Still troubled by the thought of finding the right school for your child in Davao? Get rid of that anxiety, for the reason that Davao offers competent and first-rate education. If truth be told, Davao City is tagged as the Educational Center of Mindanao, with graduates who truly excel and surpass the academic standards.
With its total of 46 colleges and universities, Metropolitan Davao never fails to be a prime city of an educational system geared towards excellence. The city holds schools that are included in the list of the country’s prestigious schools. There are government-operated schools and those that are managed by private individuals or groups.
The influx of foreign visitors and the presence of expatriates and migrants in the city have prompted the schools and universities to have their academic programs and admission process uncomplicated for them.
Davao City has variety of schools that offers from pre-school to college education, masters, doctorate, law, technical and other special courses. Below are few of the schools and academic institutions who are open for the admission of international students:
Philippine Nikkei-Jin Kai-International School
With a certificate of accreditation by the Bureau of Immigration allowing them to accept foreign students, Philippine Nikkei-Jin Kai-International School (PNJK-IS) has some 20% of its student population who are Japanese descendants.
PNJK-IS started as a pre-school in 1992. For a short span of time the school has grown into a complete primary, secondary, as well as tertiary academic institution.They also have half-British, half-German, and half-American students aside from the local students.
The Mindanao Kokusai Daigaki (Mindanao International College) is affiliated to this school; situated at the same campus along Mamay Road in Lanang, Davao City. For inquiries you may contact them at 235-2971.
Ateneo de Davao University
A premier Filipino, Catholic and Jesuit University founded by the Philippines Province of Jesuits in the year 1948. It aims to produce men and women who will render service to the country. Thus, priority is given to students who have greater likelihood of having the Philippines as their base after graduation. All international students shall pay an annual fee of US$600.00 in the first semester. Exemptions are granted to special exchange students, non-degree students, students on audit as well as religious missionaries and Filipino expatriates. A valid passport must be presented.
Non-Filipino undergraduate or graduate applicants must comply with the immigration requirements of the Republic of the Philippines. Please inquire immediately from the Philippine Consulate/Embassy in the country of origin.
The Ateneo College Admission Test covers the areas of Mathematics, English, and general intelligence. The Foreign Student Admission Officer will interview the applicant fourteen (14) days after the applicant has taken the examination. Only after which can the notice of acceptance (NOA) or notice of non-acceptance be claimed from the Admission Office in person.
The application fee for foreign applicants from high schools abroad and international students is US$500.00 (at the time of this writing, March 15, 2009).
For further information about the school and the admission process for international students, log on to www.addu.edu.ph or contact the Admission Office:
Ateneo de Davao University
Roxas Avenue, Davao City
Tel. +63 (82) 221.2411 local 8303 or 8302
Fax +63 (82) 226.4116
e-Mail : email@example.com
[Telephone available only from 8AM to 5PM PHT (+8:00 GMT)]
The Davao Medical School Foundation
The Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) was established in July 1976 in response to the recognition of the lack of doctors serving rural communities and lack of specialists in urban centers of Mindanao. Its College of Medicine was thus the first such college to be set up in Mindanao and is dedicated to providing medical education and training of the highest order, leading to the provision of effective medical care in both rural and urban communities. DMSF is located is along the Davao Medical School Drive, J P Laurel Avenue, Davao.
For foreign students seeking admission to DMSF, the required documents are outlined in the Admission link of the schools website.
For more infos, you may reach them at 222-5713, 222-57111 or 222-5712.
San Pedro College
The San Pedro College (SPC) is a Catholic Institution of learning dedicated to the Christian education of the people of Davao and its neighboring regions. It is owned and managed by the religious congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Holy Trinity. It is located at 12 C. Guzman St., Davao City.
For details, please contact the SPC Operator Assistant telephone numbers at (082) 224-1481, (082) 2264813 and (082) 2264187.
Davao Doctors College
A dynamic private non-sectarian educational institution, Davao Doctors College (DDC) is one of the leading centers of academic excellence, with well-motivated, globally competitive and highly competent students and professionals. Offering competent courses like Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Arts, Science, Education and Business, DDC is located at Gen. Malvar St., Davao City.
For more admission inquiries kindly contact the Admission office at (082) 227-5972 or (082) 222-0850 – 53 local 112 or visit the Admissions section of their website.
Other possible schools for foreign students are the following:
Assumption College of Davao
J.P Cabaguio Avenue
J.P Laurel Avenue
Colegio De San Ignacio
Phil-Japan Friendship Highway
Precious International School of Davao
GSIS Heights, Davao Cit
Davao Central High School
Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City (near the Gaisano Mall)
Davao Christian High School
V. Mapa St.
Ford Academy of the Arts
Ladislawa Avenue, Buhangin, Davao City
(082) 227-1096 / Fax: (082) 224-1835
Holy Child School of Davao
E. Jacinto St.
(082) 227-1191 / 222-4215 / 221-0792
Stella Maris Academy
N. Torres St., Obrero
(082) 227-4150 / 227-8778