DOST Scholarship – Requirements & How to Apply

The DOST-SEI Scholarship is a scholarship program for talented students in the field of Science or Mathematics. It is awarded to students who are pursuing higher studies in areas of science and technology.

DOST Scholarship - Requirements & How to Apply

It finances the education of qualified science and technology students. Are you interested in pursuing further education but lack the funds to do so? If yes, you are advised to stick to the end of this article.

DOST Scholarship

Organized by the Department of Science and Technology, Science Education Institute, the DOST scholarships aim at providing undergraduate and college students an opportunity to further their studies in the Philippines. DOST-SEI offers S&T Undergraduate Scholarships and Junior Level Science Scholarships. Both scholarships will be discussed as this article progresses.

S&T Scholarship

The S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program is for brilliant Filipino students who are pursuing careers in science and technology. It aims at producing competent S&T human resources that can promote the country’s progress. The S&T Scholarship is of two types: Merit and RA 7687. The DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program is granted to students with skills in science and mathematics who are interested in pursuing careers in science and technology.

The Republic Act No. 7687 is also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”. It is the second type of S&T Scholarship. It is awarded to qualified students from low-income families who are pursuing careers in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching.

S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Priority Programs (DOST-SEI)

The DOST-SEI undergraduate scholarships cover many programs. These programs are listed below:

  • Bachelor in Mathematics Education.
  • Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education with Specialization in Information and Communications.
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science.
  • BS Aeronautical Engineering.
  • BS Aerospace Engineering.
  • BS Agribusiness.
  • BS Agribusiness Management.
  • BS Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • BS Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
  • BS Agricultural Biotechnology1.
  • BS Agricultural Chemistry.
  • BS Agricultural Economics.
  • BS Agricultural Engineering.
  • BS Agricultural Technology.
  • BS Agriculture.
  • BS Animal Husbandry.
  • BS Animal Science.
  • BS Applied Mathematics.
  • BS Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance2.
  • BS Applied Physics.
  • BS Applied Physics with Applied Computer System.
  • BS Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering2.
  • BS Applied Statistics.
  • BS Architecture.
  • BS Astronomy.
  • BS Astronomy Technology.
  • BS Basic Medical Sciences6.
  • BS Biochemistry.
  • BS Biology.
  • BS Biology for Teachers.
  • BS Biotechnology.
  • BS Ceramics Engineering.
  • BS Chemical Engineering.
  • BS Chemistry.
  • BS Chemistry for Teachers.
  • BS Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems.
  • BS Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering2.
  • BS Civil Engineering.
  • BS Clothing Technology.
  • BS Community Nutrition.
  • BS Computer Engineering.
  • BS Computer Science.
  • BS Electrical Engineering.
  • BS Electronics and Communications Engineering.
  • BS Electronics Engineering.
  • BS Environmental Science.
  • BS Fisheries.
  • BS Food Science and Technology.
  • BS Food Technology.
  • BS Forestry.
  • BS Geodetic Engineering.
  • BS Geography.
  • BS Geology.
  • BS Geothermal Engineering.
  • BS Health Science.
  • BS Human Biology5.
  • BS Industrial Design.
  • BS Industrial Engineering.
  • BS Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology3.
  • BS Industrial Pharmacy.
  • BS Information and Communications Technology.
  • BS Information System.
  • BS Information Technology.
  • BS Information Technology Systems.
  • BS Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
  • BS Life Sciences.
  • BS Management Information Systems2.
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering.
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering3.
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics3.
  • BS Marine Biology.
  • BS Marine Science.
  • BS Materials Engineering.
  • BS Mathematics.
  • BS Mathematics and Science Teaching.
  • BS Mathematics for Teachers.
  • BS Mechanical Engineering.
  • BS Mechatronics Engineering.
  • BS Medical Laboratory Science.
  • BS Medical Technology.
  • BS Metallurgical Engineering.
  • BS Meteorology.
  • BS Microbiology.
  • BS Mining Engineering.
  • BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
  • BS Nutrition.
  • BS Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • BS Packaging Engineering.
  • BS Petroleum Engineering.
  • BS Speech Pathology.
  • BS Statistics.
  • BSE Biological Sciences.
  • BSE Biology.
  • BSE Biology-Chemistry4.
  • BSE Chemistry.
  • BSE General Sciences.
  • BSE Mathematics.
  • BS Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • BS Pharmacy (4-year program).
  • BS Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program).
  • BS Physics.
  • BS Physics for Teachers.
  • BS Psychology.
  • BS Public Health.
  • BSE Physical Sciences.
  • BSE Physics.
  • BSE Physics-Chemistry4.
  • BSE Physics-Mathematics4.
  • BSE Science.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

As an S&T Undergraduate Scholarships awardee, there are many benefits you enjoy.  Find out these benefits under the next sub-heading.

