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De La Salle University

Manila Philippines


De La Salle University in Manila the Philippines is an internationally recognized Catholic university established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1911. Its Vision-Mission is to be a leading learner-centered research university, bridging faith and scholarship in the service of society, especially the poor. DLSU is ground on its core values of Faith (religio), Service (mores), and Communion (cultura). DLSU positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

The University is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service. DLSU is home to local and international students seeking quality education for a brighter future ahead. The academic programs of DLSU are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) and granted Institutional Accreditation status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) for having demonstrated the highest standards of instruction, research, and community engagement and having developed wide networks and linkages with other educational institutions. The ASEAN University Network (AUN) has recently conferred upon De La Salle University the AUN Quality Mark at the Institutional Level. DLSU is the first university in ASEAN to earn the certification.

country code-+632-525-6727
country code-+632-523-3911

◆UMAP Contact Person

Dr. Laurence Chua-Garcia
Office of the Vice President for External Relations and Internationalization

◆Regular Academic Calendar

·First Semester
From: 24 August 2018
To: 8 December 2018
·Second Semester
From: 1 June 2019
To: 16 April 2019
·Third Semester
From: 23 May 2019
To: 27 August 2019

◆Semester Load in Credits/Units

·Minimum 12 credits
·Maximum 15 credits

◆General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

·Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation

Not applicable for short-term study

·Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

3 years (10 trimesters) for Non-Engineering Courses / 4 to 5 years for Engineering Courses

◆List of Study Programs that are open for International Exchanges

Business, Economics, Engineering, Science, Liberal Arts, Computer Studies, Education, Law / English is the medium of instruction at De La Salle University)

◆Exchange- Related Information

·Exchange Duration
One Trimester (equivalent to 14 weeks)
·Language Proficiency Requirements
Any of the following: TOEFL score of 550 pbt; IELTS band of 6 or better; Certificate of English Proficiency or English as Medium of Instruction
·Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
International Student Webpage:
Campus Life:


Home stay:


Off Campus Assistance:

Arranged by International Center. Please refer to this link:


A waiver is required if international student will not stay in the recommended off-campus residence.

·Medical Insurance
To be brought by the exchange student upon arrival to the Philippines: Medical Certificate with Chest X-ray result/ International Medical/Health insurance (covering accident, hospitalization, death, etc)
·Visa Process
Special Study Permit and Alien Certificate of Registration Information Card: Php9,000. This will be processed by the International Center. Tourist visa extension fees - approximately Php5,530 per month.

Application Submission Deadline: 30 May 2018