University of Asia and the Pacific

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Manila, Philippines


The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) traces its beginnings to the Center for Research and Communication (CRC). CRC was established more than 30 years ago as a think-tank conducting research and offering graduate courses in economics and management. It gradually expanded its education activities and, in 1995, was awarded University status by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports. Since then, CRC became known as the University of Asia and the Pacific. In its institutional programs and activities, UA&P puts due emphasis on the individual; the family; the community; and the world. Each unit of the University thus strives to be a center of excellence, particularly in three areas: values formation, people development, and research and communication. The spiritual and doctrinal formation given in the University is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.

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General Application Procedure

General application procedure to enter the combined undergraduate and graduate program:

  • Secure an application form and pay the Admissions processing fee. This fee includes the application form, UA&P brochure, list of requirements and exam dates, testing and processing of the application. Admission processing fee: From foreign schools US$50
  • Accomplish completely and accurately the application form. Also fill up the information required on the brown envelope. Please print using black ink all your responses. Do not use abbreviations. If a question is not applicable, write NA on the space provided. Insert all completed forms and other required documents in the brown envelope.

Required documents:

  • Accomplished application form
  • Two (2) 2″ x 2″ identical pictures (1 for the application form and 1 for the exam permit)
  • Official secondary school transcript of records
  • Accomplished recommendation form from the applicant’s guidance counselor
  • Passport & Alien Certificate Registration (photocopy)

NOTE: Incomplete requirements will not be accepted. The applicants should apply for a Student Visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate only after receiving the official letter of acceptance from the University. Inquiries can be made at the Embassy regarding a Student Visa

All credentials, including the application form submitted to the University Admissions Office, become property of the school. They will not be returned to the applicant

  • Submit the accomplished application form & other required documents at the Admissions Office, and present the Admissions processing fee official receipt. Deadline is one week before your preferred testing date.
  • Get your testing permit after submission of all required documents.
  • Take the College Entrance Exam (CEE) for the five-year Master’s Program on your preferred date. Only one exam may be taken for each admission season.
  • Present your exam permits on the testing date. Latecomers will not be permitted to take the exam. Request for a re-scheduling of entrance exam is allowed but is not encouraged. A Php 300.00 deferment fee will be charged, regardless of the reason given.
  • If the applicant is a foreigner or resides outside the Philippines, he or she may opt to substitute the CEE (College Entrance Exam) with the SCHOLASTIC Aptitude Test (SAT) results. Applicants should obtain a minimum combined score of 1200 on the SAT. A minimum score of 500 is required for both the verbal and math categories.
  • If the foreign applicant’s native language or medium of instruction in secondary school is not English, he or she should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtain a minimum score of 500.
  • The certificates of evidence for the SAT and the TOEFL results must be submitted with the completed application form not later than December 31.
  • Wait for a notice regarding the possibility of an interview. The Admissions Office will inform you of the personal interview schedule not later than a month after your exam date. You will be notified through any of the following: school’s Guidance Counselor, home telephone, mobile phone, e-mail, or telegram.
  • Receiving a notice for interview does not guarantee acceptance into the University.
  • Come for the interview. Only those who pass the initial screening and those on the waiting list are interviewed. Request for re-scheduling of your interview will mean a delay in the processing of your application.
  • Check your mail or your school’s Guidance Office for the result of your application. Individual status letters will be released by the end of February 2006 and made available either through the guidance counselor (for graduating high school applicants) or sent to the applicant by registered mail or courier service.
  • The list of accepted applicants will also be posted at the UA&P website (

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If you wish to apply for other programs check the admission details for each course at

Important Dates

For the combined undergraduate and graduate program the deadline is one week before your preferred testing date. The certificates of evidence for the SAT and the TOEFL results must be submitted with the completed application form not later than December 31

Fist semester: June to October

Second semester: October to April

Master programs follow their own calendar, check with your department.

Degrees Offered


BS Entrepreneurial Management (only for males)
5 –Year Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Program (Liberal Arts Program + a Master Program)


M Applied Business Economics
MS Industrial Economics
MA Communication
MA Development Education
MA Child Education and Development
MA Values Education
MS Management
MA Humanities with specialization in History or Literature
MS Information Technology
MA Political Economy with a specialization in International Relations and Development