"In Pursuit of Innovation, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Internationalization & Inclusive Development"
 
A duly accomplished application form must be submitted to the Graduate School together with the following documents:
  1. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of Official Transcript of Record, in English language, for each college previously attended

- Undergraduate transcript is required for maste'rs degree applicants

- Undergraduate and master's degree transcript is required for PhD applicants

  1. One photocopy of each certificate or diploma received;
  2. Two accomplished recommendation form from former professors. If with a master’s degree, a third recommendation from the major professor is required. This must be sent to the Graduate School by separate mail or handcarried by the applicant or a representative in a sealed envelope. 
  3. A nonrefundable application fee of Php 500 

    Payment Options

         - direct cash payment at the UPLB Cashier's Office

         - JRS and LBC courier services 

The Graduate School and the individual programs reserve the right to require additional information or documents from an applicant when deemed necessary. All application materials become part of the permanent records of UPLB and will not be returned to the applicant.

 

Applicants from Foreign Countries

 

A duly accomplished application form must be submitted to the Graduate School together with the following documents:

 

  1. One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of Official Transcript of Record, in English language, for each college previously attended;
  2. One photocopy of each certificate or diploma received;
  3. Two accomplished recommendation form from former professors. If with a master’s degree, a third recommendation from the major professor is required. This must be sent to the Graduate School by separate mail, handcarried by the applicant or a representative in a sealed envelope or a pdf file emailed to admissions.gs.uplb@up.edu.ph.
  4. Certification of that English is the medium of instruction in previous degree/s by the University Registrar or results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  

English Proficiency Examination

If English is not the medium of instruction or the TOEFL score is below 500, an applicant is required to take the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) in UPLB. This is to determine one's level of proficiency. The fee for EPE is P250. If the applicant’s level of proficiency is Level A, he/she is required to take the Level A English Intensive Course for a fee of P8000.

  

Application Fee

US$ 40 as application fee. Payment can be accepted through bank transfer to the Philippine National Bank with Account No.: 399-692-7000-21, Swift Code: PNBMPHMM payable to Graduate School. A copy of your bank transaction should be emailed to admissions.gs@up.edu.ph as proof of payment, the original bank transaction must be presented upon admission together with the original documents (TOR, Diploma, etc).

 

Application Deadlines

All documents must be received by the Graduate School not later than 30 May for First Semester (August) admission, and 30 October for Second Semester (January) admission.

 

Incomplete Applications

Applications lacking the required documents will not be processed until after all the papers are received by the Graduate School. Processing will then commence at the earliest succeeding evaluation period.

 

Admission Categories

An applicant to a degree program may be admitted on either regular or provisional status. Regular admission is offered to an applicant whose academic records and supporting documents indicate that he is qualified to undertake graduate study in his chosen field. Provisional admission is offered to an applicant whose academic records and supporting documents indicate deficiencies but show promise of success in graduate study. An applicant must meet the specific requirements of his admission before his provisional status can be changed to regular. An applicant who fails to meet the terms of provisional admission is disqualified from the intended program of study.

 

Deferment of Admission

An applicant who cannot enroll in the semester for which admission was offered may send a written request to the dean of the Graduate School to have his admission deferred for a period not exceeding one year. If the request is approved, the student cannot register for graduate course work as a nondegree or special student in UPLB while his deferment is in effect.

 

Nonregular Admission

An applicant for nondegree or special programs may be offered admission to the Graduate School but not to any graduate degree program upon recommendation of the Graduate Admissions Committee of the department for which the applicant intends to enroll courses. The recommendation must be endorsed by the department chair and approved by the dean of the Graduate School. An applicant admitted on nondegree status may take a maximum of 12 units of course work for credit but shall not be allowed to enroll for more than one semester, except by special permission of the dean of the Graduate School and the Registrar. An applicant admitted on special status shall not be allowed to enroll for more than 9 units a semester or to register for more than 2 years, except by special permission of the dean of the Graduate School; subjects taken shall not be credited.

 

Readmission

An applicant offered readmission to a degree program shall undergo the same procedure as that of a newly-admitted graduate student. Applications for readmission to a graduate program can be made only once.

