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Bicol University - Main Campus

Legazpi City, Albay, Bicol Region


  • Type: State University

  • Entrance exam: Required

  • Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian

  • Term structure: Semester

  • School year: starts in June

Tuition Fees

Included in the Free Tuition Law

This school is included under the "Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education" law that passed in 2017.

The law covers students enrolled in State and Local universities/colleges in Bachelors and Certificate programs.

Under the Law students in accredited State and Local universities/colleges will not pay any tuition fees or misc fee.

The Law covers only first time students (students who don't already have a college degree).

However, the full implementation of this law is not clear yet.

Bachelor's degree:

₱ 10,000-14,000 per year

Master's degree:

₱ 9,200 per year

Courses Offered


Based on the FindUniversity.ph Weighted Board Exams Ranking

Rank in Albay 1st out of 5 schools View
Rank in Bicol Region 6th out of 17 schools View
Rank in Philippines 108 out of 273 schools View

Centers of Excellence

Centers of Development

Board Exams Performance

Displaying the passing rates of First Time Examinees only.

Based on the results of the past 4 exams of each board exam.

Exam Passing Rates (First Timers) Rank in Philippines
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 85% Excellent 34 of 1044 schools
Chemical Engineer Licensure Exam 83% Above Average 10 of 32 schools
Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam 81% Above Average 42 of 132 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 77% Average 70 of 151 schools
Architect Licensure Exam 71% Above Average 27 of 71 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 61% Above Average 74 of 208 schools
Electronics Technicians Board Exam 54% Poor 136 of 155 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 30% Average 64 of 127 schools


Address: Bicol University - Main Campus, Rizal Street, Legazpi City, Albay

Scholarships at Bicol University

1. Entrance Scholarship

An entrance scholarship consisting of tuition fee discount shall be enjoyed for one semester by high school valedictorians/salutatorians from a public or private of a graduating class of not less than 50 students, except those who graduated from SUCs/laboratory high schools. The overall topnotcher in the BUCET shall also qualify under this scholarship. A student who meets the mentioned qualifications must apply for entrance scholarship upon enrollment by presenting his Form 138 (Fourth Year) and a certification as to the size of the graduating class and honors obtained from the high school principal or head of the secondary school where she/he graduated as valedictorian/salutatorian. Valedictorians and the BUCET overall topnotcher shall enjoy a 100%free tuition, while the salutatorians shall enjoy 50% free tuition. Entrance scholars may become academic scholars upon meeting the qualifying average at the end of the semester.

2. Academic Scholarship

Students who obtained high average rating during the preceeding term attended in the Bicol University are granted University/Full scholarship or College/Partial scholarship upon application with the Office of Student Services, under the following conditions:

• University/Full Scholarship

- 100% free tuition and other assessed fees for a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.00 - 1.25

• College/Partial scholarship

- 75% free tuition fee for a GWA of 1.251 - 1.5
- 50% free tuition fee for a GWA of 1.51 - 1.75

To qualify as academic scholar, the student must not have a grade lower than 2.4 (85%) in any subject, and be recommended by the concerned Dean/Director of the College/Unit.

3. Publication Scholarship

Students who qualify and are named of the officially recognized University/College publication as a result of competitive examinations are granted the Publication Scholarship every semester upon recommendation by the adviser of the College/Unit publication. The following publication staffers are granted free tuition fee, provided, application for the scholarship is made with the Office of Student Services:

• Editor-in-Chief

- University Publication - 100% free tuition
- College/Unit - 75% free tuition

• Associate Editor

- University Publication - 75% free tuition
- College/Unit - 50% free tuition

• Managing Editor

- University Publication - 50% free tuition
- College/Unit - 25% free tuition

• Senior/News Editor

- University Publication - 25% free tuition

4. Science Scholarship

Students who win in national/regional science competitions and are recommended by the adviser of recognized college/unit Science organization are entitled for free tuition fee immediately following the semester after the award, as follows:

- National winner - 100% free tuition
- Regional winner - 50% tuition

Science scholars must have a GWA of not lower than 2.0 during the preceding semester and must not have a grade lower than 1.9 (90%) in the science subjects.

5. Arts Scholarship

Students who are members of a recognized University Arts group who win in national/regional competition and recommended by their adviser shall enjoy immediately following the semester after the award free tuition fee, as follows:

- National winner - 100% free tuition
- Regional - 50% free tuition

6. Music Scholarship

Students enrolled in the BSF program, major in Music, who win in national/regional musical competitions and are recommended by the Music Club adviser, provided, the student has no grade lower the 1.9 (90%) in Music subjects, are granted the following immediately following the semester after the award:

- National winner - 100% free tuition
- Regional winner - 50% free tuition


Bicol University has a number of scholarships/grants facilitated by the Office of Student Services. Scholarships or grants from private individuals or organizations and other forms and financial aids to students are generally awarded in accordance with the rules and regulations governing them. The list below represents some of the externally-funded scholarships in the University:

1. DOST (R.A. 7687)

2. DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

3. DOST-SEI Physics Scholarship Program

4. DOST-SEI Junior Level Assistance Program

5. PICPA - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

6. Lydia Chuang Scholarship Program (LCSP)

7. Cong. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri Scholarship (CJMFZ)

8. Curriculum Integrated for Teacher Education (CITE)

9. Josefina Abrigo-Rañola Scholarship (JARS)

10. Child Sponsorship for Community Development, Inc. (CSCDI)

11. Bicol National American Association (BNAA)

12. O.T. Kang Scholarship Program (OTSP)

13. State Scholarship Program - CHED (SSP-CHED)

14. Ibalong Medical Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

15. Teresa Aquino-Oreta Scholarship Program (TAOSP)

16. Isabelo de los Reyes Scholarship Program

17. Krisel Lagman-Luistro Scholarship Program

18. Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Agrarian Scholarship Program (PDMASP)

19. Benigno Aquino Scholarship Program

20. Phil.-American Association of North Carolina (PAANC) Scholarship

21. Phil. Geothermal, Inc. - BSBIF

22. SK Scholarship Program

23. Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Phi. Dev't. (PCAFPD)

24. Scholarship Assistance Program (SAP-Polangui)

25. Rural Bank of Camalig Scholarship Program (RBCSP)

26. Pampers-Maternal Child Nursing Association of the Philippines (MCNAP) "Aral Alaga" Nursing Scholarship

27. Dept. Of Agrarian Reform Scholarship Program (DARSP)

28. Bicol Association of Metropolitan Washington, Inc. DC (BAMWDC)

29. Jesus and Angela Ricafrente Scholarship Program

30. Vicente Anson Juacian Fndtn. Inc. Scholarship Program

31. Mayor Rosal Scholarship Grant for Indigent

32. Jobski Foundation Scholarship, Inc. Program

33. Sangguniang Panlungsod Scholarship Program