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    Philippines Student Visa

    The low cost of living, unique and multilingual culture, scenic attractions, and superior quality educational systems have made the Philippines an ideal place for study.

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      The Philippines is a beautiful country and one of the well-known educational systems in Asia at an affordable cost. The literacy rate in the Philippines is about 90%. It proves that education is the main priority in the state. Every year international students from all around the world choose to study in the Philippines. The Philippines is a wealthy country and one of the mineral-rich countries in the world. By studying in the Philippines, you have a very significant chance of getting job opportunities. It is home to some of the internationally recognized and top-ranked universities.


      Why study in the Philippines?

      These are some of the primary reasons why to choose the Philippines to study.

      1. Affordable cost of living and studying

      The living and studying cost in the Philippines is quite low as compared to universities in neighbouring countries. The majority of educational institutions in the Philippine are among the best in the world. Here, you can have a comfortable apartment for just $ 50 a month.

      2. Genial and pleasant people

      By studying in the Philippines, you will have the experience to live and learn the unique culture of the hospitable and friendly people of the Philippines. 

      3. Protection and safety

      You will feel safe in the state during your study period as the Philippine government provides 24-hour security to international students. 

      4. Favourable climate

      The Philippines is undoubtedly a paradise on earth and considered one of the world's perfect travel destinations.

      Note that if you want to study in the Philippines, you need to obtain a student visa for the Philippines.

      How to get a Philippines Student Visa?

      To study in the Philippines, you need to apply for a Philippines Student Visa or a 9(f) Visa. It will allow you to enter the state for study purposes. Before applying for a student visa, the first thing you need to do is to communicate with the concerned educational institution for the institution's required documents.

      You need to send the authenticated documents to your institution through the courier. The educational institution will send you a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and the duplicate copy of NOA and Certificate of Eligibility (CEA) to the Department of Foreign Affairs. After approval, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will inform the Philippine Embassy about the student visa issuance. 


      Eligibility for a Philippines Student Visa

      You are eligible to apply for a student visa only if:

      • You have enough means for education and accommodation in the Philippines.
      • You are at least 18 years old or above.
      • The Philippines govt approves your course of study.


      Requirements for Philippines Student Visa

      You must have the following documents to apply for a Philippines Student Visa.

      1. Completed Philippines Student Visa Application Form

      2. Valid passport must be valid for not less than six months

      3. Two passport size photos

      4. Original and photocopy of birth certificate authenticated at the Philippine Embassy

      5. Original and photocopy of the affidavit of support executed by a parent

      6. Two parent's passport data page

      7. Police records from the native country

      8. Medical examination reports

      9. Academic certificates or diplomas 

      10. Proof of accommodation in the Philippines

      11. Proof of enough financial funds

      12. Payment of a visa fee

      Note that the Philippine Embassy in your native state must authenticate all the documents.


      Processing time for a Philippine Student Visa

      It will take about nine working days for visa processing.


      Cost of a Philippine Student Visa

      The cost of a Philippine Student Visa varies from country to country, but usually, the cost of a student visa is around US$250.

      What will be the cost of study in the Philippine?

      The tuition fee in Philippine is quite less expensive as compared to many other countries. The tuition fee you can expect to pay in a year is nearly US $4,200 to 6,000.

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