UPCAT Online




  • Telefax: +63 2 9274561
  • Telephone: +63 2 981-8500
    loc. 3827/3828/3830/3831
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://upcat.up.edu.ph
  • Address: Kalaw cor. Quirino Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines


13 August 2020 - UPCAT 2021

Due to the pandemic situation, UPCAT 2021 test administration is being studied and planned more extensively. Schedule of application shall be announced soon.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

26 June 2020 - APPEALS

If your application to any of your campus choices is not successful, you may appeal for admission to a degree program in another UP campus. Please click here for the schedules for APPEALS to the different UP campuses.


For UPCAT applicants with pending cases, you may now check your accounts for updates.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Please DO NOT SHARE your username and password to anyone. Your personal information must be protected at all times.



For those who received Form 21 (indicating the deficiencies in your application):

Please be reminded that the deadline for submission of your deficient documents is on October 31, 2019.

Submission of complete application documents on or before the deadline is required for the processing of your application.


Due to the large volume of UPCAT applicants, the Office of Admissions will be transferring the processing of UPCAT applications to the College of Human Kinetics (CHK) Gymnasium on Thursday, 22 August 2019.

The CHK Ylanan Gym is in Magsaysay St. Corner Jacinto St., inside the UP Diliman Campus.

Thank you.

16 July 2019 - UPCAT 2020 APPLICATION

The UPCAT 2020 application is now open.

Carefully read the GENERAL INFORMATION BULLETIN ON FRESHMAN ADMISSIONS for AY 2020-2021. Click on the ONLINE APPLICATION button to start with the online application.

About the UPCAT

As the premier State University, the University of the Philippines offers a wide range of degree programs. Some degree programs are offered in only one campus (e.g., BS Nursing, BA Filipino) while others are offered in two or more campuses (e.g., B Fine Arts, BS Statistics). Most of these require qualification through the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT).

To maintain its high standard of education and to maximize its limited resources, the University has had to limit slots for freshman admission to each campus and to its various degree programs.

Should you decide to take the U.P. College Admission Test (UPCAT), you will be one among many thousands who aspire to enter the University of the Philippines.

The UPCAT consists of 4 subtests: Language Proficiency (in English and Filipino), Reading Comprehension (in English and Filipino), Science, and Math. Standardized scores on these subtests are combined with the weighted average of final grades in the last three years of high school to determine qualification into the University.

Moreover, to implement the policy of democratization to make the U.P. studentry more representative of the nation’s population, socio-economic and geographic considerations are factored in the selection of campus qualifiers.

For more information on the UPCAT, you may proceed to the General Information section.

Taking the UPCAT

  1. Go to your designated Test Center on the date specified in your Test Permit. Be there by 6:30am for the morning session or by 12:30nn for the afternoon session.

  2. Bring only your Test Permit, two good quality pencils, a sharpener, a rubber eraser and snacks. The test administration will last about five hours. The use of mobile phones, calculating devices, and/or cameras during the test is strictly prohibited and will be a cause for immediate rejection of application for admission to UP.

For more information on the UPCAT application and admission process please visit the General Information section.

UPCAT Results

After taking the UPCAT, you may check this page for announcements and posting of UPCAT results. You will need the same email account that you used for application to view your application results.

If you qualify for admission to the University, register according to the instructions provided by the college or unit to which you have been accepted.

For more information on the UPCAT application and admission process, please visit the General Information section.

Information on Scholarships

Since 1991, the UP Oblation Scholarship has been awarded to the top fifty UPCAT students. The benefits include free tuition, miscellaneous and laboratory fees, and a monthly incentive.

Recipients may enjoy the UP Oblation Scholarship throughout the normal length of time required to finish their chosen degree program, provided they maintain the required grade point average. For those in the accelerated medical program (INTARMED), however, only the first four years are covered by this grant.

A number of scholarships, study grants and awards donated by government and private companies or individuals, are also available for the Office of Scholarships and Student Services. Most are intended for financially needy students, though some are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance.

For more information on Scholarships and Student Financial Assistnace Programs, please visit the General Information section.