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About The Philippines

The Philippines has made a stellar reputation for itself of being one of the best study abroad destinations for international students who desire to obtain affordable and high-quality education abroad. The Philippines is the largest English-speaking country in South-East Asia, boasting an above 90% literacy rate owing to its system of education (influenced by the American school system and that of colonial Spain before its independence). It doesn’t take long to see that education is true of great priority in this country.

The Philippines is popular for its high standard of education. As at 2019, there are listed at least 2,300 Universities and Colleges in the Philippines, majority of which are privately funded. Beyond that, the cost of the education you get within its shores is relatively inexpensive. Little wonder that some 5,000 international students have been recorded to troop in annually from all over the world to enrol for its world-class studies.

Studying in the Philippines is as akin to embracing a diverse and practical education with its variety of disciplines as well as its rich cultural and historical background. Every one of her institutions of higher education (Universities, Colleges, e.t.c.) are fully accredited, and sporting only the most modern, state-of-the-art learning facilities.

Observing the quality of her degree programs, the Philippines offer a wide range of options. The Universities dotting the Filipino landscape are globally recognized and affiliated with major bodies such as the European Union.

Exchange education partnership programs are also offered in this community. Studying in the Philippines exposes one to excellent undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate study programs particularly in the field of Medicine (MBBS), Engineering, Management Studies, Law, Agriculture, Aviation, Designs and many more.

International students also have access to internship programs and part-time jobs among the many multinational companies based in the hub of The Philippines’ major business districts.

Why Should I consider The Philippines To Advance My Studies?

The Philippines is replete with so many reasons why it cannot be overlooked as an attractive and valuable study abroad choice in South-East Asia. The Philippines ticks off every box on any foreign student’s ideal study abroad checklist. Studying in The Philippines affords you so many benefits:

 

Education and cost of living are Affordable and Globally competitive:

Living in The Philippines is, to a large extent, cheaper than an equivalent standard of living in a western nation. This alone is a major deciding factor for students who are deciding where to advance their studies. The low cost of education and overall living makes it easier for international students to adapt and study efficiently. In addition, Students and visitors have access to good accommodation, as well as health insurance for the students.

 

High standard of Education:

The Philippines places premium priority on its education standard and its impressive literacy rate of over 93% stands as a testament to this commitment. Its educational institutions model the American college system, and, therefore, maintain a high academic calibre as degrees from Philippine Universities are recognized and accepted all over the world. For instance, a medical degree from The Philippines is recognized by global medical directorates and bodies including the World health organization and FAIMER-IMED.

 

Also, Applying for – and obtaining – a visa after a prospective students’ University application has been accepted is appealingly straightforward and devoid of unnecessary complications and bottlenecks. Thus, giving international students a real chance to attain the incredible experience of studying in the Philippines, both academically and recreationally.

 

English is the official language of Instruction and Communication:

While many countries require additional language translation lessons to facilitate everyday interaction, The Philippines makes a pleasant exception. The Philippines is the third-largest English-speaking country in the world. Ever since the early 1900’s when the Americans set foot on the Philippine archipelago, the English language has remained an integral part of the educational system of the Philippines. To date, the Philippine laws and constitution have preserved the provision that the English language is compulsory, both as the official language of instruction and as a subject to be taught to the young ones as soon as they are old enough.

 

Favourable tropical climate and weather conditions:

The Philippines is the ideal destination for people who relish tropical weather. Two major seasons are dominant in The Philippines: the wet season and the dry season. The warmer months come between March and October heavy rainfall is expected at this time. This is followed by a decrease in temperature which results in the drying up of the land between November and February. The Philippines is indeed an aesthetically beautiful country, it is a true natural paradise, and when not in a class, there is no shortage of breath-taking sights to marvel at and appreciate.

 

Rich Cultural Diversity:

Flaunting well over 7,000 beautiful islands and over 100 million people from different backgrounds, coupled with a rich history made up of Eastern and Western influences, The Philippines is indeed one of the most culturally diverse nations of the world. Foreign students will still learn, even beyond the classroom, just by observing the native Filipino traditions and customs. Warmth and hospitality are to be fully experienced in every Filipino home, as well as being a part of its colourful festivals, flavorful food and festooned attires. Little wonder why the Filipinos are arguably the happiest people on earth.

