How to Apply for DOST Scholarship – Academic Year 2020-2021


If you’re interested to apply for the DOST Scholarship for Academic Year 2020-2021, here’s everything you need to know about guidelines, qualifications, requirements, privileges/benefits, courses, schools, and schedule.

DOST scholarship is among the government programs which create impact not just to the students but also to the scholars’ whole family. It will provide a greater opportunity to talented and deserving Filipino students as they pursue their dreams in the fields of science and technology. DOST scholarship programs are particularly structured for potential science and mathematics professionals.

Two types of Scholarship

1. RA 7687

Republic Act No. 7687, also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”, provides for scholarships to talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status do not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators. Qualifiers must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching.


The DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program, formerly known as the NSDB or NSTA Scholarship under RA No. 2067, is awarded to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and are willing to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology.

Who can apply for DOST Scholarship?

Below are the General Criteria of Eligibility of those who were qualified to apply for DOST Scholarship.

QualificationsRA 7687Merit
1. Natural born Filipino Citizen
2. Poor, Talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators.x
3. a.Member of  the Top 5% of the Non-STEM strand of senior high school graduating class; or b. Member of the STEM strand senior high school graduating class;
4. Resident of the municipality for the last 4 years as attested by the barangay;x
5. Of good moral character and in good health; and
6. Qualifier of the 2019 S&T Scholarship Examination

What are the Benefits/Privileges for DOST Scholars?

A. Regular Academic Year
Tuition and other school fees₱40,000.00 / year
Book Allowance₱10,000.00 / year
MS/PE uniform (1st Semester of First Year only)₱1,000.00
Group Health and Accident InsurancePremium
Transportation Allowance
(for those studying outside of home province)
1 economy-class roundtrip fare
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month
Graduation Clothing Allowance₱1,000.00
B. Summer Allowance (if required in the curriculum)
Tuition and other school fees₱1,500.00
Book Allowance₱500.00 (to submit Official Receipt)
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month for two months
List of Priority Courses Under DOST Scholarship

Aeronautical EngineeringIndustrial Design
Aerospace EngineeringIndustrial Engineering
Agribusiness ManagementIndustrial Management Engineering-Information Technology2
Agricultural and Bio systems EngineeringIndustrial Pharmacy
Agricultural Biotechnology1Information and Communications Technology
Agricultural ChemistryInformation System
Agricultural EconomicsInformation Technology
Agricultural EngineeringInformation Technology Systems
Agricultural TechnologyInstrumentation and Control Eng.’s.
AgricultureLife Sciences
Animal ScienceManufacturing Engineering
Applied MathematicsManufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering2
Applied PhysicsManufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics2
Applied Physics with Applied Computer SystemMarine Biology
Applied Physics with Materials Science and EngineeringMarine Science
Applied StatisticsMaterials Engineering
Astronomy TechnologyMathematics
BiochemistryMathematics and Science Teaching
BiologyMathematics Teaching
Ceramics EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Chemical EngineeringMechatronics Engineering
ChemistryMedical Laboratory Science
Chemistry with Applied Computer SystemsMedical Technology
Chemistry with Materials Science and EngineeringMetallurgical Engineering
Civil EngineeringMeteorology
Community NutritionMicrobiology
Computer EngineeringMining Engineering
Computer ScienceMolecular Biology & Biotechnology
Doctor of Veterinary MedicineNutrition
Electrical EngineeringNutrition and Dietetics
Electronics and Communications Engineering/Electronics EngineeringPackaging Engineering
Environmental SciencePetroleum Engineering
FisheriesPharmacy (4-year program)
Food TechnologyPharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
Geodetic EngineeringPsychology3
GeologyPublic Health
Geothermal EngineeringScience Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry)
Health ScienceStatistics
Human Biology
Where to Study?

  • State Universities and Colleges (SUC)
  • CHED identified Centers of Excellence (COE) or Centers of Development (COD) for the priority S&T courses.
  • Institutions withFederation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) Level III Accreditation

How to Apply for DOST Scholarship?

You can follow the instructions below for manual application or apply online using this guide “How to Apply For The DOST Scholarship Online

Step 1


You can get Application Form at:

  1. 1. Science Education Institute, 2nd Level, Science Heritage Bldg., DOST Cmpd., General Santos Ave., Bicutan Tanguig City, Metro Manila;
  2. 2. DOST Regional Offices and Provincial S&T Centers (PSTC) – here is complete list nationwide
  3. 3. Offices of the Congressmen and Senators.
  4. 4. It can be downloaded in this link

Refer to the checklist of the items to be submitted based on what type of Scholarship you want to apply.

Items to be SubmittedRA 7687Merit
1. Personal Information (Form A)
2. Household Information Questionnaire (Form B)
3. Certificate of Good Moral Character (Form C)
4. Certification that applicant belongs to the senior high school STEM strand class; OR (Form D1)
5. Certification that applicant belongs to the upper 5% of the NON-STEM strand senior high school graduating class (Form D2)
6. Statement of applicant that he/she has not taken any previous DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination and any undergraduate units or post-secondary course (Form E)
7. Statement of parent that applicant has no pending application as immigrant to any other country (Form F)
8. Certificate of Residency (Form G)
9. Two recent (1”x1”) pictures
10. Photocopy of Birth Certificate
11. Parent/s 2017 Income Tax Return / W2 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Cert. of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Brgy. Cert. of Indigency
12. Electric bill for 3 consecutive months. Brgy. Certificate of Electric Sharing – If sharing with other households in paying the electricity bills.
13. Non-refundable test fee of P200.00

Make sure you have read the attached brochure about the DOST-SEI S&T Undergraduate Scholarship Programs and follow the INSTRUCTIONS thereon.

Step 2

Submit your complete requirements to DOST-SEI; or to the Regional Offices and Provincial S&T Centers (PSTC) nearest you on or before September 6, 2019 (Deadline for Filing of Application)

Step 3

After the evaluation of the forms and documents you submitted, the Test Permit shall be mailed to the applicant/s or school principal. In case the test permit is not received within the week before October 20, 2019 (examination day), the applicant may inquire form DOST Regional Office/ PSTC and check the nearest designated test center a day before the examination.

Where to Inquire Regarding DOST Scholarship?

For your questions or concerns, please contact the S&T Scholarship Division at tel nos.: 837-1333, 839-0083, 837-2071 local 2382; cellphone no.: 0927-8868816; e-mail:

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