Silliman University

Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
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Type of school: Private University
Term type: Semester (2 terms per year)
Entrance exam: Not required
Religious affiliation: Protestant

Tuition fees:

Bachelor's degree ₱ 60,000-80,000 per year
Master's degree ₱ 20,500-40,000 per year

Courses offered at Silliman University:


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking
Rank in Negros Oriental 1st out of 3 schools view
Rank in Central Visayas 4th out of 17 schools view
Rank in Philippines 22nd 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
Nurses Licensure Exam 98%
25 of 342 schools
Medical Technology Board Exam 96%
23 of 100 schools
Physician Licensure Exam 91%
14 of 36 schools
Physical Therapist Licensure Exam 87%
Very Good
7 of 51 schools
CPA Licensure Exam 87%
Very Good
16 of 365 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 85%
Very Good
52 of 146 schools
Librarian Licensure Examination 85%
Very Good
16 of 49 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 83%
Very Good
66 of 1172 schools
Social Workers Licensure Exam 82%
Very Good
39 of 78 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 78%
Very Good
106 of 1012 schools
Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam 76%
Above Average
42 of 127 schools
Nutritionist-Dietitian Licensure Exam 67%
18 of 34 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 66%
29 of 201 schools
Chemistry Licensure Exam 64%
Above Average
12 of 34 schools
Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam 61%
Above Average
35 of 149 schools
Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 60%
Above Average
77 of 254 schools
Licensure Exam for Psychometricians 53%
37 of 185 schools
Agriculturist Licensure Exam 52%
Very Good
13 of 163 schools
Environmental Planner Licensure Exam 48%
Above Average
28 of 68 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 5%
122 of 126 schools


Silliman University
Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City 6200 Negros Oriental

Scholarships at Silliman University:

1. Aid to Minister's Children

For children of UCCP pastors who are currently assigned to a local church. Incoming first year college students must have a High School General Average of 85% and higher and a 2.5 TQPA or higher for continuing students. Benefit is P10,000/sem.

2. Adela Tadiar Verzosa Scholarship

For deserving and financially needy students in the College of Nursing. Covers Partial Tuition Fee.

3. Benita/Albino Lopez Scholarship

For continuing full time Bachelor of Music students with high academic performance and economically challenged with a Term Quality Point Average (TQPA) of 2.75 or higher. Covers Partial Tuition Fee

4. Bob & Metta Silliman Scholarship

For students with high academic performance, leadership potentials, church involvement and dramatics. Preferably for Engineering and Computer related courses. Covers Tuition Fee and book allowance (•)

5. Class 2010 Scholarship

For a High School Valedictorian who is financially challenged. Covers Tuition Fee. (•)

6. Crescencio Bendijo Tuition Scholarship

For continuing sophomore student from Southern Leyte enrolled in a bachelor's degree program. Covers Tuition Fee. (•)

7. Daniell Fissell Music Scholarship

For a junior Theology student majoring in Liturgy and Music with a Cumulative Quality Point Average (CQPA) of 3.0 or higher. Covers Full School Fees. (•)

8. Dr. Hubert Reynolds Endowment Scholarship Fund

For junior students of the Social Work program. Covers Partial Tuition Fee. (•)

9. Edna and Roy Bell Memorial Scholarship

For Theology students and those studying church music. Covers Full School Fees. (•)

10. Expanded Work Study Grant

A Special 6-year Work Study Program for financially challenged incoming freshmen with a High School General Average of 80% with no grade below 80 in any subject. Courses: BS Agriculture, BS Education, BBA Economics, BBA Enterpreneurship, BS Office Management and AB Courses Covers Full School Fees (•)

11. Henrietta Doltz Puhaty Nursing Scholarship

For academically deserving and financially needy students in the College of Nursing. Must have an unquestionable moral integrity, conduct and behavior. Covers Tuition Fee Fees. (•)

12. Honor Freshmen Law Entrance Scholarship

For incoming first year Law students with a baccalaureate degree from Silliman University with Latin Honor.

