Graduate Certificate in ASEAN Studies
The framework of the program was jointly developed by five Open Universities in the ASEAN region, namely, Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia), Open University of Malaysia, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (Thailand), the Hanoi Open University (Vietnam) and the UP Open University (Philippines).
The ASEAN Studies Graduate Program consists of a Graduate Certificate and a Master’s Degree. It is intended to promote regional and global understanding about ASEAN Countries from the perspective of ASEAN; increase the ASEAN community’s consciousness of its common historical, cultural, and regional identity; and obtain a balanced perspective in ASEAN studies.
The program is designed for post-baccalaureate individuals, professionals, practitioners (diplomats, policy analysts, educators, business people, public servants, NGO staff, development workers) and others who are interested, qualified, and academically competent to pursue a graduate level education.
The Graduate Certificate program aims to develop graduates who are able to:
- Demonstrate comprehensive understanding, insights, and mastery about ASEAN and the countries comprising it; and
- Contribute to an enhanced and heightened ASEAN community’s consciousness and awareness of its ties of history, culture and bound by a common regional identity but celebrating diversity.
Applicants should be a graduate of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution.
Mode of Instruction
Program of Study
The Graduate Certificate consists of 15 units of course work, with 9 units of core courses and 6 units of elective courses.
Students are expected to take the courses in the following sequence:
|Year||First Semester||Number of Units||Second Semester||Number of Units|
|1||ASEAN 201||3 units||ASEAN 202||3 units|
|Elective||3 units||ASEAN 203||3 units|
A Student who completes the Graduate Certificate may opt to graduate with the degree and seek admission into the Master’s program within three years of earning the Graduate Certificate and provided that he/she has a general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 or better. The admission policy of the program and the UP rule on crediting units shall apply.
For admission related details, please visit UPOU website.