The Philippines is the world’s 12th most populous country with a population approaching 87 million people. Its national economy is the 47th largest in the world with a 2006 gross domestic product (GDP) of over US$117.562 billion. There are more than 11 million overseas Filipinos worldwide, about 11% of the total population of the Philippines.
The Philippines was formerly Spanish then an American colony. The Philippine Revolution was an attempt to gain independence from Spain, and later from the U.S. in the Philippine-American War. The Philippines ultimately gained its independence from the United States on July 4, 1946 after the Pacific War via the Treaty of Manila.
Today, the Philippines has many affinities with the Western world, derived mainly from the cultures of Spain, Latin America, and the United States. Roman Catholicism became the predominant religion, although pre-Hispanic indigenous religious practices and Islam still exist. The two official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and English.
The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas; RP), is an archipelagic nation located in Southeast Asia, with Manila as its capital city.
Education in Philippines
In the Philippines, half of the foreign students come from East Asia, particularly from China, Korea, and Taiwan, according to the UNESCO. While lots of foreign students are found anywhere in the world like in US, UK, Germany, France, Australia, or Japan some cannot ignore studying in the Philippines.
Studying in the Philippines helped students not only to improve English skills but also to become more of a global citizen. Aside from Koreans, an increasing number of Americans, Koreans, Taiwanese, Chinese, and other foreigners also pursue their education in the country.
As the world’s 3rd largest English-speaking nation, the Philippines provides huge knowledge resources, up-to-date instruction, and a multicultural learning atmosphere with its 93.9% literacy rate. It is home to a number of ISO-certified universities and 275 higher educational institutions identified as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development. There are also several international schools in the Philippines which are on American, British, German, Chinese, French, and Japanese educational tracks.
The business and accounting schools in the country adhere to the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) while the engineering and marine schools are included in the APEC Engineer Registry and International Maritime Organization (IMO) white list. Students are also guaranteed of getting training from more than 115, 000 teachers with master’s and doctorate degrees in the Philippines.
Studies also show that it is more affordable to study in the Philippines compared with other countries offering high quality education. It is because a person can live a modest lifestyle by only spending US$350 to US$500 a month.
Medium for learning english
- The world’s third largest English-speaking country
- Highest English literacy rate in Asia
- Mode of instruction in all levels of education
- Widely-used language for business, education, communication and trade
Center for higher education
- US System of Education
- Quality medical education as recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), IMED of ECFMG- USA and similar other bodies.
- Top Universities renowned worldwide
- Integrated problem-based learning approach
- Modern teaching methods with first-rate facilities
- Affordable overseas degrees and tuition fees
- Economical accommodation and living expenses
- Excellent and comfortable boarding facilities
- Affordable medical and dental expenses
- Inexpensive travel cost
- Student-assisted visa application
Conductive and safe environment
- Warmth, graciousness and hospitality of the Filipinos
- Open and stimulating classroom environment
- Solidarity between students and professors
- Dedicated and friendly school staff and faculty members
- Cultural diversity in the society
- Close proximity to other Asian countries
- Improved shipping facilities and services
- Expanded business centers
- Advanced information technology
Opportunities for global growth
- Better opportunities to secure employment and permanent residency in other developed countries
- Good opportunity to travel around the world
- Opportunities to make significant contributions to your society and to your country after graduation
- Education gateway to other countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many others.