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University of Santo Tomas

4.3 out of 5 (93 ratings / 92 reviews) Manila, Philippines
The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



The University of Santo Tomas, the Pontifical, Royal, and Catholic University of the Philippines, is a Dominican institution of learning founded in 1611, under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas.


While the University of Santo Tomas holds the distinction of being Asia’s oldest existing university, its age is coupled with its preeminence in Philippine education. Not only does it boast of several firsts in the different realms of education, it also has administrators and faculty members who are holding leadership positions in the Philippines’ policy-making bodies (e.g. Commission on Higher Education) and professional organizations, helping influence policies for the betterment of the society in general.


To become globally acknowledged expert in pioneering and innovative research in the arts and humanities, social science, business management and education, health and allied sciences, science and technology, and the sacred sciences

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Library services

The UST Miguel de Benavides Libraryis housed in a six-storey building along Alberto Drive of the UST campus facing Dapitan Street. It has sixteen sections and five branch libraries which are located in different buildings inside the university. 

Medical services

The UST Health Service delivers the Thomasian Health Care System which involves the efficient and effective delivery of primary, emergency and specialty health care and the implementation of programs and projects for promotive and preventive medicine to all the members of the Thomasian Community.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I experience a lot of struggles in terms of studying because of its demand on time. University gave as a lot of works and quizzes everyday. However, it made me stronger. During online classes, there are a lot of things that I've been struggling with but as a student I understand that this is their way to improve our skills, and it is their way of rendering quality...

Transitioning to Online Instruction
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, my professors helped me acquire relevant lessons needed in Psychology. I usually get a lot of support from my peers and student organization members. It's sad that the pandemic cut my university experience short. I had a hard time transitioning to online classes. Although the university already had established online portals for virtual instruction, it was still...

Experiences of a High Schooler Thomasian in a Pandemic
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Based upon my experience, I can say that University of Santo Tomas SHS gave me the experience to face upon my future endeavors Despite having the classes be set online, University of Santo Tomas offered lectures and lessons that would help me in the future. It also allowed me to interact with different people from different backgrounds with unwavering passion and...

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