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University of the Philippines Diliman

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The University of the Philippines (UP) was established in 1908 by Act No. 1870 of the Philippine Legislature to “give advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and the arts, and professional and technical training to every qualified student, irrespective of age, sex, nationality, religious belief, or political affiliation.”


  • Arts and Letters Cluster
  • Management and Economics Cluster
  • Science and Technology Cluster
  • Social Sciences and Law Cluster


Research has always been embedded in the culture of the University of the Philippines. As mandated by RA 9500, or the UP Charter of 2008, the University shall lead in initiating innovations in research, and serve as a research university by promoting and implementing research and development in various fields of expertise. 

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University Ranking

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Housing services

The 13 UPD residence halls play an important role in the total development of students. These residence halls provide an atmosphere conducive to sound intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cultural pursuits. They are living laboratories on campus where students are able to integrate the interplay between academic and non-academic learning experiences. No other system of the University has the potential to impact the passing student more than his/her place of residence. 

Student Reviews

UPs and downs
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The campus is beautiful and, as one could expect from UP, it is very likely to find people - students or faculty - in the campus who are passionate about doing research and uplifting the country. The study experience, although usually satisfying, has been difficult for me because I do this alongside my full-time job. Most of the core courses are held on weekdays, so I...

UP's Honor and Excellence
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UP was a safe haven for academic freedom and an institution true to its motto of "Honor and Excellence." We were taught to learn outside the rigorous academic standards and learn more outside of our grades. There was a lot of freedom, acceptance, not just on our beliefs, but to our identities as well. This level of freedom made learning physically and mentally comfortable...

The national university
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

UP is the national university of the Philippines and has always been nurturing their students to become leaders of ther respective fields.

Bagong Pagasa, Philippines

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