Admissions and Scholarships
Admissions and Scholarships

General Admission Requirements

Graduates of foreign and Philippine high schools accredited by the Department of Education (DepEd) may be admitted as freshmen into the University based on the following:

Performance in the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT); and

Weighted average of final grades obtained in high school.

A total combined score of 1,200 for the verbal and mathematics subtests in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will also qualify an applicant for automatic admission as freshman to the University. For more information please click

Scholarships, Financial Assistance, Student Assistantships and Other Grants

UPLB implements hundreds of undergraduate scholarships and fellowship grants given by several donors and benefactors with benefits ranging from tuition, book allowances, living allowances and others.  It also has the following: UP Presidential ASEAN Scholarships Program, UP Presidential Scholarships Program, and UP Scholarship Program for Foreign Students.

The Office of Scholarship and Grants (OSG), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs has cash loan programs to further assist the students with their financial needs. Qualified students with good scholastic standing can avail P2,000-8,000 cash loan depending on the program they are applying for. For details, please proceed to OSG office at the Student Union Building.

Several study-now-pay-later programs are also available. For more information and application procedures for these facilities, visit the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) website.