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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 460 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in the Philippines.

Academic year: June-March or August-May (many transitioned to Western calendar)

Major school holidays/break:

  • Late October-early November
  • Late December-early January
  • Late May-early August

Major exam period(s): Varies by school

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4-5

The language of instruction in universities: English

Degrees offered: All universities offer various bachelors’ programs. Most state universities offer graduate programs (master's and doctorate, and also professional programs)