Southwestern University

Cebu City, Cebu
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>Type: Private University
>Entrance exam: Required
>Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
>Term structure: Semester
>School year: starts in June

Tuition fees

Bachelor's degree ₱ 36,000-54,000 per year
Master's degree ₱ 16,000-33,000 per year

Courses offered


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking
Rank in Cebu 7th out of 11 schools view
Rank in Central Visayas 12nd out of 18 schools view
Rank in Philippines 133 out of 273 schools view

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
Dentist Licensure Exam - Practical Phase 100%
1 of 25 schools
Optometrist Licensure Exam 93%
Very Good
5 of 7 schools
Medical Technology Board Exam 92%
Very Good
35 of 108 schools
Dentist Licensure Exam - Written Phase 87%
Above Average
6 of 26 schools
Physician Licensure Exam 78%
Below Average
26 of 38 schools
Pharmacist Licensure Exam 76%
Above Average
29 of 84 schools
Social Workers Licensure Exam 76%
47 of 89 schools
Physical Therapist Licensure Exam 73%
Above Average
22 of 61 schools
Nurses Licensure Exam 69%
Below Average
200 of 317 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 59%
Above Average
481 of 1224 schools
Veterinarian Licensure Exam 54%
11 of 20 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 52%
Above Average
352 of 1044 schools
Criminologists Licensure Exam 52%
Above Average
143 of 437 schools
Environmental Planner Licensure Exam 42%
Below Average
39 of 67 schools
Licensure Exam for Psychometricians 35%
Below Average
132 of 213 schools


Southwestern University
Villa Aznar, Urgello St., Cebu City 6000, Cebu

Scholarships at Southwestern University

1. PHINMA Scholarship

Be one of the 30 incoming college freshmen this SY 2018-2019 to enjoy the PHINMA scholarship & receive a 100% scholarship grant on tuition plus P4,000 monthly allowance.

2. SWU PHINMA Presidential-Scholarship



• Filipinos
• Graduates or Senior students of a Pre-Med program


Candidates who successfully pass all the requirements and criteria will receive:

• Coverage of selected candidates' NMAT fees
• 100% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees, and a modest monthly allowance.

Application Process

• Applicants must fill up the application form (obtain a copy from the Office of Student Life or download it here) and submit with a copy of their latest transcript of records to the Office of the Vice President for Student Life. Deadline of submission is close of business on Jan 20, 2017.

• After submission, applicants take a socio-economic assessment test at the SWU Main Campus.

• The shortlisted Top 10 applicants will be announced on the last week of Jan 2017. Screening is based on academic performance, socio-economic assessment test, and completeness of requirements submitted.

• The shortlisted Top 10 candidates take NMAT in Feb 2017.

• Applicants who pass the NMAT will take School of Medicine Entrance Exam in June 2017.

• Top 5 students who pass the School of Medicine Entrance Exam will be awarded scholarships. Results will be release in May 2017
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