University of Santo Tomas

Manila, Metro Manila
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Type of school: Pontifical University
Term type: Semester (2 terms per year)
Entrance exam: Required
Religious affiliation: Catholic

Tuition fees:

Bachelor's degree ₱ 90,000-110,000 per year
Master's degree ₱ 45,000-69,000 per year

Courses offered at University of Santo Tomas:

Rankings:

Based on the FindUniversity.ph Weighted Board Exams Ranking
Rank in Metro Manila 5th out of 46 schools view
Rank in Philippines 8th 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 100%
Excellent
1 of 355 schools
Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam 100%
Excellent
1 of 146 schools
Electronics Technicians Board Exam 99%
Excellent
5 of 154 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 97%
Excellent
9 of 1016 schools
Nutritionist-Dietitian Licensure Exam 97%
Excellent
5 of 34 schools
Physician Licensure Exam 96%
Excellent
6 of 36 schools
Pharmacist Licensure Exam 95%
Excellent
4 of 70 schools
Medical Technology Board Exam 95%
Excellent
28 of 100 schools
CPA Licensure Exam 94%
Excellent
6 of 352 schools
Physical Therapist Licensure Exam 92%
Excellent
5 of 51 schools
Licensure Exam for Secondary Teacher 91%
Excellent
30 of 1167 schools
Librarian Licensure Examination 90%
Excellent
9 of 49 schools
Architect Licensure Exam 89%
Very Good
8 of 73 schools
Licensure Exam for Psychometricians 87%
Very Good
5 of 185 schools
Guidance Counselor Licensure Exam 85%
Very Good
7 of 41 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 83%
Very Good
12 of 203 schools
Occupational Therapist Licensure Exam 81%
Very Good
4 of 9 schools
Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam 80%
Very Good
35 of 127 schools
Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination 79%
Very Good
19 of 286 schools
Chemistry Licensure Exam 76%
Above Average
8 of 34 schools
Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Exam 73%
Very Good
13 of 164 schools
Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam 71%
Very Good
8 of 153 schools
Chemical Engineer Licensure Exam 69%
Above Average
10 of 33 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 65%
Very Good
6 of 112 schools
Interior Design Licensure Exam 62%
Above Average
7 of 18 schools
Psychologist Licensure Exam 60%
Below Average
3 of 5 schools
Environmental Planner Licensure Exam 59%
Above Average
17 of 43 schools


Location

Address:
University of Santo Tomas
Espana Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila



Scholarships at University of Santo Tomas:

1. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP (Santo Tomas)

General Qualifications

• Must be a Valedictorian/Salutatorian graduate.
• Must pass the UST Entrance Test (for freshmen)
• Must rank #1 from the Dean's list per year level

Requirements: Qualified high school valedictorians and salutatorians must submit the following requirements to the Office for Student Affairs (OSA);

• Accomplished and signed application form (to be secured from OSA);
• Photocopy/Print-out of the UST Entrance Test result (for freshmen only);
• Photocopy of Confirmation of Enrollment Slip;
• Baptismal Certificate (if applicable);
• Photocopy of Form 137/138 (HS Report Card);
• Certification from the school that the student graduated Valedictorian/Salutatorian (Original and with school's dry seal);
• Certification of Good Moral Character;
• Photocopy of UST Registration Form (if enrolled);
• Certification that the student ranks number 1, from the Dean's Office;
• 1 copy of 2" x 2" colored ID Picture;

Benefits

• For Valedictorians
- 100% defrayal of the total fees.
- Learning Materials allowance for the 1st semester of the first year only

• For Salutatorians
- 50% defrayal of the total fees.

• For Dean's Lister #1
- 100% defrayal of tuition fees.

2. SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE GIFTED (Santo Domingo de Guzman)

For Music: Interested applicants may inquire and apply at the Conservatory of Music.

For Athletes: Interested applicants may inquire and apply at the Institute of Physical Education & Athletics (IPEA).

