The best pre-law schools around manila is quite a few. So, already figured out that you want to become a lawyer, a great barrister—and even a great speaker on the court? The Philippines, technically—Manila, has many schools and universities best for your law goals and dreams! Aside from the fact that the Philippines is the third English speaking country in the world—we also have some of the most elite universities that offer courses and programs that can teach you everything you need to know about law—of course, under the Political Science program.
Check out these 5 Best Pre-Law Schools in Manila.
UP College of Law -Diliman
This is where the best of Filipino lawyers had come from, most of the senators that are working now in the country’s Senate offices and Congress. UP College of Law offers top notch courses and programs that can suit any student’s preferred legal degree completion, as well as an international touch of legal studies.
Their tuition fee costs P20,000-25,000 ($393.97- 984.93) per semester, but it will depend on a student’s family annual income. UP will then execute several tests such as Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and General Certificate of Education for enrollees, included foreign students. UP also will advise you to take their initial English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) test, if ever your native language or medium of instruction in your country is not English.
De La Salle University
DLSU (De La Salle University) offers a three (3) year Political Science course.
Unlike other universities, DLSU implements a trimester school program. The course will cost P68-75,000 per trimester (205-225,000 per year) tuition fee. This tuition fee for the following years in the university may change throughout the entire course. There are no initial tests to be taken during your first enroll in the university, however; they would advise you to present necessary requirements listed here.
To enlighten you, here is a testimonial of an AB Political Science graduate of De La Salle University:
“The tuition fee in DLSU is really expensive. Add the fact that we are in a trimester system which means parents will have to pay thrice per year. But seeing the good side of it, we are trained to war.”
Now that is a compelling, promising review.
Ateneo Law School
Ateneo caters the simplest yet comprehensive Political Science courses and programs. The university will ask you take ACET (Ateneo College Entrance Test) at their Office of Admission that would cover the subject areas of Mathematics, English, and General Intelligence.
To know more about their enrolling system, spare some worthy time and click here.
San Beda College- Recolestos
The university offers P86,000-100,000 ($1694.08- 1969.86) tuition fees per year for the Political Science course. San Sebastian will let you take a Personality or Psychological Test upon admission, yet aside from that—no tests would bug you from enrolling to their Pre-Law programs.
However, you would need to present them certain requirements such as proof of adequate financial support regarding your stay here and your Scholastic Records from your country of origin.
Lyceum of the Philippines University
Known to have produced most artistic individuals in Philippine’s entertainment today—Lyceums of the Philippines University also provides brilliant Pre-Law courses and programs. They offer P40,000-50,000 per semester tuition fee for the Political Science course and can change throughout the following years.
If you wish to enroll here, you will undergo an initial interview at their Registrar office regarding the necessary enrollment requirements. You will also have to provide a testing fee of $100.00.
I have many friends who have studied and is still studying Political Science at Arellano University. The school has been listed as one of the top 5 best schools for studying Law, and the latest bar exam results never lie. The good thing about Arellano is after you have pursued a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, you are always welcome to enroll into their elite Law School in Mabini, where most respectable attorneys in Manila came from. The university’s tuition fee is 50,000-60,00 (984.93- 118.19$) per year (for four years bachelor program). Should you wish to take it further—their Masteral Degree Studies costs around P400,000 (7879.44$) for the full program that would also run for four years duration.
Final Notes on Pre-Law Schools
If you are sure to pursue Pre-law (Political Science) course in any of these Universities, be acknowledge that their bachelor programs are only open during later weeks of April to earlier weeks of June.
Most of these universities implement a strict rule regarding your completion of your secondary education from your country of origin. It is a must for you to present certified documents regarding your secondary education completions and other important proof that you are of legal standing to pursue a bachelor’s degree here in the Philippines. Aside from that, you are good to enroll in any of your bet university from the list!
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