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Northwestern University

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Region


  • Type: Private University

  • Entrance exam: Required

  • Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian

  • Term structure: Semester

  • School year: starts in July

Tuition Fees

Bachelor's degree:

₱ 30,000-32,000 per year

Master's degree:

₱ 12,000-14,000 per year

Courses Offered


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking

Rank in Ilocos Norte 3rd out of 3 schools View
Rank in Ilocos Region 13rd out of 17 schools View
Rank in Philippines 252 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


Address: Northwestern University, Airport Avenue, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

Scholarships at Northwestern University

1. A scholarship grant extended to a student who is qualified as an academic scholar for the first time shall be approved by the President upon recommendation and certification of the dean concerned and the Registrar respectively.

Furthermore, an academic scholar who maintains the required academic rating at the end of a semester shall continue to avail of the scholarship. Provided, that it must be certified by the Registrar and approved by the President.

University Scholar. Full tuition discount is granted to a student who obtains a weighted average of 1.0 to 1.25 at the end of a semester. Provided, that he does not have a grade lower than 2.5 in the professional subjects.

College Scholar. Half tuition discount is granted to a student who obtains a weighted average of 1.26 to 1.75 at the end of a semester. Provided, that he does not have a grade lower than 2.5 in the professional subjects.

2. Special Scholarships

Special grants may also be given to a student on the basis of criteria set by the donors of these funds. These are usually awarded to students deemed qualified by donors.

3. Northwestern University Alumni Scholarship Grant

This scholarship program for the tertiary level is an initial project of the Northwestern Alumni Foundation. Recipients of this program are given free tuition fees.

To qualify for the Alumni Scholarship Examination, the applicant should belong to the upper 15% of the graduating high school class and required to submit a certification by the Principal to this effect. In addition, a photocopy of Form 138 or rating card must be presented.

A scholarship committee is created for this purpose to determine the other criteria in order to qualify for the grant. Successful examinees are informed through a letter sent by the Alumni Director, after which, they shall be screened further through an interview.

The Alumni Scholarship shall continue to be enjoyed by the student. Provided, he shall never incur any failing grade, dropped or incomplete marks.

4. Nicolas N. Nicolas Scholarship Foundation

The Nicolas N. Nicolas Scholarship Foundation can be availed of by students every semester provided that they maintain a general average rating of 2.0 and must not have a grade lower than 2.50.

5. AFP Scholarship

By virtue of PD No. 577, dependents of military personnel who die or become incapacitated in line of duty are exempted from the payment of tuition and matriculation fees. Batara Memorial Scholarship

The Batara Memorial Scholarship Program is committed to provide tuition and related financial assistance to Batara descendants qualified to pursue tertiary education subject to various stipulations and conditions. Preference is given to those from underprivileged backgrounds, preferably from towns of Badoc and Batac, Ilocos Norte.

The grant is available for the completion of an undergraduate degree usually four years. It is renewable semestrally provided that the scholar concerned attains a final grade of 2.0 or better or it's equivalent. However, failure to meet the grade of qualification is not an automatic cause of non-renewal.

A candidate for the scholarship must issue her statement of commitment to God, indicating her commitment to do the things that are pleasing to the Lord.