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Philippine Women's University in Quezon City

Quezon City, Metro Manila


  • Type: Private University

  • Entrance exam: Required

  • Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian

  • Term structure: Trimester

  • School year: starts in August

Tuition Fees

Bachelor's degree:

₱ 75,000-81,000 per year

Master's degree:

₱ 26,000-48,000 per year

Courses Offered

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: Philippine Women's University in Quezon City, EDSA, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Scholarships at PWU Quezon City

A. Students Privileges and Grants

• Academic Scholarships for valedictorians, salutatorians and honorable mentions; University, College and Deans' scholars, are given tuition and miscellaneous fees discounts as follows:

1. Valedictorians (Rank 1) - 100% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees on the first trimester. Succeeding scholarship will depend on their performance.

2. Salutatorians (Rank 2) - 100% discount on tuition and 50% discount on miscellaneous fees.

3. Honorable mention (Ranks 3-5) - 50% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees.

4. Honorable Mention (Ranks 6-10) - 100% discount on tuition fees, with the following conditions:

• Should come from graduating class of at least 200 students.

• Applies to all courses except HRM and Nursing

• Applies also to certificate courses like Medical Transcription, Practical Nursing, Caregiver, Nursing Aide

5. University Scholar - 100% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees with grades 1.0 - 1.20

6. 75% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees with grades 1.21 - 1.30

7. College Scholar - 50% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees grades 1.31 - 1.40

8. Dean's List - 25% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees with 1.41 - 1.50

• Student Assistantship Program

1. Student Assistantship affords undergraduate student scholars the opportunity for on-the-job training and for educational subsidies in the form of free tuition fees.

2. A Work and Study Schedule with learning objectives shall be arranged with the approval of the College Dean, Director of Student Affairs and the head of office where the Student Assistant (SA) shall be assigned.

3. All applications for SAs shall be screened by the Director for Student Affairs and recommended to the Scholarship Committee for final approval.

The following guidelines should be followed:

1. All incoming freshmen applying for Student Assistant shall have an average grade of at least 85%.

2. All SAs shall maintain a weighted average of 2.5 with no failing grade in any subject.

3. A tuition fee privilege of 15 units will be granted to all SAs

4. The student shall submit his/her learning objectives (skills, knowledge and competencies) the student wants to achieve as SA during his/her stay at PWU.

5. In case the students will not be able to complete the prescribed hours for the conclusion of the SA Program, he/she will be required to complete the program after graduation under an apprenticeship program. A modest allowance equivalent to 70% of the existing minimum wage will be given to SAs who will serve during summer and after graduation.

6. An SA will be allowed to serve in a department/unit for one (1) year and will be rotated to other units to acquire other skills.

7. Prior to the first trimester, the SA shall undergo training on leadership, personality development, image enhancement, English proficiency and orientation on PWU administrative policies, code of ethics and other types of training that will be required by the nature of the work assignment in coordination with the Human Resources Development and Management Division.

8. The HRDMD shall design and develop a training program exclusively for Student Assistants to make them efficient, effective and exemplary office/administrative student assistants.

B. Faculty Development

1. Faculty development assistance is given to graduate honor students who are willing to join the PWU faculty. This includes 100% discount on tuition fees in master's and doctorate degrees in local or foreign educational institutions.

2. Professorial chairs are given to those who have a rank of at least Associate Professor and a minimum of five (5) years continuous teaching experience in the University.

• Recipients of Faculty Chair will develop and conduct ten (10) hours lecture series on a subject matter needed by the profession or industry for upgrading it's professionals.

• Recipients of Research Chair will undertake research, creative work or publication for the development of the industry or profession.

• Recipients of other Chairs will do creative consultancy or pioneering work in any of the fields of Business, Science and Technology, Arts and Culture and Community Service.

3. Faculty Fellowships are given to Associate Professors with good academic record and three years continuous service.

• Full fellowship (tuition fee, airfare and living allowance) will be given to those who will pursue their master's or doctorate program abroad in a field of specialization that falls within the priority fields that need faculty strengthening

• Partial fellowship (airfare and living allowance) will be given to those who have been awarded a fellowship to pursue a graduate degree in a foreign institution. Paid study leave privilege for not more than one year is likewise given.


