DLSU / De La Salle University
Student Exchange Program - Fall 2020
Manila Philippines
Program A/B
2020 Fall (1st,2nd Cycle)
GPA 75% (Prerequisite)

General Information

Host Institution

De La Salle University (DLSU) in the Philippines is an internationally recognized Catholic university established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1911. Inspired by the charism of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the University community, together and by association, provides quality human and Christian education by teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming lives. DLSU is a learner-centered and research University bridging faith and scholarship, attuned to a sustainable Earth, and in the service of Church and society, especially the poor and marginalized.

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. It is situated in a vibrant city where culture and diversity is well manifested.

The academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) of De La Salle University are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). De La Salle University 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 Education, Liberal Arts and Science have also been granted Level III, the highest accreditation level for graduate school. As an affirmation of the levels of accreditation achieved by DLSU programs, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Republic of the Philippines has conferred the distinction of Autonomous Status to DLSU. It has also named fourteen (14) programs as Centers of Excellence in the field in the country and five (5) programs as Centers of Development.

In May 2017, De La Salle University was awarded the AUN Quality Mark of Excellence at the Institutional Level, the first university in the ASEAN to earn the certification. To date, sixteen (16) programs of the University have undergone international assessment by a foreign team of assessors using the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN QA) guidelines and criteria. 

Mailing Address
De La Salle University, #2401 Taft Avenue , Manila , Manila
+63-523 -39-11


Study Abroad Year
Fall Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:06/Jan/2020
2nd cycle: 16/Mar/2020
Contact information


Accept Program A 5students / Semester
Accept Program B

5students / Semester

approx USD $200

Local currencyPhilippine Peso

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒

Update date 14/Apr/2020 03:13:13
Outline ID 526

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Academic Faculties (Colleges) Open for exchange students:
College of Liberal Arts
College of Business
School of Economics
College of Education
College of Computer Studies
College of Engineering
College of Law
Teaching Language English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 14/Sep/2020 To: 20/Dec/2020
Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
TOEIC: 670 - 785, TOEFL iBT: 72 - 86, IELTS: 6 - 6.5

Letter of Recommendation or Certification from the DEAN of Department of English and Communications/Linguistics that student's level of English Proficiency qualifies him/her to undergo a student exchange program at DLSU.

Letter of Recommendation or Certification from the DEAN of Department of English and Communications/Linguistics that student's level of English Proficiency qualifies him/her to undergo a student exchange program at DLSU.

Academic Field
GPA 3 / 4 (75%)(Prerequisite)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports Please refer to the DLSU International Students Guidebook

Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Off Campus accommodation

Housing charge
Local currency
  • Philippine PESO
Off Campus accommodation
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Non-Filipino students from abroad must have the following legal documents to be able to study at De La Salle University:

1. Tourist Visa (waived tourist visa is issued by the Bureau of Immigration upon arrival to the Philippines;
2. Special Study Permit (SSP) and Alien Certificate of Registration and Information Card or the ACR I-Card (will be processed by the International Center after the inbound student has arrived)

Tourist/Travel Visa (9F)
The list of nationals from countries who are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less is found on this link. http://www.dfa.gov.ph/list-of-countries-for-21-day-visa

Extension of the tourist visa which is approximately Php5,000 is applied at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) office in Intramuros, Manila prior to the expiration of the 30-day waived visa.

Special Study Permit (SSP)
Both SSP and ACR I-Card are processed by the OVPERI’s International Center for the Bureau of Immigration. However, the student must submit all the necessary documents for processing to the OVPERI International Center.

The Special Study Permit is a legal document similar to a visa for study. However, it is issued to international students who are taking short-term study program, like exchange students. The International Center shall handle the processing of the student’s Special Study Permit which will allow the exchange student to study at DLSU for a period of 1 or 2 trimesters. SSP is valid for one trimester only and an updated tourist visa is required for students who are using SSP. The SSP fee is independent of the Tourist Visa extension fees.

Alien Certificate of Registration and Information Card (ACR I-Card)
USD1.00 = PHP53.00
(as of Sept. 2018)
The Bureau of Immigration also requires an ACR I-Card for those who are using SSP. The ACR I-Card is valid for one year.

Cost of SSP and ACR I-Card – PHP 9,000.00 (USD170) valid for one (1) term. This will be paid to DLSU Accounting Office during Orientation Day.
Tourist visa monthly extension fees – approximately *PHP3,520.00 for the first extension and *PHP4, 800.00 for the second and each succeeding extensions. (*may change without prior notice from the Bureau of Immigration)

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.

Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:14/Sep/2020To:20/Dec/2020(4 months)
Second Semester
From:11/Jan/2021To:24/Apr/2021(4 months)
Third Semester
From:24/May/2021To:22/Aug/2021(4 months)
Fourth Semester
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

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