DOST Scholarship 2024 for College Students is Open | Apply Now

The DOST S&T Undergraduate Scholarship program is open to apply for all eligible college students in the Philippines. Recently, DOST – the Department of Science and Technology in Philippines has announced the launch of this college scholarship program for the school year 2024-2025 via a Facebook post.

DOST S&T Undergraduate Scholarship 2024-2025 for college students
DOST S&T Undergraduate Scholarship 2024-2025 for college students

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DOST S&T Undergraduate Scholarship 2024

The DOST S & T Undergraduate scholarship 2024-2025 program is open to all eligible college students pursuing their education in the fields of Science and Technology. This scholarship program aims to encourage and support talented Filipino students to pursue lifetime careers, while ensuring a stable, sufficient supply of skilled S&T human resources that can drive the country towards national progress.

Department of Science and Technology offers two main scholarships under S & T Undergraduate scholarship program, which are as follows:

Merit Scholarship

The DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship program is also known as NSDB or NSTA Scholarship under RA No. 2067.

This scholarship is given to college students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and who are willing to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology.

RA 7687 / Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994

The Republic Act No. 7687 is also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”.

The RA 7687 provides scholarships for talented and well deserving college students whose families’ socio-economic status does 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.

Benefits of DOST Scholarship for College Students

DOST Scholarship provides a lot of financial assistance and benefits for college students. Below is a complete list of benefits which a DOST scholar will receive:

A. Regular Academic Year

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

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

  • Tuition and other school fees – Actual 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

1 Same as Summer Term/Intersession

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Who can apply for DOST Scholarship

Following is the list of qualifications, a candidate must meet to be eligible to apply for DOST Scholarship 2024:

  1. The applicant must be natural-born Filipino citizen.
  2. He or She must be of good moral character and in good health.
  3. Qualification
    1. Graduating Grade 12 male and female students in SY 2023-2024:
      • STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
      • NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class
    2. Graduate of Grade 12 before SY 2023-2024 and did not enroll in college yet:
      • STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
      • NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class
    3. Graduate of high school before the K-12 Program. Must belong to the top 5% of the graduating class.
  4. 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; OR have not taken any DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination.
  5. Must NOT have earned any post-secondary (college or vocational) units.

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List of Priority S&T Courses and Study placement

Priority Courses List

Following is the complete list of priority courses which a college student can enroll to be eligible for DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship:

  1. Bachelor in Mathematics Education
  2. Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education with Specialization in Information and Communications
  3. Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  4. BS Aeronautical Engineering
  5. BS Aerospace Engineering
  6. BS Agribusiness
  7. BS Agribusiness Management
  8. BS Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
  9. BS Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  10. BS Agricultural Biotechnology1
  11. BS Agricultural Chemistry
  12. BS Agricultural Economics
  13. BS Agricultural Engineering
  14. BS Agricultural Technology
  15. BS Agriculture
  16. BS Animal Husbandry
  17. BS Animal Science
  18. BS Applied Mathematics
  19. BS Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance2
  20. BS Applied Physics
  21. BS Applied Physics with Applied Computer System
  22. BS Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering2
  23. BS Applied Statistics
  24. BS Architecture
  25. BS Astronomy
  26. BS Astronomy Technology
  27. BS Basic Medical Sciences6
  28. BS Biochemistry
  29. BS Biology
  30. BS Biology for Teachers
  31. BS Biotechnology
  32. BS Ceramics Engineering
  33. BS Chemical Engineering
  34. BS Chemistry
  35. BS Chemistry for Teachers
  36. BS Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems
  37. BS Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering2
  38. BS Civil Engineering
  39. BS Clothing Technology
  40. BS Community Nutrition
  41. BS Computer Engineering
  42. BS Computer Science
  43. BS Electrical Engineering
  44. BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
  45. BS Electronics Engineering
  46. BS Environmental Science
  47. BS Environmental Engineering
  48. BS Fine Arts major in Industrial Design
  49. BS Fisheries
  50. BS Food Science and Technology
  51. BS Food Technology
  52. BS Forestry
  53. BS Geodetic Engineering
  54. BS Geography
  55. BS Geology
  56. BS Geothermal Engineering
  57. BS Health Science
  58. BS Human Biology5
  59. BS Industrial Design
  60. BS Industrial Engineering
  61. BS Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology3
  62. BS Industrial Pharmacy
  63. BS Information and Communications Technology
  64. BS Information System
  65. BS Information Technology
  66. BS Information Technology Systems
  67. BS Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  68. BS Life Sciences
  69. BS Management Information Systems2
  70. BS Manufacturing Engineering
  71. BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering3
  72. BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics3
  73. BS Marine Biology
  74. BS Marine Science
  75. BS Materials Engineering
  76. BS Mathematics
  77. BS Mathematics and Science Teaching
  78. BS Mathematics for Teachers
  79. BS Mechanical Engineering
  80. BS Mechatronics Engineering
  81. BS Medical Laboratory Science
  82. BS Medical Technology
  83. BS Metallurgical Engineering
  84. BS Meteorology
  85. BS Microbiology
  86. BS Mining Engineering
  87. BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  88. BS Nutrition
  89. BS Nutrition and Dietetics
  90. BS Packaging Engineering
  91. BS Petroleum Engineering
  92. BS Pharmaceutical Sciences
  93. BS Pharmacy (4-year program)
  94. BS Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
  95. BS Physics
  96. BS Physics for Teachers
  97. BS Psychology
  98. BS Public Health
  99. BS Speech Pathology
  100. BS Statistics
  101. BSE Biological Sciences
  102. BSE Biology
  103. BSE Biology-Chemistry4
  104. BSE Chemistry
  105. BSE General Sciences
  106. BSE Mathematics
  107. BSE Physical Sciences
  108. BSE Physics
  109. BSE Physics-Chemistry4
  110. BSE Physics-Mathematics4
  111. BSE Science
  112. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1 UP System only
2 4yrs, ADMU only
3 DLSU-Manila only
4 4yrs, USC only
5 3yrs, DLSU-Manila only
6 4 yrs, UPM only