• Sabbatical grants for study or training not exceeding one year include salaries and tuition fee support for faculty and administrators who have rendered at least seven (7) years continuous service.

• Subsidies for registration fees and travel expenses will be given to faculty or staff who will represent PWU in international and local seminars, training programs, workshops, conferences on a related academic field or expertise and will participate as resource speaker, panel member or paper presentor.

5. Faculty Subsidy for Graduate Studies

• A faculty who wishes to pursue a master's degree in his/her field of specialization can avail of salary loan equivalent to tuition and miscellaneous fees at any school of his/her choice.

• He/She shall be required to serve PWU for three (3) years immediately after finishing his/her master's degree and shall repay the loan in 2 years.

• An applicant must be endorsed by his/her respective Dean to the Scholarship Committee for screening and approval.

C. Tuition Fee Privilege For PWU Employees

1. Tuition fee privileges, that is, 50% discount on tuition, may be given to full time faculty and non-teaching personnel in any graduate course. Tuition fee privileges, amounting to 25% discount on tuition may be given to part time faculty members and non-teaching personnel who have rendered three (3) years of continuous service in any graduate course.

2. Tuition privileges, amounting to 100% discount on tuition in three levels only, may be given to three minor children of a full time faculty or non-teaching personnel provided they have rendered 5 years of continuous service to the university. However, those who have rendered 3 years of continuous service shall be given 50% discount only.

3. Tuition fee privileges amounting to 100% discount on tuition fee in one level only, may be given to one minor siblings of single or childless faculty and non-teaching personnel who have rendered five (5) years of continuous services and 50% to those who have given three (3) years of continuous service.

D. Private Education Student Financial Assistance Program (PESFA)

• The PESFA, established by virtue of RA 6728, "An Act Providing Government Assistance to the Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASPE) and Appropriating Funds Thereof" is a study grant for qualified and deserving college freshmen who intend to enroll or are presently enrolled in priority courses in selected HEIs and who are not more than 30 years of age at the time of application.

1. Filipino citizen

2. Currently enrolled or intend to enroll in any of the CHED priority courses

3. Not more than 30 years of age at the time of application to the program

4. Latest BIR Income Tax Return of applicant's parents or guardians having a gross annual income of not more than Php 120,000.00

5. High School Report Card (Form 138)

6. Certificate of good moral character from the High School Principal

Financial Benefit: Tuition and other fees - Php 15,000.00 including allowances

E. Scholarship for Student Leaders

• The scholarship is being recommended for the top student leaders as an incentive and recognition of their leadership, as

• Student Council Organization President

• Philwomenian Editor-in-Chief

Student leaders are given 100% discount on tuition, miscellaneous and other fees

F. Multiple Discounts

1. Only two (2) discounts can be availed in any given trimester or term

2. Fifteen per cent (15%) ceiling. Total discounts cannot exceed a maximum of fifteen percent (15%) of tuition fee due/assessed per trimester/term per student.

3. Not applicable to other privileges. Students enjoying other scholarships/ privileges are not eligible to avail of these discounts.

G. Early Bird Discounts

• The university may offer early bird discounts at it's discretion every trimester for cash payment.

H. The Edward and Eva Underwood Charitable Foundation Study Grants

The Edward and Eva Underwood Charitable Foundation scholarship is awarded to students to provide educational opportunities to them and to enable them to pursue their studies. To be considered for scholarship support, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Philippine, French or Canadian nationality
• Must be able to demonstrate financial need
• Proof of over-average study record

In order to qualify for the scholarship students must send in a completed application form with supporting documentation. Original materials will not be returned.

All applicants must authorize the release of any information relating to their application to the Edward and Eva Underwood Charitable Foundation. Information may be requested from high school, college, university, government, or community sources, and may include personal evaluations and transcripts.

Scholarships are awarded to cover tuition, fees, and other school related expenses. Scholarship accounts can be created at the educational institution at which the recipient is enrolled.

Applicants are evaluated based upon the applicant's demonstrated financial need, career goals, academic and/or volunteer record. Financial documentation may be required to demonstrate financial need.

