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Southwestern University is probably the only school in the Philippines that started operation in summer. It was founded as Southwestern Colleges in the summer of 1946 when the country was still reeling from the destruction of the Second World War. The Founders were Don Matias Hipolito Chavez Aznar, II and his wife Doña Anunciacion Barcenilla Aznar, both pharmacists.

The country then was in the process of rehabilitation, and the philanthropic couple saw the difficulty of the masses in the pursuit of an education that was disrupted by war. Therefore, they decided on establishing a school within the reach of the common people.

At the time of the founding, the University had only three two-story buildings on an approximately two hectare lot. But then there were only 18 faculty members, 509 students and the following programs: Elementary, High School, Liberal Arts, Education and Law.

Today, Southwestern University offers over 50 degree programs in the graduate and undergraduate levels, with an enrolment of more than 10 thousand. It has increased to more than 400 faculty members and more than 400 non-teaching personnel. Impressive buildings have replaced the old structures and the land area has increased several-fold.

In addition to its more than 20 colleges, the University includes a tertiary hospital, a drug rehabilitation center, and a multimilion peso museum that gives a quick look at Cebuano art and lifestyle from the pre-historic era to modern times.

Since its acquisition of the University status in 1959, Southwestern University has maintained its thrust for academic excellence and continues to strive for the accreditation of its programs. In 1994, the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools , Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), a prestigious accrediting agency in the Philippines, granted formal accreditation to the College of Nursing, the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. Four colleges - the College of Commerce, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Engineering and the College of Computer Studies have already passed the preliminary survey. Other colleges are being prepared for the same survey.

BS 1st Year 2,07,900 peso -- 2,91,060=00 Rs
MD 1st Year 1,64,890 peso -- 2,30,846=00 Rs
MD 2nd Year 1,46,250 peso -- 2,04,750=00 Rs
MD 3rd Year 1,55,760 peso -- 2,18,064=00 Rs
Total 1068372 peso -- 944720=00 Rs.
MD 4th Year Intrenship 1,46,510 peso -- 205114=00 Rs
Total 1296936 peso -- 11,49,834=00 Rs.

( If Intrenship done in India no charges to be paid for MD 4th Year Course) (Rate used for Calculation purposre. Currency rate may vary ; Calculate accordingly)

Other Charges :
  • 700 USD = (45,000= approx. for Visa Conversion in Phillipines)
  • Hostel = Rs 3000 to 5000 per month depending on 4 Sharing / 2 sharing
  • Mess/Food = Rs. 3000 per Month ,depending on Food habit
  • Air Ticket = 25000-35000 Rs. Actual cost to pay
  • Processing ,Visa & Documentation Service charges Extra
# 1 Peso = Indian 1.40 Rs. (Approx.for calculation purpose). # 1 $ = Indian 65 Rs. (Approx.for calculation purpose).
# Rate is used for calculations purpose. Currency) rate change from time to time. Please calculate accordingly.
# The student has to pay as per the rate from time to time & as mentioned in admission letter.
# One time Charges & Misc. Charges include Physical Examination, Registration Fees, Health Insurance, Books & Study Material, Residence Permit.
# The Fees Structure may change as per direction of the University from time to time
# Hostel / Private Accommodation Charges Depends on the Available room/Accommodation Type.
# Though Due Care Is Taken While Preparing This Fee Structure Chart Their May Be Changes In The Fees Depending On The Circumstances & Respective University's Updates. Kindly confirm the university information and fees details from your reliable resources
# Food expenses as per individual student’s needs.
# 5th year will be internship year university may charge full fees / half fees/free as per university regulation
# Before leaving for University the student is needed to convert the first year expenses to be paid to University in US
Documents required for admission in Phillipines for MBBS (MD) course:
  • Scanned copy of passing certificate and mark sheet of class 10th - 12th
  • Scanned copy of passport (if your Passport is ready)
  • Apply immediately for passport. (if your Passport is not ready)
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