St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) was founded on May 10, 1907, as Colegio de San Pablo, by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, (Mother Ephrem Marie Fieu, Sr. Suzanne du Sacre Coeur Cran, Sr. Agnes de Sainte Anne Couplan, and Sr. Jeanne de St. Louis Bourrelly, Sr. Marie Angeline Acau and Postulant Sr. Ste. Foy de Sacre Coeur

Sacramento) The school started in a Spanish Convento. The school served as military garrison and hospital of the Japanese forces in 1941The School of Medicine (SOM) is committed to provide world class medical practitioners and experts imbued with professional and Christian values. Opened in 2012, the School of Medicine flourishes as a formidable institution in the formation of Medical Doctors geared towards the provision and delivery of optimum and afford-able health care. In the School of Medicine, knowledge and experience are perfectly combined to continuously foster relevant

learning opportunities among Paulinian Medical students. With a holistic approach to medical education, Paulinian Medical Doctors are equipped with competencies responsive to the needs of the community pertinent to quality health services.


St. Paul University Philippines is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to the formation of competent leaders and responsible citizens of their communities, country, and the world.


Animated by the Gospel and guided by the teachings of the Church, it helps to uplift the quality of life and to effect social transformation through:

Quality, Catholic, Paulinian formation, academic excellence, research, and community services;

Optimum access to Paulinian education and service in an atmosphere of compassionate caring;    and,

Responsive and innovative management processes


“St. Paul University Philippines Provides Quality, Catholic

Paulinian Education in a Caring Environment.”

Saint Paul University Tugueagarao facts:

  • The First Private Catholic University in Asia and the First Private University in the Philippines to be granted ISO 9001 Certification by TUV Rheinland in 2000
  • Selected as one of only 11 Universities in the Philippines, by World Bank as Knowledge for Development Center (KDC). 

Recognized as an affiliate of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network, or ASPNet for its support to international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.

Courses Offered

The SPUP offers quality medical programs under the supervision of highly qualified Faculty and state of the art infrastructure. The College is famous for its medical programs (MBBS/MD).

Programme                                                                         Duration

BS+MD (equivalent to MBBS)                                                 5 years

Doctor of Medicine (MD)                                                         4 years

Course Language – English

Eligibility – Above 65% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Intake/Admission – 01 May 2020 – 30 September 2020

Course Level – Bachelor’s