UP MSI follows the same application process for all graduate applicants for the UP Diliman College of Science. Applications to the MS program may only be submitted for the 1st Semester of the academic year, while applications for the PhD program will also be accepted for the 2nd Semester.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Formal letter addressed to the Dean of the College of Science

Giovanni A. Tapang, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

  • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records or True Copy of Grades of all schools attended
  • Certified copies of diploma/s or certificate of graduation or certificate of candidacy for graduation
  • Birth certificate from Philippine Statistics Authority (for Filipino citizen)
  • Two (2) Recommendation Forms

Application Submission

Upload the completed application form and digital copies of the required documents here: 1st Semester, AY 2024-2025 UP Diliman, College of Science Application to Graduate Programs

Recommenders must submit their recommendation forms through the Google Forms here: Recommendation Form in Support of Application to Graduate Program and/or DOST-ASTHRDP Scholarship. The recommendation forms must follow the filename format SURNAME_FIRSTNAME of the applicant, e.g. GOMEZ_EDGARDO. 

The deadline of submission for the 1st Semester, AY 2024-2025 is June 30, 2024. Once submitted, an acknowledgment of the application will be sent through email. It is recommended that applicants use the same email address throughout the application process.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

DOST-ASTHRDP Scholarship Application

Interested applicants may also process their DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship simultaneously with their graduate application. The DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship is available for both MS and PhD students. The faculty handling the DOST-ASTHRDP scholars in UP MSI is Dr. Wilfred John Santiañez. 

Applications for the DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship must be submitted through the Google Forms here: DOST-ASTHRDP Graduate Scholarship for 1st Semester AY 2024-2025.

More information on the full list of requirements, criteria of eligibility, and terms of scholarship is available on the College of Science website

The deadline of submission for the 1st Semester, AY 2024-2025 is June 30, 2024.


Qualified applicants who cannot enroll during the semester for which they qualified can apply for deferment. The completed Form for Deferment must be signed by MSI Director Dr. Laura David and emailed to

For any concerns regarding the graduate application process, email

For any concerns regarding the programs and admissions for UP MSI specifically, email

For any concerns regarding the DOST-ASTHRDP scholarship, email