Applicants must pass the UPCAT (UP College Admissions Test). Transferees from other UP units or other academic institutions must have a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.5 or better to shift to the anthropology program. A departmental committee may request applicants for other documents to determine their eligibility for transfer.


For M.A. Anthropology: Applicants should have a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent, with general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 or better.

For Ph.D. Anthropology: Applicants should have a Master's Degree or its equivalent, with general weighted average (GWA) 0f 1.75 or better.

Application Procedures

A letter of application should be sent to the Chair, Department of Anthropology, with the following documents:

  • Two (2) copies of official transcript of academic records (undergraduate and graduate)
  • A duly accomplished application form provided by the Department of Anthropology
  • Three letters of recommendations from former professors/employers
  • Two (2) passport size photos
  • A bio-data
  • A receipt of payment of application fee (Php. 100.00) for Filipino students; $25.00 for International students
  • A certification of English proficiency of at least 500 TOEFL score for international students.


For further information, please write or call:

The Chair
Department of Anthropology
Rm. 3055, Faculty Center
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. No.: (632) 426-1454
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