Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
  1. Submit complete requirements and testing fee of P500 to the Admissions Office at least two weeks before the entrance exam date.
  2. An interview with a member of upper management or faculty will be scheduled before or after the examination schedule.
  3. Admissions decisions are based on the complete requirements, examination and interview, taken as a whole. All candidates shall be informed of the decision in writing.
When is the entrance exam?
What are the admission requirements?
For high school students
  • Completed application form
  • Photocopy of senior report card (Form 138)
  • Transcript of records (Form 137)
  • Essay (300 words of less) on My Greatest Personal Achievement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recommendation letter from homeroom adviser or guidance counselor
  • Photocopy of birth certificate
  • Two recent 2″x2″ photos
For transferees
  1. Completed application form
  2. Transcript of records or certified true copy of grades from last school attended
  3. Essay (300 words of less) on My Greatest Personal Achievement
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the last school attended (signed by the Dean, Guidance Counselor or Head of Student Affairs)
  6. Copy of syllabi and course descriptions of subjects taken for subject crediting
  7. Certificate of Transfer Credentials or Honorable Dismissal from the last school attended
  8. Photocopy of birth certificate
  9. Two recent 2″x2″ photos

Additional requirements for students applying for scholarship or financial aid:

Do I still need to take the entrance exam if I've taken and passed the SAT?
Students who have taken and passed the SAT with a minimum score of 500 per section or category will be exempted from taking the entrance exam.
If I miss the June intake, can I still apply for the present school year?
Yes, Enderun follows the Philippine academic year, which starts in June for the first semester and in November for the second semester. Students may begin their freshmen year in either June or November.
Is it possible to transfer to Enderun Colleges from another college or university?
Yes. Enderun accepts transferees from other schools and universities provided that they comply with all of the application requirements for transferees. Courses previously taken in the applicant’s former school may be credited if the course is similar to what Enderun offers and if the applicant obtained the required grade. Applicants must submit the syllabi of the subjects they have taken at their previous university for subject crediting.
Are scholarship programs available?

Yes. Enderun is willing to invest in students who show leadership potential and who excel in academics and extra-curricular activities. These traits will be evaluated based on the applicant’s Transcript of Records (TOR) as well as in his/her recommendation letters. Applicants are also required to undergo a scholarship interview to assess his/her eligibility into the program. Click here for more information.

Are other financial aid programs available?

Yes. There are two other kinds of financial aid programs. Work-Study Program lets students earn money to pay partial tuition by working during the school year. Study Now Pay Later, meanwhile, is a flexible loan system where students are allowed to defer payment to be paid back with a small interest. Click here for more information.

What does "Enderun" mean?
Enderun Colleges takes its name from the Turkish word, enderun. Enderun refers to the palace school established during the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923) where the most promising children were educated in, among other things, the art of public administration. Enderun was also considered a royal school. The children of Enderun underwent the finest of Turkish education in order to become high-level administrators and statesmen of the Ottoman Empire. Similarly, Enderun Colleges, in drawing its name from such historical origins, seeks to deliver a world-class level of management education and equips its graduates with professional competencies of the sterling quality required to manage the world’s leading institutions.
What is Enderun's Mission?
Enderun aims to graduate students with the academic training, professional competencies, and character required for success in today’s complex world, by offering international-caliber degree programs that combine management theory and practical experience in a values-rich environment.
What is Enderun's teaching philosophy?
Enderun’s learning framework places great importance on the balance between theory and practice. Founded on that philosophy, students learn concepts and theories and enrich them through first-hand experiences. In the classroom, emphasis is placed on student-centered learning, where teaching methodologies are shaped with a focus on students’ learning styles, and require maximum involvement from students. Students are also given opportunities for experiential-learning both in and out of the campus through laboratory modules, field trips, tours and practical internships. This learning-by-doing approach strengthens academic perspectives, and contributes to the students’ personal insights when they return to the classroom.
What makes it different from other schools here and abroad?

Enderun offers:

  1. International-caliber degree programs with global partners such as Alain Ducasse Education and Thunderbird Online,
  2. World-class facilities to deliver world-class educational experience to students,
  3. An office dedicated to career development and industry placement with over 140 industry partners where students can gain real-world work experience,
  4. Multicultural faculty members who are industry practitioners
Another main difference from other schools is that the students take up a combination of general education subjects, management subjects, culinary subjects and some hotel management subjects and earn a Bachelor’s degree. Other schools, particularly culinary schools, focus on the technical-vocational aspect.
What are Enderun's global partners?
  1. Alain Ducasse Education, France
  2. Thunderbird Online, USA
  3. Yeungnam University, South Korea
  4. Namseoul University, South Korea
  5. Dongguk University, South Korea
  6. Hannam University, South Korea
  7. Sangmyung University, South Korea


Enderun Colleges is also engaged in academic cooperation with Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.

