Student Exchange Program



AIMS PROGRAMME FACT SHEET

ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme
Guidelines for Application
First Term, Academic Year 2017 - 2018





De La Salle University (DLSU) is now accepting applicants (inbound students) under the DLSU AIMS Programme for Term 1, AY 2017-2018. Please refer to the information below:


  1. Qualifications: Applicants must -

    1. Be bonafide and fulltime students at the home university;
    2. Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0;
    3. Be at least on the second year of academic residency at the home university;
    4. Have satisfactory English proficiency level (TOEFLpbt score of 550 or higher; or IELTS band of 6 or higher);
    5. Be physically fit to travel; and
    6. Have profound interest to learn about Philippine culture and way of life.

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  2. Requirements to be submitted to DLSU International Center (through the International Office of Home University)

    1. DLSU AIMS Programme Inbound Application Form

    2. Original Transcript of Records

    3. Proof of English proficiency (at least one of the following)
      • TOEFL score of 550 Paper-based test
      • IELTS band of 6 or better
      • Certificate of English Proficiency or English as a Medium of Instruction

    4. Photocopy of passport photo-page

    5. Curriculum Vitae

    6. Study Plan (list of courses or subjects intended to be taken at De La Salle University)

    7. Photocopy of current courses/subjects enrolled at home university

    8. The following are requirements to be brought by the exchange student upon arrival in the Philippines:
      • Medical Certificate with Chest X-ray result (this will be validated by the Medical Clinic of DLSU upon arrival in the Philippines)
      • International Medical/Health insurance (covering accident, hospitalization, death, etc)
      • 5 pieces 2x2 colored photo (no glasses, white background)

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  3. Application Procedures

    1. Accomplish the DLSU AIMS Programme Inbound Application Form.

    2. Check the list of courses that are offered under the different programs related to your specific study field at these links:

    3. Please take note that NOT ALL courses are available or offered every trimester. List of courses offered will be provided to the International Office Coordinator.

    4. You may need to consult with your academic advisor for crediting of courses. Under the AIMS Programme, the courses that you will enroll at De La Salle University can be credited back to your home university.

    5. Submit your accomplished Inbound Application Form and other requirements to the International Office or to the AIMS Coordinator of your home university. Your AIMS Coordinator or International Office will handle the submission of your Application Packet to DLSU.

    6. For successful applicants, the Letter of Acceptance and list of approved courses to be enrolled at DLSU shall be forwarded to your International Office on or before the specified date.

    7. For those who are admitted in the DLSU AIMS Programme, regularly check with your International Office or AIMS Coordinator for updates and briefing for your preparations and travel to the Philippines.

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  4. The DLSU AIMS Program Overview

  5. The ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme, formally known as M-I-T, aims to create a vibrant student mobility programme for citizens of all SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization) member countries initiated in 2009 as collaboration between the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Additional Southeast Asian nations are now invited to join the efforts of M-I-T and collectively develop a regional Southeast Asian student mobility programme.
    (www.rihed.seameo.org/programmes/aims)

    The Philippines became a member country of the AIMS Programme in 2013 through the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) initiative to “improve the quality of education, develop human resources and establish a Filipino knowledge-based society” which is also mandated to “guide Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines, students and academic personnel in capitalizing on prospects presented by internationalization and ensure that further opportunities brought about by the impending ASEAN integration will help in improving the Philippine higher education system.” (CMO No. 11, Series of 2014)

    De La Salle University is now actively involved in the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Programme, offering the following study fields for students who wish to participate in the DLSU AIMS Programme: Business, Engineering, Economics, and Language and Culture.

    With Japan, and Korean universities participating in the AIMS Programme, more student mobility opportunities are now available for local and international students to interact and develop a deeper sense of multicultural understanding and cooperation.


