University of the Philippines Open University
Academic Information Management System (AIMS)
Online Application System

Welcome to UP Open University (UPOU) Online Application System (OAS)
This portal automates the application process to a UPOU program.

Before proceeding with the process, kindly read the admission requirements and qualifications of the program that you are applying for. You can click on this link, to get this information.

While this system allows you to upload a copy of some application requirements, submission of the original copy of your credentials (e.g. Transcript of Records, Recommendation Letters, etc.) is still required.

You can also monitor the progress of your application using the OAS. For more inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].


All applicants to the Associate in Arts (AA) program are advised that the schedule of the UPOU Undergraduate Application Test (UgAT) for 3rd Trimester AY 2021-2022 is on 23 April 2022.


All Master of Public Management (MPM) applicants are advised to submit their complete and valid admission requirements on or before the application deadline to facilitate the processing of their applications. Those with late submissions will be considered in the succeeding semester. 


Effective AY 2021-2022, the Diploma in/Master of Research Development and Management (D/MRDM) Programs will only be open for admission every 1st Semester, instead of the previous intake schedule of 1st and 2nd Semesters.


All Diploma in Language and Literacy Education (DLLE) Program Applicants are advised

that due to the ongoing program review, the DLLE Program will not be admitting new students for the 2nd Semester AY 2021-2022. All applications received for this period will be evaluated for possible admission effective 1st Semester AY 2022-2023.


The UP Open University is now accepting admission applications for the 2nd Trimester / Semester AY 2021-2022. Please take note of the application deadlines below. Dates may change with or without prior notice.

Application deadline for the 1st Trimester AY 2021-2022

AA, BAMS, and BES:    31 May 2021
PTC, GCDE, and MDE:  3 July 2021

Application deadline for the 2nd Trimester AY 2021-2022

        AA and BES:                 30 October 2021 
        PTC, GCDE, and MDE:    6 November 2021

Application deadline for the 2nd Semester AY 2021-2022

MPM:                                         2 October 2021
All other graduate programs:   23 October 2021 
(Graduate Certificate, Diploma, Masters, and Doctorate programs)

For admission qualifications, requirements, and procedures, please visit

posted on 15 September 2021

Admission to UP Open University

UP Open University (UPOU) offers admission to degree programs in the Undergraduate, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, and Doctorate levels. Associate and Certification programs are also offered in UPOU. Admission to UPOU is open to the following:

  1. Philippine-based and offshore-based applicants
  2. Foreign nationals
  3. Undergraduate transfer students (from another UP unit or university to UPOU)

Any person seeking admission into a program must satisfy the minimum admission requirement specified in the program applied for and must not be a current student (enrolled, on residency, LOA, AWOL) of another university or college.

Visit the Office of the University Registrar website for more information about admission to degree programs of UPOU, deadlines for submission of application, admission qualifications and requirements, and the admission procedure.

Contact Us

For information about UPOU programs and admission requirements, please visit our website

For general inquiries about UPOU programs, please contact:

  • Office of Public Affairs
  • UPOU Headquarters
  • Los Banos, Laguna 4031
  • Philippines
  • Email: [email protected]