Internationalization is a thrust of the University of Santo Tomas, in its attempt to foster mutually beneficial and enriching partnerships with educational institutions, associations, and consortia. Such a thrust has several facets: student mobility, academic and administrative staff mobility, program mobility, research collaboration, and the conduct of joint scientific/academic activities.

All these are facilitated by the Office of International Relations and Programs (OIRP), established in 2013. The OIRP liaises with the different faculties, colleges, institutes, and schools, which have their own Internationalization Coordinators, for the efficient management of the University’s linkages.

As of January 2018, the linkages total to 152 in 28 countries, spread across five continents.


Australia_circle flag design— Australian Catholic University

— Charles Sturt University

— Curtin University

— Deakin University

— Griffith University

— Joanna Briggs Institute

— Macquarie University

— Queensland University of Technology

— RMIT University

— University of Canberra

— University of New Castle

— University of South Australia

— University of the Sunshine Coast

— University of Wollongong

— Victoria University


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— Daffodil International University


Belgium_circle flag design

— Education for an Interdependent World (EDIW)

— ICHEC Brussels Management School


Brazil_circle flag design

— Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


Canada_circle flag design

— Niagara College

— University of British Columbia


China_circle flag design

— Fudan University

Czech Republic

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— Tomas Bata University in Ziin


France_circle flag design

— University of Southern Demark


France_circle flag design

— Institut Catholique de Toulouse

— N + i France Network of Engineering Institute

— Université Catholique de Lille


Germany_circle flag design

— Helmholtz Zentrum Fur Infektionsforschung Gmbh, Braunschweig

— Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar

— Integrative Pilforschung Senckenberg

— SRH Hochschule Berlin – The International Management University

— University of Bayreuth

Hongkong S.A.R.

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— Hongkong Polytechnic University


India_circle flag design

— Nitte University


Indonesia_circle flag design

— Atma Jaya Catholic University

— Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University

— Binus University

— Research Center for Regional Resources – The Indonesian Institute of Sciences

— Sanata Dharma University

— Universitas Airlangga

— Universitas Katolik Darma Cendika

— Universitas Mercu Buana

— Universitas Ubudiyah Indonesia

— Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya


Italy_circle flag design

— Universita Degli Studi Di Brescia

— Istituto Marangoni


Japan_circle flag design

— Chiba University

— Elisabeth University of Music

— Gifu University

— Hijiyama University and Junior College

— Hiroshima University

— Nagoya City University

— Niigata University

— Niigata University of Health and Welfare

— Oita University

— Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

— St. Catherine University

— Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

— Tottori College of Nursing

— University of Shiga Prefecture

— Yokohama National University

Macau S.A.R.

— University of Macau



Malaysia_circle flag design

— INTI International University

— Management and Science University

— Open University Malaysia

— Taylor’s University

— Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

— University of Malaya

— Universiti Sains Malaysia

— Universiti Teknologi Petronas


Mexico_circle flag design

— Universidad de Monterrey

New Zealand

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— International Pacific College Tertiary Institute (IPC)

— University of Otago


Poland_circle flag design

— Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica – AGH University of Science and Technology

— Kozminski University

— Lodz University of Technology

— Wyźsza Szkoła Europejska – Tischner European University

— Wyźsza Szkoła Informatyki I Zarządzania z siedzibą w Rzeszowie – University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow


— National University of Singapore

— National Gallery Singapore

South Korea

Korea- South_circle flag design

— Catholic University of Daegu

— Catholic University of Korea

— Chonbuk National University

— Chungnam National University

— Dongguk University

— Dongseo University

— Gyeongju University

— Kongju National University

— Kyung Hee University

— Korea Tourism Organization

— Sangmyung University

— Sejong University

— Seoul National University

— Seoul National University of Science and Technology

— Sogang University

— Soongsil University

— Yeungnam College of Science and Technology

— Yeungnam University


Spain_circle flag design

— Institut Catala de Nanociéncia i Nanotecnologia

— Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS)

— Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

— Universidad Catolica Santa Teresa de Jesus de Avila

— Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia

— Universidad Catolica de Valencia San Vicente Martir

— Universidad de La Rioja

— University of Oviedo


— Linnaeus University


Taiwan_circle flag design

— Academia Sinica

— Chung Yuan Christian University

— Fu Jen Catholic University

— Kaohsiung Medical University

— National Central University

— National Dong Hwa University

— National Sun Yat Sen University

— National Taiwan Normal University

— National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

— Tzu Chi University

— Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages


Thailand_circle flag design

— Assumption University

— Chiang Mai University

— Chulalongkorn University

— Mahidol University

— Saint Louis College

— Siam University

— Srinakharinwirot University

— Thabyay Educational Network

— Thammasat University

— Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University


Ukraine_circle flag design

— Ukrainian Catholic University

United Kingdom

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— St. Mary’s University, Twickenham

— University of Leeds

— University of Reading

United States of America

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— California Baptist University

— Catholic University of America

— City University of New York – York College

— Duke University School of Nursing

— Kent State University

— Menssana Research, Inc.

— Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

— Rowan University

— Seton Hall University

— Therapeutic Health Services

— University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

— University of California, Los Angeles

— University of California, Irvine

— University of Hawaii – John A. Burns School of Medicine

— University of Illinois at Chicago

— University of Kansas – Natural History Museum and Biodiversity

— University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

— University of Missouri – St. Louis

— University of Texas at San Antonio

— University of Washington Bothell


Vietnam_circle flag design

— University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam

Networks UST is a part of

ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS)

European Union – Support for Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (EU-SHARE)EU SHARE logo
Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF)
Association of Southeast Asian Institutes of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU)

N.B. UST’s Rector, Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD, is the incumbent Executive Secretary / President.

International Association of Universities (IAU)
International Council of the Universities of Saint Thomas Aquinas (ICUSTA)

International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)

N.B. UST’s Rector, Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD, is a board member.

The Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR)
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Center for Education Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH)
University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
New Colombo Plan
University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)

University Visitors

The University of Santo Tomas is a proud host of many international visitors, from foreign dignitaries to representatives–both faculty and students–from educational institutions abroad.

Date News Item
February 16, 2017 EHS welcomes Samroiyod Wittayakom School, Thailand delegates, highlights culture and English proficiency
April 15, 2016 US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg delivers lecture in UST
March 29, 2016 Brunei’s St. George’s School delegates visit UST
February 13, 2016 Australian Ambassador lauds partnership between UST and Curtin University
November 24, 2015 Rehab. Sciences, Nursing, Medicine receive Father Muller Charitable Institutions, India director
November 12, 2015 Vairamon of Stella Maris College, India visits Science for possible linkage
September 4, 2015 University of Glasgow, Singapore officials explore collaboration opportunities with UST
September 4, 2015 Chuo University, Japan students visit UST


Internationalization Thrusts

UST FACULTY GS - SISON Lilian DJ (2008, 2x2 Gray)



UST FACULTY Sci Chem - SANTIAGO Karen S (2016, PhD - 2x2 Gray)


Associate Director


Support Staff