Bicol University - Main Campus

Legazpi City, Albay
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Type of school: State University
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Term type: Semester (2 terms per year)
Entrance exam: Required
Gender admission: Men & Women

Tuition fees:

Bachelor's degree ₱ 10,000-14,000 per year
Master's degree ₱ 9,200 per year

Courses offered at Bicol University-Main:


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking
Rank in Albay 1 out of 5 schools view
Rank in Bicol Region 4 out of 17 schools view
Rank in Philippines 76 out of 259 schools view

Centers of Excellence and Development:

Board exams performance:

Displaying the passing rates of First Timers only (does not include people who took the exam for the 2nd or 3rd time).
Based on the results of past 4 exams of each board exam.
Exam Passing Rates
(first timers)
Rank in Philippines
Midwife Licensure Exam 100%
1 of 151 schools
Social Workers Licensure Exam 100%
1 of 78 schools
Nurses Licensure Exam 93%
55 of 355 schools
Master Electrician Licensure Exam 84%
Very Good
24 of 150 schools
Mining Engineer Licensure Exam 80%
Very Good
7 of 9 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 78%
71 of 145 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 77%
Very Good
129 of 1016 schools
Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam 75%
Very Good
11 of 164 schools
Architect Licensure Exam 73%
Above Average
28 of 73 schools
Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 72%
Very Good
30 of 286 schools
Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam 71%
Above Average
50 of 127 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 59%
Above Average
437 of 1167 schools
Chemistry Licensure Exam 56%
18 of 34 schools
Chemical Engineer Licensure Exam 56%
16 of 33 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 52%
Above Average
73 of 203 schools
Environmental Planner Licensure Exam 37%
Below Average
31 of 43 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 33%
60 of 112 schools


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

Scholarships at Bicol University-Main:

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