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Adventist University of the Philippines Granted Autonomous Status

The Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) was once again granted autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), from June 1, 2019, up to May 31, 2021. The university enjoyed the said status since 2003.

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Adventist Education Advantage

Students of Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) once again emerged on top in the field of Academics, with Ms. Grace Eunice C. Salvacion, RND; top 1 for the Nutrition and Dietetics board examination 2019, and Dr. Jon Sergei J. Aclan as Top 1 in the Regional 10 Outstanding Students of the Philippines Calabarzon.

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Excellence | Character | Service

A faith-based learning community, welcoming students of all beliefs and nationalities.

The School that Trains for Service and Prepares People for Heaven

Your gateway to ACE Education


Academic Excellence

  • Educating students to face with confidence a competitive world.
  • Commitment to academic and intellectual excellence with experience.
  • Demonstrate critical reasoning and independent thinking.
  • Promote quality research environment.
  • Communicate effectively in various media.
  • Understand arts and science in a Christian perspective.
  • Exhibit competence in skills, vocational work, and professional practice.
  • Qualify for local, national and international standards.

Christlike Character

  • Preparing students not only for this world but for the world to come.
  • Establish a saving relationship with God.
  • Nurture a caring relationship with fellowmen.
  • Nurture a personal and moral integrity.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Respect transcultural differences and ethnic diversity.


Exemplary Service

  • Training students for unselfish service toward country and humanity.
  • Cultivate the spirit of Christian service.
  • Involve in community and civic service programs.
  • Commit to innovate management and transformational leadership practices.
  • Uphold the worldwide mission of the church.
  • Create a proactive environment responsive to community needs.
  • Instill a positive work attitude.

Advisory for COVID-19

Temporary Guidelines on Campus Access

Even though there has been no occurrence of COVID-19 in our locality, the University is implementing mitigation strategies to prevent the possible spread of the virus into the campus. The main strategy is for campus residents to stay inside while limiting the entry of on-campus visitors.

1. Campus residents are restricted from leaving campus. Students who have valid reasons to leave need clearance from the VPSS Office while in-campus employees and their families are to limit going out except for urgent reasons.

2. No off-campus students will be allowed to enter, unless given permission by their academic supervisors. Employees living outside the campus may still enter to work but have the responsibility for controlled travel, self-observation, self-monitoring and availability for possible contact investigations.

3. All incoming persons will be subjected to temperature screening and will not be allowed entrance if their temperature is beyond 37.2 degrees. The University Health Service shall implement a protocol for feverish campus residents who enter.

4. Those who are not campus residents are discouraged from using campus facilities such as the store, ATM, church, clinic, cafeteria, food factory, library, etc.

5. Deliveries have to be verified and cleared by receiving departments. Contractors with identified labourers will be allowed to enter but their access is limited to the construction sites.

6. Official visitors have to wait for confirmation from departments or offices to be visited before being allowed to enter the campus.

The University appreciates the cooperation of all as it promotes preventive measures.


A Video Message from the President

March 13, 2020, 7:00am

Although President Duterte mentioned the word “lockdown” in his address Thursday night, the term itself is actually not in the Resolution of the Inter-agency Task Force. One recommended measure that concerns AUP students currently wanting to go home is that “land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila shall be suspended” beginning March 15 until April 12. However, there remains a lot of uncertainty because “mass public transports… shall [still] continue in operation”, and that the Department of Transportation will issue guidelines about ‘social distancing’.” Will travel that merely “goes through” Metro Manila and not terminate there be allowed?

Within an hour after the president’s address, a spokesperson from the road sector of the Department of Transportation announced that they have yet to meet with interior and health officials on Friday to define the rules of the quarantine in Metro Manila. At this point, then, less than 24 hours after the national address, it behooves to remain calm and make wise decisions, especially those related to the transportation issues.

Two main purposes have to be considered in making a decision. The first is for our students to be spared from the COVID-19 infection. The second is for them to graduate or finish their enrolled courses this semester. The University has already arranged for blended learning through the internet, so this is possible. Several perspectives related to these two purposes have to be taken into account as parents and guardians make decisions about students going home.

1. Is their home currently in a location clear of COVID-19 transmission? If there are outbreaks in the location already, we advise parents to ensure that their child and their family remain in quarantine. Please be aware that once the suspension of classes is lifted, if the student returns from a location with COVID-19 patients, they may be quarantined before the school can allow them to return to their classes or residences.

