UP Diliman undergraduate and graduate students may apply to become exchange students, who can be nominated to cross-enroll in partner universities abroad for a period of one semester to one year. This experience offers chances for course credit transfers on top of the opportunity to get immersed in a new cultural environment.
The UP Diliman International Student Mobility Program also allows students to participate in activities involving short-term travels that range from a few days to a few weeks. These activities include conferences, language and culture courses and fieldworks.
How to Apply
The Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs through the Deans of the academic unitsissues Calls for Application twice a year. Qualified students may apply for placement at UP Diliman’s partner universities through OIL Diliman.
The International Student Mobility Committee (ISMC) evaluates application documents, conducts interviews and nominates to partner universities through the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The MOVE UP Committee evaluates applications for financial support covering international travel, accommodation and living allowances.
Fees and Cost of Living
Tuition fees are waived at partner universities while scholarships needed to cover other expenses such as accommodation, international travel and living allowance may be available at the host university or country.
UP OIL’s MOVE UP Program also provides financial assistance for students participating in international mobility programs. For more information, visit UP OIL’s website.
Student Visa requirements vary depending on the country of destination. OIL Diliman and the host universities assist in facilitating visa applications by way of issuing supporting documents relative to the exchange program.
Study Abroad Status
You may have subjects taken at the host university credited upon your return to UP. During the exchange program, you are tagged as cross-enrollees. To maximize opportunities for course crediting, students are required to be advised by program advisers in their respective departments/colleges.