Frequently Asked Questions

About the Institution

About the country

  • Population: 100 million (as of 2014)
  • Average temperature: Fall Term: from 28 ºC to 31 ºC  | Spring Term: from 29 ºC to 33 ºC
  • Snowfall: No
  • Native language(s): Filipino (medium of instruction is English)

Information about the UA&P exchange program

  • Office in charge of student exchange: Public and International Affairs Office
  • Website: > International
  • Link of courses available: None, but arrangement via e-mail can be done
  • Popular courses: Business, Marketing, Economics, Humanities
  • Contact person: Ms. Chesca Bringera at (632) 637-0912 local 206 and
  • Application deadline: 1st Term: 9 May | 2nd Term: 17 October | Summer Term: (not open to exchange students)

 Languages of instruction: English

  • Number of term(s) per year: 2
  • Start date and end date: 
    • 1st Semester: second week of August to second week of December
    • 2nd Semester: second week of January to third week of May
    • Summer term: first week of June to second week of July
  • Term break:
    • Christmas Break: third week of December to first week of January
    • Summer break: third week of July to first week of August
  • Exam Period:
    • 1st Semester: first week of December
    • 2nd Semester: second week of May
  • Orientation Day: Orientation shall be done individually upon arrival in UA&P
  • Is there any orientation fee exchange? None.
  • Date of arrival pick-up:
    • 1st Term: within the fourth week of July
    • 2nd Term: within the first week of January
  • Is there any cost for the pick-up service for exchange students? None.
  • Note: The University does not operate a hostel but housing accommodation can be arranged prior to the arrival of the student.

Accommodation and estimated expenses

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  • Availability of residence halls: None.
  • Are all exchange students guaranteed accommodation before arrival? Yes.
  • Types of room available: single, shared room, double, apartment
  • Range of hall fee per term: Php17,000 to Php 20,000 per month (inclusive of main meals)
  • Are there any compulsory meal plans? None.
  • Student activities fee: None.
  • Tuition per term: None. Tuition to be paid at home school.
  • Estimated living expenses: Php10,000 a month
  • Damage deposit for residence: Equivalent to 2 months of rent (refundable at the end of the pre-agreed term)
  • Other miscellaneous fees: For visa and immigration fees vary, please visit
  • Estimated total expenses: Php30,000 per month, exclusive of visa and immigration fees

Health and insurance proof

  • Are there mandatory insurance packages that students are required to purchase before or after arrival? None.
  • Are there any criteria for exchange students to meet in purchasing insurance packages (e.g. amount of coverage)?
  • Yes. Exchange students should purchase from any provider in their home country for as long as it covers the Philippines. Rates actually depend on hospitals. UA&P refers students to The Medical City Hospital (
  • Amount of financial proof required for visa application: None.
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