Bicol University is the premier regional state and research university in the Philippines in Bicol Region. This pioneered university is the only ISO 9001:2008 certified public university in the region. Administered from Legazpi City, Bicol University offers 67 degree programs spread among 16 academic units. It is renowned for the courses offering in the field of Accountancy, Social Work, Engineering and Nursing. It is a top-performing school in Social Work (rank 1, nationwide) and Accountancy (rank 2, nationwide). B.U. is a university which is partly subsidized by the Philippine government. Students of the university and its graduates are referred to as “Mga Iskolar ng Bayan” (“Scholars of the Nation”). This makes admission into the University absolutely competitive. Students who wish to study in the university must take and pass the Bicol University College Entrance Test (BUCET).
The pursuit of academic excellence and innovation amidst a very competitive environment and in adherence to international standards is the veritable mark of a first-rate university. Bicol University has travelled long and wide as it tries to define itself as a state university. Faced with enormous challenges of varying nature, it has survived and continues to leave an indelible mark in the lives of the Bicoleanos. After almost forty years of existence, it has defied the odds, and can now be considered at par with the best higher education institutions nationwide. With strong leadership and committed men and women behind, the opportunity is now ripe to up the ante and meet the standards set by the international academic community.
Various facilities and services offered by the university include Health Services, Campus Safety and Security, and Sport and Recreational Facilities. These facilities for the students are constantly maintained for their better experience and help them grow. Facilities for track and field events are also available along with basketball court, volleyball court, soccer field and a swimming pool. The health services of the university are well maintained by the clinics in different campuses. There are many notable alumni who are passed out from Bicol University and now making their paths higher. Studying in Bicol University will take you to heights and help you fulfil your dreams.
The fee structure is very much convenient to pay as the university offers different modes of payment. It must be noted that the fees may vary in subsequent semesters. Below mentioned are the important fees to be paid upon enrolment.
Tuition Fee - The basic fee computed on a per unit basis.
Matriculation Fee – This includes Physical Development Fee, Library Fee, and Laboratory Fee, Medical - Dental Fee, Athletic Fee, SCUAA Fee, NSTP Fee, Guidance Fee, Entrance Fee and Internet Fee or its equivalent.
Miscellaneous Fees includes ID Validation Fee, Red Cross, Anti TB Fund, Group Insurance, Late Enrolment and Change, substitution adding dropping of subjects.
Student Related Fee includes Student Council Fee, Publication Fee and Student Organization Fee.
Fees paid within semester include Removal Examination/Validation (per subject), Completion and Educational Tours.
Fees for Graduation Students include Diploma Fee, Transcript of Records Fee and other Fees.
Bicol Christian College of Medicine
Bicol Christian College of Medicine was founded on 1975 by Dr. Damaceno J. Ago. He envisioned in his life that Bicol region of Philippines, can be great if the youth, men and women could be molded so that they will be morally upright, creative and productive of commodities and ideas.
Location - Legazpi City
Bicol Christian College of Medicine campus is located at the Legazpi which is 500 kms southeast of Manila, the capital of Philippines. The Bicol Region is one of the 17 Regions of the Philippines and it comprises of four provinces in the Bicol Peninsula: the south-eastern end of Luzon island, and two island-provinces adjacent to the peninsula. The regional capital, political/administrative center, and largest city is Legazpi.
Some of the objectives of the institutions are:
1. To develop health professionals
2. To train the nation’s manpower in the skills required for national development.
3. To undertake health research.
4. To provide an educational program that will promote national identity, cultural consciousness, moral integrity, and spiritual vigour.
The four year medical course at AGO Bicol Christian Medical College is called Doctor of Medicine (M.D) like other Philippines Medical Universities. Before doing the MD course, candidate must enrol into premedicine course of 14 months duration. After completing BS premedical course and appearing in NMAT exam, students will move to MD course.
The course covers the normal Human Anatomy, Parasitology, Gynaecology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Obsetrics, Pharmacology, Paediatrics, Community health, General Medicine, Communal Health Preventive Medicine, Medical Practice, Psychiatry,etc . Course includes Classroom lectures, laboratory preparations and group discussions. This is followed by clinical rotation in Ago Medical Center or other Medical hospitals during which students will get a chance to diagnose and treat inpatients under senior doctor guidance.
Admission Requirements for Foreign Students
Admission Requirements For Foreign Students
- 50% marks in science subjects. Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology)
- Valid Student Visa from Philippines Embassy
- Birth Certificate - Copy
- Passport copy - Certified
- Financial support (Bank Statement) of Sponsor (Father or Guardian) - Proof
- Certificate of Good Character
- Recent Photographs
Other Courses Offered
Ago Medical and Educational Center - Bicol Christian college of Medicine also provides courses on dental medicine, medical technology, radiologic technology, midwifery, graduate school of health apart from medical course, MD (called MBBS in India).