UX+ University

Trusted by 40+ partners, including top YC startups

The UX+ Advantage

BUILT TO SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS

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Learn UX for the real world
Gain real world experience through a project-based, hands-on curriculum, all while getting support and feedback from a dedicated mentor.
  • 250+ hours of UX coursework
  • Dedicated instructor and 1-on-1 mentorship
  • Assignments and feedback
2
Finish with a job-ready portfolio
Build and refine a portfolio that you can show off in your job interview. Complete real world projects and three case studies from actual clients.
  • 3 UX case studies from clients
  • Solo and group projects
  • Start your UX portfolio website
3
Land your first UX job
Snag career opportunities. Work with your mentor that will act as your career coach. Craft your CV, practice your interview skills, and get a leg up on your job search with our hiring partners.
  • 40+ hiring partners
  • 1-on-1 career coaching
  • Certificate and UX+ Job Board
4
Join an amazing community
Join the UX+ community, with 2,000+ members and growing. Plus, get exclusive freebies from Figma, Uxcel, Miro, UX+ Conference and more!
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UX+ really helped me transition to a career in UX Design. As a career shifter, I was provided with more than enough help I need to learn the fundamentals and to eventually apply the necessary skills. With just a month before graduation, I was already able to land my first job interview for a UX role. UX+ helped me achieve my goals of developing my confidence and preparing myself for future opportunities as a UX Designer.

Jeyo Artuz
UX Designer ⋅ 🇵🇭

UX+ University couldn’t have come at a better time in my life. It was that one final push that I needed in order to call really myself a UX practitioner. The curriculum exceeded my expectations. We had very dedicated mentors and instructor who was available even outside of class hours. They’re all very approachable and you can really feel that they want us to grow and be better designers. Aside from the learnings, one of the best things I gained from joining UX+ University was the community. The class was able to connect and get to know each other through the check-ins, activities, movie nights and game nights, and of course the projects. I can confidently say that joining UX+ University was worth every penny and I’m excited to see what’s in store for my classmates as well as the growth of the program.

Stef Bondoc
UX Researcher ⋅ 🇵🇭

UX+ University met my expectations and more! I really like how engaging the whole program was and how it felt like I wasn't alone throughout the process. The instructor and the mentors were really amazing. I learned a lot from them and felt like I was given more direction than if I were studying UX alone. I've been equipped with the fundamentals and have a bit more confidence than before. I'm also really glad to have met my classmates here who really just inspire me to become a better designer.

Mica Flores
UX Designer ⋅ 🇵🇭

As a career-shifter, UX+ University has given me the key to my absolute dream, and that is to gain the skills and confidence in the UX field. UX+ University taught me so much, including facilitating user research, conducting usability tests, empathizing with users, pitching design proposals to real clients, and many others! I started with knowing so little about UX —I just knew a few terms, and a few processes about design thinking through reading online, but only in UX+ University was I given the chance to experience what it's like to think, work, communicate, and collaborate as a UX designer; with the perks and freedom to make mistakes, and of course, correct them through continuous feedback and guidance from our teachers and mentors.

Kristinne Anne Cas
Growth Designer ⋅ 🇵🇭

Through UX+ University, I was able to practice my skills in not just designing but also in working with teams, presenting designs to key stakeholders, and justifying my design decisions which is just as important as the design itself. Much of the value and learning comes from the mentorship sessions, peer feedback sessions, and even just when I talk with my classmates for fun. I wouldn't grow this much, this fast in 16 weeks alone, and I can now more confidently say that I can do UX design.

Nicole Arguillo
UX Researcher ⋅ 🇵🇭

UX+ University was an intense course that will force you out of your comfort zone and teach you how to look at things differently. And as someone who’s trying to transition from Graphic Design, it was exactly what I needed. The course guides you through the whole process of UX design, from research and prototyping, to participating in a sprint. It gives you the foundations that you’ll need. But for me the biggest factor that I loved about UX+ University was how dedicated the mentors are. They devote their time and effort just to help us grow and I will always be thankful for them.

Megan Cortes
UX Designer ⋅ 🇵🇭
How It Works

Start Your UX Journey with us

Apply in ten minutes

Fill out the application form and if you qualify, we'll get in touch with you a few weeks before the program starts for the next steps.

