National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
University of the Philippines, Diliman

National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Undergraduate Admissions

College Admission

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BS MBB) provides a well-rounded undergraduate education that is particularly suited to future careers in research and teaching, in both academic and industrial settings.

The BS MBB program currently admits 60 students per year, taken from the top qualifiers in the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT).

A student is required to complete at least 153 units of undergraduate courses, which includes completing an undergraduate research project.

For more information on undergraduate admissions, please visit the University of the Philippines System’s website.

Admission Policies for Shiftees and Transferees

a.Cumulative Weighted Average of Grades of 1.75 or better for students within the UP System and CWAG of 1.50 for students outside UP System
b.Preferably with at least 15 units of a combination of Math, Physics, Chemistry and Nat Sci with a weighted average of 1.80 or better.
c.Accepts transferees/shiftees during the First Semester only.
d.The number of transferees/shiftees to be admitted into the program is dependent on the number of available slots, as BS MBB is a quota course.

Student Retention Policy

For the undergraduate students to be retained in the program, they should maintain a weighted average in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) subjects of 2.50 or better and a CWAG of 2.25 or better.