Why Study in Cebu City
A lot of foreign nationals have favored to study in Cebu than in other parts of the Philippines to take up a medical degree course. Tuition fees and cost of living are cheaper in Cebu City than Manila. Cebu City is a better place to study. It’s easy to go around with 24/7 coffee shops and McDonalds who will allow people to study. As for your living expenses, you can find a cheap rental of unit apartments in Cebu for as low as $60-100 or $200-$300 if you need air-conditioning.
ESL or English as a Second Language programs and courses are also offered in Cebu. At this time, a lot of Koreans and Japanese have chosen Cebu City as the place to study English. Let’s face it, it is a lot cheaper here than USA, Canada, or Australia while getting the same quality and service in learning the English Language.
Most courses include basic English to advanced. Some others also offer TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, and Business English.
Application of Philippine Student Visa
The Philippine Student Visa can be secured from the Philippine Embassy in your country of origin or residence. Processing the student visa will take approximately two (2) months from the date of receipt.
Submission of application for student visa for the 1st semester of each school year starts from January to March and 2nd semester from June to August.
Upon arrival in the Philippines, the student must secure his Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) and Certificate of Residence for Temporary Students (CRTS) at the Bureau of Immigration, Intramuros, Manila. You are also advised to secure a Study Permit before enrolling from the Commission of Higher Education.
For more detailed information, visit http://manila.usembassy.gov/