 

Applicants not admitted

Applicants who are denied admission due to lack of preparatory or fundamental courses in the intended graduate program of study may have their applications reconsidered only after submission of additional documents not submitted at the time of original evaluation. Applicants denied admission due to poor academic credentials are discouraged from reapplying for admission.

 

Step 1. See if you meet the minimum qualifications

 

Degree Applied For

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree

Bachelor's Degree (4-year degree course) or its equivalent from any recognized institution.

Doctor of Philosophy(Regular PhD)

Master's Degree or its equivalent from any recognized institution

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD by Research)

Master's Degree or its equivalent from any recognized institution. Five (5) years of experience in research beyond the Master of Science degree. Published at least three (3) papers (excluding the M.S. and B.S. theses) in refereed scientific journals, at least two of which the applicant must be sole or senior author in the field he is applying for

Non regular Admission

Bachelor's Degree (4-year degree couse) or its equivalent from any recognized institution

 

Step 2. Secure/Download Application Form and Recommendation Form

 

For MS/Regular PhD/PhD by Research, Download or secure a copy of GS Form No. 1 (Application for Admission form) and GS Form No. 2 (Recommendation Form) at the UPLB Graduate School Office. For non-degree admission use GS Form No. 1a (Application for Non-Degree Admission form).

Fill-up the application form. For those applying for MS/Regular PhD/PhD by Research ask the persons you asked to recommend you for graduate study to fill-up GS Form No. 2. Application for MS requires two accomplished recommendation forms from your former professors.

Three accomplished recommendation forms are required for application to Regular PhD/PhD by Research. Each recommendation letter must be placed in a sealed envelope and sent directly to the UPLB Graduate School, handcarried by the applicant or a representative in a sealed envelope or a pdf file emailed to admissions.gs.uplb@up.edu.ph

  

Step 3. Attach required documents and fee

 

1. Transcript of records
One original and one photocopy for each degree you indicated in your GS Form No. 1 / 1a. It must have an English translation.

 

2. TOEFL score
TOEFL score of 500 or better taken within the last two years is required only for applicants from countries where English is not the medium of instruction and/or not the native language.

Submit one copy of the official score report issued by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Please request ETS to send your TOEFL scores to the University of the Philippines Los Baños-Graduate School. You may send a photocopy of your scores to facilitate processing of your documents. However, the result of your admission will not be issued unless we receive a copy of the official score report from ETS.

Applicants granted admission and whose TOEFL scores are below 500 are required to take the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) prior to registration. Performance in the EPE will determine the required Intensive English for Foreign Graduate Students (IEFGS) the applicants has to take during their first semester of enrolment.

 

3. Fee (nonrefundable) 
PhP500 for Filipino Citizen and US$40 for internationals. A copy of bank transaction should be submitted to the Graduate School.

 

4. Recent photo
Attach one copy of your recent photo (colored 2"x2") to the application form. Please use paste or glue.

 

5. Additional requirements for those applying for the PhD by Research program

  • Certification from the immediate head of the agency, that the applicant has at least 3 years of satisfactory research experience.
  • Reprints or copies of the applicant's publication/s (at least one) from reputable journal(s). The applicant should be the senior or sole author of at least one of the papers.
  • Photocopy of the MS diploma.
  • A capsule of a research proposal which shall include the title, rationale, objectives, methodology and references.

 

Step 4. Send application forms and documents

  
Send completed GS Form Nos. 1/1a and 2 to the UPLB Graduate School through post, through email or submit personally together with the required fee and documents. Due to the poor print quality of faxed documents, we will not accept documents sent through fax. Your application shall not be acted upon unless the required fee and documents are received by the Graduate School on or before May 30 for the First Semester (August) admission or October 30 for the Second Semester (January) admission.

 

Policy regarding submitted papers.

Documents submitted to the Graduate School pertinent to application become a permanent part of the University files and cannot be returned to the applicant.

   

Step 5. Wait for the result

 

The applicant will be notified through mail and email. If no email has been received this means that the application is still on process.

