OIL Diliman handles international student programs, inbound and outbound. International students can earn a degree from UP Diliman, enroll as exchange or visiting students for one to two semesters, or participate in short programs hosted by UP Diliman’s academic units. Local students may, likewise, participate in international student programs hosted by international partner institutions.
“To study at UP Diliman was mainly totally different from my home university because the issues we dealt with in urban and regional planning were different ones. It was very interesting and rewarding to see the problems and risks planning authorities in the Philippines have to cope with, but also which chances are involved.
The best memories I had in the Philippines are always combined with the people I met there. Until today, I never experienced a people being so open-hearted again.”
International Visiting Student from Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
He took courses on Urban Planning at the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning
I had so many beautiful experiences in UP. One of them is, you can have many nice Filipino classmates. They are so friendly and very kind. They are highly motivated to study and state each of their opinions during class, while students in Japan are so silent during class. These experiences became an important memory for me which I will not forget my whole life.
International Visiting Student from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
The days when I studied in UP were precious. Most especially, my stay in IC gave me a lot of friends and memories. When I was in IC, I was never alone. My favorite events were “culture day”; like “Korean day” and “Philippines day”, where students introduced their cultures. Traditional clothes and dances were so beautiful and fun. After Japanese night as performers, we Japanese made our ties stronger. All things in the Philippines, friends, teacher, ate, kuya, taught me a lot and changed my way of living.
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Exchange Student from Kyungpook National University (AY 2013-2014)
I studied in UP from 2008-09 in undergraduate exchange program to study Filipino/Tagalog, and 2010-13 as a graduate student in Asian Center (M.A. in Asian Studies).
Studying in UP gave me rich experiences.
One good experience is to negotiate/communicate with university personnel and friends to manage your campus life. —From visa application to class enrollments and housing.
This, along with gimmicks with friends, enhanced my Tagalog which I studied basic grammar in Japan.
Another one is the academic work. You will have many readings and papers.
Students in UP are well prepared for classes. Studying with them–reviewing for exam and doing group works—enhanced my English.
These experiences are useful in my life now. Now I am working in a company which produces bananas and pineapples in the Philippines, and sells in all over Asia.
Exchange Student from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (AY 2008-2009)
and Graduate Student, MA Asian Studies (2010-2013)
Have you ever visited a “jungle school” where it is full of trees and plants and you can hear beautiful birds’ singing? Do you want to study and hang out with new Filipino friends who are always happy to be around with and who are kind and friendly just like you have been best friends for a long time? I had the best moments in my life in UPD and I surely recommend it for your next chapter of the school life in the Philippines!
International Visiting Student from Hanyang University (AY 2013-2014)
Being an exchange student at UP was more than the ordinary study experience. Facing motivated students and outstanding professors on a cool campus is simply more fun in the Philippines.
Exchange Student from Management Center Innsbruck, Austria (AY 2012-2013)