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University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines

Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao


  • 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:

₱ 20,000-26,000 per year

Master's degree:

₱ 18,000 per year

Courses Offered


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking

Rank in Misamis Oriental 2nd out of 6 schools View
Rank in Northern Mindanao 4th out of 14 schools View
Rank in Philippines 125 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


Address: University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Claro M. Recto Avenue, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, 9000 Misamis Oriental

Scholarships at USTP

I. The University is granting the following scholarships to the College students,

A. As provided in the university Student Handbook

1. Academic

Upon admission, free tuition is granted to valedictorians and salutatorians during the first semester subject to some conditions in the succeeding semesters. However, any student who can maintain and meet the criteria can also avail of the privilege.

2. Presidents of Student Organizations

Free tuition is granted to presidents of accredited student organizations, associations and clubs, provided they have no grades below 2.5 (80%). The entitlement is effective only during their terms of office.

B. Pursuant to RA 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991

Free tuition is granted to

1. Barangay Officials and their legitimate dependents in Cagayan de Oro and
Misamis Oriental, as provided for in par 4, Sec 393

2. SK Officials in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental or those whose locality is nearest to the university as provided for in Sec 434

C. FASPA (Faculty and Personnel of the university) members and their legitimate
Dependents are granted free tuition.

II. Other Scholarships

Students who are granted scholarships by political leaders, foundations, government agencies, institutions, NGOs and individual persons shall be subject to the admission requirements of the university


2. AFP

3. CEPALCO Educational Assistance Program

4. Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption

5. CMMAssist Co., Inc., Batang Sports Institute

6. Commission on Higher Education

7. Congressmen

8. Del Monte Foundation, Inc.

9. Department of Agricultural Training Institute

10. Department of Science and Technology

11. Dep Ed

12. Gonzalo and Carmen Abaya Memorial Foundation, Inc. C/o CEPALCO

13. Local Government of Bukidnon

14. MUST Parents-Teachers Association

15. National Commission on Indigenous Peoples

16. Nina Maria Learning Center

17. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Education and Training Program

18. Philippine Sinter Foundation, Inc

19. Philippine Veterans Affairs Office

20. Gabay Guro (2G) Scholarship Program

21. Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental

22. San Lorenzo Ruiz Filipino Chinese Community

23. Supreme Student Council

24. Young Men’s Christian Association of Misamis Oriental

25. DIWA

26. SK of Cugman

27. Animal Farm Incorporated