How to Apply DOST-SEI Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program


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The Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program is one of the graduate scholarship programs given by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). This is a scholarship program that allows Filipino citizens to pursue graduate education in priority areas of study identified by the Philippine government. Tuition and other academic fees are covered by the program, as well as a monthly stipend for living expenses.

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Dost Scholarship Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Benefits

✅School Fees
✅Book Allowance
✅Thesis / Dissertation allowance
✅Pre-Departure Expenses (One-time only)
✅Monthly Stipend / Living Allowance
✅Relocation Allowance
✅Health / Accident Insurance
✅Transportation Allowance – Restricted international one round-trip economy fare (Start and End of the Scholarship period only)

Qualifications

All Filipino citizens who are in their first five years of a research career and meet the eligibility requirements are eligible for the scholarship. Scholars who are selected will receive the following benefits: Foreign Graduate Scholarships in Specialized Priority Fields in Science and Technology are now available from the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).

  1. Applicants must be a Filipino citizen
  2. Applicants not be more than 50 years old at the time of application
  3. Applicants must be in good health condition
  4. Pass the admission requirements for graduate studies in a foreign university with good track record;
  5. Pass the interview and other screening procedures and
  6. Align the research interest with the areas/programs identified under the DOST’s Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA).

Note: An Applicant who has already started his/her studies abroad prior to application can no longer apply.

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Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
  • Certified True Copy of the Official Transcript of Record Endorsement from the two former professors in college (For MS applicant) or two from professors in the MS Program for applicant pursuing a PhD program
  • If employed:
    • Recommendation from Head of Agency
    • Permission to take a leave of absence (LOA) while on scholarship
  • Medical Certificate as to health status and fitness to study from a licensed physician with his/her PRC license number indicated
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • Letter of Admission to the foreign university
  • Program of Study
  • Budgetary Requirements (with supporting document for bases of rates used)
  • Re-entry Plan, narrative

Priority fields of study

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Disaster (Health) Risk Financing
  • Disaster (Health) Risk Management
  • Disaster Medicine/Emergency Medicine
  • Earth Science
  • Energy Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Environment and Health
  • Forestry
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Health Risk Communication
  • Health Science Communication
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Horticulture
  • Intelligent Health Care Systems/Digital Health/eHealth
  • Marine Science (and Management)
  • Medical Entomology
  • Medical Physics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Meteorology
  • Microelectronics
  • Molecular Biology / Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics-High energy physics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology
  • Radio Chemistry
  • Radiopharmacy
  • Robotics
  • Software Engineering
  • Soil Science
  • Space Science and Engineering
  • Space Studies
  • Space Technology and Application
  • Taxonomy
  • Technology Management
  • Veterinary Entomology
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Virology

How to Apply For DOST-SEI Foreign Graduate Scholarship?

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you with your application to the DOST-SEI Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program.

Applicants must submit application to the Science and Technology Scholarship Division.

  • Science & Technology Scholarship Divison
  • SCIENCE EDUCATION INSTITUTE
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • 2nd Level Science Heritage Building
  • DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City
  • Phone Nos.: 8837-2071 loc. 2382
  • Mobile No.: 0927-886-8816
  • Website: www.sei.dost.gov.ph
  • Email: seiforeigngraduatescholarships@gmail.com

The following steps are taken by an applicant during the selection procedure:

  • First Level Screening: Documentary evaluation of the form and other requirements
  • Second Level Screening: Evaluation of research topic and re-entry plan by concerned DOST Council
  • Third Level Screening (As needed): Interview by a panel to be created by the SEI Director with representatives coming from the DOST Councils and other relevant DOST agencies

Start your scholarship journey with DOST-SEI! For more information, visit https://bit.ly/DOSTForeignGradScholar or email us at fgs@sei.dost.gov.ph. See less

DOST-SEI Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program deadline: 15 April, 2023

Study Placement

A scholar must enroll in a foreign university with a solid track record and/or a recognized higher education/research institution in the specific field of science and technology to be pursued.

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DOST-SEI Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program

FAQ’s

What are the Requirements For Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program

• Application Form
• Birth Certificate (Photocopy)
• Certified True Copy of the Official Transcript of Record Endorsement from the two former professors in college (For MS applicant) or two from professors in the MS Program for applicant pursuing a PhD program
• Medical Certificate as to health status and fitness to study from a licensed physician with his/her PRC license number indicated
• Valid NBI Clearance
• Letter of Admission to the foreign university
• Program of Study
• Budgetary Requirements (with supporting document for bases of rates used)
• Re-entry Plan, narrative

What are the Benefits?

✅School Fees
✅Book Allowance
✅Thesis / Dissertation allowance
✅Pre-Departure Expenses (One-time only)
✅Monthly Stipend / Living Allowance
✅Relocation Allowance
✅Health / Accident Insurance
✅Transportation Allowance – Restricted international one round-trip economy fare (Start and End of the Scholarship period only)

What is the Deadline for Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program

DOST-SEI Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program deadline: 15 April, 2023