Information for Students

Request for College and University Readmission

Deadline for ‘Request for College and University Readmission’ for students who have been on ‘AWOL STATUS’ (not enrolled for one (1) year or more) and intending to be readmitted for second (2nd) semester, AY 2018-2019 is on NOVEMBER 16, 2018.

Requirements:

  1. Letter of request (addressed to : AIT Admissions Committee)
  2. Plan of study
  3. Complete True Copy of Grades
  4. Interview by the AIT Admissions Committee

No requests for readmission for second (2nd) semester, AY 2018-2019 will be entertained after the deadline.

For further queries, please get in touch with the Office of the Institute Secretary through email: upaitois@yahoo.com or call telephone number (02) 981-8500 local 2799


Guidelines for Voluntary Contribution in UP

The guidelines for Voluntary Contribution of Students in UP can be read here

This is in accordance with RA 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (Undergraduate)

To be eligible for admission to the B.S. Tourism Program, applicants from other U.P. Units and other universities must have completed the following minimum requirements:

30 units          –           for U.P. Students

33 units          –           for non-U.P. Students

Applicants cannot make up for any inadequacy in the number of units by enrolling during the Summer after the application period. Tourism courses taken prior to application will not be considered for transfer purposes.

The General Weighted Average (GWA) requirements for applicants is at least:

2.00     –           for U.P. Students

1.75     –           for non-U.P. Students

Applicants must pass the interview by the AIT Admissions Committee and meet the quota set by the Institute.

Download the Application Form here.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

1. The first screening will be the number of units earned and the GWA.  All applicants must first pass the first screening.

2. The second screening will be the interview. Applicants who pass the first screening will be given a schedule of interview set by the Admissions Committee.

3. The applicants will be ranked according to:

40%  of the interview grade

60%  of the applicant’s GWA


Admission Requirements (Graduate)

To be admitted in the Graduate Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning

2. At least one year work experience

3. Intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies, as determined through an entrance exam and interviews by a Graduate Program Committee

4. Satisfaction of additional University requirements such as health clearance and other special admission requirements that may be imposed by the unit and/or the Graduate Program Committee

5. As per University policy foreign applicants whose medium of instruction in their previous degrees held is not English should have taken either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • For TOEFL, score of at least 500 in the paper-based, 173 in the computer-based or 61 in the internet based (IBT) test
  • For IELTS, score of at least 5.5 score in the exam

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

1. PSA Birth Certificate (photocopy upon application, original of PSA paper upon  admission)

2. Marriage Contract (photocopy upon application, original of PSA paper upon admission)

3. Official Transcript of Records or True Copy of Grades (photocopy upon application, original Transcript of Records upon admission)

4. Diploma (photocopy upon application, original upon admission)

5. Certificate of Employment/Contract of service or proof of previous employment or self-employment

6.Two (2) pcs. passport size photos

7.Two (2) completed recommendation letters from former or current employers, supervisors or professors. Each recommendation letter should be enclosed in a sealed envelope

8. Duly accomplished application form

9. Data Privacy Form

 

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Submit the required documents not later than November 9, 2018 either in person or through mail, addressed to:

THE GRADUATE COMMITTEE

c/o Division of Tourism Research and Extension Services, Asian Institute of Tourism

2/F Mezzanine Bonifacio Hall (SOLAIR), R.P. De Guzman Street,

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

For further queries, please call Tel No. (02) 981-8500 loc. 2799 or email upait.gradprog@gmail.com

Office Hours – Mondays to Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

About AIT

The University of the Philippines – Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT) is the premier institution of tourism education in the Philippines, the first school in Southeast Asia to offer a four-year degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Tourism. In January 2018, AIT opened its graduate studies program through the Graduate Diploma on Tourism Development and Management which leads to a Master of Science Degree in Tourism Development and Management. AIT is the only institution in the Philippines that focuses on equipping its students with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex processes of development and management of a globally competitive tourism industry.

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AIT Faculty and Staff with the graduates of Batch 2018

AIT’s mission is to upgrade the travel and tourism profession by providing high quality education and training to students who will be the industry’s future leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, and technical experts.

The B.S. in Tourism Curriculum debuted in 1976 as a course at the University of the Philippines. It was the first undergraduate degree in tourism offered in the Philippines and became the model for B.S. in Tourism programs that would be offered by other higher educational institutions in the country.

In line with the vision and mission of AIT, the B.S. in Tourism program aims to produce graduates who shall take charge of responsible stewardship of the tourism industry in the country and the Southeast Asian region. Taking into consideration standards set by Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Philippine Qualification Framework (PQF), and other external factors discussed above, as well as the vision-mission of AIT and the university itself, a graduate of B.S. in Tourism should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable tourism principles and practices.
  • Apply management principles and skills in the development and operations of tourism organizations
  • Formulate tourism plans
  • Work in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and inter-disciplinary environment in a professional and ethical manner
  • Promote inclusivity, ethnicity, and gender sensitivity as skilled, knowledgeable, innovative, and ethical tourism professionals

 

Accepted Applicants of the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management

Congratulations to the Accepted Applicants of the AIT Graduate Program (2nd Semester, AY 2018-2019)

Agustin, Mark Jefferson S.
Ajero, Jennifer Claire M.
Allan, Alex Travis H.
Cenzon, Geraldine V.
Cruzada, Enrico A.
Del Rosario, Romano D.
Fulgar, Dyanara C.
Mejia, Ian Pablo O.
Opong, Rouanna V.
Oropeza, Milo S.
Sangalang, Elinia Imelda
Sison, Rensan Katherine B.
Tiongco, Ramon Jr. A.

