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08 March 2023 – UPCAT 2024 APPLICATION

The UPCAT 2024 application is now open.

Carefully read the GENERAL INFORMATION BULLETIN ON FIRST YEAR ADMISSIONS for AY 2024-2025. Click on the ONLINE APPLICATION button to start with the online application.

About the UPCAT

As the premier State University, the University of the Philippines offers a wide range of degree programs. Some degree programs are offered in only one campus (e.g., BS Nursing, BA Filipino) while others are offered in two or more campuses (e.g., B Fine Arts, BS Statistics). Most of these require qualification through the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT).

To maintain its high standard of education and to maximize its limited resources, the University has had to limit slots for freshman admission to each campus and to its various degree programs.

Should you decide to take the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT), you will be one among many thousands who aspire to enter the University of the Philippines.

The UPCAT consists of 4 subtests: Language Proficiency (in English and Filipino), Reading Comprehension (in English and Filipino), Science, and Mathematics. Standardized UPCAT scores are combined with the composite of final grades in Grades 8 to 11 to determine the admission score (“UPG”).

To implement the policy of democratization to make the U.P. studentry more representative of the nation’s population, socio-economic and geographic considerations are factored in the selection of campus qualifiers.

For more information on the UPCAT, you may proceed to the General Information section.

Taking the UPCAT

    1. Go to your designated Test Center on the date specified in your Test Permit. Be there by 6:30am for the morning session or by 12nn for the afternoon session.
    2. Bring only your Test Permit, School ID or any valid government issued ID card, 2 good quality pencils, sharpener, rubber eraser and snacks. The test administration will last about five hours. The use of mobile phones, calculating devices, and/or cameras during the test is strictly prohibited.

For more information on the UPCAT application and admission process please visit the General Information section.

UPCAT Results

After taking the UPCAT, you may check this page for announcements and posting of UPCAT results. You will need the same email account that you used for application to view your application results.

If you qualify for admissions to the University, register according to the instructions provided by the college or unit to which you have been accepted.

For more information on the UP college application and admission process, please visit the General Information section.

Information on Scholarships

A number of scholarships, study grants and awards donated by government and private companies or individuals, are also available at https://slasonline.up.edu.ph. Most are intended for financially needy students, though some are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance.

For more information on Scholarships and Student Financial Assistance Programs, please visit the General Information section.