Study Abroad Programs

INBOUND PROGRAM GUIDELINES


Student Exchange 

One of the primary features of the student exchange program is the credit course. The number of units that the exchange student will take will depend on the agreement between Mapúa and the host university per semester/quarter.

Program Period Schedule Requirements Downloadable Forms
The study abroad program usually lasts
for six (6) months
1st Quarter: August to October
2nd Quarter: November to January
3rd Quarter: February to April
4th Quarter: May to July
  • Application Form
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Academic Transcript
  • Endorsement letter issued by the
    Office of International Affairs
  • Copy of IELTS/TOEFL certification
  • Medical certificate
Joint Program 

Mapúa offers joint programs with its partner universities abroad. This involves a student taking a degree in two phases: first at the home university for a specified period and then at the host university for another period. At the end of the program, depending on the agreement with the partner university, the student will be conferred with degree(s) from both universities.

Program Period Schedule Requirements
Depending on the agreed program period
with partner university
1st Quarter: August to October
2nd Quarter: November to January
3rd Quarter: February to April
4th Quarter: May to July
  • Application Form
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Academic Transcript
  • Endorsement letter issued by the
    Office of International Affairs
  • Copy of IELTS/TOEFL certification
  • Medical certificate
English Camp 

The Philippines is one of the largest English-speaking countries in the world. Foreigners choose the Philippines to study the English language because they can learn not only within the confines of the classroom, but in almost all social situations they find themselves in the country.

Mapúa has developed an intensive program for inbound exchange students at the undergraduate level to promote the use of spoken English in various settings such as academic, professional, cultural, and social situations. This program includes brief immersion of students in various in-campus and out-of-campus activities that foster facility and confidence in the use of the English language. Students under the English camp are also immersed with Mapúa student organizations and major English classes of native speakers. They are also brought to cultural trips, adventure trips, and team building activities.

Program Period Schedule Requirements
One (1) month First batch: Every August of the year
Second batch: Mid of February to Mid of March of the year
  • Application Form
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Endorsement letter issued by the
    Office of International Affairs
  • Medical certificate
Renewable Energy Innovation and Leadership Experience 

In the summer, inbound exchange students flock to Mapúa to join in its renewable energy innovation and leadership experience. This school at the undergraduate level has a goal of exposing students to the Filipino culture and history. Activities during the summer school include cultural and historical visits in Manila’s tourist spots and nearby provinces, industry and plant visits, adventure trips, and immersion with locals.

Program Period Schedule Requirements
Three (3) weeks July 13 - August 1, 2020
  • Application Form
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Endorsement letter issued by the
    Office of International Affairs
  • Medical certificate
  • For non-native english speaker : Copy of IELTS/TOEFL certification
  • Transcript of Records

Off-campus Accomodations

Zen Towers 
Condominium type
Address: 1111 Natividad A. Lopez St., cor. San Marcelino St., Ermita Manila
Contact: +632 526-4855 | zentowers.com.ph
Email: wslee@zentowers.com.ph
Estimated Cost
  • USD500 per month (studio type): Good for 2 persons
  • USD700 per month (with 2 bed rooms): Good for 4 persons
  • USD900 per month (with 3 bedrooms): Good for 6 persons
Crown Tower University Belt 
Condominium type
Address: 839 G. Tolentino St., Bgy.396, Zone 041, Sampaloc, Manila
Contact: +632 940-9240
Email: sales@crowntowermanila.com
Estimated Cost
  • USD360 per month (studio type): Good for 2 persons
University Pad 
Dormitory type
Tel. No.: +632 742-7485; +632 742-7491 Address (Branch 1): 861 912 Pablo Ocampo St. Malate Manila
Address (Branch 2): P. Campa St. Sampaloc, Manila
Email: info_pcampa@universitypad.com.ph
Estimated Cost
  • USD200 per person: Room for 2 persons
  • USD140 per person: Room for 4 persons
  • USD120 per person: Room for 6 persons
Lub ‘D Makati 
Modern Type Dormitory
Address: 7833 Makati Avenue Barangay Poblacion, Makati City 1210
Contact: +632 541-6358 | www.lubd.com
Email: sales.exec.makati@lubd.com
Estimated Cost
  • USD13 per night per person: Mixed dorm
  • USD36 per night (deluxe room): Good for 2 persons
  • USD55 per night (Family/Barkada room): Good for 4 persons
Everything You Need To Know 
  1. About Mapúa University

    https://www.mapua.edu.ph/About/


  2. Campus

    Mapúa has two (2) campuses:

    • Intramuros Campus
      Address: 658 Muralla St, Intramuros, Manila 1002
    • Makati Campus
      Address: 333 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Makati 1200

  3. Programs

    https://www.mapua.edu.ph/Programs.aspx

  4. Tuition Fee

    Waived at Mapúa through the partnership with the inbound student’s home university.