 

Part-time jobs and internship programs are also available for international students during their programs which can as well help to meet up with their financial/human needs.

Academic Overview Of The Philippines

Best Universities To Study Major Courses In The Philippines:

 

Medicine and Healthcare

 

Manila Central University

St. Paul University, Manila

Makati Medical Center College

Far Eastern University

Our Lady of Fatima University

 

Aviation, Aircraft/Aeronautics Operations or Engineering:

 

Airlink International Aviation College

WCC Aeronautical and Technological College, North Manila

PATTS College of Aeronautics

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Las Piñas

Philippine State College of Aeronautics

 

Commerce and Economics:

 

De La Salle University

San Beda University

Far Eastern University

Lyceum of the Philippines University

MA Computer University – Quezon City

 

Civil Engineering:

 

De La Salle University

Mapúa University

Far Eastern University Institute of Technology

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Las Piñas

University of the Philippines Diliman

 

Computer Science and Programming

 

De La Salle University

Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City

Far Eastern University Institute of Technology

Mapúa University

AMA Computer University

Getting Started With Admission Procedures To Study In The Philippines

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO STUDYING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Before making a decision to study in the Philippines, it is crucial to obtain complete and accurate information on various aspects of the enrollment process, such as the admission procedure and fees for the specific University, visa requirements and accommodation arrangements.

Here is a comprehensive guide highlighting some important tips regarding how to begin and proceed with your plans to study in The Philippines:

Step 1

Select your desired government-recognized university or institution of learning. Use the list of recognized schools and universities on our website as a pointer. 

 

We will help you to establish a direct line of contact with the university you have chosen and will obtain all the useful information on admission requirements, school fees, accommodation, and student visa.

 

At the end of this process, you would have applied for an invitation letter and obtained one if approved. The application form should include the following details:

 

Your Full Name

A desired course of study

Desired university (We are here to help you choose the university which is best suited for you.

Nationality

Date of Birth

Passport Number

Permanent residential address

Telephone contact no

A working email address

High quality scanned copy of your passport (showing the bio/details page)

Available academic documents ( Certificate of O level/A level /SSCE/ HSSCE/Bachelor/Master’s degree, as applicable )

Step 2

After reviewing your application, you (now as a prospective student) will be required to pay a one-time fee for the postage of the invitation. All other payments can be made on arrival.

NOTE: Invitation letters will be SENT strictly upon payment. There are no free invitations to study in The Philippines.

Step 3

After receiving an invitation letter, the student will then contact the Philippines embassy in his/her home country in order to apply for a student visa.

The Embassy of the Philippines requires the students’ personal appearance in order to conduct an interview. This is part of the acceptance of visa application, and you should ensure that this process is incorporated in your preparation and travel plans. Globe Educational Group is here to conduct mock interviews beforehand in order to prepare you for the most tasking of questions.

 

NOTE: The Philippine Embassy does NOT accept any application filed on behalf of the student by agents or proxies. However, we will aid you in the process to prevent any potential errors on your part.

 

Ensure that your documents are complete before appearing before the Philippine Embassy or Consulate for your interview. If deemed necessary, the Embassy may require additional documents in order to fully ascertain the authenticity of the documents and information you have provided. This is a perfectly normal occurrence.

 

If you plan to study Medicine or Dentistry, note that these are quota courses with limited slots for international students, as required by the Philippine government. Be sure that your university of choice has an available slot for you if you are going to be taking these courses. Also, note that pre-Medicine courses like BSc. Biology, BSc. Psychology etc. does not necessarily guarantee you an automatic slot in Medicine (MD) program. Selection is solely based on your performance in the said program and can be a factor in your full acceptance to Medicine.

 

We will make prior arrangements with your chosen university regarding accommodation. You may, however, opt to reside within the university campus if its dormitories are available; or you may work with the arrangements we have already made privately-run accommodations off-campus prior to your arrival.