Applicants (for MS/Regular PhD/PhD by Research) who are admitted are classified in one of 2 groups: regular, for students who have met satisfactorily the minimum requirements for the particular discipline; provisional, for students who have certain deficiencies which may be corrected by prescribing additional requirements. The provisional admission is valid for one term only. During the first semester of residence, students admitted on probationary basis should register at least 9 units of courses with graduate credit in his field of specialization and should obtain a weighted average grade of 2.00 or better.

 

Notification of Admission
Letters of admission for MS/Regular PhD/PhD by Research will be sent out beginning March 1 for the first semester admission and August 1 for the second semester admission. Letters of admission for non-regular admission will be sent before or during regular registration.

The admission process is not complete until the admitted applicants acknowledge their admission by sending back to the Graduate School a duly accomplished acceptance card.

 

Deferment of Admission
An applicant who cannot enroll in the semester for which admission was offered may send a written request (or send the accomplished acceptance card) to the dean of the Graduate School to have his admission deferred for a period not exceeding one year. If the request is approved, the student cannot register for graduate course work as a non-degree or special student in UPLB while his deferment is in effect.

Deferment fee of PhP200 for Filipino citizen or USD15 for foreign nationals will be charged.

 

 

Master's Degree, Ph.D. Degree (both domestic and international applicants)

 Term          

 Deadline Date            

 1st Semester                     

 May 30

 2nd Semester

 October 30

 

Click to links to download

Form 1 Application Form for Degree Program - PDF

Form 1 Application Form for Degree Program - Fillable Word File

 

Form 1a Application Form for Non-Degree - PDF

 

Recommendation Form - PDF

Recommendation Form - Fillable Word File

 

 

e-FORMS

GS IN ACTION

 Source: UPLB website

The UPLB Graduate School marked milestones with the launching of two new masters-level degree programs and the celebration of its 42nd founding anniversary on December 1.

At the Thanksgiving Dinner-Fellowship held at the Graduate School multi-purpose hall, UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. led the launching of the Master of Science in Entomology, an off-campus program implemented in partnership with ANFLO Management and Investment Corporation (ANFLOCOR) in Panabo City, Davao del Norte. He also relaunched the Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management (PM-TMEM), a joint program with the UP Marine Science Institute (MSI) of UP Diliman and UP Visayas.

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Article by Mark Jayson E. Gloria, UPLB website

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual enjoined the UPLB graduate education faculty to intensify the internationalization of graduate programs during the Graduate Faculty Conference on Feb. 15 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center. Pascual, who gave the keynote speech during the Conference, said that UP’s mandate as a research, graduate, and regional/global university are intertwined and interrelated. He also commended UPLB’s tradition of excellence as a graduate and research university, especially in agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, and biotechnology.

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Posted on March 4, 2015 by upweb_wordpress in In the News, Article by Jo. Florendo B. Lontoc, photos by Abraham Arboleda


Responding to the mandates officially spelled out in Republic Act 9500 or the new UP System Charter of 2008, which elects UP to be a research and graduate university, among other roles, the UP Los Baños Graduate School convened a faculty conference to plot the path of the school to the future. The conference titled “Responding to the Challenges of a Research and Graduate University” was held on February 15 and 16, 2015 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center. It was attended by around 260 participants consisting of junior and senior graduate faculty members, committee chairs of degree-granting units, college deans, institute directors, department chairs, and heads of UP campuses.

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What was once a silent and unoccupied area at the back of the Graduate School (GS) Building will soon become the site of a modern hub for graduate and international students of UPLB.

It will be called the Graduate School International Student and Cultural Center Building, as officially announced during the groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 2.

UP System, UPLB, and Nagoya University bigwigs were present during the occasion, which served as one of the highlights of the School’s 43rd founding anniversary.

               UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and Vice-President for Legal Affairs Hector Danny D. Uy joined UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., Graduate School Dean Jose V. Camacho, Jr., and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Portia G. Lapitan in the traditional groundbreaking ceremonies. read more

UP and Nagoya University (NU), through President Alfredo E. Pascual and UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. and NU President Seiichi Matsuo, respectively, have inked an agreement for UPLB to host the Nagoya University Asian Satellite Campus (NUASC) through the UPLB Graduate School.

