Tuition and Other Fees

The costs of attending UPLB fall into two categories: (1) tuition and related fees for services provided by the University; and (2) living costs and personal expenses.

Since the University is supported by the State, part of the educational costs is subsidized by the government. The charges to be borne by the student may be substantially reduced by socialized tuition and the financial assistance program. Enrollment privileges are also provided by the University. Private scholarships, fellowships, and other grants also cushion the costs of education.

University Charges for Graduate Students

Tuition Fee – P 1000/unit
Laboratory Fees – 300-400/subject

Miscellaneous Fees
Library Fee – 800
Athletic Fee – 75
Medical Fee – 50
Registration Fee – 40
Cultural Fee – 50
Student Fund – 45.50

Other Fees
New Student
Entrance -30
Deposit (refundable when student leaves the university) – 100

Application Fee/Deferment Fee
Filipino – 500/200
Foreigner – US$ 40/15

Late Registration (fine) – 50
Change of Matriculation – 20/subject
Dropping of Course – 20/unit
Leave of Absence – 300
Absence without Leave – 500
Removal – 20
Validation – 20
Certification – 50
Graduation – 300
True Copy of Grades – 50

For Foreign Students only
Graduate Education
Development Fee (GEDF):
Mid Year Term – US$ 200
Semester – US$ 500
For Residency Only – 100
Alien Certificate (paid upon arrival in the Philippines) – P 875
Visa (paid every 6 months) – 375


A student who has paid his matriculation fees and who withdraws his registration or is granted honorable dismissal or leave of absence shall be entitled to a refund of his matriculation fees, except entrance and registration fees, in accordance with the following schedule:

Before the opening of classes – 100%
Within 1 week from the opening of classes – 80%
Within 2-4 weeks from the opening of classes – 50%
After the fourth week – No refund

Laboratory fees will not be refunded after 1 week from the opening of classes where voluntary change is made from one course to another. Refund of tuition for a subject may be allowed only in the case of forced dropping of the subject.


UPLB implements graduate degree programs through various modalities: residential and off-campus programs; at its extension campus, the UP Professional School for Agriculture and the Environment in Agriya, Panabo City, Davao; and to innovative programs as the satellite school under the Nagoya University Asian Satellite Campus, as a collaborator/ implementor of the Dual Phd by Research with local and foreign universities and of the multidisciplinary tropical marine ecosystems program with UP Diliman and the UP Visayas.


As a premier regional and global university, UPLB provides access to quality graduate education to local and foreign students. Its programs are administered by nearly 700 graduate faculty members from the nine colleges and one school. Graduate students constitute about 10% of the student population.


UPLB Graduate School
College, Laguna 4031
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