Can you make time for it?

To succeed in this class, you must devote at least 15 hours a week to complete projects and assignments.

Why do you want to enroll?

We look for students who aspire to become proficient UX professionals and want to land a UX job after graduation.

What’s your background?

We want to understand what led you to where you are now. We want students that have demonstrated grit and determination in the past.

Interview & design Assessment

Show us what you got. We'll get to know you more through a video interview, and an easy design assessment to know more about your current skills—no prior experience required.

20-minute video interview

We'd love to get to know you better, understand your goals, and answer any questions you have.

Design knowledge assessment

Walk us through your thought process as you evaluate a simple interface. Don't worry—you'll be guided at each step.

Student deliberations & contract signing

If you make it past the interview and design challenge, congratulations! You're in. After that, we'll have a course orientation.

Start the course

Time to get your UX journey started. Listen to interactive lectures. Discuss with your instructor, mentors, and classmates. Work on assignments and projects. Practice new skills. Excel in all things UX.

250+ hours of coursework

Learn and practice UX, Research, UI Design, Prototyping, Usability Testing, presenting your work, working with a team, and more!

Learn by doing

Work on UX projects and solve problems with design briefs from top startups and companies. Build a job-ready portfolio as you learn.

Cohort-based learning

Discussions, Q&A, Mastermind Groups, Guest Lectures, and Design Reviews. Learning is better when shared together. We're all here to keep each other accountable.

Pay nothing until you're hired

We only succeed when you do. We want you to learn first, then pay us after you're hired. Tuition shouldn't be a barrier to your education and career progression.

Affordable world-class education

Most UX Bootcamps and Master's Degrees can cost up to 1-2 years worth of a junior designer's starting income. Not for us.

Pay tuition only after you're hired

Pay nothing upon enrollment. Upon landing a qualifying position, the tuition is paid back from 16% of your income for 2 years.

Payment options for those that can afford it

You also have the option to pay $1,970 (₱98,500) upfront or in 3 monthly installments of $740 (₱37,000) before the course starts. Owe nothing after you graduate.
UX+ Curriculum

Learn, Practice, & Apply UX in 16 Weeks

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Our program is designed for early-stage designers and career shifters. Learn UX step-by-step from experienced mentors and instructors, until you can apply the full process from scratch, in only 16 weeks. No prior UX experience required.
Part-time Online Schedule (GMT+8)

No need to quit your day job

Mon & Tue, 7‒9 PM

Participate in live lectures and discuss the lessons. Get your assignments for the week.

Wed, 7‒8 PM

Join in an optional, but highly recommended live workshop or guest talk.

Thu & Fri, 7‒8 PM

Jump the live office hours, work on your group assignments, or participate in Mastermind groups.

Sat, 9 AM‒2 PM

Present your work, and receive feedback from your classmates, instructor, and mentors.

Tuition Fee

The Most Affordable Path to a UX Career

Single Payment Upfront
$1,970
total
One-time payment
Owe nothing after you graduate
Available to all countries
Save up to $3,180
Income Share Agreement
$0
upon Enrollment +
16%
of your income for 2 years
Learn now, pay later
Start paying 16% only after your monthly income reaches $515
Payments end after 24 months, or once you've paid $5,150 total, whichever is sooner
Philippines only
Free until you're hired
3-Month Installment
$740
every month, for 3 months
$2,220 total
Owe nothing after you graduate
Available to all countries
Lighter upfront
Single Payment Upfront
₱98,500
total
One-time payment
Owe nothing after you graduate
Available to all countries
Save up to ₱151,500
Income Share Agreement
₱0
upon Enrollment +
16%
of your income for 2 years
Learn now, pay later
Start paying 16% only after your monthly income reaches ₱25,000
Payments end after 24 months, or once you've paid ₱250,000 total, whichever is sooner
Philippines only
Free until you're hired
3-Month Installment
₱37,000
every month, for 3 months
₱111,000 total
Owe nothing after you graduate
Available to all countries
Lighter upfront
Comparison

How UX+ University Compares

Skillshare, Udemy, etc.