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  6. DLSU’s AIMS Partner Universities:

  7. COUNTRY UNIVERSITY STUDY FIELD/S
    MALAYSIA a.  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    http://iscukm.wix.com/isc
    Business
      b.  Universiti Malaya
    http://www.um.edu.my
    Business
      c.   Universiti Putra Malaysia
    http://www.upm.edu.my/
    Business
      d.  Universiti Sains Malaysia
    http://www.usm.my
    Business
      e.  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
    http://www.utm.my/
    Engineering
      f.   Universiti Teknologi MARA
    http://www.uitm.edu.my/index.php/en/
    Business
      g.  Universiti Utara Malaysia
    http://www.uum.edu.my/index.php/en/
    Economics
    INDONESIA a.  BINUS University
    http://binus.ac.id/
    Business
      b.  Gadjah Mada University
    http://ugm.ac.id/en/
    Economics
      c.   Universitas Indonesia
    http://www.ui.ac.id/
    Business
      d.  Bandung Institute of Technology
    http://www.itb.ac.id/en/
    Engineering
    THAILAND a.  Chulalongkorn University
    http://www.chula.ac.th/en/
    Economics
      b.  Mahidol University
    www.mahidol.ac.th
    Business
      c.   Thammasat University
    www.tu.ac.th
    Economics
      d.  King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
    http://global.kmutt.ac.th/
    Engineering
    VIETNAM a.  Foreign Trade University
    http://www2.ftu.edu.vn/index.php/vi/
    Business
      b.  Hue University
    http://hueuni.edu.vn/portal/index.php/en/welcome
    Economics
    Business
      c.   National Economics University
    https://neu.edu.vn/
    Economics
      d.  Thai Nguyen University of Technology
    http://english.tnut.edu.vn/
    Engineering
      e.  Vietnam Maritime University
    http://eng.vimaru.edu.vn/
    Economics
      f.   University of Transport and Communications
    http://en.utc.edu.vn/
    Engineering
      g.  Water Resources University
    http://en.wru.edu.vn/Home.aspx
    Engineering
      h.  Hanoi Agriculture University
    http://www.vnua.edu.vn/eng/
    Economics
    BRUNEI
    DARUSSALAM
    a.  University Brunei Darussalam
    http://www.ubd.edu.bn/
    Business
    Engineering /Economics
      b.  Institut Teknologi Brunei
    http://www.itb.edu.bn/
    Engineering
    JAPAN a.  Sophia University
    http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/e_top/aboutsophia
    SAIMS
    Language and Culture
      b.  Waseda University
    http://www.waseda.jp/top/
    AIMS7
    Language and Culture
      c.   Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
    http://www.tuat.ac.jp/en/
    Language and Culture
    Engineering

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  8. List of Study Fields and Available Courses

  9. Inbound students need to choose from the list of available courses under their chosen study field. The courses should be under the Term and Academic Year (AY) when they intend to study at DLSU. They can choose as many as 4 courses (equivalent to 12 credit units) to a maximum of 6 courses (equivalent to 18 credit units).

    The complete list of courses offered under the five study fields and their descriptions can be found at the academic program links below:

    1. Business and Accountancy:
      http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/program-codes.asp#COB

    2. Economics:
      http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/program-codes.asp#SOE

    3. Engineering:
      http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/program-codes.asp#COE

    4. Language and Culture:
      http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/program-codes.asp#CLA

    1. RAMON V. DEL ROSARIO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (RVRCOB) – For Business and Accountancy
      PROGRAMS OFFERED

      1. Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accountancy (BSA)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/bsa.asp

      2. BS in Advertising Management (ADV)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/adv.asp

      3. BS in Applied Corporate Management (APC)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/cob/mod/acm/

      4. BS in Business Management (MGT)
        • Course descriptions will be available upon request

      5. BS in Entrepreneurship (ENT)
        • Course descriptions will be available upon request

      6. BS in Interdisciplinary Business Studies (IBS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/ibs.asp

      7. BS in Legal Management (LGL)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/lgl.asp

      8. BS in Management of Financial Institutions (FIN)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/fin.asp

      9. BS in Marketing Management (MKT)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/mkt.asp

    2. SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (SOE) – For Economics
      PROGRAMS OFFERED

      1. BS in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics (BSAEC-IE)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-aei-subjects.asp