Study Placements

  • University of the Philippines
  • State Universities and Colleges
  • Private Institutions that are recognized by CHED as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development or has FAAP Level III accreditation for the priority S&T programs of study

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Documentary Requirements

Following is the list of documents required to apply for DOST scholarship:

  • Form C – Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • Form D – Certificate of Good Health
  • Principal’s Certification
  • Form Form E1 – Applicant who is Grade 12 Graduating/Graduated student in the STEM strand
  • Form Form E2 – Applicant who is Grade 12 Graduating/Graduated student in NON-STEM strand and belongs to the upper 5% of the class
  • Form Form E3 – Applicant who is attending homeschool
  • Form Form E4 – Applicant who is under the Alternative Learning System
  • Form Form E5 – Applicant who graduated in High School before the K-12 program and belongs to the upper 5% of the graduating class
  • Form F – Certificate of Residency
  • Form G – Parent’s Certification – Applicant has no pending immigration application to another country
  • Form H – DOST-SEI Scholarship Examination/Award
  • Form I – Applicant’s Certification of No Post-Secondary Units
  • Form J – Signed Declaration of Applicant and the Parent/Legal Guardian
  • Recent picture – passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Income – Parent/s or Legal Guardian’s or Spouse’s 2022 Income Tax Return / BIR Form 1701 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Certificate of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Certificate of Indigency / Certificate of Employment with Compensation / Proof of Pension
  • Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship
  • Marriage Certificate

Scholarship Application Timeline

Online Application for DOST Scholarship starts on 17 October 2023

The Last Day of Request for School Inclusion in the E-Application System is 15 December 2023

Deadline date of Online Application is 31 December 2023

Last date for Uploading of Requirements is January 15, 2024.

The Schedule of Qualifying Examination is 6-7 April 2024.

How can a College student apply for DOST Scholarship

All interested and eligible college students can apply for DOST Scholarship 2024-2025 via Online Application system by visiting E-Scholarship Application System.

Things to know before applying for the scholarship

Below is the list of important things you need to know before applying for the DOST scholarship:

  1. Father’s Annual Gross Income
  2. Mother’s Annual Gross Income
  3. If applicant is married, Spouse’s Annual Gross Income
  4. If Legal Guardian is supporting Applicant, Legal Guardian’s Annual Gross Income
  5. If family receives contribution from outside source: the giver, the amount of the contribution and the purpose of the contribution
  6. If family owns agricultural land: how many hectares
  7. If family owns vehicle: type, year and model
    • Type: Ex. tricycle, passenger jeep, owner jeep, car, van
    • Year and Model: Ex. 2022 Toyota Revo

DOST Scholarship Video Guide

Watch this video guide for more information on How to apply for DOST Scholarship 2024-2025.

For Further Inquiries:

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the S&T Scholarship Division at:

  • Telephone Number : (02)88308876
  • Mobile Number : 09278868816
  • E-mail : [email protected]
  • Scholarship Notification at DOST website

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[Source: DOST-SEI]