S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Privileges

For a regular academic year, an S&T Undergraduate Scholarships awardee gets:

  • P40,000 a year for tuition and other school fees. P1,500 for summer allowance (if required in the curriculum).
  • P10,000 a year for book allowance. P500 for summer allowance (if required in the curriculum).
  • P70,000 a year for monthly living allowance. P7,000 per month for two months as summer allowance (if required in the curriculum).
  • P1,000 (1st semester of 1st year only) for a clothing allowance.
  • 1 economy-class roundtrip fare as transportation allowance (for those studying outside the province).
  • Premium Group Health and Accident Insurance.
  • P10,000 as thesis allowance.
  • P1,000 as graduation allowance.

DOST Scholarship Requirements

To be an S&T undergraduate scholarship applicant, there are certain criteria you must meet. You must be:

  • A natural-born Filipino citizen.
  • A poor, talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators (for Merit scholarships only).
  • A member of the STEM strand senior high school graduating class or the top five percent (5%) of the non-STEM strand senior high school graduating class.
  • A resident of the municipality as proven by the barangay for at least four (4) years (for RA 7687 scholarship only).
  • Of good moral character and in good health.
  • You must not have any post-secondary or undergraduate units.
  • Have not taken any prior DOST-SEI examination or have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship or did not get the award.

If you can meet the above-mentioned criteria, you can move on to the application process. In the next section, this article will discuss the Junior Level Science Scholarships. Read till the end to learn about the application procedure.

Junior Level Science Scholarships

The Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program funds the studies of qualified students in their 3rd year of college. It is for students who are pursuing degree programs in the fields of science and technology. It is a DOST scholarship for college students. The Junior Level Science Scholarships are of three types: the Merit, RA 7687, and RA 10612. The DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program is granted to students with skills in science and mathematics who are interested in pursuing careers in science and technology.

The Republic Act No. 7687 is also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”. It is the second type of Junior Level Science Scholarship. It is awarded to qualified students from low-income families who are pursuing careers in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching. The RA focuses on improving the science and technology resources in the country to produce better science and mathematics teachers.

Junior Level Science Scholarships Privileges

For a regular academic year, an S&T Undergraduate Scholarships awardee gets:

  • P40,000 a year for tuition and other school fees. P10,000 for summer allowance (if required in the curriculum).
  • P10,000 a year for learning materials and/or connectivity allowance. P2,000 for summer allowance (if required in the curriculum).
  • P7,000 a month for monthly living allowance. P7,000 per month for two months as summer allowance (if required in the curriculum).
  • 1 economy-class roundtrip fare as transportation allowance (for those studying outside the province).
  • Premium Group Health and Accident Insurance.
  • P10,000 as thesis allowance.
  • P1,000 as graduation allowance.

Junior Level Science Scholarships Eligibility Requirements

To be considered an eligible applicant for the Junior Level Science Scholarships, you must be:

  • A natural-born Filipino citizen.
  • A poor, talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators (for Merit and RA 10612 scholarships only).
  • A regular 2nd-year college student.
  • You must have a GWA of at least 83%
  • A resident of the municipality as proven by the barangay for at least four (4) years (for RA 7687 scholarship only).
  • Of good moral character and in good health.
  • Have taken the DOST-SEI Scholarship Examination before but did not pass or qualified for the scholarship but did not gain the scholarship award

You can apply for the scholarship if you meet all these requirements. The next section of this article will discuss the application procedure.

DOST Scholarship Application

Whether it is the S&T Undergraduate Scholarships or the Junior Level Science Scholarships you are applying for, the application process is the same. As of the 13th of September, 2022, applications for both scholarships are currently closed.

You can visit the scholarship portal at https://www.sei.dost.gov.ph/index.php/programs-and-projects/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships#junior-level-science-scholarships to find out the required documentation and the application portal at  https://www.science-scholarships.ph/ to find out when applications will reopen.

DOST Scholarship Application Deadline

As of the 13th of September, 2022, applications for both scholarships are currently closed. You can visit the scholarship portal at https://www.sei.dost.gov.ph/index.php/programs-and-projects/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships#junior-level-science-scholarships and the application portal at  https://www.science-scholarships.ph/ to find out when applications will reopen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions:

How do I Get a DOST Scholarship in the Philippines?

You can get a DOST scholarship in the Philippines by applying through the application portal at https://www.science-scholarships.ph/.

How Much is the Allowance of DOST Scholars?

The allowance of a DOST scholar is P40,000 a year for tuition and other school fees, P10,000 a year for book allowance and lots more.

I have Dual Citizenship, am I Considered a Natural-Born Filipino?

If you have dual citizenship (Filipino and another citizenship), then you are a natural-born Filipino.

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