*Please note that the application for Program A&B in 2018 has ended. Details of the application period for 2019 will be published in April 2019.


Program C

De La Salle University (Program V- ASEAN Studies)

Manila Philippines

De La Salle University is an internationally recognized Catholic university in the Philippines established in 1911.It positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic coeducational institution and a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service. Nestled in the heart of Manila, it is home to local and international students seeking quality education for a brighter future ahead. It is situated in a vibrant city where culture and diversity is well manifested. DLSU has been 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. Twelve (12) undergraduate programs have achieved the highest accreditation of Level IV; the graduate programs of Br. Andrew Gonzalez College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science have also been granted Level III, the highest accreditation level for graduate school. A total of fifteen (15) undergraduate programs underwent a Programme Assessment by the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN QA).  
2401 Taft Avenue Manila 0922 Philippines
+63 2 525-6727
+63 2 523-3911

◆UMAP Contact Person

Dr. Laurene Chua-Garcia
Vice President, External Relations and Internationalization Office

◆Program Information

A course on "ASEAN Studies" revisits the pillars of the ASEAN integration and promotes a global understanding of the ASEAN as a regional community. Amidst global challenges and multifaced conflicts in the region, the ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations facilitates economic integration and intergovernmental cooperation. The course provides an overview of the history, institutional framework, and crucial agreements of the ASEAN member states. It highlights the contemporary issues confronting the region, and the role of the Philippines in assuming its chairmanship in 2017. The course will be divided into three parts: issues on maritime security, regional economy, and intercultural cooperation. The course includes a fieldtrip to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and selected Embassies of the ASEAN member states. The course will be offered by the International Studies Department of the College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University.


·Degree Level
Open to all students
·Language of Instruction
·Requirements (Language Proficiency, etc)
TOEFL 550 or its equivalent / Basic English
·Number of credits to Transfer
University Credits: 3 units
·Teaching Hours (Weekly)
16 hours
·Independent Study Hours (weekly)
30 hours
·Student's Total Workload (weekly)
46 hours
·Program Fee
·Accomodation Fee
On Campus: N/A
Off Campus: Included in the program fee
·Medical / Health Insurance Fee
University Insurance is included in the Program Fee. Participants must bring with them an international medical/health/travel insurance during their stay in the Philippines.
·Assistance for Visa Application
De La Salle University, through the Office of the VP for External Relations and Internationalization will handle the processing of the student's Special Study Permit (SSP) upon arrival in the Philippines. DLSU will cover the SSP fee of the Program C participants.
·Other Fees
All breakfast and dinner are borne by the students.
·Any service or assistance
Airport pick up and transfer is provided by DLSU for free as well as Campus tour, orientation, welcoming activity and International Buddy partners will be available for on campus activities.

◆Program Schedule

Length: 14 Days
From: 12 August 2018
To: 25 August 2018

◆Application Period for the university

From: 7 April 2018
Until (Deadline): 22 June 2018


Minimum number of participants for the Program: 5 persons

Application Submission Deadline to UMAP-IS: 17 June 2018