De La Salle University-Manila serves as a vital resource of church and nation by developing Christian achievers through a tradition of excellence in academics, forward-looking research, and involved community service. DLSU-Manila is a Catholic coeducational university established in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, as inspired by the faith and zeal of St. John Baptist de La Salle. While it has grown through the years, its vision essentially remains the same as when it was first conceptualized more than 90 years ago.

Today, it stands as one of the leading universities in the Philippines. It is a recognized Center of Excellence in English, Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Literature, Filipino, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It carries the distinction of being the only Center of Excellence in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering in the country. On top of these, DLSU-Manila has been named CHED Zonal Research Center to spearhead research projects in 134 other higher education institutions in the National Capital Region. It has consistently topped the national board examinations in engineering and accountancy. Moreover, its College of Computer Studies under the DLSU Professional Schools, Inc. is the country’s acknowledged leader in computer science.

The synergy among its responsive academic programs, competent pool of faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and well-rounded students has consistently ranked DLSU-Manila among the premier institutions of higher learning and academic research in Asia and the Pacific.

De La Salle University is a Catholic  private university located in Taft Avenue in the district of Malate in Manila, run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It is the oldest campus of De La Salle Philippines, a system composed of 18 Lasallian institutions in the Philippines established in 2006 to replace the De La Salle University System. The university draws inspiration from the life and works of the institution’s founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

It is the first of only two private universities in the Philippines to earn a Level IV accreditation, the highest possible level, granted by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).

Twelve fields have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence, two of which are lone awardees. Additionally, four are accredited as Centers of Development. It is selected by ASEAN along with the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University to be part of the ASEAN University Network. The university, together with the Ateneo de Manila University, established the Asian Institute of Management.

It offers programs in undergraduate and graduate levels covering various fields in business and economics, engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, education and computer studies.

Type:  Private sectarian; coed

Application Period:  August to October

Application Fee:  P500.00 for Filipino applicants
US$50 for foreign applicants

Campus:  2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila

Office to Contact:  College Admissions Office
Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall,
2401 Taft Avenue, Manila,  Philippines
(+632) 523-4230 (direct line) or
(632) 524-4611 to 19
locals 166/167

Entrance Exam:  DLSU College Entrance Test

Examination Dates:  To be scheduled by he Admissions  Office

Exam Coverage:  Math, Science, English,
Abstract Reasoning

Testing Centers:  De La Salle University-Manila
Davao Psychological Services &
Research Center
De La Salle Lipa-Unified School,
Don Bosco Technical Institute,
La Salle Academy, Iligan
Sacred Heart School for Girls,
Cebu City
St. Agnes Academy, Legaspi City
St. Paul University, Tuguegarao City
University of St. La Salle,
Bacolod City


For Freshmen Applicants:

1.  Accomplished application form
2.  High school grades
3.  Two accomplished recommendation forms from any two of the following: principal, class adviser, or guidance counselor
4.  Three 2 x 2 ID pictures
5.  Photocopy of the birth certificate

For Filipinos who graduated from Schools Abroad :

1.  General admission requirements
2.  A photocopy of diploma/certificate of graduation
3.  A Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Education-National Capital Region (required for grade/level 10 applicants)

For Non-Permanent Residents:

1.  General admission requirements
2.  Student Visa from the Philippine Foreign Service Post in their country of origin
3.  Certificate of Eligibility and Study Permit from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (only for those who intend to pursue a medical course)

For Permanent Residents:

1.  General admission requirements
2.  Alien Certificate of Registration
3.  Immigrant Certificate of Residence (ICR) from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation

For Transferees:

1.  Accomplished application form
2.  Official transcript of records of all previous college work, grades (grade point average of 85% or its equivalent, no failing or incomplete grades)
3.  Catalog of courses taken at the Admissions Office (if accepted, a maximum of only 30 academic units of previous college work may be credited; transfer credentials will be required only after acceptance at DLSU)


Bachelor of Science (BS):
Applied Economics
Applied Economics and Accountancy
Applied Economics and Commerce

Physics with Computer Electronics
Physical Education major in Sports and Recreation Management

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering with specialization in Structural Engineering,
Construction Technology and Management, Hydraulics and Water Resources, or Transportation Engineering
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering and Management
Mechanical Engineering, with concentrations in Energy and Environmental Technology, Mechanical Design, and Mechatronics

Human Biology
Medical Physics
Mathematics with specialization in Actuarial Sciences, Business Applications or Computer Applications

Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) major in:
Advertising Management
Business Management
Legal Management
Marketing Management
Management of Financial Institutions

BS Computer Science major in:
Computer Engineering
Instructional Stems Technology or Software Technology or with specialization in Information Technology or Software Technology

Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) major in:
Guidance and Counseling,and AB major in Psychology
Religious and Values Education and AB major in Psychology or Philosophy
English and AB major in Literature
Literature and AB major in Translation Studies
History and AB major in Economics or Behavioral Science

Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) major in:
Computer Applications
General Science

Bachelor of Arts (AB) major in:
Behavioral Science major in Organizational Systems,
Development or Social Planning and Development
Communication Arts
Organizational Communication
Translation Studies

AB Development Studies or Political Science
AB International Studies major in American Studies, European Studies, or Japanese Studies

Bachelor of Arts and BS in Commerce
(AB-BSC or LIA-COM Program): major in any AB field, combined with any of the following BS degrees :
Commerce, Advertising Management
Commerce, Business Management
Commerce, Legal Management or Management of Financial Institutions
Commerce, Marketing Management


There are scholarships given by the university and by outside entities to Filipino students who meet specific criteria for eligibility. These are the following:

1.  University-funded grants
2.  Endowed scholarships
3.  Annual grants by corporations, alumni and friends of the university
4.  Scholarships by outside entities and family tuition privilege
5.  Loan program

Selection Criteria
1.  Financial need
2.  Academic competence
3.  Interview results

Contact the Financial Assistance Office at 536-0225 to know more about the University’s scholarship offerings.

The De La Salle University system maintains academic and industrial linkages with institutions both here and the world over. Guided by its tradition, the University believes that by connecting with people from diverse backgrounds, its students will gain new knowledge and inspire them to continue their work, and aspire for noble goals. Thus, with this link to others, they help in changing the world.


Spacious classrooms with audio-visual equipment
Seminar rooms, study halls, auditorium and theatres
PE/Sports building
World-class university library
Science and Technology Research Center

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