2. When the student returns home, will they have internet access to continue studying during the suspension period? If there is none, then the student will lose the semester’s credits. Worse, candidates for graduation may not be able to complete their requirements and be delayed for another year.

3. It is only in Metro Manila that classes are suspended for a month and only there is a “community quarantine” imposed. For Cavite, the suspension of classes will end by tomorrow, and neither is the province under quarantine. It is possible that classes will resume by Monday, especially that the Inter-agency Task Force had already stipulated the conditions for imposing class suspensions and quarantines. Hopefully the spread of the virus will not escalate in our area.

4. The main problem now is the fear that in the situation in our area worsens, students may not be able to go home because they cannot pass through Metro Manila. On this issue, we have to wait for the guidelines from the Department of Transportation. Hopefully we can get sone clarity today.

It is in the best interest of the University and the students’ families that they return home because the chances of a successful quarantine are greater. However, in the next few hours, the following guidelines will be implemented for students who want to go home.

1. Students who will be picked up by their parents can immediately go home. If parents come in their cars, students can be picked up near the dorms. If the parents come and bring them home through public transport, students can still leave the campus because they are with their parents who can make decisions on the safety of the trip home.

2. If the students want to go home on their own, the residence deans will have to verify the route, considering whether the way home is safe from possible contamination and whether the student is taking necessary precautions. It may take time before the student in this situation to be given a pass to leave the campus.

3. Upon return to the campus, all returning students will have to be screened and required to submit a travel record. And those returning from places where there are positive COVID-19 cases will have to be quarantined for 14 days. For now we do not even have the facility to quarantine in the campus returning students from contaminated areas.

If the parents or guardians decide that their child remains on campus, the University wants to give the assurance that the campus preventive measures already in effect will be maintained and that additional strategies are being taken.

Additional guidelines and developments will be released later today. Let us continue to pray that the Lord will protect our children, the University, and our communities from the spread of the virus.

Current News

Official Statement from AUP Health Service Department

As of March 18, 2020, AUP has NO documented COVID-19 positive patient. We have identified one (1) Person Under Investigation (PUI) who exhibited mild respiratory symptoms only and who opted for home quarantine outside of AUP. We are doing our best to prevent the...

AUP President’s Advisory on March 14, 2020

Greetings to all our students, parents, and supporters. When I addressed you last Thursday, March 12, President Duterte was still to address the nation about the community quarantine of Metro Manila. The University studied Resolution 11 of the Inter-agency Task Force...

AUP @103: “We Serve as One”

With the theme “We Serve as One”, the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) celebrated its 103rd Founding Anniversary last February 1, 2020 at the Philippine International Church (PIC). This year’s foundation celebration theme got its inspiration from the...

Adventist University of the Philippines Granted Autonomous Status!

The Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) was once again granted autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), from June 1, 2019, up to May 31, 2021. The university enjoyed the said status since 2003. The autonomous status is given to Higher...

Adventist Education Advantage

Students of Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) once again emerged on top in the field of Academics, with Ms. Grace Eunice C. Salvacion, RND; top 1 for the Nutrition and Dietetics board examination 2019, and Dr. Jon Sergei J. Aclan as Top 1 in the Regional...

The Power of Linkages: AUP-CES and PAFCPIC MOA Signing Ceremony

October 1, 2019, Cavite, Philippines – At 3 PM on October 1, 2019, the Adventist University of the Philippines’ Community Extension Services (AUP-CES) made a new linkage with the Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC). Ms. Maria...


2nd International Research Forum

April 20, 2020, Monday, 7AM -5PM | Finster Hall

Theme: “Coopetion and Social Responsibility in the 21st-Century Research


(a) To promote an avenue for future research collaboration

(b) To encourage researchers to disseminate their findings in various disciplines for implementation


DIET HEALS: Higlights, Evidence, Advances, Leaps, and Science

(A Lifestyle Medicine Approach)

April 1, 2020, Wednesday, 8:00AM – 5:15PM

The Colleges of Adventist University of the Philippines

Arts & Humanities

Competent Faculty with Post-Graduate Degree in their fields of study.


Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God’s ideal for His children.


We care for the sick and the weary and lead them to Jesus.


Management of resources should be one of the primary concerns in this life.


Healthy lifestyle, quality living and a happy community.

Science & Technology

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.


Selfless service for humanity is the key to a happy living and a healthy lifestyle.


Caring for people is our mission of hope and service to the community.


Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel.

Adventist University of the Philippines in Video Presentation.

AUP has been blessed with many things that brought her to its new portals.  The video presentations below are but a teaser of what AUP has become now.