      2. BS in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics and BS in Accountancy (BSAE-I/ACC)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/bsa.asp

      3. BS in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics and BS in Advertising Management (BSAE-I/ADV)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/adv.asp

      4. BS in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics and BS in Applied Corporate Management (BSAE-I/APC)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/cob/mod/acm/default.asp

      5. BS in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics and BS in Business Management (BSAE-I/MGT)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/mgt.asp

      6. BS in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics and BS in Legal Management (BSAE-I/LGL)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/lgl.asp

      7. BS in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics and BS in Management of Financial Institutions (BSAE-I/FIN)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/fin.asp

      8. BS in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics and BS in Marketing Management (BSAE-I/MKT)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/mkt.asp

      9. BS in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics (BSAE-FE)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-eco-subjects.asp

      10. BS in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics and BS in Accountancy (BSAE-F/ACC)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/bsa.asp

      11. BS in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics and BS in Advertising Management (BSAE-F/ADV)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/adv.asp

      12. BS in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics and BS in Applied Corporate Management (BSAE-F/APC)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/cob/mod/acm/default.asp

      13. BS in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics and BS in Business Management (BSAE-F/MGT)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/mgt.asp

      14. BS in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics and BS in Legal Management (BSAE-F/LGL)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/lgl.asp

      15. BS in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics and BS in Management of Financial Institutions (BSAE-F/FIN)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/fin.asp

      16. BS in Applied Economics major in Financial Economics and BS in Marketing Management (BSAE-F/MKT)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/bs-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/mkt.asp

      17. Bachelor of Arts (AB) Major in Economics (AB-ECO)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/ab-eco-subjects.asp

      18. AB Major in Economics and BS in Accountancy (AB-ECO/BSA)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/ab-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/bsa.asp

      19. AB Major in Economics and BS in Advertising Management (AB-ECO/ADV)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/ab-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/adv.asp

      20. AB Major in Economics and BS in Applied Corporate Management (AB-ECO/APC)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/ab-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/cob/mod/acm/default.asp

      21. AB Major in Economics and BS in Business Management (AB-ECO/MGT)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/ab-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/mgt.asp

      22. AB Major in Economics and BS in Legal Management (AB-ECO/LGL)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/ab-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/lgl.asp

      23. AB Major in Economics and BS in Management of Financial Institutions (AB- ECO/FIN)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/ab-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/fin.asp

      24. AB Major in Economics and BS in Marketing Management (AB-ECO/MKT)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/soe/ab-eco-subjects.asp
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cob/mkt.asp

    3. GOKONGWEI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (GCOE) – For Engineering
      PROGRAMS OFFERED

      1. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/che.asp

      2. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering w/ Specializations in Structural Engineering (CIV-STE) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/coe/civil_eng/course-specialization.asp#STE

      3. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering w/ Specializations in Construction Technology and Management (CIV-CTM) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/coe/civil_eng/course-specialization.asp#CTM

      4. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering w/ Specializations in Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering (CIV-HWR) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/coe/civil_eng/course-specialization.asp#HWR

      5. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering w/ Specializations in Transportation Engineering (CIV-TRE) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/coe/civil_eng/course- specialization.asp#TRE

      6. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCPE) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/cpe.asp

      7. BS in Electronics Engineering (BSEE) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/bsee.asp

      8. BS in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/ie.asp

      9. BS in Industrial Management Engineering minor in Information Technology (BSIME- IT) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/bsimeit.asp

      10. BS in Industrial Management Engineering minor in Service Management (BSIME- SM) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/bsimesm.asp

      11. BS in Manufacturing Engineering and Management with specialization in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (BSMEM-MRE)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/mem-mre.asp