This agreement makes the Philippines the eighth country to host the NUASC through which the Transnational Doctoral Programs for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries will be implemented. This will enable Filipino doctoral candidates to enroll in NU doctoral programs without having to be physically present in Nagoya for the whole duration of the course.

The agreement was formalized at the Executive Conference Room in BM Gonzalez Hall, UPLB on Dec. 2. Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., dean, Graduate School and Dr. Fumio Isoda, director, Nagoya University Asian Satellite Campuses Institute, served as witnesses of the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA). read more

UPLB and Nagoya University (NU) formally opened the NU satellite campus in the Philippines and held the International Symposium on the Internationalization of Graduate Education at Acacia Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City on March 8.

UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr.  said in his message during the opening program that to be a globally competitive research and graduate university, UPLB must pursue joint programs and collaborative activities with international academic and research institutions. He cited as an example the Philippines Transnational Ph.D. Program for Leading Professionals in Asian Countries being implemented by UPLB and NU.  

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual added that the program takes the University to a higher level and a step closer to being a globalized institution in terms of research and graduate education.  It will also allow experts to build lifelong partnerships with NU without leaving the country. He issued a challenge for UPLB to become a leader in global intellectual conversations of tomorrow. read more

The Graduate School (GS) and the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf), together with UP Mindanao, launched the Mindanao Development Studies Seminars (MDSS) on May 13-14 at UP Mindanao, Davao City. 


The MDSS aims to stimulate critical discussion about contemporary issues and challenges affecting the development of Mindanao. 


Dr. Portia G. Lapitan, vice chancellor for academic affairs who delivered a speech on behalf of Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. reiterated the importance of Mindanao in the development of the country. She expressed her hopes that through the MDSS, participants would gain a more thorough insight of the issues affecting Mindanao.

“It is also my hope that this seminar would pave the way for scholars to engage in further discourse about Mindanao’s key concerns and strive to influence national policies that would benefit the people of Mindanao,” she added. read more

 

The Graduate School will hold its Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on June 24 at the DL Umali Freedom Park. During this occasion, the students who will have finished their doctoral program will be conferred their degrees through a ceremony in which their academic regalia (hoods) would be put on them by their advisers and University officials led by Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr and Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., dean of the Graduate School.

The guest of honor and keynote speaker for this year’s ceremonies is Dr. Chamnian Yosraj, president of Maejo University in Thailand. Dr. Yosraj is a UPLB alumnus, having earned both his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Science in 1983 and 1990, respectively. read more

The UPLB Graduate School (GS) held its 2016 Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies on June 24 at the DL Umali Freedom Park. Of the 279 graduates, 229 obtained master’s degrees and 50 earned doctorate degrees.

In his opening remarks, Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. expressed confidence that the graduates will exceed expectations around them. “UPLB has prepared you to become leaders who have the intellectual capacity and the heart to contribute to your respective communities,” he said.  He also encouraged the graduates to use the knowledge they gained from the University not only in pursuing academic and intellectual endeavors, but also in addressing social concerns. read more

“How do you thank your benefactors? How do you thank the Filipino taxpayers? How do you thank the Filipino people as a whole?” asked UP President Alfredo E. Pascual to the 2,245-strong UPLB Class of 2016 on June 25 at the DL Umali Freedom Park.

President Pascual was the keynote speaker during the 44th Commencement Exercises of UPLB that started at six o’clock in the morning, a deviation from the usual afternoon-to-evening ceremonies in the University. He was introduced by Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. read more

UPLB and Kobe University (KU) in Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop academic programs and projects that will benefit both in their instruction, research and training programs.

The MOU, which covers a 5-year period, was signed by KU President Hiroshi Takeda on March 23 in KU while UPLB chancellor, Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. signed it on April 21 at the BM Gonzalez Hall in UPLB. read more

UPLB, through the Graduate School (GS) and the College of Economics and Management (CEM) has launched the off-campus Master of Management program for employees of the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) at the DBM headquarters in Paco, Manila on Nov. 26.