UX Master’s Degree

General Assembly

UX+ University

Annual income of JR. UX Designers in Southeast asia
course Price
$7,400-$12,400
$14-$9K
$20K-60K
$3.9K-15K
$1,970 upfront or
$0 until hired & ISA
Duration
30 mins average
1-3 years
10 weeks, Part-time
12 weeks, Full-time
16 weeks, Part-time
Completion rate
6-13%
61%
92%
100%
Dedicated mentor
Cross markCross markCross markCheck mark
Career & job assistance
Cross markCross markCross markCheck mark
Portfolio pieces
1 per course
Multiple
3 theoretical projects
1 actual project
3 client projects
1 complete portfolio
Online or in-person during COVID
Online
Online &
In-person
Online
Online

Massive Open Online Courses like Skillshare and Udemy cost between $14-$180, takes an average of 30 mins to complete, has a 6-13% completion rate, and has no dedicated mentors or career coaches for graduates.

Master's Degree programs (UX & Human-Computer Interaction) cost $20K-$60K, takes anywhere from 1-3 years to complete, has a 61% completion rate, and has no dedicated mentors or career coaches for graduates.

General Assembly, a top global UX bootcamp, costs between $3.9K-$15K, takes anywhere from 10-12 weeks to complete, has a 92% completion rate, and has no dedicated mentors or career coaches for graduates.

UX+ University costs $1,970 upfront or $0 until hired, takes 16 weeks to complete, has a 100% completion rate, has dedicated mentors and career coaches, and you graduate with real-world case studies for your portfolio.

World-class UX education is costly and inaccessible in Asia.
We're here to change that.

Skillshare, Udemy, etc.

UX Master’s Degree

General Assembly

UX+ University

Annual income of JR. UX Designers in Southeast asia
course Price
₱360,000-₱600,000
₱680-₱9K
₱1M-3M
₱190K-726K
₱98.5K upfront or
₱0 until hired & ISA
Duration
30 mins average
1-3 years
10 weeks, Part-time
12 weeks, Full-time
16 weeks, Part-time
Completion rate
6-13%
61%
92%
100%
Dedicated mentor
Cross markCross markCross markCheck mark
Career & job assistance
Cross markCross markCross markCheck mark
Portfolio pieces
1 per course
Multiple
3 theoretical projects
1 actual project
3 client projects
1 complete portfolio
Online or in-person during COVID
Online
Online &
In-person
Online
Online

Massive Open Online Courses like Skillshare and Udemy cost between ₱680-₱9K, takes an average of 30 mins to complete, has a 6-13% completion rate, and has no dedicated mentors or career coaches for graduates.

Master's Degree programs (UX & Human-Computer Interaction) cost ₱1M-₱3M, takes anywhere from 1-3 years to complete, has a 61% completion rate, and has no dedicated mentors or career coaches for graduates.

General Assembly, a top global UX bootcamp, costs between ₱190K-₱726K, takes anywhere from 10-12 weeks to complete, has a 92% completion rate, and has no dedicated mentors or career coaches for graduates.

UX+ University costs ₱98.5K upfront or ₱0 until hired, takes 16 weeks to complete, has a 100% completion rate, has dedicated mentors and career coaches, and you graduate with real-world case studies for your portfolio.

World-class UX education is costly and inaccessible in Asia.
We're here to change that.

UX+ UNIVERSITY Alumni

Meet Our Alumni

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Jannah Sandico
Product Designer ⋅ 🇵🇭
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CX Architect ⋅ 🇵🇭
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UX Designer ⋅ 🇨🇦
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Product Manager ⋅ 🇵🇭
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UX Researcher ⋅ 🇵🇭
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UX+ Partners

Trusted by Amazing companies

We're proud to teach aspiring UX professionals and place them in the world's best companies. We've also partnered with great organizations to provide exclusive student perks.

UX+ Hiring Partner

The design team at NextPay was very impressed with the quality of thought, ideas, and overall output brought about by the students of UX+ University. Having already known the people behind UX+ University, the quality and training of these budding designers came as no surprise. What they're helping students learn and achieve in just 16 weeks is a big jump forward for the Design community, and we at NextPay are so excited to work with and hire designers from this school! Thanks, UX+ University!

Looking to hire UX Designers & Researchers?

Our partners are first in line, with 200+ UX-trained alumni yearly that are available to hire.

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UX+ Hiring Partner

I'm impressed with the students who presented their proposals. More than just learning how to use Figma to design and prototype products, I'm glad UX+ University teaches future product designers how to present the research insights and approach the challenge like a design consultant.

