Two copies of 2x2 pictures for the Testing Permit.
Philippine Embassy authenticated copies of Transcript of Records (click link for a provision issued by the Philippine Department of Education).
Transfer Credential or Honorable Dismissal or Certificate of No Issuance – applicable to non-DLSU graduates who studied in a university or a college in the Philippines.
Certificate of Graduation - for applicants who did not earn a college or post graduate degree in the Philippines. Certificate must indicate degree title and date of graduation.
Certificate of Eligibility to Pursue Graduate Studies – for international applicants whose Certificate of Graduation does not clearly indicate that they are university/college degree holders. The University can, likewise, require this added certificate from international applicants if and when needed. The "Certificate of Eligibility to Pursue Graduate Studies" may be secured from any of the following: (a) school where applicant earned his/her collegiate degree/s, (b) your country's Ministry of Education or its equivalent, (c) Philippine Embassy in the applicant's country of origin.
Item #4 may be submitted during the Confirmation Period.
Photocopy of passport information and current visa page (Original must be presented).
Photocopy of a National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) clearance. The NICA Clearance, which has a 6-month validity, can be obtained from the 3/F Bureau of Immigration Building in Intramuros, Manila.
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (pdf/101kb). An employed applicant may secure a letter of recommendation from his/her current employer, immediate head or his/her own respective Human Resource Department or its equivalent. Letters of Recommendation may also be obtained from former/current advisers or professors.
Photocopy of research output* and other authored publications**
* for PhD applicants
**for Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing applicants
Applicants to the DBA, MBA, and Diploma in Management programs will be asked to submit a CERTIFICATE OF EMPLOYMENT with JOB DESCRIPTION indicating that he/she has work experience doing supervisory or technical/analytical work. DBA applicants need to possess at least five (5) years work experience, MBA applicants at least two (2) years work experience, and Diploma in Management applicants at least one (1) year work experience.
DBA applicants are required to submit a thesis or a final paper in the master's program or a final paper in a "Strategy" – related course.
MS in Psychology applicants intending to pursue the Industrial/Organizational track (MSPSYIO) need to: (a) be employed upon application and admission to the program since the program does not accept full time students and (b) submit a Certificate of Employment from his/her current employer. This certification must be a current and ongoing employment in a corporate organization that is not a family-owned business of the applicant.
Other graduate programs that require Work Experience are the following:
MS in Marketing (2 years),
MS in Financial Engineering (2 years),
Diploma in Financial Engineering (1 year), and
Master in Risk and Insurance Management (6 months).
These requirements are INDEPENDENT of legal documents requested by the DLSU International Center for student visas. For more information view the International Student Guide web site
International applicants ARE REQUIRED TO FULFILL both Graduate Admission Requirements and the International Legal Requirements to be admitted to the university. International applicants who are outside the Philippines, can click on this link for specific procedures.
The Office of Admissions and Scholarships DOES NOT RELEASE ANY CERTIFICATION OR NOTICE OF ADMISSION UNLESS THE APPLICANT HAS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE ENTIRE ADMISSION PROCESS.
All application requirements SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN A PROPERLY LABELED LONG BROWN ENVELOPE. (Format is “Last Name, First Name Middle Initial.”, written in big capital letters on the front upper left corner.
The Office of Admissions and Scholarships (OAS) reserves the right to decline applications that have not met the criteria set by the Office.