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University Type
Available Intake
January intake, 2024
World Rank
QS 801-850
Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Course Fee
₹ INR 2,10,000 yr

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) is the oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia. This prestigious university was established by the third Archbishop of Manila. The university is well-recognised for offering more than 180 undergraduate and graduate specializations to domestic and international students. Approximately 26 programs at this university are  recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development. The University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranking in the world is currently between 801-850 according to the QS World University Rankings. UST ranks second in the country and first among private educational institutions of Phillipians. This esteemed university has been awarded as an institutional accreditation by the CHED. It has the highest number of Association of Colleges and Universities in the country. In terms of the student population of local and international students, USTis the largest Catholic university in all around the world. The University of Santo Tomas (UST) commitment to spreading the light to the young students, through high-quality education and evangelisation, nationally and internationally. The University of Santo tomas Tuition fees for international students may vary according to the discipline of medical science they have chosen. The University of Santo Tomas courses may be more affordable for Indian students as compared to other abroad medical universities.

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) also known as the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, is a private, Catholic research university located in Manila, Philippines. Established in 1611, by Spanish friar Miguel de Benavides it is the oldest extant university in Asia and world's largest Catholic university. The main campus of the university is run by the Order of Preachers.

In1785 the University of Santo Tomas was granted the title “Royal” by King Charles III of Spain and  Pope Pius XII titled the university as “The Catholic University of the Philippines” in 1947. UST houses the oldest and first medical, engineering and pharmacy institute in Phillipians. The faculty of the university include 30 Catholic saints, 9 chief justices, 20 national artists, 4 presidents of the Philippines, a national scientist, and 5 billionaires of the country.

Top Courses:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery INR 2,10,000 yr

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) INR 2,49,776 yr

Bachelor of Pharmacy INR 3,39,226 yr

Campus Life

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) has three existing campuses along with two upcoming satellite campuses that are located in Southern Tagalog and Mindanao. The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is the oldest medical school in the country that offers three-degree programs: Doctor of Medicine, Master in Clinical Audiology and Master in Pain Management. 

The Manila campus is the main campus of the university. The campuses of UST are listed below.

University of Santo Tomas-Manila: This campus is located in Manila that houses the basic education, undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs of the university.

University of Santo Tomas–Legazpi: This campus is located in Legazpi City that houses the Basic education, undergraduate, and graduate programs of the university.

UST Angelicum College: This campus is located in Quezon City where basic education and undergraduate programs are being studied. 

Angelicum School Iloilo: This campus is located in Iloilo City where all several educational programs are being offered to students.

University of Santo Tomas-General Santos City: Located in General Santos, it is the upcoming campus of the UST. 

University of Santo Tomas-Santa Rosa: Located in Santa Rosa is the upcoming campus of the university for its students. 

Hostel and Facilities

The University of Santo Tomas provides well-furnished hostel facilities to their domestic and international students. The hostel rooms provide homely comfort to all medical students coming from different nationalities to pursue their dreams. The university has an affordable hostel system with all essential amenities including Internet access, TV and telephone. The hostel rooms can be shared with 2 or more students along with sharing bathrooms and kitchens. The hostel system of the university provides 24x7 security to their students. Separate reading rooms and gym facilities are available for students. The mess of the hostel provides Indian food to the students and other delicious and hygienic food items. At the time of UST admission students can live with their parents in several hotels available near the college building. Some of the best hotels are Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Dusit Thani Manila, New World Makati Hotel, Manila, City Garden Hotel Makati, Admiral Hotel Manila - MGallery, Grand Hyatt Manila, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila, The Peninsula Manila, ASN Boutique Residence, Benson Hotel San Juan City, Lub d Philippines Makati, Casa Enzo Staycation, Urban Deca tower edsa mandaluyong and City Of Dreams - Nüwa Manila.


  1. 192 Credit

Bachelor of Surgery




Fees: ₹ INR 2,10,000 yr

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Nursing

Sampaloc, Manila
  • Biggest Catholic University, Research and Capacity, Excellent Student Population

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