First Year College Admission: International Applicants


First Year Admission, International Applicant

You are considered an international applicant if you are studying in, or graduated from, a school outside the Philippines.

You are considered a first-year applicant if you are still in the last year of senior high school.

If you have already graduated from secondary education AND you meet the following criteria, you will be considered a first-year college applicant if:

  • you have not yet enrolled in a college/university, AND
  • you have not yet taken any college/university units/courses before and/or during the application and confirmation period.

Application Process

In general, the application requirements and process for applicants from outside the Philippines is similar to local applicants.

For the incoming first year batch for School Year 2024-2025, all applications will be submitted online.

All application information can be found at the Ateneo College Application Hub,

Before starting your application, review your degree program and scholarship options carefully. Prepare all the required supporting documents beforehand.

Application Form and Documentary Requirements

Apply via the Application Portal. Fill out the appropriate application form and upload your supporting documents.

Supporting Documents for Uploading

  • PSA or NSO copy of Birth Certificate (or its equivalent abroad)*
  • Copy of Grade 9-11 report card/s (*Any copy of your grades, may it be a screenshot, photo, or soft copy, so long as your name, the name of your school, and your grades are clearly visible on it.)
  • List of extracurricular activities
  • Payment slip / transaction receipt as proof of payment of application fee (see “Application Fee Payment” below)
  • Additional documentation, if applicable (ex. IB grades, SAT results, among others)

High School Record and Recommendations

  • High School Record Form
  • Guidance Counselor / Class Adviser’s Recommendation Form
  • Subject Teacher’s Recommendation Form

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Application Fee Payment

The application fee for international applicants is Php 2,500. There are various methods of payment available; choose the most convenient method for you. Once payment is made, please save your proof of payment (payment slip/email/receipt) as it is part of the requirements for application.

More about Application Fee Payment

Scholarship Application

If applying for financial aid, fill out and submit the Financial Aid Questionnaire and the required supporting documents.

Details of the application process, links to the online forms, and the list of required supporting documents can be found at the Scholarship Applications SY 2024-2025 page.

Visit for more information about scholarships and financial aid.

Completion and Submission of Application

Complete and submit your application on or before the deadline. We encourage you to finish your application way before the deadline.


Application results will be released by May 2024, via email.

Once Admitted

If accepted, international students must inquire from the Philippine Embassy/Consulate of the country of origin for student visa requirements and processing.

All accepted international students are required to take two (2) courses in the National Language - Filipino as part of the Ateneo de Manila college curriculum.

To support the internationalization initiatives of the University, an international student fee will be collected from non-Philippine passport holders (both resident and non-resident).

Note: If an applicant is found to be misrepresenting or falsifying a document/s, their application will be rejected or their acceptance will be withdrawn.

Ready to Apply?

Office of Admission and Aid
Undergraduate Education

G/F Kostka Hall
Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights campus
Katipunan Avenue
1108 Quezon City

Telephone: +632 8426 6001 ext. 5154 and 5155
Direct Line: +632 8426 6075



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