DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship 2023 | Open to Apply


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The DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships is Now open to Apply. If you are a student looking for a college scholarship to help your parents or you’re a parent who’s looking for some financial help to at least lighten your load from school fees, then this is a good opportunity.

DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Privileges

A. Regular Academic Year

Tuition and other school fees (for scholars enrolled in private HEIs)Actual fees up to ₱40,000.00 /AY
Learning Materials and/or Connectivity Allowance₱10,000.00 /AY
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month
Clothing Allowance₱1,000 (1st Sem of 1st Year only)
Transportation Allowance1 economy-class roundtrip fare
(for those studying outside of home province)
Group Accident and Health  InsurancePremium
Thesis Allowance₱10,000.00
Graduation Allowance₱1,000.00

B. Mid-Year TermAllowance (if required in the curriculum)

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Tuition and other school feesActual fees up to ₱10,000.00
Learning Materials and/or Connectivity Allowance₱2,000.00
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month for two months

Also Read: DSWD Educational Assistance Program

Who Can Apply For DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship?

  • 1.1 Graduating Grade 12 male and female students in SY 2022-2023:
    1. STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
    2. NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class, if belonging to the Non-STEM strand
  • 1.2 Graduate of Grade 12 before SY 2022-2023 and did not enroll in college yet:
    1. STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
    2. NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class, if belonging to the Non-STEM strand
  • 1.3 Graduate of high school before the K-12 Program. Must belong to the top 5% of the graduating class.
  • 2. Must have grades in Grades 9, 10, and 11.
  • 2.1 The scores in the Philippine Education Placement Test Certificate of Rating is acceptable if you skip a grade.
  • 3. Must be natural-born Filipino citizen.
  • 4. Must be of good moral character and in good health.
  • 5. May have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship or may have qualified for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the award.
  • 6. Must NOT have earned any post-secondary (college or vocational) units.

Also Read: OWWA Scholarship


Valid Email Address: You will need a valid email address for logging in to your application account and for receiving notifications about your application status and results.

Please make sure that the email address you intend to register in order to file your application has not been compromised in a data breach.

To ensure security of your data, you are encouraged to use secured e-mail accounts preferably one that has two-step verification.

You will be advised the status of your application and other announcements relative to your application through the email account that you use during registration.

Working Mobile Number/s: Please provide a working mobile number by which you can be contacted should there be a need to, relative to your application.

Also Read: Bangon Marawi Scholarship Program

Security of Access Credentials: You will be assigned an Application ID. This, with pertinent personal data, shall serve as your access credential to the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship E-Application System. Please keep your access credentials secure.

No to Multiple Accounts: Do not create multiple accounts. These will cause delay in accessing your application form.

Stable Internet Connection: When you are ready with all the information you need to fill out your E-Application and the documents that needed to be uploaded, make sure you have a stable internet connection.

Information you should know Before Filing Your E-Application

  1. Father’s Annual Gross Income
  2. Mother’s Annual Gross Income
  3. If Legal Guardian is supporting Applicant, Legal Guardian’s Annual Gross Income
  4. If family receives contribution from outside source: the giver, the amount of the contribution and the purpose of the contribution
  5. If family owns agricultural land: how many hectares
  6. If family owns vehicle: type, year and model
  • Type: Ex. tricycle, passenger jeep, owner jeep, car, van
  • Year and Model: Ex. 2020 Toyota Revo

Also Read: Scholarships in the Philippines

Steps For Filing DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship E-Application

When you have all the necessary documents; completely accomplished and scanned or have pictures of these; and know the above-mentioned information, you are now ready to access the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships E-Application System.

When filling out the information required, please make sure that the names and the words are spelled correctly and completely.

Video Guide

DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship

Also Read: DOST Priority Courses

Make sure you have a stable internet connection:

STEP 1Register using a valid e-mail address. An email will be sent to you for verification.
STEP 2Answer the questions in the Eligibility Module that can be accessed to the link provided in the email sent to you.
If you are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for the scholarship, you will receive a Notice of Disqualification in your email.
STEP 3If you are ELIGIBLE to apply for the scholarship, you can proceed to the next modules: Personal Data Contact Information Family Data Financial Contribution Household Information Questionnaire School and Grades Upload Documents. The system accepts .jpeg, .png, .bmp, and .pdf file types only. The system accepts multiple files up to 5MB per upload.
Ex. You took a photo of each of the 3 pages of your Form 137. As a result, you need to upload 3 different files for the same requirement. To upload it, you need to click the Upload File button and select all the files to be submitted .After selecting the files, a preview is also available for you to see if you have selected the correct and complete files. Once you are sure that you have selected the correct and complete files, you may now click the Upload button. You may press the Preview button to check the files you submitted after uploading it. If you have uploaded an incorrect file or incomplete files, you need to repeat the uploading process and upload the correct and complete files to overwrite the previously uploaded document/s.
STEP 4Make sure that you have accomplished all the modules completely with true information and correct spellings and uploaded all the required documents before you press the SUBMIT button. You can no longer make any change in the information you provided in your application once submitted.
STEP 5Selection of Test Center Location
Only the successful applicants will be able to select their test center location preference; whether it is near the permanent address, current address, or school address. This preference will be the basis on the location where you will be assigned to take the qualifying examination. You can no longer make changes in your test center location preference once submitted, so it is important that you really take into consideration your possible whereabouts on the date of the examination.

Issuance of Test Permit: The pen and paper examination is scheduled on March 11-12, 2023. The qualified Applicant will be issued a Test Permit where his/her test center and test session and other pertinent information relative to the examination will be indicated. This will be sent to the Applicant’s registered email address sometime on February 27 – March 3, 2023.

Admissions of Examinees: The Examinee shall be required to present his/her vaccination card or negative antigen test result, administered within 48 hours before the scheduled examination.

Important: If and when the COVID 19 alert level will be heightened at around the time of the examination per advisory from Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the conduct of the pen and paper examination may be cancelled. In this event, proper communication will be sent to the Applicant’s registered email address.

DOST Priority Courses 2022

Before Applying for DOST SEI Undergraduate Scholarship, check out list of DOST Priority Courses and Programs:

  • 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 Biotechnology – UP System only
  • BS Agricultural Chemistry

Click Here to Apply – DOST Scholarship

Application Period

  • Start of Online Application Period: 19 September 2022
  • Online Application and Uploading of Requirements Last Day: 2 December 2022
  • Schedule of Qualifying Examination: 11-12 March 2023

Announcement of Scholarship Qualifiers: Check the SEI website: for the announcements of the scholarship qualifiers tentatively on June 2023. If you qualify for the scholarship, you will be sent the Notice of Award through your registered email address.

People also ask:

How to apply for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship?

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I am a Grade 11 student / First Year College student. Can I apply?

The 2023 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship is open to ongoing Grade 12 male and female students who intend to enroll in priority S&T programs at identified universities by the First Semester of AY 2023-2024. If you are not a Grade 12 student, you are not eligible to apply to this scholarship.

DOST-SEI Scholarship Benefits

Tuition and other school fees (₱40,000.00 /AY)
Monthly Living Allowance (₱7,000.00 / month)
Thesis Allowance (₱10,000.00)
Graduation Allowance (₱1,000.00)