UX+ Hiring Partner

UX Design is a niche role and finding good candidates is a real challenge. We’ve opened this role for several months, however, the influx of applications is slow and the demand is high from other companies. With the help of UX+ University, we were immediately connected to a huge pipeline of talent. We were able to progress on our recruitment and meet highly qualified candidates for our openings. UX+ University is really paving the way for career shifters, fresh grads, and other individuals who want to build their careers in UX.

UX+ UNIVERSITY FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Can't find your question? Email us!

What if I don't have a design background?

Anyone, regardless of background, can learn design. (Trust us, it’s not rocket surgery!) While it’ll be more challenging if you don’t have design experience at all, our course is taught in a way that anyone, from any background can understand.

Can people outside the Philippines apply?

If you're outside the Philippines and you're opting to pay upfront or through 3-month installments, you can apply. At this time, only people based in the Philippines can opt for the Income Share Agreement.

When is the start of the program?

We run 6 batches a year, with 2 concurrent batches every 4 months. The program starts every February, June, and October. For specific start dates, check our Application page.

When is the application deadline?

You can submit your written application until three weeks before the program starts.

I can afford the one-time payment. Do I automatically get in?

We follow a fixed screening process. If you do well on the application and interview, we will get you on board as long as there are still slots.

How many hours per week must I allot for the course?

Students must allot at least 15 hours a week for the course. This includes attending classes (250+ total hours) and accomplishing assignments outside class hours.

What are the requirements for getting into UX+ University?

Students must:
• Be at least 18 years old
• Be based in the Philippines, if opting for the Income Share Agreement.
• Pass the application and interview process
• Allot at least 15 hours per week to attend class and complete projects and assignments
• Be able to attend 90% of the classes
• Have a working computer or laptop and a stable internet connection
• Have grit, determination, a growth mindset and the motivation to learn

How much is the tuition fee? What payment options do you accept?

We offer 3 payment types:
• Single Payment Upfront ($1,970 or ₱98,500 one-time via Paypal or bank transfer, due at the start of the course.)
• Three-Month Installment ($740 or ₱37,000 per month for 3 months via Paypal, due at the start of the course.)
• Income Share Agreement (No upfront payment to start and finish the course. Once you get hired or if you already have a job upon graduation or withdrawal, you’ll pay 16% of your pre-tax monthly income for 24 months.)

Who are the instructors and mentors?

Our instructors, mentors, and career coaches are UX leaders and senior UX professionals that have been practicing UX for 5-16 years. Our instructors discuss the course materials and conduct the overall facilitation of activities. Our mentors are there for the 1-on-1 coaching, assistance, and guidance for our students. View the team here: About UX+

Who are my classmates?

Similar to you, your classmates were selected from a large pool of applicants, based on their potential as UX professionals. To learn more about your classmates, you can find a directory of your classmates on UX+ Classroom.

How large is each batch?

We select 30 students per batch at UX+ University, from around 300 applicants per quarter.

Where do classes happen?

Classes happen via Zoom. To join a class, click on the Zoom link found in the Google Calendar invite in your email.

What will my job be after I graduate?

Graduates of UX+ University are mostly hired as UX Designers, UX Researchers, Product Designers, and UI Designers. Some are also hired for similar roles, such as Product Managers and Content Strategists.

Would there be instances in the program that require me to be physically present?

To ensure everyone's safety during the pandemic, all activities will be conducted online.

When and how can I give feedback about the classes?

You're free to give feedback about the classes whenever there's something that you'd like to let the UX+ University team know and improve on. You can send feedback through UX+ Classroom.

Will I get my own mentor during the program?

Yes. There will be 4 mentors assigned to 30 students, with around 7 to 8 students per mentor. Mentor assignments can be found on UX+ Classroom.

Where can I find class materials such as assignments and recordings, as well as announcements?

Class materials and announcements are coursed through UX+ Classroom.

How will my class performance be assessed?

Please see the Course Outline, found in UX+ Classroom, for the breakdown of the assignments and success criteria of students.

What if I miss a class?

