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Policy on Determining Tuition Fee for Foreign Students

Requested from UP by C. Paporo at 09:00 AM on Jun 29, 2022.
Purpose: Policy Formulation
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2000 - 05/31/2022
Tracking no: #UP-404738557296

Paporo 09:00 AM, Jun 29, 2022


Would you mind providing me a copy of your policy on determining tuition fees for international students?

Thank you.


Officer 02:32 PM, Jul 11, 2022

July 11, 2022

Dear Chicky Rose,

Thank you for your request dated Jun 29, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Policy on Determining Tuition Fee for Foreign Students.

We received your request on Jun 29, 2022 and will respond on or before Jul 20, 2022 09:00:41 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #UP-404738557296.

Thank you.

Atty. Roberto M.J. Lara
FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

Vice President for Public Affairs 09:02 AM, Jul 21, 2022

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Vice President for Public Affairs 08:48 AM, Aug 08, 2022

August 8, 2022

Dear Chicky Rose Paporo,


Thank you for your request dated Jun 29, 2022 09:00:41 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Policy on Determining Tuition Fee for Foreign Students.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. I enclose the information you requested.

This is regarding your query on the policy for determining the tuition fee of foreign students. As per UP Diliman's General Information for Graduate Applicants:

Graduate applicants pay a non-refundable application fee of a minimum of P100 for Filipinos, P200 for resident aliens, and US$25 or its equivalent in Philippine Pesos for non-resident aliens, depending on the college.

The matriculation fees (i.e., tuition, miscellaneous, and student fund) range from P2,993.50 to P31,493.50 for a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of twelve (12) units. To this amount should be added P100 deposit and P30 entrance fee. Laboratory fees range from P150 to P1800 per laboratory subject, depending on the college.

All foreign graduate students are required to pay the Education Development Fee (EDF) as follows:

Per Semester -  Resident Aliens US$250,  Non-Resident Aliens  US$100
Per Midyear Term  -  Resident Aliens US$500,   Non-Resident Aliens US$200   

Following are updated information re application, matriculation and laboratory fees from UPD. The matriculation fees for graduate programs depend on the approved tuition fee of the colleges, while for undergraduate programs, it is Php1,500 per unit.

Application Fee
Local - Php100
Resident alien - Php150
Non-Resident Alien - $30
Matriculation fees (semestral) for foreign students
Non-Resident Alien - from Php26,923.50 to Php207,376 (LLM) 
Resident Alien - from Php14,423.50 to Php194,876.50
Laboratory Fees range from Php150 to Php3,500

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If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Atty. Roberto M.J. Lara, Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents with postal address First Floor, Administration Building, Quezon Hall, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101 . Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


FDE Vice President for Public Affairs
FOI Receiving Officer

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