Quick Info

  • Ateneo de Manila
  • Spring, Fall, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology, Computing and Information Science, Criminal Justice, East Asian Languages, Literature, and Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Science and Geology, History, Mathematics, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics
  • : 7/28/2019 - 12/10/2019
  • : Regular Pitt tuition and fees + living expenses + airfare
  • : Fall: Friday, 03/22/2019; additional information must also be submitted to this institution directly.
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


Exchange students are allowed to take a minimum of 12 credits (or "units" as they are known in the Philippines) and a maximum of 15 - 18 credits.  Most courses count as 3 American credits. Courses are taught in English and a proficiency in the English language is required for acceptance.  

As part of the Ateneo de Manila core curriculum, accepted international students are required to take three courses under the Filipino for Non-Filipino Speakers (FNFS) program. 

To see their undergraduate course offerings, please see the Undergraduate Course Catalogue to see the individual departmental websites or the Undergraduate Bulletin of Information for course descriptions.  

Student Life

Ateneo de Manila hosts a number of co-curricular student groups and associations on campus.  Though most are academically related, there are many groups which are focused on social networking in addition to faith-based organizations.  Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin of Information for a full list of organizations.  


Students will have the option to either stay in dormitories or to live in off-campus housing.  Dormitory accommodations will be arranged through Ateneo's Office of International Relations (OIR); off-campus housing will be also be arranged through OIR. For more details regarding housing, visit this webpage.  

Pricing And Dates

Arrive in Manila Depart Manila
Late July Mid December


Arrive in Manila Depart Manila
Early January Late May


Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation the exchange university.

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Inclusions & Exclusions

You will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000)
Room and board
Personal expenses (depends on personal spending habits)

Ateneo estimates that students spend between $450-$830 USD per month.  Personal expenses vary with individual students. Wonder about the cost of living? You can review Ateneo de Manila's webpage for more information. 

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Transportation: Ateneo de Manila does provide an airport pick-up service for international students arriving in the Philippines 

Visa: Students are advised to use a tourist visa together with a Special Study Permit (SSP) throughout the duration of the exchange program at Ateneo de Manila University. While maintaining a tourist visa which will be renewed every two months, international students will apply for a SSP which allows them to study non-degree courses in the Philippines for a period not exceeding one year.  See Ateneo de Manila's webpage for more information.

Insurance: Students are required to have health insurance for the duration of their time in the Philippines.  Contact the program manager for further information.  

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Jessica Sun

Walk-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, I am the exchange program manager at the Study Abroad Office at Pitt.  I am so excited to be a part of your exchange experience, be it here at Pitt or over at another institution overseas.  I studied abroad in Tuscany, Italy, while I was in school and absolutely loved all the experiences that came with exploring fresh pasta, Renaissance art and new experiences.  I certainly hope that you will love your exchange experience just as much wherever you choose.  Outside of the office, I am all about cities, food, art history and tea.  Good eating and traveling!  Let me know if you should have any questions at jessicasun@pitt.edu or at +1 412-383-7165.