FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. What are the requirements for admission to the medical school?

    Click here to view the requirements

  2. What if I do not have the necessary documents?

    If the required documents cannot be submitted, your application cannot be processed. For example, for Filipinos (other than naturalized Filipinos), a certified true copy of the birth certificate from the National Statistics Office (or a photocopy, provided that the true copy can be shown for verification) is the only acceptable document to prove nationality. Therefore, in this case, we will not honor a passport to establish an applicant’s nationality.

  3. How may I submit my documents?

    The required documents may be sent to the UST Office for Admissions (OFAD) through:

    1. Personal delivery
    2. Courier
    3. Regular mail
  4. How can I apply if I do not have an email account?

    If you do not have an email account, you may check the links below. These would lead you to websites where you may open a free email account. An email account is important since we will inform you of the status of your application through your email.

    1. GMAIL
    2. Yahoo Mail

    If there is really no way for you to get an email account, or if you do not have access to the Internet, please get in touch with us. Our contact information is listed on our home page.

  5. How will I be notified if I get accepted into the medical school?

    You will be notified through email.

  6. When is the entrance examination given?

    There will be no entrance examination given to applicants for Academic Year 2017-2018.

  7. I am studying abroad. Is there any examination that can take the place of the entrance examination?

    For students who have taken the MCAT, the results of this test may be considered in lieu of the entrance examination score, if an entrance examination is given.

  8. Are there any fees that have to be paid?

    Yes. The application fee is three thousand pesos (PhP 3,000) for Filipino graduates from local schools or three hundred twenty US dollars (USD320) for other applicants.

    In addition, the following applicants will have to pay an Out-of-State fee of US $10,000, but only if accepted into the medical school:

    1. Filipino graduates of foreign schools
    2. Resident aliens
    3. Non-resident aliens
  9. How do I pay for my application?
    1. Obtain a payment slip from the UST Office for Admissions located at Room 104 of the Tan Yan Kee Building. The payment slip will be given to you upon submission of your application documents.
    2. Pay the required amount at the Cashier’s office located on the 2nd floor of the Main Building of the University of Santo Tomas campus.
  10. When do I pay for my application?

    Application fees should be paid on the day that you submit the required documents for your application.

    Out-of-state fees are paid upon enrollment.

  11. Are there other fees to be paid?

    Aside from the application fee, there are no other fees related to the application process that have to be paid.

    However, once accepted to the medical school, a reservation fee of PhP 30,000 will have to be paid within one week of the release of the list of successful applicants. Please note that the reservation fee, which is  non-refundable, will be deducted from the matriculation fee for the first semester of the first year.

  12. Are the fees refundable?

    Application fees are non-refundable.

    Out-of-State fees, paid on enrollment, are likewise non-refundable.

  13. How are applicants chosen for admission?

    Applicants are chosen based on the following criteria:

    1. General weighted average in college
    2. NMAT scores
    3. Entrance examination (or MCAT) scores, if administered
    4. Extracurricular activities (religious, leadership, civic, volunteer work)
    5. Professional licensure certificates; other graduate/post-graduate diplomas

    The order in which these criteria are listed reflects the relative weight assigned to each. Graduates of UST will be awarded loyalty points; however, these points are not sufficient to outweigh poor scholastic performance in college, a low NMAT score, or a low rating in the entrance examination.

  14. I am presently enrolled and will be finishing in July. May I still apply?

    Since the academic year now begins in August, an applicant graduating in July may enrol. However, if an official transcript of records cannot be released by the school in time for enrollment, the applicant must secure a letter from his/her dean stating that he/she is expected to graduate by July. This letter should be submitted together with the other documents required from the applicant. If the student is not able to graduate by July (e.g., due to failures), his/her slot and other non-refundable fees that have been paid will be forfeited.

    For those graduating in August (or beyond), please apply for the next school year.

  15. Are there applications that will not be processed?

    Yes, applications from the following will automatically not be processed:

    1. Those who will not be holders of a bachelor's degree in science or arts (AB or BS) conferred upon them by a duly recognized institution at the time of enrollment. The exception are those students who will be graduating after the enrollment date (but not later than the end of July of the year that they are applying for), provided that they secure a letter from their dean stating that they will be graduating by that time.
    2. Those who have incurred more than eight units of failures.
    3. Those who have advanced credits in medicine.
    4. Those who have been convicted of any crime.
    5. Those who cannot submit their application form or the required documents on or before their scheduled appointment.
  16. What happens if I cannot graduate on time due to failures during my final year in college?

    Applicants who cannot graduate on time due to failures during their final year in college will forfeit their slots.

  17. I made a mistake while entering data. What should I do?

    Mistakes may be corrected as long as you have not clicked on the “Submit” button.

    Once you have clicked on the “Submit” button, you will not be able to correct any errors that you have made. In the unfortunate event that this happens, please contact the UST Office for Admissions.

  18. When will the results be released?

    A list of successful applicants will be released by the second week of February. Applicants will be emailed on the status of their application, regardless of whether they have been accepted or not.

  19. What if there will be an unexpected cancellation of office (e.g. due to flood) on the scheduled date of appointment?

    Please visit the admissions website: http://medadmission.ust.edu.ph for the advisory of your next schedule.