External & Internal Affairs

The International and External Affairs Office (IEAO) includes developing and implementing initiatives that promote international cooperation and collaboration, managing international partnerships, and alliances. It organizes and promotes international events, as well as handling visa and other administrative issues related to the concerns of international students and partners. Moreover, the IEAO may provide support to international students, teaching and non-teaching personnel of the partner institutions, helping them for the transition into a new cultural and academic environment.

Vision

The International and External Affairs Office envisions in building enduring relationships to local and international partners by promoting advocacies, linkages and service programs beneficial in attaining the UPHSL vision, mission and objectives.

Mission

An integrated organization driven by advocacy, linkage and service programs to achieve results.” As such, the International and External Affairs Office endeavors to advance UPHSL advocacies, foster local and international linkages with organizations, industries, agencies, companies, and educational institutions both public and private by sharing its resources, skills and expertise to contribute to the advancement of the global society

News & Updates

Association of PESO Locator (ASPELO) 3rd Anniversary and General Assembly: “ASPELO @ 3 Embracing Challenge as One”

ASPELO is a convergence of the government, industry, and the academe that aimed to bridge the gap between the industry and the educational institutions.

Career Guidance Week “CAREer Mo, CARE Mo”

The University of Perpetual Help System Laguna under the Basic Education Department Grades 9 & 10 spearheaded the Career Guidance Week with the theme “CAREer Mo, CARE Mo” held at the Performing Arts Theatre

Faculty E-Library Virtual Orientation

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the UPHSL- Main Library has never stopped its services and continued to support the informational needs of the Perpetualite community virtually. Keeping its patrons' learning needs is the top priority of the Library.

Services

List of Requirements for Student Visa Converstion

  • Joint letter addressed to the commissioner from the applicant and the authorized representative of UPHSL using the school letterhead with a dry seal from the Office of International and External Affairs (IEAO)
  • 2 Duly accomplished CGAF (BI Form 2014-00-003 Rev 0) downloaded from the Bureau of Immigration website
  • Photocopy of Passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay (4 copies).
  • Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) stamp; (from Bureau of Quarantine Manila)
  • Notice of Acceptance of the applicant bearing a clear impression of the school’s official dry seal from the Registrar’s Office of the University.
  • Endorsement addressed to the commissioner from the school for the conversion of the applicant’s status, signed by the School Registrar
  • CHED Endorsement for transfer and shifting of course, if applicable
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if the application is filed (6) months or more from the date of the first arrival in the Philippines;
  • Photocopy of Bureau of Immigration school accreditation ID of the school representative

PROCESS OF CONVERSION OF VISA FROM TOURIST TO STUDENT

  • Submission of the documents of the foreign student (FS) by the school representative to the Bureau of Immigration – Student Visa Section for application of conversion and payment of the required fees (conversion and ACR/I-Card). Validation will take 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Claiming of the approved conversion of tourist visa to student visa and booking of the schedule of FS for personal appearance intended for biometrics in the Bureau of Immigration by the school representative. Scheduled appearance will be given by the Bureau of Immigration.
  • Claiming of the approved conversion of tourist visa to student visa and booking of the schedule of FS for personal appearance intended for biometrics in the Bureau of Immigration by the school representative. Scheduled appearance will be given by the Bureau of Immigration.
  • Application of ACR/I-Card of the FS by the school representative. This process will take 1 to 2 months.
  • Claiming of the ACR/I-Card of the foreign student.

PROCESS OF CONVERSION OF VISA FROM TOURIST TO STUDENT

  • 3 pcs 2x2 picture w/ white background
  • Original Passport
  • Original copy and duplicate of individual Medical Examinations if already done in another clinic with original signature of the concerned doctor/specialist
  • Physical Appearance and Examination in the Bureau of Quarantine

Offers

International On-the-Job Training

Provides opportunity to the students to gain international experience by completing part of their education in a foreign host country and to foster mutual understanding and cooperation between the host country and the Philippines

Training Goals

broaden the access of deserving qualified students to higher learning and skills development through actual application.

Purpose

Provide opportunities for the students of the University gain international experience by completing part of their education in a foreign host country and to foster mutual understanding and cooperation between the Philippines and the host country.

Trainees

Trainees are to be chosen on the basis of academic excellence. They must satisfy the entry requirements of the host university and possess suitable language and other skills to pursuit of their program of study and for international on-the-job-training.

Staff

A coordinating supervisor, in conjunction with management of the selected site generally supervises and monitors the skills of the student undergoing training.

International Program Development

Assistance for faculty members in proposal development and the identification of external funding.


Globalization, being a powerful engine for international development is the primary reason behind the University’s unending support to its faculty members’ desire in attaining the highest level of development.


Enhancement of UPHSL Faculty Members’ international expertise by assisting them in conducting international research or other kinds of academic creative activities. All proposals must fully discuss the nature of the research and/or creative activity proposed and the international nature of this work. Research and activities must also be gearing towards further internationalization of the university through implementation of development programs.

