UPOU Application for Admission for First Semester 2010-2011

University of the Philippines Open University

University of the Philippines Open University

Interested parties who wish to be admitted as a student of the University of the Philippines Open University, whether in the undergraduate or graduate level, should take note of the following information:

Deadline for filing of Application for Admission (1st Semester 2010-2011)

UPOU Programs with admission exam (Associate in  Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies, Master of Public Management, and Doctor of Philosophy) – Saturday, January 30, 2010

All other UPOU programs – Saturday, February 27, 2010

UPOU Application Requirements

Associate in Arts applicants:

  1. Correctly and completely accomplished application form for admission (in .pdf format)*
  2. High School Form 137 with school dry seal or Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) result and official & original transcript of Records from former school.
  3. Two identical 2″x2″ photos and two identical 1″x1″ photos (print complete name and program at the back)
  4. Self-addressed stamped white envelope
  5. Proof of payment of application fee of Php350.00 (US$75)

Post-Baccaluareate Program applicants:

  1. Correctly and completely accomplished Application for Admission (in .pdf format)*
  2. Original copy of Transcript of records (TOR) for all degrees earned (original and duplicate)PhD program applicants are required to submit original TOR for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation ( UPOU Form1a in .pdf format)* from: a) employer/supervisor; b) former professor; c) former program adviser
  4. Two identical 2″x2″ photos and two identical 1″;x1″ photos (print complete name and program at the back)
  5. Medical certification issued by a licensed physician
  6. 500-word essay (please refer to item #30)
  7. Proof of payment of application fee of Php500.00 (US$100)
  8. Photocopy of PRC license/board exam rating (if applicable)
  9. Photocopy of latest income tax return (ITR) [if applying for a scholarship]

For teacher applicants include:

  1. photocopy of PBET/LET eligibility
  2. Certificate of Teaching Load (please use UPOU Form 1b).

UPOU Online Degree Programs

Undergraduate program

Associate in Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies (BAMS)

Post-baccalaureate Diploma programs

Diploma in Social Work
Diploma in Computer Science
Diploma in Research and Development Management
Diploma in Environment and Natural Resources Management
Diploma in Science Teaching
Diploma in Mathematics Teaching
Diploma in Language and Literacy Education
Diploma in Social Studies Education

Master’s programs

Master in Social Work
Master of Development Communication
Master of Distance Education
Master of Public Health
Master in Hospital Administration
Master of Arts in Nursing
Master of Public Management
Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management
Master of Arts in Education (Language and Literacy Education)
Master of Arts in Education (Social Studies)
Master in Information Systems

Doctoral program

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Physics Education, Mathematics Education)

Nonformal courses and certificate programs, namely:

Community Mental Health
Online Teaching and Learning
Filipiniana Online
Information Technology for Health Research
Caring for the Special Child
Caring for the Older Person
New Enterprise Planning
Personal Entrepreneural Development
Introduction to E-Commerce
Certificate in Barangay Administration
Professional Teaching Certification Program
m-learning program

Questions / Inquiries

If you have others questions and or inquiries regarding the application for admission, registration, and enrollment, please contact the UPOU Office of the University Registrar at (049) 536-6001 to 6006 local 199, 101 and 102 during office hours 7AM to 12NN and 1PM to 6PM, Tuesday to Friday or email admissions@upou.edu.ph.

32 Responses to “UPOU Application for Admission for First Semester 2010-2011”

  1. ashish r jain india on March 24th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    to, the chief of distance education
    respected sir/madam,
    one of my friends from philippines has left her undergation in education 2 yrs back & she is willing to have it get completed. as i could find ur distance education programmes are popular, plz send me some information regarding your distance education programmes in education, its admission proccess, fees structure, and annual academic programme….
    I will be happy to get your hearted reply, so that i can help my friend to make her life.
    thanking you….

    yours sincerely
    ashish r jain (india)

  2. @Ashish, you can find out more information about UPOU and its distance education programs at http://www.upou.edu.ph. Thank you very much!

  3. Hi

    I graduated a vocational course, Im planning to go back to school and earn a bachelors degree. Is UPOU offers courses where I can earn bachelor degree?

    Hope You can help me.

    Thanks & God bless

  4. @joy: UPOU offers Associate in Arts degree. Try to visit their website http://www.upou.edu.ph for more info. Thanks

  5. Hi! meron ka po bang email add? marami po kasi akong tanong about sa UPOU. ok lang po ba? I’ll wait for your response po dito…

  6. @ franc: annkathpena@gmail.com

  7. Carlos Barretto, Jr. on July 20th, 2010 at 4:08 am

    When will your 2nd semester Masters program will start ?

