Applicants living and/or studying outside the Philippines are considered foreign applicants.



Those who cannot be in the Philippines to take the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) may replace it with the Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I).  Applicants who will take the SAT I in lieu of the ACET must submit a photocopy of the official SAT I results together with all the other requirements.


Take note that the SAT I must have been taken within the last two years prior to application. For those who have yet to take the SAT I, be sure to sign-up for the October 2010 schedule at the latest. Late SAT I results will not be accepted.


No financial aid is granted to foreign applicants.




1. Acquisition of Application Forms
Applicants may secure the application form from the Office of Admission and Aid, G/F Kostka Hall, Ateneo de Manila University or you may download the application form at In downloading the Ateneo application kit, the following guidelines must be noted:
a. Print the Ateneo application kit using black ink and short bond paper (8.5" x 11").
b. Make sure to print out all required forms listed below:
* Application Form
* Principal's Recommendation Form and Secondary School Record
* Two (2) Recommendation Forms
* Exam Permit
* Acknowledgement Slip

2. Filling out the Application Form
a. Fill out the application form carefully by printing (using ink) or typing all the information requested. Write N/A if the information is not applicable to you.
b. Omissions can delay processing of application.
c. Only application forms correctly and completely filled out will be accepted and processed.
3. Submission of Requirements
a. Submit all the requirements listed below:
* Accomplished Application Form
* Principal's Recommendation and Secondary School Record  (in sealed envelope)
* Recommendation Form 1 (in sealed envelope)
* Recommendation Form 2 (in sealed envelope)
* Personal Essay
* Exam Permit
* Acknowledgement Slip
b. Submit or mail requirements via courier to the following address:
Office of Admission and Aid,
G/F Kostka Hall, Loyola Schools,
Ateneo de Manila University,
Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
1108 Philippines
c. Make sure to enclose the application fee of USD 50 or PHP 2,800 (cash or cheque), in good condition (i.e., without creases, torn edges and pen markings). Cheques must be from a major US bank or its affiliated local banks. Please make cheque payable to "Ateneo de Manila University". The application fee is non-refundable.

d. Deadline for submission:

* Applicants taking the ACET must submit all requirements on or before August 13, 2010, Friday, 5:00 pm.

* Applicants replacing the ACET with the SAT I must submit all requirements on or November 19, 2010, Friday, 5:00 pm.

4. Application Decisions
a.  Decision letters will be mailed directly to the applicant.
b. Please get in touch with the office if no decision letter is received by March 2010.



An annual fee of PHP 30,384.90 (may vary slightly per schoolyear) will be collected upon enrollment from accepted foreign students / non-resident applicants. An applicant is considered "non-resident" if he or she has not met the residency requirement of three years of schooling in a local high school or college prior to enrollment in the Loyola Schools. Exemptions may be granted to missionaries and religious; Filipinos who are children of Overseas Filipino Workers; and children of returning Filipino expatriates. To request for exemption, a letter and supporting papers must be submitted upon confirmation. The non-resident student fee is not applicable to the following: special exchange students, non-degree students and students on audit.


If accepted, he or she must inquire from the Philippine Embassy/Consulate of the country of origin for student visa requirements and processing. Accepted foreigners are required to take three (3) courses in the National Language - Filipino as part of the Ateneo curriculum.


Foreign transfer applicants must read the guidelines for transfer students. Please click here.



The application form is available for download for FOREIGN FRESHMAN APPLICANTS ONLY. Please click here.