To be eligible to apply as a transfer student, the applicant must be taking the regular load requirement per semester and must have finished at least one full school semester in the college or university where the student is currently enrolled.

Subjects taken from the previous school are credited upon the applicant's passing of the validation exams given by the departments concerned. Not more than one third of the units earned from the previous college/university may be validated. Please also take note of additional requirements if you are an international student.

Degree Programs, Majors, and Specializations

Ateneo de Manila University introduces undergraduate students to fields of specialization in which they pursue, in greater attention, one particular area of knowledge suited to their individual talents and goals. It seeks therefore to build an intellectual tradition within the specific context of the developing nation.


Prerequisites for Transfer Application

  • must be taking the regular load requirement per semester and must have finished at least one full semester in the college or university he or she is enrolled in by the time the application requirements are submitted
  • must NOT have finished an undergraduate degree in any college or university before and/or during the application period
  • must NOT have been a college student of or should not have been previously enrolled in Ateneo de Manila University

Application Procedure

All transfer applications for the School Year 2024-2025 will be submitted online. Before starting your application, review your degree program and scholarship options carefully.

Application Form and Required Documents

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

Application Fee

The application fee for international applicants is Php 600 for local applicants and Php 2,500 for international applicants. 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.

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Completion and Submission of Application

Take note that the deadline for the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) registration (or the submission of SAT scores, for international transfer applicants) is on January 12, 2024. You may complete your transfer application until March 22, 2024.


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

Once Admitted

Courses taken from the transfer student's previous institution can be validated and credited towards the student's Ateneo degree.

The total number of units that may be credited from one’s previous school shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the total number of academic units required in the program the student is taking in Ateneo.

Full guidelines are issued by the office for Academic Affairs under the Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education.


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.

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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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