After a 2 year pause from it’s yearly scholarship grant from it’s establishment since 1958 due to the implementation of the K-12 program, college and university scholarship grants will be processed for year 2019-2020 academic year. A program eyed by future engineers and scientist, a competitive scholarship package awaits to the aspiring Filipinos that will surely help in terms of the financial aspect of graduating from secondary school to higher education. This program of the government, through the Department of Science and Technology has application processes and learning how to apply for DOST scholarship for 2019 is a must, especially for the eligible. Also, the Alma Matter will be proud as much as the DOST scholar’s parent, for the DOST scholarship grant is hard to pass and few thousands will only enter college with a Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholarship stamp.

There are 216 test centers nationwide  that brings the DOST-SEI scholarship exam closer to Filipino aspiring scientist and engineers studying in the Philippines. As for the 2018 DOST-SEI scholarships examination that was held on October 15, 2017, the record breaking high  test takers count of 46,434 students is 69% more than the previous DOST-SEI scholarship exam turn-over. The qualifying DOST-SEI passers are only 5,172 already deemed DOST scholars under the virtue of Republic Act 7687 or the Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994 (a law instituting a science and technology scholarship program and other purposes) which serves the gifted students who belong the financially deprived families. Meanwhile, a total of 3,822 passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.


The benefit of DOST scholarship is a government initiative in fostering intellectual growth for the scientist and engineers of the future, to help in the formation of talented and gifted professionals, that will serve as a catalyst to nation-building. At the current benefits, the family of the student scholar is greatly relieved of the financial burden of sending their child to tertiary schools, since tuition fees and miscellaneous fees tuition fees go up by a yearly average of 10%. DOST-SEI scholarship grant are focused to  potential science and mathematics professionals, which is a good thing if a student excels in this field of study.

DOST Scholarship Category

1. R.A. 7687

By virtue of Republic Act No. 7687 or the Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994, talented and gifted students who has proven eligible socio-economic circumstance and passing exam scor will qualify with options to select from various priority fields of course such as engineering, applied sciences, science and math.

2. Merit

Previously know as the NSDB or NSTA Scholarship under RA No. 2067, the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program is being granted to students with high aptitude in math and science that will take careers in the fields of science and technology.

DOST Scholarship Eligibility

The general criteria of eligibility for DOST Scholarship are provided below. Those who are not qualified may not be able to avail DOST-SEI scholarship. This list apply to DOST Scholarship for 2019. How to Apply for DOST Scholarship for 2019 starts with knowing the general criteria for eligibility for DOST-SEI scholarship.

General Criteria for Eligibility R.A. 7687 (is required) Merit

(is required)

1. Filipino Citizenship (a Natural born Filipino) yes yes
2. Deserving, financially deprived but talented student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators. yes no
3. A graduating senior high school  which is either (1) a Member of  the Top 5% of the Non-STEM strand or (2)a Member of the STEM strand yes yes
4. A bonafide resident of the municipality for the last 4 years as attested by the barangay; yes no
5. In good health and good moral character yes yes
6. Qualifier of the 2019 Science and Technology Scholarship Examination or DOST exam yes yes

