About the university
The University of Northern Philippines holds the distinction of being the first state university in Northern Luzon. It was created through the enactment of Republic Act 4449 authored by the late Congressman FLORO S. CRISOLOGO. Approved on 19 June 1965, the Act created the University of Northern Philippines and dedicated to the nation. It is the only Government University in the province aimed for providing quality education at affordable cost . Today the School of Medicine at the University of Northern Philippines attract International students from around the world for its quality of medical education at affordable fee.
There are more than 1000 foreign students found in the campus at any time. Majority of the foreign students are from India. The University is located in the beautiful place of Vigan. The people around Vigan are very peace loving and caring. The law and order is very strong and people are learned to respect each other. Being western in outlook, the Filipinos' are accustomed to accept diversity and so hold a welcoming attitude to Indian students.