Ranking  928      4
Country Philippines
City Manila
Bachelor (foreigners)3,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $389-774 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 20%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1611
Abbreviation UST
Teachers 1,829
Students 39,184
Foreigners 2%
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Veritas Cum Caritatae
Accreditation
• Commission on Higher Education, Philippines
Affiliations
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
• International Council of Universities of St. Thomas Aquinas (ICUSTA)
• The Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie(COMIUCAP)
• Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
• Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU)
• International Association of Universities (IAU)
• Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
• University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
• University Museums and Collection (UMAC)
• Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines (ACUP)
• Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
• Network of Dominican Schools, Colleges and Universities (DOMNET)
• Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU)
• Philippine Association of Centers for Educational Media (PACEM)
• Philippine Academic Consortium for Latin American Studies (PACLAS)
• Association of Philippine Universities for Sino Studies (APUSS)
Rankings
World ranking928
Country ranking4
Employer Reputation384
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking928
QS World University Rankings877
Cost of living in Manila
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 111 308
Food 134 208
Transportation 8 26
Communications and utilities 91 91
Clothing 19 70
Sports and leisure 26 71
Total389774
Accommodation in Manila USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre112
Shared room in city centre311
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre140
1 bedroom apartment in city centre390
Alternative title
Spanish Pontificia y Real Universidad de Santo Tomás
Location on map
University of Santo Tomas (UST) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Philippines. The history of UST can be traced back to1611 . The university has an urban campus in Manila.

University ranking. University of Santo Tomas is among the best educational institutions in Philippines, that is among the top 5 universities according to the national rankings. University of Santo Tomas is among the oldest and the most prestigious universities of Philippines. The university is among the best 5% worldwide, ranking 928 in international ratings. Thanks to the good standing among the employers of Philippines, the graduates of UST find employment quite easily.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicant must provide the document of previous academic performance as well as the results of the examinations. We can tell that University of Santo Tomas is very selective as it accepts only 1 out of 5 applicants. The academic year in UST is divided to 2 academic semesters. UST has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 3,000 USD/year. A master’s degree of UST will cost a student a significant sum of 1,000 USD per year. Despite the tuition gees being quite low, the students often participate in scholarship programs. More information about tuition fees and admission requirements can be found on the official website of the university(http://www.ust.edu.ph).

The composition of the university. University of Santo Tomas is considered to be a large university, teaching more than 39,000 students. Being a foreign citizen does not exclude you from the admission process. Foreigners make about 2% of all students. To ensure that the quality of education stays high the university has an academic staff consisting of more than 1800 specialists. The university provides its students with the opportunity to participate in the international exchange programs. To learn more about the students and alumni of the university you can visit the university’s social media pages: Facebook.

Infrastructure of UST. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory. University of Santo Tomas is a part of the following groups International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), International Council of Universities of St, Thomas Aquinas (ICUSTA), The Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie(COMIUCAP), Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU), International Association of Universities (IAU), Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), University Museums and Collection (UMAC), Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines (ACUP), Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP), Network of Dominican Schools, Colleges and Universities (DOMNET), Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU), Philippine Association of Centers for Educational Media (PACEM), Philippine Academic Consortium for Latin American Studies (PACLAS), Association of Philippine Universities for Sino Studies (APUSS).

University of Santo Tomas - Official Description

UST graduates consistently and yearly dominate the top ten in courses with board exams (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Engineering, Architecture, Accountancy, Education, etc.). This proves the University's superior academic programs. Known as the Catholic University of the Philippines, the four-century old University of Santo Tomas draws inspiration from the teachings and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic doctor and patron saint of Catholic schools. The university is the oldest in Asia, and in student population, the largest Catholic University in the world located in one campus. UST has produced national heroes, church martyrs, renowned scientists, national artists, internationally renowned business people and athletes, prominent doctors, 4 presidents of the Philippines, 3 vice presidents and 6 Chief Justices.

Bachelor - University of Santo Tomas

UST graduates consistently and yearly dominate the top ten in courses with board exams (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Engineering, Architecture, Accountancy, Education, etc.). This proves the University's superior academic programs. Known as the Catholic University of the Philippines, the four-century old University of Santo Tomas draws inspiration from the teachings and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic doctor and patron saint of Catholic schools. The university is the oldest in Asia, and in student population, the largest Catholic University in the world located in one campus. UST has produced national heroes, church martyrs, renowned scientists, national artists, internationally renowned business people and athletes, prominent doctors, 4 presidents of the Philippines, 3 vice presidents and 6 Chief Justices.

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