List of DOST Scholarship Grant Benefits

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

List of Priority Courses Under DOST Scholarship

  1. Aeronautical Engineering
  2. Aerospace Engineering
  3. Agribusiness Management
  4. Agricultural and Bio systems Engineering
  5. Agricultural Biotechnology1
  6. Agricultural Chemistry
  7. Agricultural Economics
  8. Agricultural Engineering
  9. Agricultural Technology
  10. Agriculture
  11. Animal Science
  12. Applied Mathematics
  13. Applied Physics
  14. Applied Physics with Applied Computer System
  15. Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering
  16. Applied Statistics
  17. Astronomy Technology
  18. Biochemistry
  19. Biology
  20. Ceramics Engineering
  21. Chemical Engineering
  22. Chemistry
  23. Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems
  24. Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering
  25. Civil Engineering
  26. Community Nutrition
  27. Computer Engineering
  28. Computer Science
  29. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  30. Electrical Engineering
  31. Electronics and Communications Engineering/Electronics Engineering
  32. Environmental Science
  33. Fisheries
  34. Food Technology
  35. Forestry
  36. Geodetic Engineering
  37. Geology
  38. Geothermal Engineering
  39. Health Science
  40. Human Biology
  41. Industrial Design
  42. Industrial Engineering
  43. Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology
  44. Industrial Pharmacy
  45. Information and Communications Technology
  46. Information System
  47. Information Technology
  48. Information Technology Systems
  49. Instrumentation and Control Eng.’s.
  50. Life Sciences
  51. Manufacturing Engineering
  52. Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering
  53. Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics
  54. Marine Biology
  55. Marine Science
  56. Materials Engineering
  57. Mathematics
  58. Mathematics and Science Teaching
  59. Mathematics Teaching
  60. Mechanical Engineering
  61. Mechatronics Engineering
  62. Medical Laboratory Science
  63. Medical Technology
  64. Metallurgical Engineering
  65. Meteorology
  66. Microbiology
  67. Mining Engineering
  68. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  69. Nutrition
  70. Nutrition and Dietetics
  71. Packaging Engineering
  72. Petroleum Engineering
  73. Pharmacy (4-year program)
  74. Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
  75. Physics
  76. Psychology
  77. Public Health
  78. Science Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry)
  79. Statistics

What Schools a DOST Scholar can enrol?

The list of approved schools to enroll when you are a DOST scholar are listed below:

  • State Universities and Colleges or SUC
  • CHED identified Centers of Excellence/ COE or Centers of Development/ COD for the priority Science and Technology degree.
  • Institutions with Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines/ FAAP Level III Accreditation

How to Apply for DOST Scholarship for 2019?

Step 1

Sign and fill up the information and required fields on the 2019 DOST-SEI Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship Application form.

The form can be availed from office below or via online.

1. Science Education Institute, 2nd Level, Science Heritage Bldg., DOST Cmpd., General Santos Ave., Bicutan Tanguig City, Metro Manila;

2. DOST Regional Offices and Provincial S&T Centers (PSTC) – here is complete list nationwide )

3. Congressmen’s offices or the Senator’s offices

4. You may download from the document below which is from the DOST resource link. Preview of the document is show below:

Required Forms to file and submit R.A. 7687 (is required) Merit (is required)
1. Personal Information (Form A) yes no
2. Household Information Questionnaire (Form B) yes no
3. Certificate of Good Moral Character (Form C) – usually from Principal’s office/ Guidance councilor yes yes
4. Certification that applicant belongs to the senior high school STEM strand class; OR (Form D1) yes yes
5. Certification that applicant belongs to the upper 5% of the NON-STEM strand senior high school graduating class (Form D2) yes yes
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) yes yes
7. Statement of parent that applicant has no pending application as immigrant to any other country (Form F) yes yes
8. Certificate of Residency (Form G) – usually issued by the Barangay office of residency yes no
9. Two recent (1”x1”) pictures yes yes
10. Photocopy of Birth Certificate – from PSA yes yes
11. Parent/s 2017 Income Tax Return / W2 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Cert. of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Brgy. Cert. of Indigency yes no
12. Electric bill for 3 consecutive months. Brgy. Certificate of Electric Sharing – If the bill is being shard y various households yes no
13. Test fee of Php 200.00 (non-refundable) no yes

The complete list of process and procedure are included when your download the application form. Take time to check and read the contents as the official DOST application form is also specific on the information an applicant may ask.

Step 2

For the academic year 2019-2010, the DOST will accept submissions only until  August 31, 2018. It is the deadline set by DOST for applications for the scholarship grant, hence be ready to file and submit the mentioned requirements to DOST-SEI office or to the various Regional Offices and Provincial S&T Centers.

Step 3

A mailed test permit will arrive on the stated delivery address from the accomplished form submitted. If for some reasons that the test permit is not received before October 21, 2018 which is the DOST-SEI exam day, student applicants may ask the DOST Regional Office or nearest PSTC. Also verify and locate the nearest test center a day before the examination to avoid any issues.

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