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De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSMHSI) officially partners with Bukas starting SY 2021-2022


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It’s one thing to study medicine and health care, and another to practice it with a commitment to nurturing life. Since 1979, the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSMHSI) has been training future medical and health allied professionals in the country who will do exactly that—lead a life of faith and service through providing excellent health care.

With its state-of-the-art learning facilities and its very own hospital and research center, namely the DLSU Medical Center (DLSUMC) and DLS Angelo King Medical Research Center (DLS AKMRC) respectively, students get to enjoy a conducive learning environment that can help set them up for a career in the medical field.

Through its recently announced partnership with Bukas, students can now have access, not just to top notch facilities, but also to affordable, quality education. Here’s how.

Making medicine and health sciences accessible

DLSMHSI has always been on the lookout for opportunities to provide students with financial assistance. In fact, the medical school proudly offers the biggest scholarship program for qualified and deserving medical students in the Philippines. Think tuition, housing, books, and food allowance! That said, partnering with Bukas is yet another way for the school to support our future doctors and medical practitioners. That could be you!

With this new partnership, all undergraduate and graduate students at DLSMHSI now have more options to pay for their studies. All programs and year levels included, no minimum grade requirement too. Read more to learn about this new payment option:

What is a Bukas tuition installment plan?

A Bukas tuition installment plan, or simply a student loan, is a safe, secure, and flexible way to pay for your tuition. When you choose to pay with Bukas, we can cover up to 100% of your tuition for the semester while you pay back the amount in 12 monthly installments. Take note that every installment plan comes with an interest starting from 1.90% to 4.90% per month, and a one-time service fee that ranges from 4.50% to 10%.

You also have the option to pay off your student loan earlier than 12 months without any early termination fees or other penalties. We only charge interest for the months you consume your student loan so managing your fees is flexible to you and your finances!

To know more about our updated interest rates as of January 2024, check out DLSMHSI's official partnerships page.

How does the Bukas tuition installment plan work?

When you apply and get approved for an installment plan, Bukas will pay your tuition directly to DLSMHSI. You will then have to pay your Bukas monthly dues for 12 months. For example, if you need Php 50,000 for your tuition next semester, you can get an installment plan from Bukas and pay only Php 5,304.17 every month. This computation is based on a tuition plan with a 1.9% monthly interest and a one-time 4.5% service fee.

Want to get an estimate based on your actual tuition at DLSMHSI? Try out our calculator!

How can DLSMHSI students apply for a tuition installment plan?

The whole application process is done online, making it easy and convenient for students to apply for a tuition installment plan anytime and anywhere. No more printed application forms and waiting in long lines! Just make sure to have your requirements and documents ready and follow these six steps:

Step 1: Register and complete your profile via app.bukas.ph/register

Step 2: Fill out and submit the application form. Wait 2-3 working days to get feedback from our team via SMS or email. Note that you may be asked to provide additional information via email. Make sure you submit these as soon as possible to avoid delays in processing your application.

Step 3: Complete your verification interviews with a Bukas representative. Once done, wait for the results to be sent via SMS or email.

Step 4: Once approved, log in to your Bukas account and confirm your application.

Step 5: Once confirmed, Bukas will deposit your full amount directly to DLSMHSI. You’ll receive an SMS once it’s disbursed. It will also reflect on your Bukas account after 1-2 working days.

Step 6: Study hard and pay your Bukas monthly dues at any of our payment partners.

Making Lasallian education accessible all year round

With Bukas, you can get your tuition covered all year round! This means applying for an installment plan can be done anytime throughout the school year—whether it’s the start of a regular semester, a summer class, or even a new academic year altogether. From Day 1 until you graduate in college or med school (or both), remember this: #MayBukas!

After all, pursuing your dreams to become a doctor or a medical practitioner doesn’t stop after the semester ends. It continues. So should your education.

When students get the support they need for the career they want, they excel and make a difference wherever they go. DLSMHSI and Bukas eagerly commit to this partnership in view of that goal. With help in place, all that is left for you to do is reach for your dreams. What are you waiting for?

Learn more about Bukas and how we make education affordable for thousands of Filipino students like you. Apply for a Bukas tuition installment plan in your upcoming enrollment, and join our growing community for more tips and advice about all things student life. A better tomorrow awaits. Sa'yo ang Bukas!

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