Ateneo De Manila University

Quick Links: http://www.admu.edu.ph/

PLEASE NOTE: check directly with the university for updated information: be sure to look for ‘international college’ or ‘international program’ or ‘international admissions’ for information about international students fees; if you cannot get the information or applications you require, contact universityapps@gmail.com

Location

Manila, Philippines

Introduction

The Ateneo de Manila University began in 1859 when Spanish Jesuits established the Escuela Municipal de Manila, a public primary school established in Intramuros for the city of Manila. However, the educational tradition of the Ateneo embraces the much older history of the Jesuits as a teaching order in the Philippines. In 1959, its centennial year, the Ateneo became a university. “As a University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to preserve, extend, and communicate truth and apply it to human development and the preservation of the environment.” The university is located in Quezon City, which is part of Manila.

Please note that graduate degrees are offered both at the so called Loyola Schools (Graduate degrees about art and sciences) and the Ateneo Professional Schools (Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Ateneo Law School, School of Government, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health) and that they all work as separate institutions.

Known For

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Myanmar Students at This University

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Financial Assistance Available

Undergraduate:

No financial aid is granted to foreign applicants.

Graduate:

(Loyola Schools) Check if there are any scholarships for which foreigners are eligible at:

http://www.ateneo.edu/index.php?p=848

For the degrees offered at the Ateneo Professional Schools, please check with every school. See:

http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=1509

Costs

For exchange rates visit www.xe.com

Undergraduate:

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Graduate:

(Loyola Schools) Details of fees at: http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=863. Please note that International Students pay a Foreign Student Fee of P1,500 on the first semester of enrollment and P1,000 every semester thereafter.

For the degrees offered at the Ateneo Professional Schools, please check with every school. See:

http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=1509

General Application Procedure

Undergraduate:

Applicants living and / or studying outside the Philippines are considered foreign applicants. All foreign applicants (both freshmen and transfer) can either (1) request a relative or friend to secure an application form for them from the Office of Admission and Aid or (2) download the application form at

www.ateneo.edu

During Application:

Applicants who cannot be in the Philippines to take the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) may replace it with the Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I). Applicants who will take the SAT I in lieu of the ACET must submit a photocopy of the official SAT I results together with all the other requirements.

Take note that the SAT I must have been taken within the last two years prior to application. For those who have yet to take the SAT I, be sure to sign-up for the December 2007 schedule at the latest. Late SAT I results will not be accepted. No financial aid is granted to foreign applicants.

Application Process:

Applicants may secure the application form from the Office of Admission and Aid or may download the application form at www.ateneo.edu. In downloading the Ateneo application kit, please take note of the following guidelines:

  • Print the Ateneo application kit using black ink and short bond paper (8.5″ x 11″).

Make sure to print out all required forms listed below:

  • Application Form
  • Principal’s Recommendation Form and Secondary School Record
  • Two (2) Recommendation Form
  • Exam Permit
  • Acknowledgement Slip
  • Fill out the application form carefully by printing (using ink) or typing all the information requested. Write N/A if the information is not applicable to you.
  • Omissions can delay processing of application.
  • Only application forms correctly and completely filled out will be accepted and processed.

Submit all the requirements listed below:

  • Accomplished Application Form
  • Principal’s Recommendation and Secondary School Record (in sealed envelope)
  • Recommendation Form 1 (in sealed envelope)
  • Recommendation Form 2 (in sealed envelope)
  • Personal Essay
  • Exam Permit
  • Acknowledgement Slip
  • Submit or mail requirements by mail to Office of Admission and Aid. Make sure to enclose the application fee of $50 or P2,800 (cash or cheque). Cheques must be from a major US bank or its affiliated local banks. Please make cheque payable to “Ateneo de Manila University”. Application fee is non-refundable.

Deadline for submission:

Applicants taking the ACET must submit all requirements on or before August 17, 2007.

Applicants replacing the ACET with the SAT I must submit all requirements on or before November 23, 2007. If the applicant cannot meet the deadline, please inform the office as soon as possible.

Application Decisions:

Decision letters will be mailed directly to the applicant. Please get in touch with the office if no decision letter is received by March 2008.

Upon Acceptance:

An annual “foreign / non-resident student fee” of Php 26,500.00 will be collected upon enrollment from accepted foreign students / non-resident Filipinos. Exemptions may be granted to missionaries and religious; Filipinos who are children of Overseas Filipino Workers; and children of returning Filipino expatriates. A letter requesting for exemption and supporting papers must be submitted upon confirmation.

The foreign student / non-resident student fee is not applicable to the following: special exchange students, non-degree students and students on audit.

Accepted foreigners are required to take three (3) courses in the National Language – Filipino as part of the Ateneo curriculum.

Foreign transfer applicants must request a copy of the transfer guidelines.

Details at: http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=45

Graduate:

Loyola Schools International students are expected to have a sufficient grasp of both written and spoken English to be able do graduate level work. International applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and fax their copy of the test results as soon as possible to the Office of Graduate Services and mail the original. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test is required for admission. Scores cannot be older than two years.

