Bachelor of Science in Tourism
A four-year course focused on developing leaders with a broad understanding and knowledge relevant to tourism development and management.
To be admitted to the BS Tourism Program, a student must either be a 1st Year Student accepted in the UP College Admission (Test)
Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management
The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDipTDM) which leads to the Master of Science in Tourism Development and Management (MSTDM) program are intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex processes of development and management of a globally competitive tourism industry.
Master of Science in Tourism Development and Management
Only students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma can proceed to the Masters program.
Students must complete the required 21 units of the Graduate Diploma program.
About UP Asian Institute of Tourism
Located at Commonwealth Avenue, AIT is under the administration of the Diliman Campus of the University of the Philippines. The AIT building houses the AIT Library, administrative offices, classrooms, function areas, seminar rooms, and lounge hall for students. Being at the heart of Quezon City - Metro Manila, AIT is within close proximity to numerous parks, museums, heritage sites, business districts, and government offices. Read more about us here.
The establishment of the UP Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT) was a long-cherished dream of the tourism industry. As far back as 1973, discussions among tourism agencies had already been in place for the creation of an academic institution focusing on tourism. This was followed by a tripartite agreement among the Department of Tourism, the Philippine Tourism Authority (now reorganized as the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority) and the University of the Philippines.
In February 26, 1976 The Asian Institute of Tourism was formally confirmed by the University of the Philippines Board of Regents as a degree-granting unit of the University of the Philippines Diliman. As Southeast Asia’s first higher academic learning institution focusing on tourism, the UP AIT Complex was formally inaugurated on November 20, 1978. The complex had two main areas – the school side which housed classrooms and learning facilities– and the AIT House, a 27-room hotel.
The hotel ceased operations in 1994 which paved the way for AIT to focus on the demands of tourism research, technical assistance, and other extension services all over the country. Through the years, AIT has been praised for developing knowledge, helping build capacity, and designing programs that are innovative and truly revolutionary. Read more here.
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Full-time GDipTDM students, taking a normal load, may complete the degree in three semesters (approximately 1.5 years). The time limit for the completion of all diploma requirements shall be no more than two (2) years starting from the student’s first enrollment in the course and shall include all leaves of absence from the program.
If GDipTDM graduates choose to continue to MSTDM, you must complete an additional 19 units (Plan A, thesis track) or 16 units (Plan B, non-thesis track), which may be taken in two semesters and one mid-year term. The time limit for the completion of the Master’s requirements shall be three (3) years, starting from the student’s first enrollment in the course and shall include all leaves of absence from the program.
Students and prospective applicants are requested to search for available grants or scholarships at the University of the Philippines Office of Scholarships and Student Services.
For list of available scholarships visit the website of the University of the Philippines Office of Student Scholarships.
The University of the Philippines, Diliman is currently implementing alternative work arrangements. Please ensure to schedule and coordinate your visit in advance before proceeding to our campus.
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AIT Building, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101
(+63 2) 8 981 8500 extension #2798