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The University of Northern Philippines (UNP; Filipino: Pamantasan ng Kahilagaang Pilipinas) is a university in Barangay Tamag, in the City of Vigan in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. It is the first and oldest state university in Northern Luzon which offers low tuition fee, tracing its roots to 1906, which is older than the University of the Philippines by two years. It is the only state university in the province aimed for less-fortunate people and one of three state-owned educational institutions of higher learning operating in Ilocos Sur (with the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College and the Northern Luzon Polytechnic State College, a former branch of the university). 

University History 

The University of Northern Philippines has its humble beginning as a shop department of the Old Vigan High School. Founded in 1906 and dedicated a year later, it started to play its vital role of training the youth in this part of the land for independent and democratic ways of life and to impress on the people, who were then still under the charm of Spanish aristocracy, the idea that the labor of the brawn is no less honorable than the labor of the brain – that the man who runs the machine is no less a child of God than the man who sits in the office. 

In 1910, the Shop Department of the Vigan High School became a separate school of the intermediate level. It was then given the name Vigan Trade School. Seventeen years later, it embarked on a higher educational venture when it started offering its first secondary trade course. Twelve students were enrolled in the first year. Other course were offered later and in 1932, it made its first contribution of semi-skilled and skilled workers who were then (and even now) in great demand in a rapidly progressing nation. 

For the second time, the name of the school was changed to Ilocos Sur Trade School. From 1927 to the years immediately after the Second World War, the school was supported by the provincial government. In 1951, by virtue of Republic Act No. 647, authored by Representative Floro S. Crisologo of the First District of Ilocos Sur, the Ilocos Sur Trade School was converted into a regional and national school of arts and trades known as the Northern Luzon School of Arts and Trades (NLSAT). It offered trade-technical courses above the secondary level to train the much-needed technical men who would transform into reality the dream of the government to achieve total economic and industrial development of the country. The school gave its first batch of graduate under the new trade-technical curriculum in 1956. 

University Vision Statement 

A Globally Recognized university in a Heritage City by 2030. 

University Mission Statement 

To produce globally skilled and morally upright professionals instilled with rich cultural values. University Core Values Selfless Service, Excellence, Responsibility, Virtuous, Adaptability, Integrity, Transparency and Accountability


Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Health Science
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Nursing etc.

Country Ranking

University of Northern Philippines Country Ranking is 124

World Ranking

University of Northern Philippines World Ranking is 10942

Student life

University of Northern Philippines Students
University of Northern Philippines Students
University of Northern Philippines Students

This college, organized as the Institute of Community Health, originally intended to lead students into Medicine (as Level V) through a Step-Ladder version of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum as a Department of Health pilot project. It once attracted DOH scholars from as far as Region III. The BSN program of the college has been absorbed by the College of Nursing, and Level V has been spun off as the College of Medicine.

The college is currently offering the following courses:
1. Bachelor of Science in Midwifery - an evolution of the former Level II of the BSN Step-Ladder Curriculum—Certificate in Midwifery
2. Bachelor of Science in Community Health Management - contains elements of the former Level III of the BSN Step-Ladder Curriculum—Advanced Paramedics, and the only remaining Step Ladder-type course in the college
3. Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science - one of two offered in the whole of the Ilocos Region

Vigan Campus is located in Barangay Tamag; houses most of its 14 core colleges, the University Infirmary, and the university's FM radio station
Sinait Campus houses the Upland Research and Development Center
Quimmarayan Campus houses the agricultural, fishery and research courses; and the Environmental Research and Training Center
Santa Maria Campus houses the Marine Research and Development Center

City at a Glance

City at a Glance
City at a Glance
City at a Glance

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, and consists of about 7,640 islands, that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas) is an archipelago in South-East Asia of more than seven thousand islands located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea at the southeastern edge of Asia.

Many wonderful beaches are just part of one of the world's longest coastlines and it would take about 20 years to spend a day on every island. Since Spanish colonial times, the country has been Asia's largest Catholic country. Over a hundred ethnic groups, a mixture of foreign influences and a fusion of culture and arts have enhanced the uniqueness of the Filipino identity and the wonder that is the Philippines.

The climate is tropical, with March to May (summer) being the hottest months. The rainy season starts in June and extends through October with strong typhoons possible. The coolest months are from November to February, with mid-January to end of February considered the best for cooler and drier weather. Locations exposed directly to the Pacific Ocean have frequent rainfall all year. This includes the popular Pagsanjan Falls southeast of Manila (though the falls will get you wet regardless). The average temperatures range from 78°F / 25°C to 90°F / 32°C, and humidity is around 77 percent. Baguio, which is branded as the summer capital of the Philippines, tends to be cooler due to its being located in mountainous regions with temperatures at night going below 20°C (68°F). During summer, the country experience droughts, sometimes at extreme conditions.

MBBS Admission Procedure

Documents Required for MBBS Admission

  • Valid Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.

  • NEET qualified score card.

  • 10 class mark list

  • 11 and 12 class or equivalent certificate

  • Birth Certificate

  • Bank account statement

  • Police clearance certificate

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS Admission

  • Minimum Educational Qualification: - 10 + 2 years of education

  • Minimum Age: - 18 years

  • Candidates applying for medical courses must fulfill all the requirements listed in the guidelines of the Medical Council of India ( MCI).

Admission procedure for MBBS

Step 1: Select your desired Medical college from our Registration Page. Fill the online application form and upload the supporting documents as mentioned. (If the college you looking not found please write to us). 

Step 2: Pay your Registration Fees.

Step 3: An offer letter will issue within two business days.

Step 4: Students have to pay their first-semester tuition fees directly to the university after receiving the offer letter.

Step 5: Pay your Documentation and Service Charge Fees.

Step 6: Visa and other documentation can take up to 45 days. When all procedure is over, you can fly to start your dream journey.

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