza or Avel Golondrina.