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De La Salle University

4.4 out of 5 (67 ratings / 56 reviews) Manila, Philippines
De La Salle University positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The University is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



De La Salle University was established in 1911 by the Catholic teaching congregation Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC, from the Latin: Fratres Scholarum Christianarum). The congregation was founded in 1680 as a community of consecrated laymen by St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle to conduct, “together and by association,” schools that he established first in the northern French city of Rheims.


A leading learner-centered and research University bridging faith and scholarship, attuned to a sustainable Earth, and in the service of Church and society, especially the poor and marginalized.


Forward-looking research addresses the need for timely and appropriate knowledge and applications. It provides insights into critical issues, and positions all people and instruments needed in the proper perspective. It refines existing theories, techniques and equipment to address the need for expertise in providing solutions to the country’s developmental and educational concerns. Over time, research provides the leverage that transforms into intellectual leadership.


  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Program Development
  • Career Education
  • Job Placement

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Library services

The Libraries primarily supports the institution’s instructional, curricular, research, and extension programs through organized, relevant, and fast delivery of information services.

Academic libraries, as the resource centers of excellence in information, should aim at assisting the nation in producing professional, skilled and trained manpower.

ICT services

The Information Technology Center of DLSU-Manila maintains the following Information Technology facilities:

  • Computers
  • Operating Systems
  • Printers, Data Input, Back-up and Multimedia Equipment
  • Networking Equipment
  • Networking Access
  • Internet Infrastructure
  • Licensed Software

Student Life

Campus life

De La Salle University takes care of the overall well-being of the members of the academic community. The University continuously refines technology, skills and techniques essential in teaching and forward-looking research. Most operational systems and processes are computerized. The quality of life in campus is at par with leading Asian universities. This is evident in its world-class physical environment that provides a peaceful and secure ambiance.


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has granted autonomous status to De La Salle University (DLSU) for a period of five (5) years from April 1, 2016 to May 31, 2021 (per CHED Memorandum Order 20, series 2016).  DLSU is one of only three private higher education institutions (HEIs) to be given this recognition for five years.  Furthermore, the CHED named fourteen academic programs of DLSU as Centers of Excellence (COEs) and five academic programs as Centers of Development (CODs).

Student Reviews

I am yhe one who's nonstop learning always seeing the opportunity
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm graduated from Thai university and now i looking for study abroad to learn the new experience and would like to see the other country ans culture i'll use my experience to apply with the next step for my masters degree

Honest Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The student organizations are something to look forward to in this university. The professors are excellent. The campus is quite small, so a sense of community is intensified.

Amazing Anna
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

teachers are intelligent and teachers are very fluent

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