      12. BS in Manufacturing Engineering and Management with specialization in Biomedical Engineering (BSMEM-BME)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/mem-bme.asp


      13. m. BS in Mechanical Engineering w/ concentration in Mechatronics Engineering(BSME) http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/coe/mee.asp

    4. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (CLA) – For Culture and Language
      PROGRAMS OFFERED

      Please check this link:
      http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/program-codes.asp#CLA

      1. Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences, Major in Organizational and Social Systems Development (ABBHS-OSSD)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-osdm.asp

      2. Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (AB-DVS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-dsm.asp

      3. Bachelor of Arts in History (AB-HIS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-him.asp

      4. AB in International Studies, Major in American Studies (ABIS-AMS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-isa.asp

      5. AB in International Studies, Major in European Studies (ABIS-EUS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-ise.asp

      6. AB in International Studies, Major in Japanese Studies (ABIS-JPS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ib-isj.asp

      7. AB in International Studies, Major in Chinese Studies (AB-IS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-is.asp

      8. Bachelor of Arts in Literature (AB-LIT)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-lim.asp

      9. Bachelor of Arts in Philippine Studies, Major in Filipino in Mass Media (AB- PHS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-phm.asp

      10. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (AB-PLS)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-pom.asp

      11. Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts (AB-CA)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-cam.asp

      12. Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication (AB-OC)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-ocm.asp

      13. AB, Major in Philosophy (AB-PHL)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-plm.asp

      14. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (AB-PSY)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/ab-psm.asp

      15. Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS-PSY)
        http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/programs/undergraduate/cla/bs-psyc.asp

      16. Bachelor of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies
        (Courses and descriptions available upon request)

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  10. Crediting of courses and grading system

  11. Most of the courses/subjects in De La Salle University consist of 3 credit units. This is based on actual contact hours with students. Laboratory classes under in Engineering and Science Laboratory courses have 3 contact hours per week but only carry 1 unit. English1 course has 6 contact hours per week but only carry 3 units. Physical Education courses carry 2 units. Engineering Algebra 1 has 5 contact hours per week but carry 3 units. To ensure that you are choosing the courses with your desired number of credit units, you may request your home university AIMS Coordinator or International Relations Office to coordinate this with the DLSU International Center contact person.

    Below is the grading system at DLSU:
    4.0 Excellent
    3.5 Superior
    3.0 Very Good
    2.5 Good
    2.0 Satisfactory
    1.5 Fair (No Credits)
    1.0 Passed (No Credits)
    0.0 Failed (No Credits)

    Below is the ASEAN Credit Transfer Equivalency table utilized by DLSU:


    ASEAN Credit
    Transfer
    Equivalent
      Description Normal
    Distribution
    Guide
      DLSU Grade
    Point
    A Excellent 10% 4.0
    B Very Good 25% 3.0 – 3.5
    C Good 30% 2.0 – 2.5
    D Satisfactory 25% 1.0 – 1.5
    E/F Failed 10% 0.0

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  12. Enrollment in courses

    1. Online enrollment
      Enrollment in courses will be done by the exchange student prior to the beginning of the Term. Exchange students will receive a notification to choose their desired courses to be enrolled at DLSU together with the Letter of Acceptance. They will also be informed in a separate communication (by email) of the schedule and the procedure for enrollment.

    2. Course loads (Credit units)
      • Undergraduate: maximum of 15 units (4-5 courses) / minimum: 12 units (3-4 courses)
      • Graduate: maximum of 9 units (3 courses) / minimum: 6 units (2 courses)
      • Exchange students whose courses have been pre-enrolled prior to arrival at DLSU shall no longer be allowed to adjust or change approved courses, except for meritorious reason to be approved by the host College.

