The UP Open University's (UPOU) degree, Associate, and Certification programs are open for admission. Admission to UPOU is open to the following:

  • Philippine-based and offshore-based applicants
  • Foreign nationals
  • Undergraduate transfer students (from another UP unit/non-UP university)

As long as an applicant complies with the requirements of their desired program, they can apply for admission to UPOU.

Any person seeking admission into a program must satisfy the minimum admission requirement specified in the program applied for and must not be a current student (enrolled, on residency, LOA, AWOL) of another university or college. UPOU requires applicants to submit the hard copy of all admission documents.

With regard to foreign applicants who would like to apply for a student visa, UPOU does not require its students to be in residence in the Philippines; hence, it could not assist in the issuance of Student Visa (9F).

These admission guidelines, however, do not apply for UPOU's Continuing Education Programs (CEP) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). For more information about the CEP and MOOCs, please visit this page: "How do I apply for a UPOU non-formal program/course?"

For the complete admission requirements and procedures to UPOU degree programs, visit this page: "How do I apply for a UPOU degree program?"