To complete your admission requirements to the University of the Philippines, please submit the COMPLETE set of requirements to the UP Office of the University Registrar, UP Diliman, Quezon City on or before 10 December 2018, as follows:

  1. College admission slip and acceptance letter (to be secured from the OIS)
  2. Student Directory (pink form), filled-up with 2×2 picture (to be secured from the OIS)
  3. Plan of Study, signed by the Graduate Program Coordinator (to be secured from the OIS)
  4. Original copy of Transcript of Records
  5. Honorable Dismissal (those who graduated or took masters degree from other universities)
  6. Original copy of Birth Certificate (PSA)
  7. Permit to Transfer (if student has enrolled in a graduate course in any UP unit)
  8. Medical Certificate – Fit to enroll (can be secured from the UP Health Service or a certificate secured from your family medical doctor to be validated by the UP Health Service)

* OUR will not accept incomplete submission of required documents.

Please also indicate your intention to enroll for the 2nd Semester 2018-2019 not later than 10 December 2018. You may refer to the details in the Notice of Admission sent to your e-mail for further information, reminders and requirements.


The next round of applications for the Graduate Program of UP AIT will be announced soon. Check back on this page for further updates

The Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management (GDip TDM)  which leads to the Master of Science in Tourism Development and Management (MSTDM) program are intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex processes of development and management of a globally competitive tourism industry.

Both programs aim to contribute to the creation of an improved tourism society regionally and globally where the development of tourism is planned and there is proper stewardship of the natural resources and preservation of the local culture. The programs are designed primarily for persons who currently work in the tourism industry who are interested in augmenting their industrial experience with academic qualifications; those who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications who are interested in pursuing studies in tourism.

Click here to download the Graduate Program Brochure


Admission Requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning

2. At least one year work experience

3. Intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies, as determined through an entrance exam and interviews by a Graduate Program Committee

4. Satisfaction of additional University requirements such as health clearance and other special admission requirements that may be imposed by the unit and/or the Graduate Program Committee

5. As per University policy foreign applicants whose medium of instruction in their previous degrees held is not English should have taken either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

For TOEFL, score of at least 500 in the paper-based, 173 in the computer-based or 61 in the internet based (IBT) test. For IELTS, score of at least 5.5 score in the exam

Required Documents

1. PSA Birth Certificate (photocopy upon application, original of PSA paper upon  admission)

2. Marriage Contract (photocopy upon application, original of PSA paper upon admission)

3. Official Transcript of Records or True Copy of Grades (photocopy upon application, original Transcript of Records upon admission)

4. Diploma (photocopy upon application, original upon admission)

5. Certificate of Employment/Contract of service or proof of previous employment or self-employment

6. Two (2) pcs. passport size photos

7. Two (2) completed recommendation letters from former or current employers, supervisors or professors. Each recommendation letter should be enclosed in a sealed envelope

8. Duly accomplished application form

9. Data Privacy Consent Form

10. Application fee

Click here to download the application documents


All documents must be submitted in person or through mail to:

THE GRADUATE COMMITTEE

c/o Division of Tourism Research and Extension Services, Asian Institute of Tourism, University of the Philippines

2nd floor, Mezzanine, Bonifacio Hall (SOLAIR), R.P. De Guzman Street, University of the Philippine, Diliman Quezon City

Incomplete submission of requirements will not be processed


Program Pre-requisites

It is preferred that applicants hold a tourism or tourism-related baccalaureate degree. The curriculum for the programs assumes a prerequisite knowledge base in the areas of Principles of Tourism (Tourism 110) and Tourism Management (Tourism 122).

Persons who are admitted whose prior training does not include adequate coverage of these areas will be required to pursue the above undergraduate courses. Such pre-requisite courses do not count towards the credit requirements of the diploma program.

Upon successful completion of these pre-requisite courses, students will be allowed to begin the Diploma program. Students are required to pass the coursework and exam components to pass the courses. In addition, other prerequisites may be required upon evaluation of the Graduate Program Committee.

Advancement to Master’s Program

In order to advance to the Master’s Program, students of GDipTDM must maintain a 1.75 GWA to advance to MSTDM. Graduates from the diploma program will be given three (3) years to be able to credit his/her units for continuation towards obtaining the Master’s degree. Beyond this period, the Graduate Program Committee will recommend additional course(s) depending on the changes made to the original courses taken by the student.

Within their first semester of enrollment in the Master’s Program, students must choose between MSTDM Plan A (thesis track) and Plan B (non-thesis track). Transfer from Plan A to B or B to A will be allowed depending on evaluation of students‘ performance and the recommendation of Graduate Program Committee.

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For further information , click on the picture below to view the Frequently Asked Questions in the Graduate Program:

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Have a question? Try reading the FAQs.  Reach us through Facebook @UPAIT or email upait.gradprog@gmail.com | Tel no. (02) 9818500 loc 2796

 

2018 Philippine Research Conference on Tourism and Hospitality

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The 2018 Philippine Research Conference on Tourism and Hospitality is jointly organized by the UP Asian Institute of Tourism and the UP CHE Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management. 2018 PRCTH happens on November 7-9, 2018 in Baguio City

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Don’t miss the chance to hear it from the experts. See you at the 2018 PRCTH