3. STUDENT ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP (San Lorenzo Ruiz)

General Qualifications

• Must be a Filipino citizen.
• Must pass the UST Entrance Test.
• Average grade not less than 2.50 (previous semester for higher years) and 80% (for freshmen);
• No failing grades incurred in all semesters (for higher years)
• Belongs to a family whose gross income does not exceed Php 300,000.00

Requirements: The applicant must submit the following to the Office for Student Affairs (OSA):

• Accomplished and signed application form (to be secured from OSA);
• Photocopy/Print-out of the UST Entrance Test result (for freshmen only)
• Photocopy of Form 138/137 (for freshmen);
• Photocopy of Transcript of Records (for higher years);
• Photocopy of UST Registration form;
• Parent's/Guardian's Letter of Consent;
• Photocopy of Baptismal Certificate;
• Photocopy of the latest ITR/ Certification of non-filing of ITR from the BIR with attached affidavit /Proof of income of Parents (Contracts for OFW/pay slips);
• Recommendation Letter from the Parish Priest;
• Barangay Clearance (sketch of residence at the back);
• 2 copies of 2" x 2" colored ID Pictures

Benefits

• 100% defrayal of the total fees and monthly stipend

Procedure for Application

• Submit the accomplished and signed application form together with the complete requirements on the scheduled date, announced by the Office for Student Affairs;
• Undergo series of interviews as scheduled.

4. EQUITY SCHOLARSHIP (San Martin De Porres)

General Qualifications

• Must be a Filipino Citizen;
• Must pass the UST Entrance Test (for freshmen);
• Average grade of not less than 85% (for freshmen);
• Average grade of not less than 2.25 (for the previoues semester - for higher years);
• No failing grades incurred (for higher years);
• Belongs to a family whose gross annual income does not exceed Php. 300,000.00.

Requirements: The applicant must submit the following to the Office for Student Affairs (OSA)

• Accomplished and signed application form (to be secured from OSA);
• Photocopy/Print-out of the UST Entrance Test result (for freshmen only)
• Photocopy of UST Registration Form (if enrolled);
• Photocopy of Grades;
- Form 138 or 137 (HS Card) (for freshmen only)
- Temporary Transcript (for Higher years w/ 2.25 General Average)
• Certification of Good Moral Character;
- Issued by the Dean/ Office for the Students Affairs (for higher years)
- Issued by the Principal or Guidance Counselor (for Freshmen)
• Baptismal Certificate (if applicable);
• Parents Proof of Income;
- Photocopy of latest Income Tax Return of both Parents
- Certification of Non-Filling from BIR with Affidavit indicating the estimated source of annual income.
- Photocopy of Proof of Income/Pay Slip/Contract (for OFW)
• Barangay Clearance (at the back of the paper, draw a map - from the main road of your Barangay, going to your house).

Procedure for Application

• Submit the accomplished and signed application form together with the complete requirements on the scheduled date, announced by the Office for Student Affairs
• Undergo series of interviews as scheduled.

• • The scholarship committee shall decide on who recieves the scholarship
Benefits

• Sta. Rosa de Lima Fund
-50% defrayal of tuition
• San Juan Macias Fund
-50% defrayal of tuition
• San Martin-External Scholarships
-Benefits and requirements are based on the Memorandum of Agreement of the corresponding foundation or benefactor.

5. External benefactors

• Metrobank Foundation Inc. (Boysen and Flour)
• Rebisco Foundation, Inc.
• Equitable Foundation, Inc.
• Daewoong Pharmaceutical Philippines
• Megaworld Foundation, Inc.
• Century Pacific Group
• Aboitiz Equity Ventures
• PJ Lhuilier, Foundation Inc.
• Petron Corporation
• Merck Inc. Philippines
• Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
• Department of Science and Technology
• Commission on Higher Education
• Security Bank,
• SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.
• AMV College of Accountancy Foundation Inc.
• College of Education Alumni Association

Dorms:

There are plenty of dormitories, boarding houses, and apartments within the vicinity of UST. Students particularly find renting a place near the university quite practical. Since classes normally get suspended due to floods, Thomasians find it a treat to be able to go home immediately upon learning that classes have been cancelled. Developers are presently capitalizing on having townhouses and condominiums near UST because they know that the school remains to be a top choice among those who want to have affordable and good quality education. Some of the establishments near UST are the España Grand Residences, University Tower 2, Crown Tower University Belt, etcetera.
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