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  13. Bases of grading and earning of credits

  14. Following are classroom activities, student performance and academic requirements utilized as bases for grading within the 14-week trimestral period:

    • Attendance
    • Short and long quizzes ( the frequency of which depends on the professor)
    • Home works and assignment
    • Class participation and recitation
    • Group work and presentations
    • Term papers/ Research papers
    • Midterm examination (once a term)
    • Final examination (once a term)

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  15. Preferred schedule of arrival in the Philippines

  16. International students are advised to arrive at least one (1) week before the opening of the Term. Arrival should be between Monday to Friday and preferably within working hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Availability of university vehicle and university personnel for airport pick-up is only during working days and official working hours. For special arrangement, international student must inform his/her International Office so that this can be properly coordinated with DLSU International Center.


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  17. Visa and permit for study

  18. The International Center shall handle the processing of Special Study Permit (SSP) at the Bureau of Immigration. The SSP allows the international student to study at a Philippine university for a period of three to six months (1 – 2 trimesters). The Bureau of Immigration requires this under Philippines laws on foreigners studying in the country. An updated tourist/travel visa is required for all international students who are using SSP.

    • Total cost of a Special Study Permit and Alien Certificate of Registration Information Card: Php9,000.00. This will be processed by the International Center after the student has paid the fee at the DLSU Accounting Office during the Orientation Day.
    • Tourist visa extension fees - approximately Php17,430 for four months. This will be paid by the international student at the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.

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  19. Housing and Accommodation

  20. Inbound students are strongly advised to house themselves near the University. DLSU currently provides a limited number of condominium units or flats in two condominiums near DLSU, the Providence Hotel and the EGI Taft Tower. There is a University-run dormitory called The La Sallian Center, however, this can only accommodate a limited number of students. The International Center will assist exchange students in finding appropriate condominium/dormitory around the vicinity of the campus. A condominium/flat unit near the university would cost an average of PHP 25,000.00 a month for single occupancy, but this can be converted to twin sharing so two students can divide the cost. The rate is exclusive of electricity bills, water and other utilities. Dormitory rates range from Php4,5000 to Php8,000 (room sharing of up to quadruple) while dormtel accommodation (dormitory type hotel) would cost around Php8,500 to Php15,000 (single to double occupancy).

    Inbound students who are accepted will receive a Housing Reservation Form for their preferred accommodation. The International Center will provide a detailed list of off-campus housing residences and the process of reservation together with the student’s Acceptance/Offer Letter.

    For inquiries about the housing services and arrangement of accommodation, please email Ms. Rita Colar at rita.colar@dlsu.edu.ph


    Recommended Off-campus Housing: [Rates below are subject to change without prior notice]

    1. CARA CELINE DORMTEL
      (2450 Del Carmen St. cor. Tikong St., Malate, Manila 1004)
      • 4 in a room scheme →PhP8,440 (premium) or PhP6,440 (standard) monthly
      • 3 in a room scheme → PhP10, 240 (premium) or PhP8,240 (standard) monthly

    2. @HOME DORMTEL
      (2470 Del Carmen St., Malate, Manila)
      • Single room PhP10,000
      • Room for 2 PhP12, 000 (PhP6,000 each)
      • Exclusive for girls

    3. TAHILAN RESIDENCES
      (2396 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila)
      • Single room PhP18,000
      • Room for 3 PhP15,400
      • Exclusive for girls

    4. PROVIDENCE TOWER
      (#2471 Leon Guinto Street Corner Estrada St. Malate, Manila)
      • Room sharing with 2 occupants in a room
      • PhP7,000/head
      • Priority is given to exchange students who will enroll for 2 Terms to 1 Acad. Year

    5. W.H. TAFT RESIDENCES (http://www.whtaftresidences.com/)
      (Taft Ave, Malate, Manila)
      • Room rate is PhP14,000
      • Room sharing (double) at PhP7,000 per head

    6. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE RESIDENCE (http://www.facebook.com/UniversityCollegeResidenceDormitory/)
      (#1052 ESTRADA ST., CORNER ARELLANO ST., MALATE MANILA)
      • Room rate is PhP11,000/month (single occupancy)
      • Room sharing (double) is Php7,900/month

    There is an additional list of off-campus housing facilities at this link:
    http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/offices/osa/housing-facilities.asp.


