UP AIT offers the BS Tourism (undergraduate) and the Graduate Diploma leading to a Master of Science Degree (graduate). Each program has its own set requirements, criteria for admission, and application deadlines.

Graduating high school students, or those who have never attended any college should apply for admission through the UP College of Admissions Office portal.

Shiftees and transferees from other UP units can apply directly to AIT provided that they have met the requirements within the prescribed application period.

Students from other colleges and universities can apply for transfer by submitting their application to the University Registrar of UP Diliman.

BS Tourism

To be eligible for admission to the BS Tourism Program, a student must either be:

  • Freshman admitted through the UP College Admission (UPCA)/ UP College Admission Test(UPCAT)

REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIFTEES (from UP Diliman units and other UP campuses)

  • Accomplished application form
  • Completed 30 units of coursework
  • Must have at least a GWA of 2.00

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFEREES (from other Colleges and Universities)

  • Accomplished application form
  • Completed 33 units of coursework
  • Must have at least a GWA of 1.75

*Shiftees and transferees must pass the interview by the UPAIT Admissions Committee

Applicants cannot make up for any inadequacy in the numbers of units by enrolling during the Midyear term or the semester after the application period. Tourism courses taken in other schools cannot be credited to substitute the major subjects in the curriculum of UPAIT. Only General Education (GE), Physical Education (PE), and National Service Training Program (NSTP) units can be applied for substitution, upon approval of the UPAIT Admin and University Registrar.


  1. The first screening will be the number of units earned and the GWA. All applicants must pass the first screening before proceeding to the second level.

    For students transferring from other colleges and universities, the screening will be done by the Office of the University Registrar. Once they have validated your credentials, only then can UPAIT proceed to the second level of screening.
  2. The second screening will be the interview. Applicants who pass the first screening will be given a schedule for their interview set by the UPAIT Admissions Committee. In light of the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews will be conducted online. Please ensure that you have a valid and working e-mail account and access to stable internet connection.
  3. The applicants will be ranked according to:
    60% - applicant’s GWA
    40% - applicant’s interview grade

Graduate Program

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDipTDM) Program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Must have at least one (1) year of work experience.
  • Must have the intellectual capacity and aptitude for advance studies.

The documentary documents needed for the application to the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDipTDM) Program are as follows:

  • Duly accomplished application form*
  • Data Privacy Form*
  • Scanned copy of PSA Birth Certificate
  • Scanned copy of PSA Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned copy of Official Transcript of Records or True Copy of Grades
  • Scanned copy of Diploma
  • Certificate of Employment/Contract of service of proof of previous or self-employment
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Two (2) recommendation letters from previous professor or supervisor (may be sent directly by the recommending professor or supervisor to*
  • Proof of English proficiency for foreign applicants whose medium of instruction in previous degrees held is not English
  • For TOEFL, score of at least 500 in the paper-based, 173 in the computer-based or 61 in the internet based (IBT) test
  • For IELTS, score of at least 5.5 score in the exam

You can download the following forms here .

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to apply in the BS Tourism Program? To be eligible in the BS Tourism Program, you need to pass the UP College Admission (UPCA)/UP College Admission Test UPCAT). For students who are planning to shift or transfer to the BS Tourism program, you must have completed 30 units of coursework (if you are from other UPD units or other UP campus) or 33 units of coursework (if you are from other college and university)

The documentary requirements can be found here. For more information and other queries, send an email with your concern to

Are there scholarship offerings for UPAIT students? The graduate program of UPAIT offers the MSTDM scholarship award, with one awardee annually. For other scholarship opportunities for BS Tourism and Graduate Program, visit the UP Diliman Office of Scholarships and Grants Facebook Page:

The UP AIT Alumni Association also offers an educational assistance in cash to deserving third and fourth year students.

UP AIT offers the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDip TDM) which leads to the degree of Master of Science in Tourism Development and Management (MSTDM).

The graduate program courses are listed here. You may also view the description of courses here If you would like to know more about the subjects, please send us an e-mail.

All tourism and non-tourism graduates, with at least 1-year work experience and who would like to obtain a diploma and/or an advance degree in the field of tourism management and development may apply.

The list of requirements and downloadable application forms can be found in this page.

Yes, applicants whose work experiences are non-tourism related are welcome to apply. However, all applications will be assessed based on results of entrance examination, interview, academic performance, essay, and recommendations.

At present, UP AIT does not accept shiftees for the Graduate Program. Courses/Subjects taken in other colleges or universities will not be credited for the completion of the GDipTDM and MSTDM.

The entrance exam uses different types of questions that aim to assess your current knowledge, comprehension, logic, and analytical skills. Advanced knowledge of tourism is not required.

The application process is conducted online. Please ensure that you have read and understood the program details before submitting your application here. Once you have completed the application requirements, you can now proceed to submit your application.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Graduate Program office at

The UPAIT Graduate Program is intended to meet the professional development needs of graduates to advance their careers in the tourism industry. Thus the UPAIT Graduate Program as much as practicable will offer weekday evenings (5:00 PM onwards) and Saturday classes (scheduled between 8 AM – 7 PM).

Graduate students are advised to take 9 units to get full load credit per semester or an equivalent of 2 – 3 classes per semester depending on the course credit units.

All students enrolled in the Graduate Program of UP AIT need to take a total of 21 units of required and elective Courses, which will allow the completion of a Graduate Diploma. Should the student want to advance to a Master’s Degree, the student needs to take 16 or 19 more units depending on the track they choose; Plan A is a thesis track with 19 units or Plan B, a non-thesis track with 16 units.

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.

Yes. There will be time limit of 2 years from enrollment for the GDipTDM, and a time limit of 3 years for MSTDM, maximum years to finish is 5 years.

The cost per unit is Php 2,000 and the estimated cost of tuition fees for full load per semester is around Php 20,000 – 25,000.

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.

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