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How to study well in Philippines

How to study well in the Philippines

For the past few years, studying abroad in the Philippines has attracted the attention of numerous young people as well as their parents. Studying in the Philippines has gradually become the new trend as the majority of the younger generation want to improve their English as quickly as possible. The reason is that the education system of the Philippines is organized according to the framework of the US education system but at a more affordable cost. Therefore, every year when the Philippines offers English courses, it attracts more than 5.000 international students from all over the world. The Philippines also has one of the best higher education systems in Asia, ranking 46 in the QS Higher Education Rankings 1st edition.


Benefits of studying in the Philippines

  • There is no language barrier. English is the predominant and widely spoken language by more than 90% of Filipinos.
  • Affordable and flexible tuition fees and living expenses are equivalent to Vietnam.
  • The procedure for studying in the Philippines is simple and fast.
  • Close geographical distance - Favorable climate and weather.
  • A safe and friendly learning environment
  • Degrees are recognized globally.
  • Studying in the Philippines is considered a stepping stone for global study abroad, simplifying the steps required to apply for student visas to developed countries.

Tips for studying abroad in the Philippines

Prepare the necessary documents to submit an application for admission to your school and your field of study: academic records, self-referral letters, notarized documents, interview participation, tuition payment, applying for a student visa to the Philippines,... If there is something you are not sure about the application procedure, find a professional study abroad consultant to assist you.

Health: Take care of your health, restrict long trips before the departure date; Bring along personal medicine, health monitoring books, medical records, and treatment drugs.

Papers: Prepare beforehand the original and 4 copies (notarized if possible) of all personal documents such as admission letter, scholarship notification letter (if any); receipts for tuition fees; passport + student visa; birth certificate, 4x6 picture, international driver’s license (if any). Note: All of the above important documents should be scanned in case of unexpected events that may occur when you travel.

Currency: About 500-1,500 USD is needed for the first month. If you are holding more than 10,000 USD, it is mandatory to declare it to the customs officer. You can exchange money at the counters (Money Changers/Currency Exchange) at the airport or at legal money changers (Licensed Money Changer) at shopping malls or banks. Opening a Philippine domestic bank account helps to save you money.

Other notes: It is recommended to store the addresses, phone numbers, and contact information of the school, the person who picked you up at the airport or relatives, the Vietnamese Student Association in the Philippines, and the emergency numbers (police, ambulance,...) Bring along electronic items such as laptop, camera, cell phone (with important numbers saved), hairdryer, iron, rechargeable battery and charger, and a Philippine voltage transformer (220 voltage, all plugs with 2 pins, square and round shape).

Philippines student visas and regulations

As also a Southeast Asian country, you will be exempted from visa duty for the first 30 days. For international students, you can apply for a 59-day stay in the Philippines. If you stay for 8 weeks or more for learning purposes after applying for a visa in Vietnam, every month the school will renew your visa.

Make studying abroad in Philippines easier with StudyLink

With more than 17 years of experience, StudyLink has a full staff in specialized departments, taking on the following roles: consulting, document processing, translation & notarization, interview and visa support, records, and airline ticket preparation. With experienced consultants who give enthusiastic advice in a professional style, all questions about studying abroad for customers are solved thoroughly.

Besides supporting customers throughout the process of preparing their documents for studying abroad, StudyLink also provides accompanying services such as supporting family members visiting international students, and organizing school tours in the Philippines. 

Accompanying the students throughout the learning process, StudyLink helps parents monitor the learning process as well as the activities of the students, helping parents feel secure. Even though their children are far away, the parents are still as reassured as possible. 

Studying in the Philippines is not only a favorable opportunity for you to experience a high-quality international study program in a country close to Vietnam with an affordable cost and a simple visa application procedure but also a great chance to improve your English with a quality education system without going too far away to countries like Europe or America. Moreover, studying in the Philippines can also be a stepping stone for you to apply for a student visa to countries with more difficult visa conditions, such as the U.S, Canada, Australia,... To make studying in the Philippines easier, contact the StudyLink office system for specific consultation.