Accomplishment

  • 1ST LAGUNA EMPLOYMENT SUMMIT “WORKING TOWARDS A RESPONSIVE EMPLOYABILITY FRAMEWORK”
  • 2nd Industry Partners’ Recognition Day
  • AFS Host School & Host Family Orientation
  • Annual Institutional Job Fair 2019
  • Arrival of AFS Scholars and Courtesy Call
  • ASPELO 4th General Assembly & Launching of Employment Summit
  • ASPELO and LES Technical Working Group Meeting
  • Association of PESO Locators (ASPELO) General Assembly & 5th Anniversary
  • Consortium of Teacher Education Institutions of the South (CoTEIs) “2nd Membership Assembly”
  • Consortium of Teacher Education Institution of the South (CoTEIs) 3rd Board Meeting and Induction Rites
  • External Affairs Office Facilitated the Sponsorship of UPHSL Takbo Saya 2018
  • FAITH College 18th Foundation Year Re Transforming Ourselves
  • First ANTENA Project Survey Regional Meeting CHED through International Affairs Staff
  • Meeting with Chinese Visitors, Deans, and Support Services
  • Meeting with DOST - FNRI Representatives
  • Network of CALABARZON Educational Institutions, Inc. (NOCEI)
  • NOCEI Strategic Planning and Board of Trustees Meeting
  • PATLEPAM 23rd National Educators
  • UPHSL Institutional Partners’ Visit
Frequently Asked Question

Does UPHSL admit/accept transferees for undergraduate/graduate program from another Philippine school or school abroad?

YES. The University is accepting transferees from another school provided that they will secure CHED endorsement.

Where can I get information on courses?

University of Perpetual Help System Laguna has a wide range of courses at various levels - Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate. For information, please browse the programs offered at uphsl.edu.ph.

Can an international student take an admission exam any time of the year?

Yes, provided he takes the exam during the admission exam schedule in time for the enrollment schedule for first or second semester or summer.

How do I apply?

For application procedures and other requirements, please click here Admission

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants should meet UPHSL academic, English language and document requirements. Applicants should take the UPHSL Admission Examination for International Students at the UPHSL Biñan Campus.

How do I get a visa?

After meeting all the requirements (academic, language and documentary) UPHSL Registrar's Office will issue a Notice of Acceptance and Endorsement Letter needed for converting current visa to student visa. The Liaison Officer of UPHSL will assist students at the Bureau of Immigration.

How long does it take to get a student visa?

Processing of student visa conversion takes at most 2-3 months provided documents are complete and duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post in the applicant’s country of origin. The UPHSL Liaison officer of the International and External Affairs Office (IEAO)facilitates student visa processing.

Aside from the visa assistance, what are the different program collaborations that your University can be of partnership with?

  • OJT/Internship - The IEAO is assisting the graduating students of all programs for their OJT/Internship not only in international but as well as in local. The University has numerous industry partners to provide students with opportunities to complement their formal learning with the knowledge, skills, and desirable attitudes gained in school in actual work settings.
  • Research Collaborations - The University is engaged with research collaborations with different educational institutions not only locally but as well as internationally. We partnered with international institutions for research conferences and seminars.
  • Student and Faculty Exchange Programs - The office initiates and facilitates the student and faculty exchange programs through international partners.
  • Short Term Programs - The office initiates and facilitates the short term programs for all the offered courses of the University in coordination with the deans of the different colleges.
  • Cultural Exchange Programs - The office identifies potential partners that may vary in duration, purpose, and level of participation, depending on the agreed arrangement of both parties. Usually, this kind of program is done in an international setting.
  • Other collaborative programs - The office creates special programs as per agreed by local and international partners that can be mutually beneficial to the University and the partner institutions may it be locally and globally.

If I am below 18 years old, am I required to have a student visa?

A Special Study Permit (SSP) from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration is required for a student below 18 years old. The UPHSL Liaison Officer of the IEAO will assist you in securing the SSP.

Where can I stay while studying in the University?

The UPHSL has available dormitories inside the campus.

What are the modes of transportation within the area?

There are different modes of transportation within the area, such as jeepneys, tricycle, GRAB taxi and GRAB car.

Are there any malls and supermarkets in the nearby area?

Yes. There are malls and supermarkets near the University where you can shop and buy food and basic necessities.

Quality Objectives

  • Delivering programs and services that can help the academic community of UPHSL in its international and external relations
  • Provide a well-defined and functional link between UPHSL and institutional partners
  • Establish partnerships with local and international Higher Educational Institutions (HEI), industry, government agencies, and other groups for knowledge generation and dissemination
  • Create partnerships with the adopted community and other groups that are productive and mutually beneficial to the University to foster academe-community collaborations