The Philippines is a South-east Asian country in the Western Pacific. It comprises of more than 7,000 islands. Manila, the capital of the Philippines is known for its centuries-old Chinatown, waterfront promenade and, Binondo. The heart of Old Manila is the Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times. The baroque, 17th-century San Agustin Church, Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison are located in Old Manila. Four top universities in the Philippines are ranked among the world’s best in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, with a further four featured in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2016.


  • The official name of the Philippines is the Republic of the Philippines
  • The Philippines is the largest producer of coconuts in the world, having produced 19.5 million tonnes of the fruit in 2010.
  • The Philippines is the fifth largest English-speaking nation in the world. 52 million Filipinos speak English.
  • Three of the top 10 largest shopping malls in the world are found in the Philippines.
  • The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River in Palawan is 8.2 kilometres long. Until the discovery of a 10-kilometer underground river in Mexico, the Puerto Princesa River was the longest subterranean waterway in the world.
  • The Philippines was named after King Philip II of Spain.
  • 90% of the population of the Philippines are Christians, the vast majority being Roman Catholic.
  • The largest Christmas lantern in the world was illuminated in San Fernando, Pampanga on Dec. 24, 2002. The structure was 26.8 meters in diameter and cost five million Philippine pesos.
  • In Southeast Asia, the Philippines was the first country to gain independence after World War II, in 1946.


The Philippines is a country you cannot overlook if you want to continue your higher studies in a country outside of your own. It is an exciting and attractive country in Southeast Asia. Here are few reasons why you should study in the Philippines:

  • The Philippines boasts of international accredited universities.
  • English is the second official language in the Philippines and it is used in teaching.
  • The cost of living in the Philippines is very low.
  • Education pattern and curriculum in the Philippines is westernised and modern.
  • The people of Philippines are natural born hospitable and friendly.
  • There is stricter security in colleges and universities that have foreign students.


There are two admission intakes into universities in the Philippines, one in June and one in November. You should apply directly to the University of your Choice. You need to provide an academic transcript relevant to your level of study. Depending on the university and program, you may also need to provide letters of recommendation and/or sit admission exams. Applicants must prove their proficiency in English language, usually by taking the IELTS or TOEFL exams.

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