Metro Manila · Graduate Schools

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Whether you are planning on taking up a Master in Business Administration, a PhD in Enivronmental Science or just a certificate course in advanced photography, the Megacity has it all. Almost. For postgraduate education, there are five universities that offer a wide range of programs. 

If you are planning to study in Manila as a foreigner, check with the academic department in your home country if the university you are applying for fulfills their standards. Universities that can be considered for postgraduate education are:

Asian Institute of Management

AIM was established in cooperation with Harvard Business School in 1968. The private institute, located in Makati City, has award winning MBA
programs as well as programs in development management education, for NGOs, public institutions, and governments of developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region.

University of the Philippines

The University of the Philippines is the country's national university, created and subsidized by the Philippine government. The flagship campus UP Diliman is located in Quezon City. For further information, please read our main article.

Ateneo de Manila

The Ateneo, also located in Quezon City, is run by the Society of Jesus. There are satelite campuses in Rockwell (Graduate School of Business, School of Governance, and Law School), Ortigas (School of Medicine and Public Health), and Salcedo Village (School of Business).

De La Salle University

De La Salle University, located in in Manila City, is one of the most expensive universities in the country, together with Ateneo de Manila. De la Salle has satellite campuses in RCBC, Makati City (mainly Graduate School of Business), Ortigas (College of Business), Fort Bonifacio, and in Laguna Province (Science and Technology Complex).

University Santo Tomas

UST, another Catholic school in Manila City, was founded in 1611, making it by far the oldest university in the Philippines. It is also Manila's largest university in terms of enrolled students.