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University of San Carlos

Cebu City, Cebu, Central Visayas


  • Type: Catholic Private University

  • Entrance exam: Required

  • Religious affiliation: Catholic

  • Term structure: Semester

  • School year: starts in June

Tuition Fees

Bachelor's degree:

₱ 70,000-80,000 per year

Master's degree:

₱ 19,500-35,000 per year

Courses Offered


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking

Rank in Cebu 1st out of 11 schools View
Rank in Central Visayas 1st out of 18 schools View
Rank in Philippines 16th 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 San Carlos, P. del Rosario Street, Cebu City 6000, Cebu

Scholarships at University of San Carlos

A. University Sponsored Scholarship

1. USC President's Solidarity Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for siblings or relatives of top ten placers of Bar or licensure examinations.

2. USC President's Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for first-ranked students on the Dean's List.

3. USC Vice President for Academic Affairs Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for second-ranked students on the Dean's List.

4. School Dean's Scientia-Virtus Scholarship for third-ranked students on the Dean's List.

5. Verbo San Carlos Foundation, Inc. St. Arnold Janssen Scientia-Virtus
Scholarships for seminarians enrolled in various programs.

7. USC Vice President for Finance Scientia-Virtus-Devotio discount privilege for members of same family.

B. Alumni-sponsored scholarships

1. USC Alumni Association Scientia-Virtus-Devotio Senior High School Scholarships Trust Fund. This fund receives endowments from the USC Chemical Engineering Class of 1964 for scholars planning to enroll in the STEM strand, while Walter and Maria Quijano has provided a scholarship for any strand in Senior High School.

2. Bisaya Circle of America Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for various programs.

3. Carolinians in Manila, Inc. Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for priority programs.

4. Casey Sia Charitable Foundation Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for Mathematics.

5. College of Commerce Class of 1974 Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for Accountancy.

6. USC Architecture Alumni Association Virtus-Devotio educational loan for Architecture.

7. USC ChES Foundation, Inc. Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for Chemical Engineering.

8. Violanda Taboada Bradbury Fabugais Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for Library and Information Science.

C. Government-sponsored scholarships

1. Department of Education educational voucher system (DepEd EVS) grants-in-aid for Grades 11 and 12.

2. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) scholarships for various undergraduate and graduate programs.

3. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) scholarships for priority Science and Engineering programs.

4. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) grants-in-aid for various programs.

5. Overseas Workers' Welfare Administration (OWWA) grants-in-aid for various programs.

6. PGMA Higher Education Educational Loan for graduating students in various programs.

7. Philippine Veterans' Affairs Office (PVAO) grants-in-aid for various programs.

8. DOST Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program-National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC) scholarships for graduate programs.

Privately-sponsored scholarships

1. Aboitiz Foundation-Therma Visayas, Inc. Purposive Scholarships for priority Engineering programs

2. AJGI-EDG scholarships for Law

3. AJJI scholarships for Biology and Mathematics

4. Albino Gothong Foundation, Inc. (ALPA) for priority programs

5. Bank of the Philippine Islands Foundation, Inc. Working scholarships for Library and Information Science

6. Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Accountancy

7. C&E Publishing Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Mathematics and Economics
Compassion in Jesus’ Name grants-in-aid for various programs

8. Floyd O. Hicks scholarship for various programs

9. Jollibee (Seeds) Corporation grants-in-aid for working students for various programs

10. Philippine Science and Technology Development (PhilDev) Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering

11. PHINMA Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority Engineering programs
Pilipinas Shell E3 working scholarship for Chemical Engineering

12. Punongbayan and Araullo Foundation, Inc. Purposive scholarship for Accountancy

13. Salud Borromeo Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority programs
SM Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for various programs

14. Southern Progress (Linde) Foundation, Inc. For priority Engineering programs
St. Peter’s Academy of Algeria Foundation, Inc. (SPAAFI) grants-in-aid for various programs

15. Tamiya, Inc. Scholarships for various programs

16. Vicsal Foundation, Inc. (Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc.-Gaisano Group) scholarships for priority programs
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