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Fast Facts About the PUP Open University


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The PUP Open University or Pamantasang Bayan system is a system of delivering higher educational services in a manner that differs from the traditional formal, highly structured and classroom-oriented approach.


Under the Open University system, otherwise known in PUP as Pamantasang Bayan, the students do not have to attend classes inside a classroom. They do not even have to enter the physical campus(es) of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Instead, the students can obtain the education they want in their homes, their places of work, their communities, or wherever they may be that is most convenient and conducive to their learning activities. They can even continue to do this while traveling in other countries.


The PUP Open University was established in the 1970s. The initial offerings were non-degree (technical-vocational) courses. Over the years, the PUP Open University has developed self-learning packages for more non-degree courses as well as higher education (Bachelors degree) courses and advanced education (masters degree) courses.

The PUP Open University
3rd Floor, Ninoy Aquino Learning Resource Center
Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila
716-7832 to 45 local 325 or 251
713-1505; 713-1506; 338-7409