In case of absences, you must notify the UX+ University team via UX+ Classroom and via email prior to the scheduled date of absence. In case of emergency absences, you must also notify UX+ University team via UX+ Classroom.
Please take note that you're only allowed up to 2 unexcused absences per month while ensuring satisfactory performance during the course.

If you've missed a class, we recommend watching the recordings posted in UX+ Classroom and catch up with your classmates regarding class discussions or assignments.

What if I fall behind?

We're all here to help each other out. If you fall behind, we highly encourage you to ask questions on UX+ Classroom, our learning platform. Our instructors, mentors, and your fellow classmates are always there to help you out throughout the course. We’ll send you reminders if you fall behind so you can get back on track.

If you find that you’re struggling, let us know, and we'll hop on a call to discuss how to go about it.

What if I want to change my payment method midway through the program? Until what point can my payment method be changed?

If you opted for an Income Share Agreement, you can shift to a monthly or upfront payment with no additional cost either before or from the first day to the last day of the program. After graduation and prior to landing a job, you can still shift from an Income Share Agreement to a monthly or upfront payment; however, doing so will incur a service fee of 10% on top of the associated costs.

Once you get hired, you can't switch to a different payment method anymore. You’re not allowed to switch to an ISA from an Upfront payment or a 3-Month Installment payment once the program has started.

To change your payment method, please let us know through the form in UX+ Classroom.

What if there are major changes in my schedule?

Major changes in your schedule are changes that significantly disrupt how you'll proceed with the class over time. These include, but are not limited to, deciding to join a later batch instead of the current one you're in or missing class for at least 2 consecutive days.

If you are anticipating major changes in your schedule, please reach out to us at least 2 weeks prior to the anticipated change in your schedule through the form in UX+ Classroom, and we'll get back to you soon.

However, for special cases such as bereavement, let us know of the changes in your schedule as soon as possible.

Will taking this program guarantee me a job upon graduation?

After graduation, our career coaches will review your CV, prepare you for interviews, and seek out job openings for you to apply to. While we don’t guarantee that you’ll get a job right away, as long as both our outcomes — you landing a suitable UX job — are aligned, we’ll do everything we can to help.

I'm looking for a UX job. Where can I find job openings?

Outside of LinkedIn and other job boards, you can also look for job openings at our UX+ Job Board.

How is UX+ University different from other design courses?

While various articles mention that UX Designers earn up to $50,000+ in their first year, in the Philippines, the number is much closer to $7,000 to $12,000. Enrolling in a Master’s Degree or a UX bootcamp means shelling out an equivalent of 1 to 2 year’s salary, just for the possibility of securing your first full-time UX job. Massive Open Online Courses (Skillshare, Udemy, etc.) have a completion rate of 6-13% for their 30-minute to 2-hour pre-recorded UX classes. With these limited choices for UX education, you’re often left on your own to understand the full breadth of UX.

UX+ University allows anyone in the Philippines, regardless of background or experience, to learn UX and transition into a UX career. Our classes are taught online, part-time, so that you don’t have to take a leave from work or quit your existing job. We have instructors that are committed to your progress and teach you each step of UX from scratch.

After graduation, you’ll end up with three UX case studies for your portfolio. Our mentors will assist you in fixing your CV, preparing you for interviews, and helping you find a suitable UX role. Best of all, you’ll get world-class UX education at a rate that’s not prohibitive, and much more affordable relative to the market income for new UX Designers.

You can also opt for an Income Share Agreement (ISA), with no obligation to pay for tuition until you’re hired.

Who's behind UX+ University?

You can learn more about UX+ University and the team here: About UX+

I'm looking to hire students. How can I partner with UX+ University?

You can reach out to us here: Contact Us

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Your UX Career?

16-week part-time program
1-on-1 mentorship
250+ hours of UX coursework
3 case studies from real clients
UX+ Job Board
40+ hiring partners
Certificate of Completion

"They give you so much opportunities and resources and all you really have to do is grab them. Literally life-changing."

Maedelle Vargas
UX Designer ⋅ 🇵🇭

“UX+ University helped me get the UX knowledge that I need in order for me to secure a job just a month before our graduation.

Catt Perez-Juan
Product Manager ⋅ 🇵🇭

“Not only did I get to learn the fundamentals, but I improved on communication, collaboration, and presenting to others.

Rikki Dela Cruz
UX Designer ⋅ 🇵🇭