Incoming first year B.S. Chemistry students are accepted into the College of Science and Institute of Chemistry by passing the UPCAT. The UP Office of Admission is directly responsible for the UPCAT. Links to UPCAT and OUR . For more information on the UPCAT, please contact:

The Office of Admissions 
University of the Philippines 
1101 Diliman, Quezon City


Telephone Numbers: (+632) 9818500 loc. 3827, 3828, 3831 
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Websites: UP Office of Admissions and UPCAT Online Application


Rules for Shifting to the B.S. Chemistry program and for Chemistry as a second degree ( from the College of Science website ). The minimum requirements for evaluation are shown below. Not all qualified applicants who meet the requirements below are guaranteed acceptance to the program. Shiftee within College of Science or From other Diliman Units GWA 2.25 or better. Finished Chem 16 on the first enrollment with a grade of 2.25 or better. Science average of 2.50 or better. 30 units.

Transfer from UP units (outside Diliman)
GWA 2.25 or better. Finished Chem 16 or its equivalent on the first enrollment with a grade of 2.25 or better. Science average of 2.25 or better. 30 units.


Transfer from other Colleges or Universities

GWA 1.50 or better. Finished 5 units of Chemistry with a grade of 1.50 or better; with Science average of 1.50. Must pass validation exam in Chem 17 if another 5 units of General Chemistry had been taken. Deadline of Application: 27 April 2012.

Other requirements

    • Include a 100-peso application fee (CS TRUST ACCT #1561-884-952-005-439).
    • Two copies of 2x2 photo ID and True Copy of Grades since 1st year (original copy).
    • For more details, please contact the College of Science Secretary Office.

College Secretary 
College of Science Administration & Library Bldg. 
University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 1101 

Contact Nos.
Direct Line: +63 2 920 6093 
UP Trunkline: +63 2 981 8500 Loc. 3806 
Graduate Studies in UP-Diliman 

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is in charge of the Graduate Office of the College of Science. The Graduate Office is the graduate student counterpart of the Office of the College Secretary for undergraduate students. The CS Graduate Office is responsible for the processing and evaluation of the applications to graduate programs of the College. As a primary keeper of the graduate student records, the Graduate Office also evaluates graduate University and College Scholars, as well as the candidates for graduation for graduate degrees. The Office also administers readmission, leave of absence, registration, and dropping, among other graduate student concerns.

Click here for the Application Form (Admission to Graduate Studies in UP-Diliman CS)

Click here for the College of Science Graduate Office Website Academic Requirements: 

Advising and Registration Matters: Contact the Graduate Advisor at 981-8500-loc 3657. 
The CS Rules regarding Graduate Studies are written in the CS Graduate Programs website. 
The Chemistry Graduate Program Brochure PDF file is here. 

Schedule of Ph.D./M.S. Preliminary and Comprehensive Exams and Placement Exams* for Non-UP Diliman graduates.

      • 1st week of June, 2013.
      • For details, please call the Institute of Chemistry at 2-920-5427.
      * All incoming 1st year graduate students (M.S., Ph.D.) are required to take the
      • Advanced Placement Exams in Biochemistry,
      • Organic Chemistry, Analytical,
      • Physical and Inorganic Chemistry.
      • Normally given during the registration week period, the students must pass these exams else they will be required to take remedial undergraduate courses. The placement exams are comprehensive and incoming chemistry graduate students should prepare very well for these exams.

These exams are mostly problem-solving and conceptual in nature. Bring scientific calculators for the exam. UP Diliman Chemistry graduates are exempted from taking these exams. Please consult the syllabi of the following courses to see the scope of the exams. Analytical Chemistry: Chem 28, Chem 123 Organic Chemistry: Chem 33 and Chem 34 Inorganic Chemistry: (General Chemistry topics:Chem 16 and 17) and Chem 112 Physical Chemistry; Chem 153, Chem 154, Chem 156 (Quantum Chemistry) Biochemistry: Chem 145, Chem 146.