Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies is the leading Islamic Studies degree program in the Philippines and taught by distinguished scholars of their respective expertise. It is two and a half years program that equips the students with knowledge skills grounded on a complementing harmony of revealed knowledge (Islam) and rational knowledge. This classical approach that has dominated the golden axial age of Muslim civilization is UP IIS strategy to balance the worlds of Muslims and of Euro-American modernity.

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Application period opens at specific months. Every June is for first semester applicants, while for the month of November is dedicated for second semester applicants.

1st semester 2018-2019 application period opens from 01 June to 30 June 2018.
2nd semester 2018-2019 application period opens from 02 November to 30 November 2018.

Requirements:
– Letter of Application addressed to the Dean
– Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from your teacher or employer
– College Admission Slip
– Student Directory (2 copies)
– 2 passport-sized photos
– Photocopy of Transcript of Records (used for evaluation, signed at the back by the College SRE)
– Birth Certificate (both original and photocopy)
– Marriage Certificate (for married woman, both original and photocopy)
– Study Permit for foreign applicants
– Official TOEFL or IELTS scores report for foreign applicants, if English is not the medium of instruction (accepted minimum scores for TOEFL-iBT is 61, for computer-based is 173, for paper-based is 500, while 5.5 for all IELTS scores)
– Plan of Study (form is available at the Institute of Islamic Studies)
– Medical Certificate from UP Infirmary
– Honorable Dismissal or Certificate of Transfer credentials, if coming from other Philippine schools
– Official Transcript of Records, with a remark that the copy is for UP Diliman if coming from other schools
– Official Transcript of Records, if from other UP units the record must be in a sealed envelope or mail directly to UP IIS address.

If some of the requirements stated above are not clear please email us at iis@up.edu.ph or iis@upd.edu.ph or call us at +63.2.981.8500 local 3583. You may read the detailed process of the application below, or click here for further details from the Office of the University Registrar.

Application Procedures (for local applicants)
1. Student accomplishes application form and submits required documents to the Student Records Section on or before the deadline set by the college or school
2. Submit the following requirements:
…..2.1 Application Form
…..2.2 Official Receipt of Application Fee
…..2.3 Official Transcript of Records
…..2.4 Photocopy of PSA-Birth Certificate, original to be presented
…..2.5 Photocopy of PSA-Marriage Certificate, original to be presented (if married woman)
3. Student follow-up the result of evaluation on the date identified by the college or school
4. College SRE informs the accepted applicant of the results and issues the following:
…..4.1 Notice of Acceptance;
…..4.2 List of requirements to be submitted to ARS-OUR; and
…..4.3 Referral slip to UPHS for Medical Certificate
5. College SRE gives the Form 002 (College Admission Slip) to accepted applicant and two copies of Student Directory (to be accomplished by the student) to be forwarded to the ARS-OUR.
6. Student submits the following to the ARS-OUR for issuance of University Admission Slip:
…..6.1 College Admission Slip (Form 002)
…..6.2 Two copies of accomplished Student Directory with photos
…..6.3 Medical Certificate from the UPHS
…..6.4 Photocopy of Birth Certificate, original to be presented
…..6.5 Photocopy of Marriage Certificate, original to be presented (if married woman)
…..6.6 Transcript used for evaluation duly stamped and signed by the Student Records Evaluator or College Secretary at the back of the TOR.
…..6.7 Official Transcript of Records to be submitted in a sealed envelope
…..6.8 Plan of Study
7. Student submits the College copy of the University Admission Slip to the College SRE

Application Procedures (for foreign applicants)
1. Student accomplishes application form and submits required documents to the Student Records Section on or before the deadline set by the college or school
2. Submit the following requirements:
…..2.1 Application Form
…..2.2 Official Receipt of Application Fee
…..2.3 Official Transcript of Records
…..2.4 Photocopy of Birth Certificate, original to be presented
…..2.5 Photocopy of Marriage Certificate, original to be presented (if married woman)
…..2.6 Applicants whose medium of instruction in their previous school is NOT English should take and pass TOEFL with minimum score of 500 if paper-based, 173 if computer-based, or 61 if internet-based test or IELTS with minimum scores of 5.5
…..2.7 Other documents required by the college
3. Student follow-up the result of evaluation on the date identified by the college or school
4. College SRE informs the accepted applicant of the results and issues the following:
…..4.1 Notice of Acceptance;
…..4.2 List of requirements to be submitted to ARS-OUR; and
…..4.3 Referral slip to UPHS for Medical Certificate
5. College SRE gives the Form 002 (College Admission Slip) to accepted applicant and two copies of Student Directory (to be accomplished by the student) to be forwarded to the ARS-OUR
6. ARS-OUR will issue an Acceptance Letter needed to get a student visa for the issuance of Study Permit from OSA
7. Student submits the following to the ARS-OUR for issuance of University Admission Slip:
…..7.1 College Admission Slip (Form 002)
…..7.2 Two copies of accomplished Student Directory with photos
…..7.3 Medical Certificate from the UPHS
…..7.4 Photocopy of Birth Certificate, original to be presented
…..7.5 Photocopy of Marriage Certificate, original to be presented (if married woman)
…..7.6 Transcript used for evaluation duly stamped and signed by the Student Records Evaluator or College Secretary at the back of the TOR.
…..7.7 Official Transcript of Records to be submitted in a sealed envelope/Authenticated copy of TOR
…..7.8 Study permit from OSA
…..7.9 Photocopy of passport, original to be presented
…..7.10 Plan of Study
8. Student submits the College copy of the University Admission Slip to the College SRE

11 Comments on “Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

  1. Assalamu alaykum. Kindly direct me to the link on the entry requirement to qualify for the MA.program. Thank you.

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    • As-Salaam-Alaikum, Hazel, we will soon build the contents of this page so as you would acquire the pertinent information regarding your application. May I ask for your forbearance? Thank you for your kind understanding and consideration.

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    • You may now check the Apply Now page. Requirements and application process are now available. Thanks.

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  2. Hi, I would like to apply for the MA in Islamic Studies. May I know the requirements and deadline of applications. Thank you and I look forward to your advice.
    Kind regards,
    Araceli Knaik

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    • Hello Araceli,

      We will soon build the contents of this page so as you would acquire the pertinent information regarding your application. May I ask for your forbearance? Thank you for your kind understanding and consideration.

      Kindest regards,
      Nassef

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    • You may now check the Apply Now page. Requirements and application process are now available. Thanks.

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  3. Assalamu alaykum…. Seeking for scholarship, any link for it?

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  4. Greetings of peace….im very much interested but im looking for the scholarship program offered for MA IS..i expect your feedback inshaAllah

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