Islamic Studies, Master | University of the Philippines Diliman | Quezon, Philippines
30 months
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The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies at University of the Philippines Diliman is the leading Islamic Studies degree program in the Philippines and taught by distinguished scholars of their respective expertise.


Key facts

  • It is two and a half years Islamic Studies at University of the Philippines Diliman 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.

Programme Structure


  • Study of Arabic Texts 
  • Survey of Islamic Thought
  • The Legacy of Islamic Civilization
  • Survey of Islamic Art 
  • History of Islam 
  • The Rise of Modern Islamic Revivalist Movements and Nationalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General 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
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • PHP 300

Living costs for Quezon

18000 - 27000 PHP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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