List of University of Santo Tomas (UST) Scholarship Programs

As one of the leading universities in the Philippines, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) offers a high-quality education to all Filipino students all over the Philippines wherein they provide globally competent graduates that excel in their chosen filed. In like manner, the said university always ensures the best learning experiences for every enrolled student of their institution.

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The exemplary awards and achievements of the said university testify that they did not just excel in the country but in the whole world both academically and technically. They also open the door of opportunity to those students that struggle financially due to unstable financial resources in the means of scholarship programs given to them so that financially needy students could be able to continue their education. UST also support these deserving student until they finish their course.

To know more about the various scholarship program that the University of Santo Tomas has, you can check this out by reading this article because we have here the list of scholarship programs including the student assistant grants.

list of University of Santo Tomas (UST) Scholarship Programs

What is the University of Santo Tomas?

The University of Santo Tomas is known as the oldest existing university in Asia. It was founded by Bishop Miguel de Benavides, O.P., a third Archbishop of Manila. The university has also become the alma mater of prominent Philippine national heroes like Jose Rizal, Emilio Jacinto, Marcelo H. del Pilar, and Apolinario Mabini, including Philippine Presidents such as Manuel Luis Quezon, Sergio Osmeña, Jose P. Laurel, and Diosdado Macapagal. It was also the alma mater of the various Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, senators, congressmen, scientists, architects, engineers, and writers, all outstanding in their chosen professions.

Since then, the said university has been branded and has the hallmarks of creating fair access to higher learning, with particular concern to facilitating social mobility among its graduates as well as providing excellent technical and professional development oriented to an adequate insertion into the workforce. It is one of the private Catholic universities in the Philippines that uphold the professional development of every Thomasian. 

Aside from that, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) also offers an excellent educational program that promotes the outstanding academic performance of the students both locally and internationally by igniting their minds and passionate potential. The university is also committed to mold future professionals in various fields of study such as Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Teacher Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Tourism & Hospitality Management, and Music as well as in becoming globally competent individuals.

Academic Programs

Below is the list of various academic programs or degree programs that the University of Santo Tomas has to offer.

  1. Accountancy, Business, and Management
  2. Accountancy
  3. Accounting Information System
  4. Business Administration
  5. Business Economics
  6. Commerce
  7. Culinary Entrepreneurship
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Financial Management
  10. Hospitality Leadership
  11. Human Resource Management
  12. Management Accounting
  13. Marketing Management
  14. Recreation and Leisure Management
  15. Travel Operations and Service Management
  • Health
  • Basic Human Studies (2 years)
  • Clinical Audiology​
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Hospital Administration
  • Medical Biology
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health (International)
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Asian Studies
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biological Sciences Education
  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Heritage Series
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Development Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Educational Management and Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • English Language Education
  • English Language Studies
  • Filipino Language Education
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Health Professions Education
  • History
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Journalism
  • Laws (Juris Doctor / Civil Law)
  • Legal Management
  • Literature
  • Marketing Communication
  • Mathematics Education
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-School Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Religious and Values Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Needs Education
  • Music, Arts, and Design
  • Advertising
  • Bassoon
  • Choral Conducting
  • Clarinet
  • Composition
  • Contra Bass
  • Fine Arts
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jazz
  • Music
  • Musicology
  • Music Education
  • Music Literature
  • Music Theatre
  • Music Theory
  • Music Technology
  • Oboe
  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Painting
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Violoncello
  • Voice
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Sports and Wellness Management
  • Sports Science
  • Sacred Sciences
  • Canon Law
  • Philosophy
  • Sacred Theology
  • Theology
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Core Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Biology
  • Food Science
  • Food Technology
  • Game Development
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Industrial Biology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Library and Information Science
  • Management Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Network and Security
  • Physical Planning
  • Service Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Heritage Preservation
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Web and Mobile Development

On the other hand, not all students are capable to acquire a high standard of educational learning program most especially if the educational fees are so expensive. Fortunately, there are various scholarship programs that UST intently reserves and provided for underprivileged students that are academically eligible to acquire the best education that upholds their personal and professional development. For interested UST students, the following are the list of all the scholarship program that they may choose from to support and finance their studies.

University of Santo Tomas Scholarship Programs

  1. UST Entrance Scholarship

This is a scholarship program that is being offered to the top-performing students or honor students that are incoming college students at UST. The privileges given to the eligible recipient will base on their honor rank for highest honor awardee, a 100% discount on tuition fees and miscellaneous fees in one semester given 75% to the high honors, and 50% to the honor student. This is open to all students that are incoming freshmen and have a General Weighted Average of 90%.

