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TUP University Application and Entrance Exam Basics

In a previous article, I discussed the details of a scholarship offered by the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP).  Of course, your first order of business is to get into the school before you can even think of applying for a scholarship there.

That’s what this next article is all about.  If learning geeky stuff is your cup of tea, then read on to know how you can sign up.

TUP Introduction

The school started out as the Manila Trade School way back in 1901.  It was then transformed into the Philippine School of Arts and Trades in 1910 before becoming the Philippine College of Arts and Trades in 1959.  Nineteen years later, the learning institution eventually settling into its current incarnation:  the four campuses of the Technological University of the Philippines.

TUP’s main thrust involves growth and development through technology, especially in the rural areas.  Simply put, it is the school to attend if you’re interested in pursuing technical, industrial and/or engineering-related studies.
TUP Admission Requirements

The university has six basic requirements for potential pupils:

  1. They need to pass the oral (interview) and written (entrance) exams.
  2. They must present either Form 138 (their high school report card) or Form 137
  3. They also need to present certification of good moral character.
  4. They should meet the grade requirements of the course they’ve applied to.  That means a minimum of 80% in English, Science and Math for Architecture, Engineering and other science-related courses.
  5. They must be physically and mentally fit.

TUP Application Process

The first thing applicants need to do is to obtain the TUP Application Form from the TUP Admissions Office or download it from their website.  Once they complete it, they can present it along with two recent 1 ½ x 1 ½ colored ID photos to the Admission Personnel.  From there, they’ll need to pay a non-refundable, 375-peso testing fee at the Cashier’s Office and get their receipt.

After that, it’s back to the Admissions Office to get their test permit.  The permit will contain the time, date and venue for the exam, as well as additional instructions they’ll need to follow.  After that, all they have to do is to await the actual exam.

TUP Entrance Exam Schedule

The university currently administers its entrance test during every last Sunday of the month from November to April.

TUP Provincial Application/Testing Process

There’s virtually no difference between the provincial and NCR applications in terms of procedure.  The school may be able to work out an alternative venue for the provincial applicant in certain cases (To know more about those “certain cases”, kindly contact the college itself.).  In general, though, TUP will ask provincial applicants to register online and take the exam in one of the established campuses of their choice.

Release of TUP Entrance Exam Results

Hopeful students may check with the school three weeks after they take the test.  Results are usually posted at the school’s CAS Building Lobby.  Moreover, TUP Manila posts the official lists of qualified freshman applicants at the lobby of the Arts and Sciences Building.

Alternatively, you can visit the TUP website and check the results online (at least, the ones conducted in the Manila campus) courtesy of the Freshmen Query Form.  Go to this webpage and enter the relevant information to verify the results.

Please note that the database only contains the names of those who’ve passed the entrance test, as well as those who’ve qualified for their second choice courses.  Thus, you may still need to call or visit the school.
General TUP Exam Coverage

Like its contemporaries, the entrance test covers subjects that high school students have encountered already (standard issue Science, Math, English, etc.), so there’s no need to worry about calculus, quantum physics or the like.

The last step of the application process involves a face-to-face interview after the written exam.  Its schedule will depend on the applicants’ batches—that is, the exact date when they took the written exam.

TUP Admissions Office Contact Information

Kindly contact Ms. Rosemary Cruz or Professa Emma Taar for more details on the application process.  The former may be reached at (+632) 302-7750 local 606 or 603.  The latter may be reached via the same local numbers or at (+632) 525-0675 or 524-4721. The Manila branch is located along Ayala Boulevard in Ermita.



Professor Emma Taar of the Admissions Office

Ms. Rosemary Cruz of the Student Affairs Office


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96 thoughts on “TUP University Application and Entrance Exam Basics

  1. helo po, gusto ko po sanang makapag college ulet. 2005 po ako grad ng highschool at nakapag 1st year college nman kaya lang di ko na natapos dhil di ko na nabayaran ung balance ko sa university. pwede pa po ba akong makakuha ng bagong hs report card sa highschool ko para muling makapag enroll? sa TUP ko sna balak magenroll

  2. may slot p b sa TUP manila pra sa ARCHITECTURE or CIVIL ENgineering ??wala na kasi sa taguig ehh full na kea kinuha ka nlang yung mechanical or electronics engineering !!xD

  3. ask ko lang po, if nakapag 1st year na sa ibang school at mag transfer sa TUP for 2nd year
    totoo po ba na kailangan muling mag-ulit ng 1st year?

    marami pong salamat sa pagtugon

  4. Hello, ask ko lang po kung natanggap ng transferees sa TUP na hindi na kailangan umulit ng sem at itutuloy nalang? Na-crecredit din po ba ang mga subjects pag transferee? Thanks. 🙂

  5. hi sir and maam,
    i just want to ask lang po.. what if mataas po yung grade ko sa Math pero hindi ako mataas sa english at science? eh kukuha po ako ng engineering.. paano po yun?

  6. puwede po bang makakuha ng application form?
    gusto ko po sana makakuha ng scholarship sa inyo ngaung october 2012? mayroon po bang available na application form dito sa oriental mindoro?

  7. hello po,
    ask ko lang po… kelan po yung entrance exam next year?…
    or pwede pa po ba humabol for this year?…

    BFA in Advertising Arts

    thank you po!
    God bless you!

