Studying in the Philippines can be an enriching experience. International students will be able to afford great accommodation and earn a high-quality education. Amongst the beautiful nature that the Philippines holds, some of the kindest and warm-hearted people live, work, and travel through this country.
We will discuss what universities are available for students to look at, how much tuition cost may be, and what type of living budget do students need to follow. We will also cover what languages are spoken in the Philippines.
Universities in the Philippines:
- Philippine Military Academy
- University of Santo Tomas
- De La Salle University
- Ateneo de Manila University
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines
- Philippine Normal University
- Technological University of the Philippines
- Lyceum of the Philippines University
- Far Eastern University
- De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
- University of Perpetual Help System DALTA
- Centro Escolar University
- University of the Philippines Los Baños
- Rizal Technological University
- Mapúa University
- Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
- University of the East
- Holy Angel University
- National University, Philippines
- San Beda University
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Graduate School of Management
- De La Salle University – Dasmariñas
- Angeles University Foundation
- Enderun Colleges
- Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
- Philippine State College of Aeronautics
- New Era University
- University of Batangas
- University of Makati
Student Cost of Living
With rent and every utility plus daily needs like food and toothpaste can be budgeted out to 420 USD per month. Which is quite a savings! International students find that living in the Philippines fulfills the desire to study more instead of working hard, although students can acquire part-time work through university stores and projects.
Cost of Tuition
When it comes to public universities in the country, students can average an amount that comes to $1,000 USD for a single academic year. Even the private institutions do not charge a high tuition fee which is what intentional students love most. Private tuition fees come to about $1,500 for a single academic year. This means that at a private university for a single semester a student will only spend around $750 USD.
On average for a whole year, a student could budget with, if their tuition cost was only $1,000 USD for the year, with $420 per month, a total of $6,040 USD to cover 12 months. This is extraordinary for international students who can’t really work full-time and can only work for a few months out of the year.
Languages Spoken in the Philippines
What languages are spoken in the Philippines? Well, there are over 180 languages spoken through the country, which creates a remarkable melting pot of diverse culture. Some of the languages spoken in the country are Filipino (which is a form of Tagalog), Spanish, English, Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, and Nahuatl.
Students would do best to learn forms of Tagalog or Filipino, however, English is considered the second most used language in the Philippines. Learning Filipino can greatly impact a student’s options when it comes to applying for scholarships from a university in the Philippines.