  5. Academic Calendar
    Quarter Period
    First August to October
    Second November to January
    Third February to April
    Fourth May to July

    Current Academic Year Calendar


  6. Ticket

    Copy of ticket with complete flight details shall be forwarded to MAPUA OICEP at least two (2) weeks prior to the student’s arrival in the Philippines. Airport pick-up shall then be arranged.


  7. Personal insurance (accident and illness)

    To avoid any inconvenience, inbound student must purchase his/her medical insurance in the Philippines. Hospitals normally accept insurance purchased in the Philippines.

    Cost per month: USD30

    Note: Mapua OICEP shall facilitate the purchasing of insurance for the inbound student before his/her arrival in the Philippines. Payment can be made by the student upon his/her arrival.


  8. Documents mandated by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration
    Special Study Permit (SSP)

    Requirements:

    • Application form
    • 2 pcs. 2x2 inches photo (white background)
    • Passport
    • Estimated fee: USD120 (every 3months)
    ACR Card / Alien Card

    Requirements:

    • Passport
    • Estimated fee: USD65 (one time application)
    Visa Extension

    Requirements:

    • Application form
    • 1 pc. 2x2 inches photo (white background)
    • Passport
    • Estimated fee: USD60 per month
  9. Cost of living in the Philippines
    Meal USD2 to USD4 per meal
    Internet USD10 per month
    Laundry USD .8 per kilo
  10. Tourist spots in the Philippines:

    http://www.tourism.gov.ph/phil_destination.aspx

    For tourist spots within Metro Manila, please visit top things to do in Manila online.


OUTBOUND PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Please proceed to ICEP Office for submission of the Outbound Program forms along with your requirements.

Student Exchange 

One of the primary features of the student exchange program is the credit course. The number of units that the exchange student will take will depend on the agreement between Mapúa and the host university per semester/quarter.

Program Period Schedule Requirements Downloadable Forms
The study abroad program usually lasts
for four (4) to five (5) months.
Depends on the individual calendar of
partner universities
  • Application Form
  • Résumé
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Academic Transcript
  • Endorsement form
  • Medical certificate
Joint Program 

Mapúa offers joint programs with its partner universities abroad. This involves a student taking a degree in two phases: first at the home university for a specified period and then at the host university for another period. At the end of the program, depending on the agreement with the partner university, the student will be conferred with degree(s) from both universities.

Program Period Schedule Requirements Downloadable Forms
Depending on the agreed program
period with partner university
Depends on the individual calendar of
partner universities
  • Application Form
  • Résumé
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Academic Transcript
  • Endorsement form
  • Medical certificate
International Summer School 

In the summer, outbound exchange students flock to partner university to join in its international summer school. This school at the undergraduate level has a goal of exposing students to the foreign culture, history, and global best practices. Activities during the summer school includes cultural and historical visits, industry and plant visits, adventure trips, and immersion with locals.

Program Period Schedule Requirements
Three (3) weeks Depends on the individual calendar of
partner universities
  • Application Form
  • Résumé
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Academic Transcript
  • Endorsement form
  • Medical certificate
International Plant Visit 

International plant visits are part of the Institute’s curriculum to provide students with relevant academic experiences in the field. Several plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand are a regular go-to of Mapúans for their international plant visits. These visits aim to match the theoretical knowledge learned inside the classroom with the actual production systems and business processing of plants. Aside from these, the Institute aims to let the students appreciate their chosen fields and show them global best practices. Mapúa has since sent 1,428 students for international plant visits.

Program Period Schedule Requirements Downloadable Forms
One (1) week Every quarter term
  • Letter of intent approved by the school/department
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Copy of syllabus
  • Copy of certificate of matriculation
International OJT 

International on-the-job trainings are part of Mapúa’s long-term initiatives to ensure students’ professional readiness and competitiveness. This program gives students additional knowledge on their future professions as well as the environment and working culture abroad. Students who have had their OJT abroad have an edge over those who have not. With their international exposure, these students have a global outlook and have a higher chance of being employed – locally and internationally. Mapúa has since sent 226 students for international OJTs particularly in China, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, USA, and Vietnam.

Program Period Schedule Requirements
Three (3) to six (6) months Depends on the schedule of the
individual partner industries
  • Résumé
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Certificate of grades
  • Endorsement



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