Is Les Roches recognized by employers in the hospitality industry?
Located in the stunning Swiss Alps, the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management is among the top 3 hospitality management schools in the world. Les Roches graduates are sought out by the world’s top hotels and restaurants, and occupy some of the most influential management and executive positions in the worldwide hospitality industry.
Les Roches is accredited up to the degree level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the oldest regional accrediting association in the US, which also establishes and maintains the educational standards of Ivy League universities.
Who is Alain Ducasse?
Alain Ducasse is the most celebrated of modern French chefs, one of the rare chefs in the prestigious Michelin guide’s history to run restaurants carrying three-star rankings in two cities: Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo and Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris. Famous for a string of other historic “firsts” – chef de cuisine at the first hotel restaurant to receive a three-star rating; first chef to hold two three-star ratings simultaneously – he now employs over 1200 people in twenty restaurants and inns worldwide. Author of the Alain Ducasse Culinary Encyclopedia and numerous other celebrated culinary tomes, he has established the Alain Ducasse Formation to encapsulate his methods –his incomparable “savoir-faire” –and to provide training and consultancy services to the world’s top chefs.
What is the partnership with Alain Ducasse Education about?
Enderun’s partnership with Alain Ducasse Education offers Enderun students the opportunity to undergo rigorous training in foundational and cutting-edge culinary methods, under the watchful eyes of Ducasse Institute Philippines’ culinary team. The combination of Enderun’s existing culinary faculty – already celebrated as one of Asia’s most distinguished – with the Alain Ducasse Education team and teaching methodologies promise to set new standards for culinary education in Asia. The collaboration also gives Enderun students the opportunity to earn a Alain Ducasse Education certificate – a highly prized credential in the culinary world – as they study for their Enderun bachelor’s degrees. Ducasse Institute Philippines features a student-manned restaurant, as well as state-of-the-art kitchen and teaching facilities.
Enderun Colleges is home to the first Ducasse Institute outside of France, and Alain Ducasse Education’s regional hub in Asia.
What is Thunderbird Online?
Thunderbird Online, a professional development division of Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, develops and delivers innovative continuing education programs designed specifically for working professionals looking to continue learning throughout their professional career, improve their marketability, and gain a leading edge over their competition. These programs are also ideal for experienced executives seeking to gain expertise in a global business focus area, and take their organization to the next level with enhanced knowledge and skills in today’s dynamic global marketplace.
How does the partnership with Thunderbird Online work?
Enderun Colleges incorporates Thunderbird Online courses within its regular degree programs. Students can expect an integration of online learning with in-classroom instruction. Thunderbird Online course materials are comprised of: video lectures, podcasts, case studies and on-screen case vignettes, interactive, multimedia activities, quizzes and checkpoint questions, facilitated discussion forums, and mandatory end-of-course assessment. Students will receive an Executive Certificate upon completion of a three-course track from Thunderbird Online.
Also known as the New Community Movement, Saemaul Undong was a political initiative in the 70s launched by then South Korean president Park Chung Hee to modernize their rural economy. It revolves around the idea of self-governance guided by three principles: diligence, self-help, and cooperation. The Saemaul Undong Movement is considered as one of the efficient rural development models in the world by the United Nations (UN), and is exported to more than 70 countries worldwide.
Yeungnam University, one of the premier universities in South Korea, established the Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS) to share Korea’s experiences in socio-economic development, and contribute to the economic progress of other countries in the world.
The bachelor’s degree and certificate program in Economics cover how the Saemaul Undong model propelled the economics success of South Korea, and how it can be applied to different countries and communities. The program focuses on development frameworks on regional and rural development, leadership and management, financial planning and control, and social entrepreneurship. It provides participants with the background needed to organize, plan, and implement economic development activities and programs.

Enderun’s partnership with Yeungnam University enables students to do the following:

  1. For degree program: Yeungnam University provides an opportunity for graduates of Enderun’s BS-Economics to pursue their master’s degree in Saemaul Studies and Leadership at the Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS) of Yeungnam University.
  2. For certificate program: Students have the option to ladderize each subject to formal college credits, enabling two possible options: a window for having a formal college degree for non-college graduates or a second degree for those with an undergraduate degree.