FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

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

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  1. 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 the Philippine Statistics Authority (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.

  1. How may I submit my documents?

All application documents are to be uploaded in the application portal. No personal submission of documents will be entertained by the Office for Admissions (OFAD).

  1. How will I know if I get accepted into the medical school?

Once the official results are released, you may log into your account to view the results of your application. In addition, the list of accepted applicants will be posted on the bulletin board located at the Dean's Office in the medical school.

  1. Is there an age limit on who may be accepted into the medical school?

There is no age limit on who may be accepted into the medical school. However, additional procedures (e.g., medical clearance, interview, etc.) may be required if the applicant is 50 years or older at the time of application (cf. Admission Policies #4).

  1. When is the entrance examination given?

There will be no entrance examination given to applicants for Academic Year 2021-2022.

  1. 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.

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

Yes. The application fee is Three Thousand Pesos (PhP 3,000) for Filipino applicants from local schools or Three Hundred Twenty US Dollars (USD 320) for other applicants.

In addition, the following applicants will have to pay an Out-of-State fee of USD 15,000 but only if accepted into the medical school:

  • Filipino graduates of foreign schools
  • Resident aliens
  • Non-resident aliens
  1. How do I pay for my application?

You may pay the application fee through any Metrobank or BPI branch. Bring the printout of your payment slip and present this to the teller when making your payment.   

  1. When do I pay for my application?

Application fees should be paid prior to submitting your application to us.

Out-of-state fees are paid before enrollment.

  1. 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 50,000 or USD 1000 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 term of the first year.

  1. Are the fees refundable?

Application fees are non-refundable.

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

  1. How are applicants chosen for admission?

Applicants are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • General weighted average in college
  • NMAT score
  • Entrance examination (or MCAT) scores, if administered
  • Extracurricular activities (religious, leadership, civic, volunteer work)
  • 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.

  1. 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 enroll. However, if an official transcript of records cannot be released by the school in time for enrollment, you must secure a letter from your School Dean stating that you are expected to graduate by July. This letter should be submitted together with the other required documents. If you are not able to graduate by July (e.g., due to failures), your slot and other non-refundable fees that you have paid will be forfeited.

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

  1. Are there applications that will not be processed?

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

  • Those who will not be holders of a bachelor's degree in science or arts (BA 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 School Dean stating that they will be graduating by that time.
  • Those who have incurred more than eight (8) units of failures.
  • Those who have advanced credits in medicine.
  • Those who have been convicted of any crime.
  • Those who cannot submit their application form or the required documents on or before their scheduled deadline.
  1. 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.

  1. 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 at ofad.medadmission@ust.edu.ph.

  1. When will the results be released?

A list of successful applicants will be released by April 2021.

 

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Rm 104,Ground Floor,UST-Tan Yan Kee Student Center
University Santo Tomas España, Manila 1015
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