Admissions Overview

Admission to the Ateneo Loyola Schools is open to qualified young men and women, regardless of nationality, creed, gender, residence, or financial capability.

Admission is determined by the applicant's fitness and preparation for the college programs, ability to contribute toward the enrichment of the undergraduate school community, and potential to be of service to others within the context of national development.

The members of each first year batch are selected by the Committee on Admission and Aid, which bases decisions on past academic performance, on the recommendations of teachers, and on information written down on the application form.

Degree Programs

Ateneo de Manila University offers a wide range of fields of specialization in the arts, sciences, and management through the major curricula. Each major curriculum consists of a sequence of courses that provide a strong program of training in the area of specialization in which the student wishes to major.

Degree programs marked with and asterisk (*) are Honors programs, accepting only applicants from the top 15% of the batch.

Your Path Towards Admission


Admission takes into consideration your academic performance; your co- and extracurricular involvement; disciplinary record; recommendations; and your personal essay. Have all required documents for your application (including scholarship application, if applicable) on hand before you start filling out the forms.


Take your time in filling out the application, including your Scholarship/Financial Aid Questionnaire. Carefully select your degree program choices. We encourage you to submit way ahead of the deadline, to avoid stress.

Processing and Review

Your application will be reviewed by the Committee on Admission and Aid, based on specific criteria. Results will be released online.


You will get one of three decisions: accepted, waitlisted, and not accepted. Once you are offered a place in the freshman batch, you will be asked to confirm your slot. You will become an official student once you enroll for the first semester. Welcome to Ateneo!

Scholarships and Financial Aid

An Ateneo education is an investment in your future. Ateneo also recognizes that finances could a major barrier for many young and talented individuals who would want to pursue this kind of life-changing education and formation - and Ateneo is here to help.

Scholarships for deserving but financially challenged students continue to thrive - thanks to the university's firm commitment and the constant support of many generous alumni and other benefactors. Around 21% of the total college population enjoy various scholarship support.

There are various types of scholarships: academic, athletic, government and private (external), and financial aid (need-based) grants.

You will need to submit your scholarship application along with your application for admission. There is no additional fee for the scholarship application.