 

Tuition fees are to be directly deposited to the revenue account of the university. The bank accounts are generally under the name of the parent University.

 

Make sure that you have the right visa before entering the Philippines. 

 

For the processing of your visa, ensure that all your documents are authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign/External Affairs in your home country and by the Philippine Embassy (also in your home country) for the processing of your visa. Below is a list of these documents:

 

  •       A filled the visa application form
  •       International passport valid for at least ONE year
  •       Original invitation letter from the desired college
  •       Birth certificate  

Note: For a small fee, this translation can be done right there at the Philippines embassy.

  •       Original School Certificates (Notarized)
  •       Medical Certificate (This must be notarized copy and must have been issued within one month of visa application)

be an approved document by the health ministry in your country.

  •       HIV-AIDS negative certificate (A notarized copy issued within a month of visa application)
  •       Health insurance for the duration of at least a year. For some countries (This insurance required is only for the travelling period in some countries, we will inform you of the specifics as applicable)
  •       A bank statement from a sponsor to prove their financial ability to bear the student’s expenses in the  Philippines.

(A sponsorship letter is required if the sponsor is not the student or their parent).

  •       12 passport size (3×4) photographs (taken recently).
  •       An open return air ticket valid for one year.

 

Note: It is advisable that you enter The Philippines on 9(f) student visa instead of other visa categories to avoid the inconvenience of visa conversion. Coordinate the extension or conversion of your entry visa into another type of visa with the international student office of your chosen university. It is recommended that you enter the (At Globe Educational Group, we will aid you in this process as well).

Step 4: Arrivals

It is important to note that in order to prevent any delays and to facilitate maximum coordination from both ends, the student must inform Globe Educational Group, SEVEN days in advance, of his/her flight details (flight number, date and time of arrival, city of arrival and name of airport). This information may be passed across via Email.

 

  •   As soon as the student touches down at the airline terminal, Globe Educational Group has made arrangements for him/her to be promptly met by a company representative who will be will be easily identified in the waiting area as holding Globe Educational Group’s official name board and the student’s name.

 

  •   Thereafter, the student will be accompanied to the students’ hostel on the University grounds.

 

  •   The student will NOT be allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine if a representative of Globe Educational Group is not present at the airport with the power of attorney from the University. This is in compliance with the Official Rules and Regulations of the Immigration Department.

 

For further advice and/or assistance on visa and studying in the Philippines, do not hesitate to contact our offices either by mail, chat or phone call.

Globe Educational Group wishes you a safe flight and the very best in your academic pursuits.

More About The Philippines

Quick Facts:

  • Capital: Manila 

    • President: Rodrigo Duterte
    • Officially recognized Languages:  English and Filipino
    • Major Ethnic groups: Tagalog, Visayan, Moro and Ilocano
    • Land Area:  300,000 sq.km (120,000 sq. mi.)
    • Population:  108million
    • Average temperature: 28OC (22 – 26 OC)
    • Average humidity: 75% (51% – 97%)
    • Currency/Monetary Unit:   Philippines Pesos (PHP)
    • Government: Democratic republic (Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic)  
    • Religion:  : Predominantly Christian: Roman Catholicism- 82.9%, Protestantism-5.45, Islam- 5.5%, Others- 6.15%

    NATIONAL HOLIDAYS:

    •   New Years’ day: January 1
    •   Orthodox Christmas: December 25
    •   Labor Day: May 1
    •   Victory Day: September 3
    •   Independence Day: June 12
    •   Catholic Christmas Holiday:  December 25

     

    The Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the second-largest of its kind in the world – second only to Indonesia. It is the world’s largest heritage landscape, thousands of tourist attractions like the incredible islands and beaches and third-world largest English speaking country in the world. It’s a democratic republic

    The archipelago is divided into three major geographic regions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Due to its archipelagic landscape, the country has a linguistically diverse population with 19 recognized regional languages and almost 170 dialects. The official languages in use are native Filipino and English.

    The Philippines comprises an impressive 7641 islands, only 2000 of which are inhabited while about 5000 remain yet unnamed. Coron, an island in Palawan is named the world’s best island.