PS-DBM has provided partial scholarships to its deserving employees who will be on the MMgt program that is being implemented by UPLB for continuing organizational development in the former. According to Atty. Tomas C. Syquia, executive director of PS-DBM, “to be the best, we must be taught by the best,” referring to the choice of UPLB as the partner institution. read me

In celebration of its 37th anniversary, the International Students Association (ISA), in cooperation with the International Student Services of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), staged its annual cultural night at the DL Umali Hall on Oct. 14.

According to Dr. Nina Cadiz, OSA director, the event was “meant to promote the welfare and cooperation of foreign students in UPLB and to promote the benefits of internationalization in a University” such as UPLB.

With the theme “Unifying Force for Global Community,” the event featured song and dance performances of students from the Philippines, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. read more

In order to modernize pedagogy and equip faculty members with technology-mediated teaching strategies, the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) and Graduate School (GS) co-sponsored the workshop on Graduate Program Innovations: Hands-On Training on Blended Learning for faculty members on July 27-28, at the ILC Computer Laboratory, CAS Annex I Bldg.   

Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., GS dean, lauded the participants for attending the workshop despite the fact that they were on teacher’s leave. He said that since faculty members are in the forefront of the internalization efforts of the University and UPLB-GS has already embarked on off-campus offering, there is a need to conduct training programs on technology-mediated approaches that would help enhance the graduate programs of the University. read more

The UPLB Graduate School (GS) conducted its 2015 Hooding and Recognition Ceremonies on July 3 at the DL Umali Hall, conferring degrees on 48 Ph.D. and 212 masters candidates. It also gave recognition to its top five Ph.D. and masters candidates, and two recipients of special awards.

In his opening remarks, Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. advised the graduate students to actively participate in collaborative research activities that promote knowledge building and policy making, to publish their work, and serve the people. He further explained that as the ASEAN integration promotes mobility among faculty and students, it also presents UPLB an opportunity to pursue research and development policies in the region. read more

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All GS students are REQUIRED to have the following 1) UP Mail 2) SAIS Access 3) Payment Appointment System Access and 4) GS Portal account. 

1) To obtain UP Mail, email helpdesk@up.edu.ph and request for a UP Mail. Attach an image of your Form 5 or UPLB Student ID.

(UP Mail has the @up.edu.ph extension it is DIFFERENT from UPLB Liham with the @uplb.edu.ph extension)

2) After obtaining a UP Mail, go to the SAIS Team at the Office of the University Registrar and obtain your SAIS Access credentials (username and password)

3) At the same time register your UP Mail to the Payment Appointment System with the SAIS Team.

4) To obtain a GS Portal Account go to: https://uplbgraduateschool.org/gsportal, Register and email lgbolanos@up.edu.ph with an image of your UPLB student ID for activation. 

Oct. 15, 2017 - All Master's: Nomination of Guidance Committee and Plan of Study
Oct. 15, 2017 - PhD: Nomination of Advisory Committee
Nov. 15, 2017 - PhD: Qualifying Exam
Dec. 15, 2017 - PhD: Plan of Study

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 300/400
Dec. 15, 2017 - Thesis/Dissertation Outline

Probationary students need to satisfy the conditions for conversion to regular within this semester, if not submit a Letter Request for Extension of Probationary Status on or before Dec 15. 

If deadlines are not met accomplish a Waiver of Requirement/s Form and submit on Oct. 15 for new master's and Dec. 15 for PhD and students enrolled in 300/400.

Noncompliance may result in the deactivation of your SAIS enrollment access.

* it the deadline falls on a non working day, the working day immediately after that date shall be the deadline.

All Graduating Students this First Semester 2017-2018 must accomplish the Online Application for Graduation on or before September 29, 2017.
Click this link for the Online Application for Graduation: Online Application for Graduation e-Form

As University Policy No Application for Graduation, No Graduation

UPCOMING EVENTS

POSTINGS

Dr. Mark Dondi M. Arboleda takes-over as secretary of UPLB Graduate School effective March 4, 2015.

He succeeds Dr. Willie P. Abasolo who was appointed by the UP Board of Regents as the new dean of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources on March 3, 2015.

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The 43rd Commencement Exercises of UPLB will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in front of the D.L. Umali HAll (UPLB Auditorium).

Click here to download the instructions

 

 

 

 

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