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Ateneo de Manila University
Manila, Philippines (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BC applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
BC Program On-Site Staff: International Student Office
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Academic Term Availability: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Accommodation: Apartment, Student Residence Language of Instruction: English
Service Opportunity: Service Opportunities available within Program Deadline: Regular Deadline Program
Program Description:
The City

Manila, characterized by a wonderful array of Chinese, Spanish, American, and Japanese influences, is located on the island of Luzon, one of the 7,000 archipelago islands that comprise the Philippines. More than just the center for trade, commerce, and banking, Manila is also filled with cultural and historical sites including Asian-influenced gardens located in Rizal Park and “Intramuros,” the 16th-century walled city built by Spanish conquistadors.

The University

Founded in 1859, Ateneo de Manila University is a Jesuit institution located at Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The university enrolls nearly 8,500 students. The university offers courses and departments in philosophy, theology, economics, business administration, law, and development, healthcare education, rural projects, and women in politics. 

The Program

Students enroll directly into the university system, choosing courses from over 31 departments offering a wide range of programs in English. Following the academic program, students take part in a month-long service project immersing them in the local community. 


Students participate in Orientation Week, an immersion program offered by the Office of Social Concern and Involvement at the Ateneo. A local faculty member oversees students during their stay in Manila.

Learn more about Ateneo de Manila University.

On-Site Staff

Glenn de Leon
Office of International Relations

University Address: 
Office of International Relations
Room 304, Faber Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights Campus, Katipunan Avenue 
Quezon City 1108, PHILIPPINES

  • Fall Term: Starts in early August and ends in mid-December.
  • Spring Term: Starts in early January and ends in late May.

For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website.


Students have the option of living either in the Ateneo Residence Halls or in accredited and private off-campus housing facilities. Ateneo offers the option for students to try out the dormitories for a week and then decide, with the assistance of the Office of International Programs at Ateneo, where they would like to reside for the remainder of their stay.

Cultural Activities

Activities range from athletics to cultural events, including the Loyola Mountaineers, the Ateneo de Manila Rowing Team, the Ateneo Fencing League, and the Ateneo Rifle and Pistol Team. At the Loyola Schools, socially-oriented organizations such as the Ateneo Catechetical Instruction League (ACIL), Ateneo Student Catholic Action (AtSCA), Ateneo Christian Life Community (ACLC), and other clubs provide assistance to various communities and groups. In the process they help students appreciate the complex and interrelated issues of different sectors as seen through urban poverty, the plight of street children, and cancer-stricken youth.

Service Opportunities 

Under the direction of the Social Development Complex at the Ateneo, students in the past have worked in fishing and farm communities or among the urban poor.

Additional Resources 
Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.

This program is currently not accepting applications.