I. Admission to the BS Chemistry Undergraduate Program of the Institute of Chemistry
Incoming first year B.S. Chemistry students (high school graduates from Philippine or international schools) are accepted into
the College of Science and Institute of Chemistry by passing the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT).
A. Transferees from other universities and Shiftees coming from UP units, Second-Degree Program
The IChem accepts transferees (incoming sophomores) coming from other universities and UP students (incoming sophomores or juniors) from other colleges of UP Diliman/other UP constituent units. IChem also accepts UP or non-UP BS/BA college graduates who wish to obtain a second bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.
Please see the minimum requirements below for shifting to the B.S. Chemistry program. As the Institute has an annual quota, not all qualified applicants who meet the requirements are guaranteed acceptance to the program. It is the Office of UP Diliman College of Science Secretary which manages the processing of the applications for transfer or shifting.
The deadline for application is normally set on the 1st week of June and the results are released by the middle of July.
Minimum Requirements for Evaluation and Acceptance to the Program:
A. Shiftee within UPDiliman College of Science or from other UPDiliman Units
GWA 2.25 or better for 30 units of formal courses; finished Chem 16 and 16.1 (and preferably Chem 17 and 17.1) on the first enrollment with a grade of 2.25 or better;
Science courses average of 2.50 or better.
Within CS or UPD . Science and Engineering students GWA 2.00 or better;
other students 1.5 or better; Chem 16 (5 units) on 1st enrolment 2.25 or better; Science Average 2.25 or better
B. Transfers from UP constituent units (outside Diliman)
GWA 2.25 or better for 30 units of formal courses; finished Chem 16 and 16.1 (or equivalent 5 units of General College Chemistry I with Laboratory) on the first enrollment with a grade of 2.25 or better, Science courses average of 2.25 or better.
Outside UPD: Science and Engineering students GWA 2.00 or better;
other students 1.5 or better; Chem 16 (5 units) on 1st enrolment 2.25 or better; Science Average 2.25 or better.
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to take Chem 17 and 17.1 (or the equivalent 5 units General College Chemistry II with Laboratory) before applying for transfer to Diliman.
C. Transfers from other Colleges or Universities
GWA 1.50 or better for 30 units of formal course; finished 5 units of Chemistry with a grade of 1.50 or better; with Science courses average of 1.50.
If accepted the transferees must pass a validation exam in Chem 17 and 17.1
If another 5 units of General Chemistry II had already been taken.
For more information regarding application requirements, please contact the Office of the College Secretary:
II. Admission to the Graduate (MS and PhD) Programs of the Institute of Chemistry
The UP Diliman College of Science Associate Dean for Mentoring, Academic Progress and Advancement (ADMAPA) is in charge of the Graduate Office of the College of Science. The CS Graduate Office manages anything related to graduate students---the graduate studies application, scholarships and academic records.
As a primary keeper of the graduate student records, the Graduate Office evaluates the academic standing of all CS graduate students; it also administers readmission, leave of absence, registration, and dropping, etc.
After acceptance to the graduate program, all non-UP graduates are required to take advanced placement examinations in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. These examinations are scheduled first week of August or the week during the 1st-semester registration.
Minimum Requirements for Acceptance to the Chemistry Graduate Programs.
Each graduate program (Diploma, MS(Thesis or Non-Thesis Track),
PhD (Option I), PhD (Option 2), PhD (Option 3) has its unique set of admission requirements.