    Mayon volcano, the world’s perfectly shaped volcano, is located in Albay, Philippines. Jeepney is the main means of transportation in the Philippines. However, buses, taxis, tricycles, and trains are not in short supply.

A Brief History Of The Philippines

The Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some 7,100 islands and islets lying about 500 miles (800 km) off the coast of Vietnam. Manila is the capital, but nearby Quezon City is the country’s most populous city. Both are part of the National Capital Region (Metro Manila), located on Luzon, the largest island. The second-largest island of the Philippines is Mindanao, in the South-East.

The Philippines takes its name from Philip II, who was king of Spain during the Spanish colonization of the islands in the 16th century. Because it was under Spanish rule for 333 years and under U.S. tutelage for a further 48 years, the Philippines has many cultural affinities with the West. It is, for example, the second-most-populous Asian country following India with English as an official language and one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia (the other being East Timor). Despite the prominence of such Anglo-European cultural characteristics, the peoples of the Philippines are Asian in consciousness and aspiration.

The Philippines has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. Prior to the Spanish colonization in 1521, the Filipinos had a rich culture and were trading with the Chinese and the Japanese.

Spain colonization brought massive development in the country like the construction of Intra-Muros in 1571, a WALLED CITY comprised of European buildings and churches, replicated in different parts of the archipelago. In 1898, after 350 years and 300 rebellions, the Filipinos, with leaders like Jose Rizal and Emilo Aguinaldo, succeeded in winning their independence

 

In 1898, the Philippines became the first and only colony of the United states. Following the Philippines-American war, the United States brought widespread education to the islands. Filipinos fought alongside Americans during World War II, particularly at the famous battle of Bataan and Correaidor which delayed the dreaded Japanese advance and saved Australia. They then waged a guerilla war against the Japanese from 1941 to 1945. The Philippines regained its independence in 1946.

Culture

The Filipinos are a peaceful, and Fun-loving people, having waged two peaceful, bloodless revolutions against what were perceived as corrupt regimes. The Philippines is a vibrant democracy, as evidenced by 12 English national newspapers, 7 national television stations, hundreds of cable TV stations and 2000 radio stations.

 Filipinos are emotional and passionate about life and always find it interesting and welcoming to receive visitors always in their country at any time.

Border

The Philippine archipelago is bounded by the Philippine Sea to the east, the Celebes Sea to the south, the Sulu Sea to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the west and north. The islands spread out in the shape of a triangle, with those south of Palawan, the Sulu Archipelago, and the island of Mindanao outlining (from west to east, respectively) its southern base and the Batan Islands to the north of Luzon forming its apex. The archipelago stretches about 1,150 miles (1,850 km) from north to south, and its widest east-west extent, at its southern base, is some 700 miles (1,130 km). The island of Taiwan lies north of the Batan group, the Malaysian portion of the island of Borneo is to the south of Palawan, and the eastern islands of Indonesia lie to the south and southeast of Mindanao. Only about two-fifths of the islands and islets have names, and only some 350 have areas of 1 square mile (2.6 square km) or more. The large islands fall into three groups: (1) the Luzon group in the north and west, consisting of Luzon, Mindoro, and Palawan, (2) the Visayas group in the centre, consisting of Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay, and Samar, and (3) Mindanao in the south.

In the far southeast, the Kerch Strait – which connects the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea – separates Ukraine from Russia.

Climate Of The Philippines

Native climate: Depending on where you are and what time of the year it is, you will that the Philippine climate ranges from Tropical rainforest, Tropical savanna or Tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall.

  • Seasons: There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, highly contingent on the average amount of rainfall during the year. This is also dependent on your location in the country (Some areas actually experience rain all year round.
  • Temperatures: Going from the months March through October presents the seven warmest months of the year. The winter monsoon tends to bring cooler air from November to February, however. On average, May comes out to be the warmest month of the year, while January is the coolest.

Other advantages an international student stands to gain from studying in The Philippines revolve around its high-speed economy and the many opportunities it presents for career advancement. In the final analysis, Students who desire to advance their studies in the Philippines can look forward to a pleasant and rewarding experience during their stay in this magnificent country.

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