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FAQ: GS: How can I apply for the UPLB Graduate School?

For Regular Students:

A duly accomplished application form must be submitted to the Graduate School together with the following documents:

1. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of Official Transcript of Record, in English language, for each college previously attended:

- Undergraduate transcript is required for master's degree applicants
- Undergraduate and master's degree transcript is required for PhD applicants

2. One photocopy of each certificate or diploma received;

3. Two accomplished recommendation form from former professors. If with a master's degree, a third recommendation from the major professor is required. This must be sent to the Graduate School by separate mail or hand-carried by the applicant or a representative in a sealed envelope; and

4. A nonrefundable application fee of Php 500.


Payment Options:

- direct cash payment at the UPLB Cashier's Office
- postal money order remitted to the Graduate School
- JRS and LBC courier services


The Graduate School and the individual programs reserve the right to require additional information or documents from an applicant when deemed necessary. All application materials become part of the permanent records of UPLB and will not be returned to the applicant.



For Foreign Students:

A duly accomplished application form must be submitted to the Graduate School together with the following documents:

1. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of Official Transcript of Record, in English language, for each college previously attended;

2. One photocopy of each certificate or diploma received;

3. Two accomplished recommendation form from former professors. If with a master's degree, a third recommendation from the major professor is required. This must be sent to the Graduate School by separate mail, handcarried by the applicant or a representative in a sealed envelope or a pdf file emailed to gradschool@uplb.edu.ph or uplb.gs@gmail.com;

4. Certification of that English is the medium of instruction in previous degree/s by the University Registrar or results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); and

5. US$ 40 as application fee. Payment can be accepted through bank transfer to the Philippine National Bank with Account No.: 399-692-7000-21, Swift Code: PNBMPHMM payable to Graduate School. A copy of your bank transaction should be emailed to gradschool@uplb.edu.ph or uplb.gs@gmail.com as proof of payment, the original bank transaction must be presented upon admission together with the original documents (TOR, Diploma, etc).


English Proficiency Examination


If English is not the medium of instruction or the TOEFL score is below 500, an applicant is required to take the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) in UPLB. This is to determine his level of proficiency. The fee for EPE is P250. If the applicant's level of proficiency is Level A he is required to take the Level A English Intensive Course for a fee of P8000.

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