The Academic Year is divided into two semesters of 18 weeks each exclusive of enrolment period. A summer term of 6 weeks follows the second semester.
The first semester is usually from June to October, the second semester from November to March and the summer term from April to May. The academic units in the University operate under this semestral system.
Medium of Instruction
Filipino shall be initiated and/or sustained as a non-exclusive medium of instruction. English shall be maintained as medium of instruction.
A degree shall be completed in not more than five calendar years including leaves of absence for Master’s and seven calendar years including leaves of absence for Doctorate degrees. Meritorious cases may be granted extension, subject to University rules.
Non-completion within the prescribed period is a sufficient ground for dropping students from the rolls.
Immigration Requirements for Foreign Students
A foreign student may be allowed to enroll only if in possession of a student visa (9-f) or any of the following types of visa:
- 1. 9(e), 9(e-l) or 9(e-2) - foreign government or official or dependent
- 2. 47 (a) (2) - exchange fellow or scholar sponsored by an international organization
- 3. 9(g) - pre-arranged employment (working visa)
- 4. PD 218 – foreign investor
- 5. 9(d) – treaty trader
- 6. 13.13(a) to 13(g) permanent resident
A foreigner with a tourist visa (9-a) cannot be allowed to enroll.
Visas other than student visa may be applied for at the Philippine Consulate/Embassy in the student’s home country.
Student Visa Requirement
1. Upon receipt of the Notice of Acceptance from Benguet State University, the student shall apply for a student visa by submitting the following to the Graduate School, Benguet State University, for endorsement to the Department of Foreign Affairs;
a. Photocopies of scholastic records properly authenticated by the Ministry of Education or by the duly designated authority in the applicant’s country
b. Affidavit of support, and
c. Photocopy of Notice of Acceptance
2. Report to the designated Philippine Embassy/Consulate upon appropriate notice and submit the following:
a. A valid passport
b. Visa application form (FA Form No.2)
c. Medical certificate (FA Form No.11) in triplicate, duly accomplished by the physician designated by the Philippine Consulate to perform the examination together with life-size chest x-ray film and laboratory reports; and
d. Police clearance from the place where student is residing.
The Office of the Graduate School, Office of the University Registrar and Office of Student Affairs provide assistance to foreign students in obtaining an Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) and a Certificate of Residence for Temporary Students (CRTS) from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation in Manila.
Living accommodations for students are provided in the University’s dormitories or in privately-owned housing units. Early application is important in obtaining dormitory space. Immediately upon receipt of the Notice of Acceptance, a student desiring to stay in a dormitory should file an application for admission in said dormitory.
Inquiries regarding a particular dormitory should be addressed to the Dormitory In-Charge. Students desiring to stay in private houses should consult the Office of Student Affairs regarding