1. Request for an entrance exam schedule by sending e-mail to
  2. Provide your e-mail address and contact number.
  3. The Office of the Dean will send to your e-mail address the link for the online exam on the exact date you have set.

Please include in your e-mail the scanned copy of the following requirements:

  1. The written permission from your respective Ordinary or Superior.
  2. The academic records for the degree of Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy, or any Bachelor’s degree with the completed required Philosophy subjects that RST requires for admission (See Basic Requirements for Applicants).
  3. The Certificate of Transfer Credentials or Honorable Dismissal from the previous school.
  4. The Official Transcript of Records.
  5. The Bachelor’s Degree Diploma (preferably, the diploma for the Bachelor’s degree in philosophy).
  6. One (1) colored passport size, recent photo.
  7. Accomplished Application From for Admission (Download it from and fill it up and submit it in word format).


Basic Requirements for the Applicants

For the Bachelor in Sacred Theology (SThB) program, these are the following required philosophy subjects.

  1. Introduction to Philosophy
  2. On Christian Faith and Reason
  3. Ancient History of Philosophy
  4. Medieval History of Philosophy
  5. Modern History of Philosophy
  6. Contemporary History of Philosophy
  7. Metaphysics
  8. Theodicy
  9. Philosophy of Nature
  10. Philosophy of Man
  11. Moral and Political Philosophy
  12. Logic
  13. Philosophy of Knowledge
  14. Methods of Research
  15. Latin
  16. Introductory Theological Courses (A minimum of 2 courses)
  17. Foreign Language aside from the Mother Tongue (At least one foreign language)
  18. Other Courses from Human Sciences (At least 2 courses)


For MAT: 12 units of theology courses.

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 academic credit and grades.

To allow sufficient time to process their 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.


Enrolment Proper

On the scheduled days for enrolment, students are to fill up the enrolment form.  Data that are of primary importance include the following: Updated Personal Information and Curricular Offering Data, i.e., courses, schedule of classes and number of units to be taken.  Subject encoding will be done by the registrar’s office.

As a proof of being officially enrolled, the student is to acquire the study load.  This only can be taken after having paid the required enrolment and other fees specified.  The break down and schedule of payment are listed in the study load.



Transferees to RST have to submit the official Transcript of Records from the previously attended school of theology to the office of the Dean of Studies for the evaluation of credits.

Basis for the crediting of previously taken subjects are the descriptive title, course coverage and number of units.  The number of units of the subject to be credited must be equal or greater than the number of units offered at RST.

The maximum limit of units for subjects to be credited is thirty percent (30 %) of the total number of academic units (excluding thesis) required for the degree at RST.  Subject crediting is only applied on the first term upon enrolment of the transferee.

Transferees from UST’s Ecclesiastical Faculty and other Theology Schools with failures are automatically excluded from RST. In some cases when a student who is previously enrolled at the UST’s ecclesiastical faculty of theology wishes to transfer to RST, the student must first secure a permission and/or clearance from UST, stating his eligibility to continue his theological studies at RST.


On Cross-Enrolment

Students from other theological centers may enroll at RST provided that such course is offered on the specific term.  The enrollee should procure a recommendation letter coming from the dean of the current school.  It is the office of the RST Dean of Studies that approves cross-enrollees.