Study In Philippines

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The Philippines is a country located in Southeast Asia. Its official name is “Republic of the Philippines” and capital is Manila. This country is a group of 7107 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. The Philippine Islands are surrounded by the Philippines Ocean in the east, the South China Sea in the west and the Selebus Sea in the south. The country is bordered by Borneo Island, about a hundred kilometres away from the Borneo island in the southwest and this is directly north of the island.  

After South Korea and East Timor in East Asia, the Philippines is the only country where most people are followers of Buddhism. It is the 12th most populous country in the world with a population of more than 9 Crores.


Buddhism reached the Philippines from India. From there Buddhist followers have come to the Philippines. A Some Indian items and artefacts of food are also part of the culture there. Like the rest of Southeast Asia, there is a rich heritage of craft art in the Philippines. Some local dance form of the Philippines is also inspired by India. In the Philippines Catholic Christians are in majority, but they are interested in saving the Indian culture that had arrived here from Indonesia centuries ago.

Climate and Food

Climatic season of Philippines is similar to that of most of Tropical India in general. Although some parts like Cebu and Davao, are warm and comfortable in all seasons. The average temperature is 25 degree C and the average humidity is 77%. 

For both vegetarians as well as Non-vegetarian, international food is served in most of the student’s hostels in university and college campus.  Most of the colleges where Indian students are living provide both north Indian as well as south Indian dishes. a large number of Indian restaurants also serve Indian cuisine. 


For the long distances on the bigger islands, the busses are the best possibility. In big cities like Manila or Cebu City, the most common mean of transportation is the jeepney which has also become a ubiquitous symbol of the Philippine culture [The fare is 4 pesos (for the first 3 kilometres) and 1 peso more for each successive km.

A new popular mode of public transportation in the country is becoming Trains especially in the bustling metropolis of Manila and people like to use  Manila Metro Rail Transit System also.

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in the Philippines changes from individual to individual and selected courses which the students have decided to pursue further. But generally, For students who study in Philippines Cost of living is very cheap when compared to students of other Asian countries. it is hard to be exact in making the estimate but By and large, it is between Rs. 10,000/- to Rs.12,000/- per month which is much less compared to Indian Cities.

For accommodation, per month expense for sharing a room begins from 2000 Pesos. Costs for other essential things, for example, power, water, web, gas, the link would be another 2000 pesos. Normal costs for food can be assessed at another 2500 pesos. Costs for transportation, clothing, stationery and individual supply can be at 1000 Pesos. If we include, garments, books, wellbeing costs, amusement, individual care also we can add another 500 pesos. Thus total expense is 8500 peso which is equal to 11,500/- Indian rupees.

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Education in Philippines

More than 8000 international students select the Philippines as their dream destination for higher study and out of these more than 30% are Indians. A large number of Indian specialists and architects from the colleges and universities of Philippines go for work in USA, UK and other western nations. It is home to various ISO-certified colleges and 2299 higher educational institutions are identified as Centers of  Excellence.

Philippines is a standout amongst other places for students who want to study abroad at moderate costs and high-quality living. Prior to its freedom, the nation’s education framework depended on Spain and the Unified States. The formal education framework in Philippines is a successive movement of scholarly tutoring at three levels: Primary (review school), secondary (secondary school) and tertiary (High school and graduate levels). Essential instruction is being dealt with by the DepEd while school is under the Commission on Advanced Education (CHED) and professional/specialized and non-degree preparing under the Specialized Training and Abilities Improvement Expert (TESDA).

The medium of Higher Education

English dialect is prevailing in business, government, legitimate framework, medication, sciences and it is additionally the medium of the guideline in all universities because Philippines was province of Spain for a long time followed by USA during the Industrial Revolution. Filipinos communicate in English by and large and local dialects are talked for the most part with family and friends only. Like India, English medium schools are in abundance and are preferred over the schools of local language Philipino. As far as language is concerned, Indian students will not see much difference compared to studying in colleges of Indian cities like Bangalore and Chennai.

Available courses

 If you’ve made up your mind a long time ago, that’s well and good, but if you’re still not sure about what course to take, below is a brief overview of the available college courses in the Philippines for your reference. Please keep in mind that this is only a partial list. We update them from time to time, so do try to come back again or fill the form on this page if the course you are looking for is not yet on the list. 

Visa Prerequisites for study

The procedure for a student applying for a Philippines visa is as per the following:
i) Visa application properly filled and legibly finished. (The form should be filled in English).
ii) Original passport valid for at least six months beyond the duration of stay in the country
iii) Photocopy of the information and the alteration page of passport
iv) Scores of IELTS and TOFEL (scholastic prerequisites)
v) Copy of e-ticket and other travel documents.
vi) Payment of processing expense
In case of transit visitor having temporary visiting visa the return or forward travel ticket must be displayed to the Philippines migration officer on entry in the nation

Top Universities of Philippines

The University of the Philippines (UP) is a state university system in the Philippines. Founded by the American colonial government on June 18, 1908, the University of the Philippines has today 8 constituent universities (CUs), and 4 basic education schools located in 15 campuses across the country. UP, as a whole, is often cited as the Philippines’ top university.  Here is a list of some othe top universities of Philippines.

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University of Santo Tomas

Why Study in Philippines?

 Higher study in Philippines is one of the incredible open doors for a secure future accessible to Indian students. Philippines is the third biggest English talking nation in the world. This gives an open door for Indian students to think about different projects in Philippines. The country takes after the American arrangement of the education system and thus the students can get credit exchange to examination system in USA. The nation additionally has solid financial, statistic and social ties with the US and other developed European countries.
There is number of scholarly prospects for students considering higher studies in Philippines. The nation specifically witnesses a rush of universal students wishing to study different branches of management, hospitality, medicine and different science and research related subjects.
For pursuing branches of medical study also the country is a popular destination. The fee varies from institution to institution. The average course fees for study of MBBS start from USD 3,000. Apart from that, the cost of living for international students is between USD 1500 to USD 1800 per year. The low fee combined with the lower costs of living is one factor that appeals to international students.
These are some reasons why the number of students coming from India is also increasing. More than 4,000 Indian students are studying medicine in the Philippines. In Asian Institute of Management in Manila about half of the students are from India.
Flying schools of the Philippines are also quite attractive because they teach in English. Many of the universities have opened ‘India Chapters’ in their library, which contains a collection of Indian books.

Study MBBS in Philippines

A total of about 350 private and government medical colleges in India offers about 50000 undergraduate medical seats but all the students are not being that lucky charm to get an admission in medical because in a country of 1.32 Billion people (comprising of almost 18% of world population) this is very less as compared to the demand of medical professionals. moreover, the half of the seats are allotted to private colleges and each of that seat cost 50 lack to 70 lacks as fee and up to 50 lacks as capitation. That is the reason why students go to other countries that offer the same level of standards in terms of education, accommodation and significance of the degree but are much much cheaper. In this context, if we see Philippines is the best country to study MBBS.

Filipinos are great hosts and are incredibly cordial and polite, therefore Students going to study MBBS   feels at home. Due to the cultural similarities, easy communication, the similarity in climate and language, it is the first choice of the Indian student to study MBBS.