  8. hai, ask ko lang po. .kung may entrance pa ang 2nd degree course. .? ? at ano mga requirements ? ? gagaraduate na kasi ako ngayon so . .gusto ko ulit mag -aral. .!! any help. . thanks in advance. .

  9. Ma’am/sir.
    Ask ko po sana kung makakahabol pa kami for entrance exam ng daughter ko for this SY 2012-2013 and at the same time pwede ko po ba malaman ang range ng tuition fee and other fees for the BSHRM course…
    Thank you very much po..

  10. Hi TUP admin,

    I was trying to go into your website http://www.tup.edu.ph kaso lagi pong BLANK page and dinidisplay nya. gusto ko po sana malaman yung lahat ng courses na sure na inooffer nyo. may nakita po ako sa ibang site kaso hindi ako sigurado kung tama nga yun. eto po yung site na nakita ko: http://www.finduniversity.ph/universities/technological-university-of-the-philippines/#

    tama po ba na lahat ng courses na yan is inooffer ng university nyo? salamat po!

  11. panu po pag bumagsak sa entrance exam,pwede pa po ba uling mag-take sa ibang branches? with in the same year?

  12. pede po ba magtanong kung meron pang entrance exam sa tup manila ngayung april kailan po ba kami pwede pumunta sa tup para maka take ng exam ^_^

  13. hellow,,pwd po ba a re sched ung scedule ng entrance exams/??
    kasi di ako naka abot nung march31..pwd po ba i re sched/?

  14. hi, can i ask something ? meron p bang entrance exam this month or next monthg ? pki reply nman po sa fb ko para mlaman ko po…..i wanted to pursue my studies this year…tenks

  15. HI ADMIM.
    ask ko lng po f mkkhbol p ako for the entrance exam??..mkhang late n po ata ako eh.incase n meon p po klan po schedule for the exam??tnx:)))

  16. Hello po ! Good Day .. Ask ko lang po kung meron kayong course na MedTech .. 🙂 gustO ko po kasing pumasok jan sa Univeristy nyo eh .. thanks 🙂
    GodBless !
    ** paki msg. na lang po sa Facebook ko ung sagot niyo po .. T.Y ;]

  17. hi po ! askko lang po kung kelan yung entrance exam this sy2012-2013 ?? and 4 yrs po ba yung nga course nyu ?/ ang anu po ba yung mga requirements for freshmen ?? need ko po yung ans. nyo !!

    • Hi Merry Jane,

      Please read the post. You’ll find the general schedule there. To take the entrance exam, you must go to or contact TUP’s Admissions Office. The Admissions Office’s contact can also be found in the post. Please read other comments, too, for more specific information.

  18. ahmm .. hi .. may i ask if pwede vah ang tor dyan at maqtetake pa ba ulet ako nq entrance exam .. ee naq take na ko nung 2009 ? pede pki reply nlanq sa fb ko .. pti rin pla po kung pede dyan ang irregular student kasi may work po ako ee ..

    • Hi Judy Anne,

      It’s either pass or fail. As long as pasok yung scores mo sa TUP required score/scores, then it should be okay. Kung hindi naman, then kailangan mong kausapin yung TUP for your options.

  19. hi admin,

    pwede po bang kumuha or magtake ng application via internet??.. tpos sa landbank nalang mgbbyad ng 375 for the entrance exam? saka pupunta ng TUP 4 the entrance exam..?? pwede po b un??..

    • Hi Carl Jeffrey,

      Pwee mong ma-download application form online (just not sure kung yun yung latest), pero hindi mo sya mafi-fill-out and submit online. Tapos, yung entrance test fee, kailangang ibayad sa cashier. Mukhang legwork talaga ang kailangan. 🙂

      Basahin mo ‘to for steps on applying – eto yung downloadable application form (again, not sure if this is the latest version); may nakasulat na instructions sa ilalim.

  20. Hi Admin,

    Just want to confirm if ongoing pa un acceptance ng applicants for this coming SY?iIf I’ll be taking-up BSIT course, will you require an average of 80% passing grade for the major subjects?if ever po transferee ako and already finished an associate degree..and I’m very interested to pursue my bachelor’s degree in your school. Hope to hear from you soon!!


    • Hi Jerkins,

      From what we know – yes, it’s still ongoing. To apply for admission and for specific information on the application process, please contact TUP directly. You’ll see their contact info in the above post. Good luck! 🙂

  21. Good day! just want to know if your accepting transferees? what are the basic requirements b4 taking the entrance exam? I think I’ll be back to zero cause I’ve stop college for about 7 years, now I’d like to study again and take I.T pls. let me know further instructions thanks a lot I’ll be glad to have your reply. thank you po!

    • Hi KC,

      You can read about the basic entrance exam requirements in the above post. For specific registration and application information, however, you must contact TUP directly. Good luck! 🙂

    • Hi Maryz,

      Nagsimula na sya nung November 27. The entrance test is usually administered every last Sunday of the month; this typically continues until April. Please check with the TUP campus in which you’re interested for particulars and to get an application form.

    • Hi Ma. Cristina,

      Pa-reconsider ka. Try mong tawagan ang office of admissions para malaman ang mga puwede mong gawin para makapag-aral sa TUP. Good luck! 🙂

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