DOST Scholarship Application Extension | Accepting Applicants


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The Science Education Institute – Department of science and Technology (DOST-SEI) has announced the application extension for the DOST Scholarship, which will be until January 31, 2022.

The DOST scholarship is one of the most well-known scholarships in the Philippines. The status and advantages of the scholarship attract a large number of Filipino students. It’s no surprise that thousands of applications compete for the scholarship’s limited number of spots each year.

Are you one of those who wants to become a DOST scholar? Let this article to help you through the process of becoming an Iskolar ng Agham Para sa Bayan.

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At a Quick look: Recent DOST Scholarship Updates.

  • The application date for the 2022 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship has been extended till February 15, 2022,
  • Aspiring Senior High School students can now apply for the 2022 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship beginning October 22, 2021. The DOST E-Scholarship System will be used for application and documentation submission. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2021. The results of the DOST Scholarship 2022 will be released on the DOST’s official website in May 2022. All qualifiers will also receive an email with a Notice of Award.
  • The online applications for the 2021 DOST Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) are now open until September 30, 2021. The application and documentary required deadline is November 30, 2021. Visit the DOST JLSS online portal for additional information on the 2021 DOST JLSS.

What are the DOST scholarship Programs?

Scholarships from the DOST-SEI (Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute) support qualified college and graduate students in pursuing careers in science and technology.

If you are a senior high school graduate, you may be eligible for one of the following DOST-SEI Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarships:

1. RA 7687, also known as the “Science and Technology Act of 1994.”

This undergraduate scholarship program is available to deserving but economically weaker students who want to study in one of the priority subjects of science, mathematics, or engineering.
To be eligible for this scholarship, your family’s annual gross income must not exceed the scholarship’s cut-off values.

2. Merit Scholarship Program of the DOST-SEI.

Don’t give up hope if your family’s annual income exceeds the poverty line. You can still apply for the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program if you have a strong aptitude in science and mathematics and want to study in a DOST priority field.

Who Is Eligible to Apply for a DOST Scholarship?

  1. The “Science and Technology Act of 1994,” or R.A. 7687.
    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Natural born Filipino citizen
  • From a family whose socio-economic level must meet the scholarship’s requirements, which are based on your family’s annual income, properties, parent’s employment status, and other factors
  • A graduating STEM senior high school student OR a member of the top 5% of the graduating non
  • STEM senior high school class
  • In good health and with a good moral character
  • DOST-SEI exam taker for the first time
  • A qualifier of the S&T scholarship examination and a resident of a municipality as certified by the barangay.

2. Merit Scholarship Program of the DOST-SEI.

The requirements for the Merit Scholarship are almost the same as the qualifications for the previous type of scholarship, except for the second qualification. In other words, your socioeconomic situation will not be taken into account under this program.

Where Can a DOST Scholar Study? (List of Schools Awarded DOST Scholarships)

You may have confirmed that you match the requirements and that your preferred course is covered by the DOST Scholarship. However, you must also consider the university where you will be studying because the scholarship does not recognise all universities.

  1. State Universities and Colleges
  2. CHED Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development or 
  3. Institutions with FAAP Level III Accreditation.

Online Application Portal

You can apply by logging in SEI DOST Website –

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