University of San Carlos

Administered by the Society of the Divine Word (Societas Verbi Divini, SVD) since 1935, the University of San Carlos (USC) traces its roots to the Colegio de San Ildefonso founded in August 1595 in Cebu City. The school closed in 1769 following the expulsion of Jesuit priests from the Philippines, and was reopened in 1783 as Colegio-Seminario de San Carlos which operated until the Colegio split from the seminary in 1930.

Student support in the University includes an international students’ office, online enrolment, dormitories, numerous cafes and canteens, and a transport system within Talamban Campus. USC has more than 600 undergraduate and graduate scholars at any given time.

University of San Carlos Courses | Programs

University of San Carlos Graduate and Professional Programs

  • Doctor of Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Track A: Bioscience
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education specializations in Research and Evaluation
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education major in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, or Physics Education
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management major in Hospitality Management, Management Accounting, Tourism Management
  • Master of Architecture major in Architectural Science, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Design
  • Master of Arts in Anthropology
  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Arts in Education major in Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Education Early Childhood Education – Montessori Education
  • Master of Arts in Literature
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Master of Arts in Psychology concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or Social Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Science Education
    major in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering major in Water Resources and Environment or Structural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering major in Computer Network, Digital Hardware System, Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Marine Biology
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy
  • Master of Science in Physics

University of San Carlos Bachelor Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education

University of San Carlos Tuition Fees | Payment

Undergraduate700 – 1.200 $
Graduate1.200 – 2.500 $
Library fees1,100. ₱ (Philippine Peso)
Athletic fees75 ₱ (Philippine Peso)
Registration fees40 ₱ (Philippine Peso)
Medical fees50 ₱ (Philippine Peso)
Internet fees425 ₱ (Philippine Peso)
Energy fees260 ₱ (Philippine Peso)

University of San Carlos Scholarship

University of San Carlos-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Discount-Privilege for Religious Congregations
  2. University of San Carlos – Engineering for Research Development in Technology (University of San Carlos-ERDT) Scholarships for Graduate Engineering programs
  3. Schooling Privilege for permanent and non-permanent Academic Employees
  4. Schooling Privilege for permanent Non-Academic Employees

Industry/Private-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Lexmark Research and Development Corporation (LRDC) Scholarships  

Government-sponsored Merit Scholarships (including SUCs):

  1. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Scholarships for faculty-members K – 12 Transition
  2. Commission on Higher Education – Higher Education Development Fund – Faculty Development Program (CHED –  HEDF-FDP) Scholarships
  3. Department of Science & Technology – Accelerated Science & Technology Human Resource Development Program –National Science Consortium (DOST – ASTHRDP – NSC) Scholarships
  4. Department of Science & Technology – Science Education Institute – Capability-Building Program in Science & Mathematics Education (DOST – SEI – CBPSME)
  5. Department of Science & Technology (DOST) Scholarships for MS Physics

University of San Carlos Admission | Required Documents | Application Form

  • Go to
  • Click Applicants for Admission Graduate, Tertiary & Senior High School.
  • Click the Submit Admission Application tab at the bottom of the page. For USC senior high school graduates and those who were already issued a Student ID in the past, please click the Submit Admission Application for 2nd Courser and Continuing Students tab and key in first the Student ID number.For International Passport Holders/Dual Citizens/Filipino Graduates Abroad, click the International Applicants tab.
  • Fill out the Personal Data Sheet and complete all fields.
  • Attach the required documents and do not forget to click the Start Upload button after adding a file
  • Complete the Captcha.
  • Click the Submit button.

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