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  21. Estimated cost of living and other expenses (Php1 = USD49)

  22. Monthly expenses
    PhP8,000 Housing accommodation (Room sharing)
    PhP2,000 Utility Bills (Electricity, Water, Telephone)
    PhP7,200 Food (ordinary meals cost Php80 to Php240 a day
    PhP3,100 Transportation (given the taxi flag down Php30
    PhP1,000 Wireless/broadband internet connection (optional)
    TOTAL = PhP20,300
    (x4 months) PhP81,200 (approx. USD1,657)
    One-time payment/expenses
    PhP3,500 Books, printing and photocopy costs
    PhP17,430 Tourist visa extension fee (4 months)
    PhP9,000 SSP and ACR I-Card (1 Term)
    TOTAL = PhP29,930 (approx.USD611)
    Estimated total expenses for 1 Term = PhP111,130
    (approx.USD2,268)

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  23. Learning English

  24. Aside from the English academic programs offered by the De La Salle University Department of English and Applied Linguistics (DEAL), there are non-academic English courses that can be taken or enrolled in by interested international students. The Center for Language and Lifelong Learning (CELL) is a non-academic unit of DLSU which caters to clients who are interested in improving and honing their English Language proficiency in the four basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The Center is proud of its teachers who are specialists in their fields, particularly on English Language and its application. All language teachers are carefully screened and their continuing education is mandatory. This makes the Center the best of its kind on this side of the world.

    CELL offers classes in modules; they have Regular Classes (with 4 to 14 students), Special Classes (with 2 to 3 students) and Tutorial Classes (one-on-one) and classes cover conversational English (basic to advance), English grammar, pronunciation, reading comprehension and vocabulary development among others. Please check the CELL website for details regarding schedule of enrollment, fees, registration and other information: www.dlsu.edu.ph/academics/colleges/ced/cell/default.asp


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  25. Important *Dates for September 2017 Intake

  26. Below is DLSU’s academic calendar and the deadlines for submission of application for student exchange program:

    • 1st TERM
      Period: August (wk4)/September (wk1) - December (wk2) 2017
      Deadline for submission of application – May 30, 2017
    • 2nd TERM
      January (wk1) - April (wk2) 2018
      Deadline for submission of application – September 30, 2017
    • 3rd TERM
      May (wk2) to August (wk3) 2018
      Deadline for submission of application – January 30, 2018

    Please take note of the following schedules:

    Specifics *Date
    Sending of Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to successful applicants through the home university July 15-30, 2017
    Expected Arrival in Manila, Philippines September 2, 2017 (latest arrival)
    Orientation for Inbound Exchange Students September 4-5, 2017
    START OF CLASSES September 11, 2017
    Midterm Exams TBA
    Meeting and Exit Interview with the VP for External Relations and Internationalization (morning/by appointment) October 23-27, 2017
    Culminating Activity and Farewell Program (afternoon) November 30, 2017
    Final examination December 13-19, 2017

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  27. Contacts

  28. Name of Institution De La Salle University
    Homepage www.dlsu.edu.ph
    Address #2401 Taft Avenue
    Manila, Philippines 0922
    Trunk line: (+632) 524-4611, Ext. 163, 289/ Direct line: (+632) 525-6727 (telefax)
    Office in-charge External Relations and Internationalization Office (ERIO)
    International Center
    St. Joseph Room. 207
    Trunk line: (+632) 524-4611, Ext. 289/ Direct line: (+632) 525-6727 (telefax)
    Official email and
    website
    erio@dlsu.edu.ph
    http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/students/international/
    Contact persons Ms. Rhodora B. Caballero
    Communications Specialist and International Student Advisor DLSU AIMS Programme Coordinator rhodora.caballero@dlsu.edu.ph
      Dr. Laurene Chua-Garcia
    Vice President for External Relations and Internationalization
    De La Salle University laurene.chua-garcia@dlsu.edu.ph

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