Basic Requirements
RST admits future members of the clergy and candidates to religious life and to pious organizations.   It is also open to lay persons, provided they meet the required qualifications stated in Sapientia Christiana, Art. 31 and RST Statutes.  The following are the requisites for admittance to the RST:

  1. A written permission from respective Ordinary or Superior or a certification of good moral character for laypersons,
  2. Completed the degree of Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy, or any Bachelor’s degree with 28 units in Philosophy.
  3. Proficient with the English language both orally and in writing,
  4. Basic knowledge of Latin,
  5. Valid credentials testifying their previous studies including their training in philosophy,
  6. The following documents:
    • Certificate of Good Moral character and / or Honorable Dismissal (Certificate for Valid Transfer) from the previous school;
    • Official Transcript of Records;
    • One (1) colored passport size, recent photo
  7. Forms from the Dean’s Office;
    • Application Form
    • Referral Form: One (1) for current (immediate) superior
    • Personal Data Sheet
  8. Entrance examination normally composed of the Mental Ability Test, English Test, Latin Test, and Essay Test (n.b. Other items may be added depending on the recommendation of the Enrolment Committee,

International students

International students are subject to the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Immigration and the Commission on Higher Education.  International students on student visas must register for subjects to earn credit and grades.

To allow sufficient time to process applications, international applicants applying from abroad are strongly advised to submit the required forms and documents at least six months before the beginning of the semester or term in which they intend to start studies.

Once admitted, international students on student visas are required to submit the following to the Dean’s Office at least two weeks before the start of registration:  For Philippine-born aliens and those with permanent resident status an Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) issued by the Bureau of Immigration; For other international students, they are to submit their passport, visa, ACR, and Certificate of Residence for Temporary Students (CRTS) valid for the semester of enrolment; Holders of non-student visas valid for enrolment in the Philippines also have to submit the required admission documents to the Dean’s Office at least two weeks before the start of registration.

If these documents are not written in English, an official translation is to be furnished together with a copy of the original records.   Translations may be certified at the Philippine Embassy located in the applicant’s country or by a responsible academic official of RST.   The Transcript of Records must indicate all subjects taken and the grades earned for each.   The grading system must also be clearly stated on the Transcript of Records.

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