  8. @Carlos Barretto 2nd Semester starts early November

  9. May I know how to avail scholarship on PhD in Education major in Mathematics?

  10. @Malvin List of available UPOU scholarship can be found at : http://upou.edu.ph/admission/scholarship.htm

  11. Sir,

    I already sent my documents last Dec. 28, 2010, have not received any response or comfirmation till now.

    Kindly help thanks po.


  12. Hi! I just want to ask. I was a UP Baguio student 2 years back. I decided to stop kasi financial needs… 3rd year student ako dun, then i stopped. is it still possible for me to enter UP OPEN UNIVERSITY? Gusto ko lang po talaga matapos ang pagaaral sa UP. Hope you can send me your reply.. or text me at . Thanks!

  13. Dexter B, don’t lose hope. Contact the UPOU Office of the University Registrar at registrar@upou.edu.ph or info@upou.edu.ph.

  14. Christina Zaballa, kindly contact the UPOU Office of the University Registrar at registrar@upou.edu.ph or info@upou.edu.ph regarding your application. You may also e-mail admissions@upou.edu.ph. Thank you!

  15. Amie P. Correo on March 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    evening sir jeric! am a hopeful to be admitted in upou master of arts in nursing. sent my application via jrs courier. how will i know if am admitted or not. maraming salamat!

  16. Sir/Madam,

    I’m planning to enroll in ur Teacher Certificate Program, I’m a government employee and I want to avail your distance education.

    I finished my Master in Public Administration (MPA) last 2003 and a BS Criminology degree in 1999.

    How can avail of your programs, its fees and admission requirement?

    Alex R

  17. Hi, Alex! Please visit the UPOU website at http://www.upou.edu.ph for the admission requirements and application procedures. I believe the current tuition fee for TCP is Php1,000/unit excluding miscellaneous fees and instructional media fees. Contact the UPOU if you have other questions. Thank you very much!

  18. Hello, Amie! Please e-mail the UPOU registrar to inquire about your application. Try sending an e-mail to registrar@upou.edu.ph or admissions@upou.edu.ph. You may also check the UPOU website because they post the list of admitted students there. Thank you very much!

  19. I’m planning to apply in UPOU-Diploma in Science Teaching major in Physics because I currently teaching physics this school year. Even I’m teaching physics, I’m not physics major my undegraduate degree is BSE Chemistry. this program will enhance my physics concept and confidence in teaching the discipline.

    Is it possible for me to be admitted in the said program even I’m taking master’s degree in chemistry in other university?

    Aldrin B.

  20. Hello, Aldrin! I’m not really sure if this is possible. I suggest that you e-mail the Office of the University at registrar@upou.edu.ph or info@upou.edu.ph.

  21. i finished bsee, and want to take diploma in Social work, is it possible?

  22. i am just browsing the requirements for application for diploma programs, i can not find the item #30? assist me please. thank you

  23. @Jingle, you are required to submit a 500-word essay. The UPOU Application for Admission form states that your 500-word essay should indicate your purpose for applying to the distance education program and your plan after completion of graduate study at the UP Open University. However, the instructions failed to mention anything about the format of your essay—just make sure your essay would be readable.

  24. @Rubi, yes that’s possible. Please refer to the Diploma in Social Work prospectus for more information (http://www.upou.edu.ph/academic/programs/dsw.html ) .

  25. Jirbert Adlawon on July 31st, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Hello. I am from Zamboanga City. Do I need to personally obtain an application for admission form The Office of the University Registrar? Is it available in the website and can be downloaded? Thank you so much and God bless you.

  26. Hello, Jirbert! Application forms can be downloaded from the UPOU website (www.upou.edu.ph). Thank you!

  27. Hi there!

    I am from Pampanga. I am interested to study Diploma in Mathematics Teaching. I would like to know if I can still apply for the second semester and when will it start (the second semester)?

    thank you and God bless

  28. Hi,

    I am from LA, California. I am concerned about sending my original transcripts for admission. Is there a possibility to have xerox copies of original transcripts notarized by the embassy of the Philippines and send ‘em to UPOU ?


  29. Shane, I believe that it’s better if you direct your question to the UPOU Office of the University Registrar. You may email admissions@upou.edu.ph or registrar@upou.edu.ph. Thank you!

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