The Philippines Visa Requirements for international students

Visa Requirements for Students in Philippines

Visa requirements for students that want to study in Philippines are different for students depending on their citizenship. Select you country below, learn about the relevant regulations and find the embassies and consulates in your country!

All International students will need a student visa, which you’ll need to apply for from the Philippine Embassy or consulate in your home country after you’ve gained admission at a Filipino University.

You’ll need to provide the right documents (which should be stated on your embassy’s website) and then attend an interview at the embassy or consulate. Your Philippines visa will be valid for a year and is renewable each semester.

The documents you’ll typically need include:

  • Your passport, which should be valid for at least six months after you intend to leave the Philippines;
  • Your completed visa application form;
  • A medical health certificate (DFA Form 11) with life-size chest x-ray and laboratory reports; 
  • Three photographs of yourself;
  • Police clearing certificate;
  • Your notice of acceptance to study at a university in the Philippines;
  • Proof that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay or a scholarship
  • Your paid visa fees.

Please ensure that your documents are notarized and translated into Filipino or English by an official translator with an official apostille.

1.Step: Select your Country

Study Visa Information for Students from

Visa Type Cost
Study Visa required

Embassies and Consulates in for obtaining a Visa

If you fail to submit all the documents in time, the embassy will ask you to book another date for your appointment, therefore to avoid delays please submit all the documents in full.

As the Visa process for international students can take up to 3 months, depending on the country, we strongly encourage you to calculate enough time for it.


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