  • Santo Tomas Scholarship Program (College Level)

This is a scholarship program being offered to the top students that are academically excellent and are incoming college freshmen students of the said university. Eligible applicants must be a Top 1 or Top 2 honor student of their batch. Aside from that, they must also pass the UST admission test and the qualifying examination for the scholarship program. For the Top 1 honor applicants, she can receive a 100% discount on the total fees and learning materials or book allowance in the first year of admission only and 50% of the same benefits will be also given to the second honor student.

Note: Scholarship awardee can renew the said scholarship every term in a year.

  • Santo Tomas Scholarship Program (Faculty of Civil Law)

Another scholarship opportunity of the said university for the confirmed enrolled freshmen students of the UST Faculty of Civil Law is given under this scholarship program. Qualified applicants must be a graduate with Latin honors whether it is Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude. For Summa Cum Laude, he or she can receive a 100% discount on the tuition fee and a 50% discount on the same benefits will also be given to the Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude. The P.E. uniform and other out-of-state fees are not included in the scholarship. The grantees are the ones who shoulder other personal fees. The applicants of the said scholarship program must submit all the required documents, particularly the documents needed on or before the deadline for the submission. The submission opens every working day and it will automatically be closed once the slots are already full at the Office of Student Services and Affairs.

  • Santo Tomas Scholarship Program (Senior High School)

The same scholarship program is offered to the incoming senior high school student in the UST wherein interested applicants must be a Top 1 or Top 2 honor student in their junior high school batch. These academically top-performing students should pass all the required documents on or before the schedule of application closes. Those applicants who came from a private institution are required to take and pass the qualifying examination for the said scholarship that will be administered by the Office of Admission however those applicants who came from public school, can proceed to the Office of the Student Affairs together with their required documents.

  • Santo Tomas Scholarship Program (Faculty of medicine and surgery)

The said scholarship program is named after the Patron Saint of the University and is given to interested applicants that are enrolled as a freshmen student in the Faculty of medicine and surgery that are Latin Honor graduates of UST wherein they are required to pass the necessary required documents on or before the deadline of submission. The same benefits as the Faculty of Civil Law receives will be given to the qualified applicants of this scholarship grant.

  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Scholarship (College)

Financially needy students will be the priority beneficiaries of this scholarship program that are willing to spend 20-30 hours per week or 6-5 hours per day for their student assistantship and university service. These small efforts lead to a lifetime opportunity that will change their lives in the future. Qualified applicants must be a Filipino citizen and pass the UST entrance examination that is physically and mentally healthy that are fit enough to undergo any rigorous activities concerning their academic activities. Eligible applicants can receive monthly stipends and a 100% discount on the total school fees.

  • San Martin De Porres Scholarship (Senior High School, College/ Leapmed)

The San Martin De Porres Scholarship for Senior High School, College, or Leapmed is for deserving students that are financially unstable and needs financial assistance wherein the qualified applicants must be a Filipino citizen and must pass the admission exam of the said university.

  • Santo Domingo Scholarship Program (Senior High School & College Level)

This scholarship is open to those gifted students in arts, music, and sports which are named after the order of orders founder. For a music scholarship, it is awarded to incoming college students/ enrolled college students that are exceptionally versatile in singing, and for a sports scholarship, it is given to both high school (Junior High School or Senior High School) and college students wherein there are criteria in each category.

Video: UST Scholarships explained! Maging Tomasinong Iskolar

Check out this video, especially for UST students who wish to avail of any scholarship programs offered and available at their school. This video discusses the application process to becoming one of UST scholars.

This video will serve as your guide on what are the things that you need to do especially in applying to the said scholarship program. aside from that, the various scholarship programs being offered at the University of Santo Tomas were also further discussed here.

If you wish to know more about the scholarship mentioned above, you can visit their official website using this link–


Hence, these are the different scholarship programs available at the University of Santo Tomas that you may choose from if you wish to avail of one of the above-mentioned programs. If you wish to know more about each of the scholarships listed above, you may visit their website here – Additionally, if you have some issues or concerns you can freely leave your questions and message here-  

We hope that you find this article helpful if you wish to apply for a scholarship at the University of Santo Tomas.