13. International Christian Scholarship Foundation (ICSF)

For incoming first year Medical school students with a QPA of at least 3.0 in the baccalaureate degree and with National Medical Admissions Test (NMAT) percentile of 45 & above; preferably with Latin Honor. Covers Tuition Fee. (•)

14. Isagani C. Villanueva Law Scholarship

For continuing students enrolled in the College of Law. Covers Partial Tuition.

15. Jose Baccay Scholarship

For worthy and deserving college students from Bicol Region. Covers Full School Fees. (•)

16. Jose/Josefa Demeterio Scholarship Fund

For students majoring in Chemistry. Covers Tuition Fee. (•)

17. Leopoldo T. Ruiz Scholarship

For students in Sociology, Anthropology and Education with high academic performance. Covers Full School Fees. (•)

18. Loreto Calibo Sobong Scholarship in Education

For students in Education with high academic performance, moral character, leadership potential, and a strong commitment to teaching. Covers Tuition Fee. (•)

19. Natividad Taleon Griño Scholarship

For deserving and financially needy students in the College of Nursing, Students must be in their 3rd or 4th year level, with a CQPA of 3.0 and must have an unquestionable moral integrity, conduct and behavior. Covers Partial Tuition Fee.

20. Pacita Edrial Flores Scholarship

For academically deserving and financially needy student pursuing a bachelor's degree. Covers Full School Fees plus book allowance. (•)

21. Panday Tinig Scholarship

For junior and senior students in the College of Performing and Visual Arts majoring in Choral Conducting or Composition with a TQPA of 3.0 or higher. Covers Partial Tuition Fee.

22. Perdices Mariano Scholarship

For students in Agriculture, Home Economics and Social Work who are residents of Negros Oriental. Covers 50% of the Tuition Fee.

23. Portal Scholarship

For incoming freshmen belonging to the Top 10% of their graduating class. This covers 75% free tuition and 25% work grant. (•)

Courses :

A. Sciences - Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, Public Administration
B. Education - Math, Preschool, HE, Library Sciences
C. Business - Economic, Office Management, Entrepreneurship

24. Rolando, Josefa and Jocelyn del Carmen Scholarship

For academically deserving and financially needy student. Covers Partial Tuition Fee.

25. Rolando and Josefa del Carmen Research Assistantship

For continuing students enrolled in the College of Law.

26. Ruth Bout-Yandell Music Scholarship

For full time outstanding performer in the College of Performing and Visual Arts with a TQPA of 3.0 or higher. Covers Partial Tuition Fee

27. Samuel L. Buot, Sr. Law Scholarship

For continuing students enrolled in the College of Law. Covers Partial Tuition.

28. SU Lambdans Scholarship

For junior or senior students presently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program with a CQPA of 2.5 or higher. Covers 50% of the Tuition Fee. (•)

29. Tenorio-Mendiola Scholarship

For High School Valedictorians from Samar or Negros Oriental. Covers Tuition Fee for freshmen year only.

30. Wentworth Uytengsu Memorial Scholarship

For continuing students enrolled in the College of Law. Covers Tuition plus books. (•)

31. William Barry Thompson Nursing Scholarship

For financially challenged yet academically able high school graduates from the Oriental Negros. Provides comprehensive funding for full college education with repayment conditions for continuity of the scholarship. Click here for details.

(•) support until graduation as long as the scholar complies with all the requirements of the scholarship.


The provision of living facility is as essentially a part of the work of the University as the provision of classrooms, libraries and laboratories. The dormitories offer a diversity of programs such as lectures and discussions, athletics, social and cultural programs, and other experiences. The dormitory staff are eager to get to know each student on an individual basis and are available to give help and aid whenever needed. A wide variety of personal and group experiences are offered through which the individual can interact naturally with others for his personal development.

Silliman operations regular and cooperative dormitories. These dormitories provide comfortable living conditions for approximately 800 students.

Regular Dormitories – There are four well-equipped regular dormitories for women and three for men. Lodging in the regular dormitories is payable at the Student Personnel Office. Fixed board is paid two months in advance at the Univ