International applicants based abroad who were accepted on the basis of their TOEFL or other English proficiency test results have to take the Ateneo entrance examinations for validation purposes when they come to the Philippines to enroll. Arrangements for this will have to be made with the Office of Graduate Services.

The Loyola Graduate Schools reserves the right to ask its foreign applicants for other proof/s of academic competence.

  • The international applicant pays the application fee of US $30 in the form of a telegraphic transfer net of the bank’s remittance charges. A photocopy of the remittance slip is sent together with the application requirements listed below.
  • The downloadable Application and Recommendation Forms may be printed and filled out.

Each application should be accompanied by:

  • a filled out Application Form and one (1) photocopy
  • three (3) colored 2”x 2” size ID pictures
  • three (3) duly accomplished Recommendation Forms
  • two (2) photocopies of marriage certificate (for married women)
  • two (2) photocopies of passport pages where name, photo, birth date, and birthplace appear and valid visa
  • a photocopy of the remittance slip for the application fee payment
  • the original TOEFL results and one (1) photocopy
  • two (2) photocopies of the official transcript of records with the grading system, the diploma (or certificate of graduation), and their official English translation (if needed)
  • A Certificate of Degree Equivalency may be required to determine the applicant’s earned degree. The certificate is issued by the Ministry of Education in the applicant’s country of origin or legal residence.

To allow sufficient time to process applications for a student visa, the international applicant is strongly urged to submit the application documents to the Office of Graduate Services before the following dates:

  • January 15 if the applicant wishes to enroll for the first semester
  • June 30 for the second semester
  • October 15 for the summer term
  • The international applicant may be interviewed by the Chairperson of the Department that offers the graduate degree program. The interview is scheduled after the international applicant has filed the application papers and taken the entrance tests.
  • Admission notices are issued by the Office of Graduate Services. Students are normally admitted on a probationary/provisional status.

Details at: http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=843

For the degrees offered at the Ateneo Professional Schools, please check with every school. See:

http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=1509

Important Dates

Undergraduate:

Deadline for submission:

  • Applicants taking the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) must submit all requirements on or before August 17, 2007.
  • Applicants replacing the ACET with the SAT I must submit all requirements on or before November 23, 2007. If the applicant cannot meet the deadline, please inform the office as soon as possible.

Graduate:

Loyola Schools: To allow sufficient time to process applications for a student visa, the international applicant is strongly urged to submit the application documents to the Office of Graduate Services before the following dates:

  • January 15 if the applicant wishes to enroll for the first semester
  • June 30 for the second semester October 15 for the summer term.

For the degrees offered at the Ateneo Professional Schools, please check with every school. See:

http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=1509

Degrees Offered

Bachelor:

BFA Art Management
BFA Creative Writing
BFA Information Design
BFA Theater Arts
BS Computer Engineering
BS Applied Computer Systems
BS Electronics & Communications Engineering
BS Physics with Computer Engineering
BA Humanities
BA Interdisciplinary Studies
BA Literature (English)
BA Philosophy
BA Philosophy (Pre-Divinity Track)
BS Computer Science
BS Management Information Systems
BS Management
BS Management, Honors Program
BSM Communications Technology Management
BSM Legal Management
BS Management of Applied Chemistry
BS Management Engineering
BS Applied Mathematics Major in Computational Science
BS/MS Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance
BS Mathematics
BS Biology
BS Chemistry
BS Environmental Science
BS Physics
BS Health Sciences
BA or BS Psychology
BA Social Sciences
BA Social Sciences minor in Cultural Heritage
BS History
BA European Studies
BA Economics
BA Development Studies
BS Chemistry and BS Applied Computer Systems
BS Chemistry and BS Materials Science Engineering
BA Communication

Master:

MA Literary & Cultural Studies
MA Philosophy
Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral Studies
Religious Education
Theological Studies
MA Anthropology
MS Applied Sociology & Anthropology
MS Social Development
MA Sociology
Journalism
Economics
History
Japanese Studies
Political Science, major in Global Politics
Psychology
Applied Social Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Education, major in Basic Education Teaching
Education, major in Educational Administration
Education, major in Guidance and Counseling
Education, major in Information Technology Integration
Education, major in Reading Education
Physics Education
Science Education, major in Biology
Science Education, major in Chemistry
Science Education, major in Physics
Science Education, major in General Science
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
MA Teaching Philosophy
MA English Language & Literature Teaching
MA Communication
Master of Science in Computer Science
Master in Information Technology
Master of Science in Electronics Engineering
M Environmental Management
Environmental Science
MS Mathematics Education
MS Mathematics
M Mathematics
Biology
M Chemistry
MS Chemistry
MS Chemistry Education
MS Physics
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS OF THE ATENEO
Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program/Law
MBA Standard Program
MBA Middle Manager Program
MBA –Regis Program
MBA – Health Program
M Public Management
Doctor of Medicine
Master in Management

PhD:

PhD English Language & Literature
PhD Philosophy
PhD Theology
PhD Economics
PhD Psychology
PhD Clinical Psychology
PhD Social-Organizational Psychology
PhD Sociology
PhD Computer Science
PhD Chemistry
PhD Physics
PhD Mathematics