Davao is home to some of the top universities in the Philippines. Parents from Mindanao and Visayas often send their children to Davao to pursue their studies in institutions such as Ateneo de Davao University and University of Southeastern Philippines, which have consistently bagged spots as one of the best universities in Asia, and University of Mindanao, an ISO certified university and is considered as one of the biggest universities in the Philippines.
Even foreign students choose to study in Davao to learn English while pursuing their chosen career because of the foreigner-friendly educational system. Most of these foreign students are Koreans, who pursue business and management courses, and Indians, who often pursue medical courses. Furthermore, it is common for people from all over the world to come to Davao for their spring or summer breaks to relax, to study language courses, to prepare for tests such as IELTS and TOIEC and for study-abroad programs in countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. Additionally, Davao has a reasonably low cost of living, considering the fact that it is a metropolitan city. You can go around the city, go to various destinations and eat like a king with as low as 5 US dollars in your pocket!
The quality of education has long been its pride and glory. The universities and colleges that often top national board and licensure exams are only one of the manifestations of its continuing legacy. Study in Davao and we promise you it will be worthwhile!