We hope this information will be helpful to you as you make plan to come to AIIAS for your graduate studies. International students should not leave their homeland until they have received an admissions, invitation or acceptance letter, a valid passport good for a period of not less than 6 months, and sufficient funds to finance their studies.
When AIIAS authorizes you to come to the campus, please notify the AIIAS Admissions Office of your flight details so that transportation can be arranged to meet you at the airport. There is a charge for the airport transportation service. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) currently has four terminals. Please make sure that you know which terminal are you arriving in, as these terminals are quite a distance from one another.
If you encounter a problem, you may contact our driver on cell phone numbers 0918 801 6810 / 0918 801 6809 or AIIAS # 046 414-4300.
Passengers boarding an international airline carrier will proceed to Terminal I of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). After your luggage has been picked up and you have gone through the Customs checkpoint, you will proceed to the passenger pick-up area. Walk across the road and proceed down the LEFT ramp to the Passengers Arrival Extension Area. Wait at the bottom of the ramp (ground floor) under the appropriate letter sign of your family name. (e.g. Family name of Cruz will stand under the overhead sign of 'C')
Find out which airlines are currently being served by Terminal 1.
Passengers boarding Philippine Airlines for both international and domestic flights will proceed to Terminal II (Centennial Terminal). After your luggage has been picked up and you have gone through the Customs checkpoint, exit the terminal and proceed right towards the taxi booth where seats are available. Wait for our driver who will be carrying a placard with your name.
Find out which airlines are currently being served by Terminal 2.
Passengers boarding airlines arriving at Terminal 3, after going through Customs checkpoint can exit the terminal and wait at Bay 8 - 10 for our driver who will be carrying a placard with your name.
Find out which airlines are currently being served by Terminal 3.
An International School, AIIAS Academy (Grades K-12), operates on the AIIAS campus for the benefit of the children of faculty, staff, and graduate students. School-age children who do not know English are strongly advised to attend summer school classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) before entering the regular school-year program. These summer classes begin during the last week of March. All foreign students who are not covered by an AIIAS scholar 47(a)2 visa are required to secure a Special Study Permit (SSP).
Students who plan to attend college in the Philippines are encouraged to attend Philippine high schools, such as Adventist University of the Philippines Academy or Lipa Adventist Academy, after sixth grade. Those wishing to attend AUP Academy (26 km away), may use the public transportation available at the AIIAS front gate. Those not wishing to commute may take advantage of one of several Adventist secondary boarding schools available in the Philippines.
Private arrangements must be made for tuition costs and/or for out-of-home care of preschool-age children. A playground for young children is central to the living quarters for married students on campus.
The Philippines is typically tropical, hot, and humid year-round. The average temperature is around 25°C. Usually, the dry season is from January to June, while the wet season is July to December. December to February is the ‘cool dry’ period, while March to May is the ‘hot dry’ period. You can expect rain from July to September. Students are advised to bring appropriate clothing that matches the climate here in the Philippines.
Imported goods are available for purchase with US dollars within 48 hours of arrival in the Philippines at the Fiesta Mall Duty Free Shop, which is located near the airport.
Public transportation to the nearby town of Silang (2 km) is readily available almost 24 hours a day. Fresh products can be purchased in Silang on any day of the week. Silang market days are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. In addition, an on-campus market is open every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. A small AIIAS canteen near the students' living quarters offers basic food and supplies at a reasonable cost. Shopping can also be done in nearby supermarkets in Silang, Tagaytay, Dasmariñas, and Pala-Pala, using public transportation available at the AIIAS gate.
Under Philippine law, those who enter the country on student visas are not allowed to have gainful employment. Expenses of foreign students must be paid from abroad.