Visayas State University


Visayas State University is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Visayas State University (VSU) is a premier university of science and technology in the Visayas. It has qualified for Level IV Reaccreditation from the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP) in its eight academic programs including Bachelor of Animal Science, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Masters of Science in Agriculture, and in Education, Masters of Agricultural Development in Agriculture, and in Education.

VSU was formerly known as the Leyte State University (LSU) and was renamed as VSU by virtue of Republic Act No. 9437, which was signed by her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on April 27, 2007. At present the VSU System has four satellite campuses with eight colleges, three institutes, and a Graduate School in the main campus. It also has an Open University which takes care of the distance education program.

Visayas State University

Address: Brgy. Visca, City of Baybay, Leyte, Philippines
Telephone Number: (053) 335-2600; 335-2601

The The VSU Main Campus is situated in Barangay Pangasugan, Baybay, City, Philippines. It is about 8 kilometers north of Baybay City and 34 kilometers south of Ormoc City. It is highly accessible by land and by sea from different parts of the province. An all-weather airport facility is located in Tacloban City, Leyte. Several inter-island passenger vessels including fast craft services ply from the ports of Baybay City, Bato, Hilongos, Maasin City, Ormoc City and Tacloban City to the major islands in the Visayas. VSU Main Campus has a total land area of 1,479.086 hectares that extends from the shores of Camotes Sea to the top of Mt. Pangasugan. Inside the campus are 188 buildings composed of academic departments, staff and student houses, the University Library, the Administration, Hostel, Convention Center, gymnasium and other structures. Also based within the campus are several research/training centers, namely: the Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops); National Abaca Research Center (NARC); National Coconut Research Center (NCRC) – Visayas; Farm and Resource Management Institute (FARMI); Philippine Carabao Center (PCC); and Agricultural Training Institute – National Training Center (ATI-NTC) – Visayas.

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Visayas State University” in the Province of Leyte.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II 402 Hours
Food and Beverage Services NC II 356 Hours
Food Processing NC II 1,250 Hours
Horticulture NC II 682 Hours
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II 268 hours

Visayas State University Tolosa Campus

Address: Tanghas, Tolosa, Leyte, Philippines
Telephone Number: (053) 322-6306

Course Authorized Duration
Aquaculture NC II 768 Hours

Visayas State University Alang-alang Campus

Address: Alang-alang, Leyte, Philippines
Telephone Number: (053) 331-9016

Course Authorized Duration
Agricultural Crops Production NC I 682 Hours
Horticulture NC II 682 Hours

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number (053) 335-2600; 335-2601. You can also visit Visayas State University. The assessment center is located at Brgy. Visca, City of Baybay, Leyte, Philippines.

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