Application Requirements

  • Accomplished application form
    Get the application form, together with the letters of recommendation forms, from the NGSE Office, or download the forms below.
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 copies)
    Request letters or recommendations (three (3) for master’s and three for the doctoral degree) from individuals who have previously supervised you (a professor, an employee or administrator, or an expert in the field related to your area of specialization).
  • Official transcript of records of undergraduate and graduate work of all schools attended: one original transcript bearing the school seal and registrar’s signature and two photocopies. Certified English translations should also be submitted when necessary.
  • NSO Birth Certificate: Original and Photocopy
  • Three (3) recent passport size photographs
  • A non-refundable application fee of PhP100.00 for Filipino citizens or PhP 200.00 for resident foreign applicants. Pay at the Cashier’s Office (behind PNB Bldg.), U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. For non-resident foreign applicants, send a check in the amount of US $ 20.00 payable to the “University of the Philippines”.
  • Additional requirement for foreign applicants whose first language is not English: Certification of English language proficiency – Official Test of English as a Foreign Language score report. A score of at least 500 (paper-based), 173 (computer-based) or 61 (internet-based) in the TOEFL is required. (Educational Testing Service:


1st Semester:  Application period will start from the last week of January until the last Friday of March
2nd Semester:  Application period will start on the last week of August until the last Friday of October.