UP Open University

UP has established itself in cyberspace through the UP Open University (UPOU). While its base of operations is in Los Baños, Laguna, it is basically a virtual university—providing quality education to students in the country and abroad who are not able to attend conventional colleges and universities due to personal or professional constraints. At the UP Open University, students learn at their own pace and convenience.

It has 10 learning centers with 19 testing centers all over the country. For its students abroad, it has a virtual learning center to address academic concerns. Examinations for these students are either administered online or in the Philippine Consulates.

Most of UPOU’s course offerings are in the graduate level—ideal for professionals who want to earn master’s and doctoral degrees without having to adjust their work schedules. It is also the first university in the country to offer graduate programs in Land Valuation and Management and the only university in the UP System that offers an undergraduate degree in Multimedia Studies and a master’s degree in Distance Education.

Director, Information Office / Officer-in-Charge for Alumni Affairs
Dr. Primo Garcia