I. Emily Navarro Abinoja Scholarship

The High School Class of IV LT Class '71 is launching a high scholarship in honor of their classmate, Emily Navarro Abinoja. This is under the guidance of the principal, Ms. Luz Fajardo and their former class adviser, Mrs. Nannette Ladrido.

The objective is to provide tuition support to a deserving and financially-challenged third or fourth year high school student.

J. Financial Support for Faculty's Postgraduate Studies

• All faculty who wish to pursue their master's degree can now avail of salary loan equivalent to tuition and miscellaneous fees at any school of their choice.

• Those who will avail of the loan shall be required three (3) years of service at PWU immediately after finishing their master's degree and the loan shall be payable in 2 years.

• All applicants must be endorsed by their respective deans to the scholarship committee for screening and approval of application.

K. Alma Belardo Scholarship

• Allocation of the grant for thesis/dissertation writing grants which most of the faculty and employees can not pursue due to the high costs of fees involved.

L. Conrado Benitez Athletic Privilege

As part of our University commitment to create a school of healthy students, and fostering university spirit and pride through sports and recreation, the Office of Sports Development launched the Dean Conrado Benitez Sports Scholarship.

To show our great appreciation and support to our PWU-JASMS players who have given the university recognition and pride, the Dean Conrado Benitez Sports Scholarship is now extending it's financial assistance to PWU-JASMS players interschool competitions. Please see the Scholarship Office for the implementing guidelines

M. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Loan

The Program aims to provide assistance to financially needy 3rd year, 4th year and graduating college students and to qualified students whose allowance for tuition is delayed due to force majeur or other unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances; raise the level of efficiency and effectiveness in the management and administration of a student loan program by involving private higher education institutions as government partner-implementers.

1. Loanable Amount

• The loanable amount shall cover TUITION FEE only;

• The maximum loanable amount shall be determined by the PWU; provided, it shall not exceed the amount billed by the school for the TUITION FEE during the semester. Maximum loanable amount is Php 20,000.00.

2. Eligibility Criteria

• For Short-Term Loan

• The loan borrower is a bonafide student of the PWU

• The loan borrower cannot possibly pay the tuition on time for the semester due to force majeur

• The combined income of parents of the loan borrower is not more than Php 200,000.00 per year

• Other eligibility criteria as the PWU may deem necessary

• For Long-Term Loan

• The loan borrower is a bonafide student of the PWU

• The loan borrower must either be a 3rd, 4th or 5th year student

• The combined income of parents of the loan borrower is not more than Php 200,000.00 per year

• Other eligibility criteria as the PWU may deem necessary

NOTE: Priority for loan shall be given to the victims of the College Assurance Plan (CAP) and other failed pre-need educational plans.

• Repayment Method

• For short-term loan, the amortization period shall not be more than three (3) months;

• For long-term loan, the amortization shall not be more than one (1) year after graduation.

N. Military Scholarship - Presidential Decree 577 (P.D. 577)

• Who May Avail

• Dependents of Military personnel KIA, Deceased, Died in Line of Duty and 100% CDD (Combat and Non-Combat Related)

• Program Benefits

• Exemption from payment of tuition and matriculation fees in public or private schools with student population of 2,000 or higher. May be enjoyed for a maximum of ten (10) school years and transferable to any dependent of the military personnel below 22 years. Old. Applicable in all undergraduate courses except Doctor of Medicine, Bachelors of Law and BS Nursing.

O. Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 - Republic Act No. 9994

• Educational assistance to senior citizens to pursue pot secondary, tertiary, post tertiary, vocational and technical education, as well as short-term courses for retooling in both public and private schools through provision of scholarships, grants, financial aids, subsides and other incentives to qualified senior citizens, including support for books, learning materials, and uniform allowances, to the extent feasible: Provided, That senior citizens shall meet minimum admission requirements;"

P. Other Scholarships

1. PWU Board of Trustees

2. Eugenia Suarez Atienza

3. Ethnomusicology


5. Don Amado Aldaba Lim

6. Beatriz Maniquis Professorial Chair

7. Grants & Assisstantship Program (GAP)

8. Raymundo Scholarship