Universities in Quezon City, Philippines

Quezon City, the largest and most populous city of the Republic of the Philippines, was founded in 1939. It is named after the second president of the Philippines. 

The Quezon city was officially proclaimed as the national capital of the Philippines in 1949, and a huge number of government institutes and private companies shifted their department offices to the newly formed city.  Also, Quezon city is home to the most prestigious universities in the Philippines. 

International students are particularly attracted to the Philippines because of its relatively affordable tuition fees compared to other Asia and European universities.

Top University in Quezon City

The University of the Philippines (UP) is regarded as the best university in Quezon City.  Founded in 1908, while the Philippines was still a colony of America, It boasts of an incredible alumnus which consists of 7 Presidents, 13 Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and numerous scientists, artists, lawyers, engineers and teachers. The Times World University Rankings ranked it #2 in the Philippines, and the QS World University Rankings deemed it the number 1 University in the Philippines.

The university offers Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees in several disciplines. The Computer Science, Engineering, Medical, Natural Science, Humanities, and Agricultural programs provided by the university are considered among the best in the world.

Although the main campus is located in Quezon City, the university has 17 other campuses all over the Philippines, which houses more than 20,000 students at any given time. In terms of facilities, the university has 167 academic buildings, a state of the art observatory, numerous teaching laboratories and a modern library. The university also provides housing units for its students.

Eligibility Criteria and Documentation

International applicants must produce their secondary education certificate before applying in the Philippines. A minimum (SAT) score of 1200 is accepted. Applicants must also have their TOEFL certificates, and a minimum score of 500 is acceptable for admission. Other requisite documents are an online application form, photographs, declaration of financial support, medical certificate, passport and visa.

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