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University of the Philippines Visayas

Miagao, Iloilo, Western Visayas


  • Type: State University

  • Entrance exam: Required (UPCAT)

  • Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian

  • Term structure: Semester

  • School year: starts in August

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:

₱ 30,000-40,000 per year

Master's degree:

₱ 7,000-15,000 per year

Courses Offered


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking

Rank in Iloilo 1st out of 8 schools View
Rank in Western Visayas 1st out of 20 schools View
Rank in Philippines 6th 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: University of the Philippines Visayas, New Administration Building, Miagao, 5023 Iloilo

Scholarships at UP Visayas

Honorific Scholarships

1. University Scholarship

Any undergraduate or graduate student who obtains at the end of the semester a weighted average of 1.45 or better, or 1.25 or better, respectively, is given this honorific scholarship. University scholars arc listed in the President's List of Scholars.

2. College Scholarship

Any undergraduate or graduate student who, not being classed as University scholar, obtains at the end of the semester a weighted average of 1.75 or better, or 1.50 or better, respectively, is given this honorific scholarship. College scholars are listed in the Dean's List of Scholars.

Additional Requirements for Honorific Scholarships

In addition to the general weighted average prescribed, a student must have taken during the previous semester at least 15 units of academic credit or the normal load prescribed (in the case of graduate students, not less than 8 units); must be up–to–date with all the non–academic requirements (PE and ROTC); and must have no grade below 3 in any academic or non–academic subject.

Grades of Inc. Must be completed by the end of the semester. (The end of the first semester is the day before the advanced registration of the next semester. The end of the second semester is commencement day).

The effectivity of the scholarship is the end of the semester concerned.

Honorific scholarships do not entitle the holders to any tuition fee waiver, either partial or full.