Step 1. How to Apply? Online Application
Step 2. Submission of Original Documents. See list below:
a. Official Transcript of Records (1 original and 1 photocopy)
i. PhD applicants should submit an original and official TOR for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
ii. The TOR should bear the school dry seal and imprint, and the Registrar’s signature in ink, and with acceptable remarks (please see Attachment A for the list of remarks in a TOR that will make it valid as a transfer credential)
b. Two letters of recommendation from:
• Former professor
• Former program adviser
c. Two identical 2” x 2” photos and two identical 1” x 1” photos, with your name and the program applied for printed at the back of the photos
d. A 500-word essay (refer to item #29 of the application for admission form)
e. Photocopy of any Government-issued ID
f. Photocopy of NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
g. Photocopy of PRC license (not expired)/board exam rating (if applying for admission to the Master of Nursing program)
h. Photocopy of PBET/LET eligibility (for teacher applicants only)
i. Certificate of Teaching Load, UPOU Form 1b (for teacher applicants only)
Note: You can download the form (i.e. UPOU Form 1b) from the UPOU website.
Step 3. Pay the application fee of PhP500.00 for applicants living in the Philippines. See payment options and procedure for locally based applicants.
Pay the application fee of USD 100.00 for applicants living outside the Philippines. See payment options and procedure for offshore applicants.
Step 4. Submit application documents. Mail or bring your accomplished application form together with the other documents and proof of payment on or before the deadline to:
The Admissions Section
Office of the University Registrar
UP Open University
Los Baños, Laguna
Step 5. Take the admission examination if you are applying to either the Master of Public Management (MPM) or PhD in Education program. The Office of the University Registrar will contact you regarding the details of the examination.
Step 6. You can also monitor the progress of your application using the OAS. For more inquiries, please contact us at