DOST Scholarship 2023 Application – Ultimate Guide | Apply NOW

DOST Scholarship 2023 is open to Apply for all eligible Filipinos. The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), in collaboration with the National Consortium in Graduate Science and Mathematics Education (NCGSME), has announced a new Scholarship Program under the Capacity Building Program in Science and Mathematics Education (CBPSME).

DOST SEI Scholarship 2023 Application
DOST SEI Scholarship 2023 Application

This program offers Scholarships to both qualified male and female applicants for Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Science and Mathematics Education.

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DOST Scholarship Goals

This Scholarship program aims towards:

  • improving the quality of science and mathematics education in the country; and
  • to accelerate the development of critical mass of experts in science and mathematics education.

Fields of Education

  • Master’s in Mathematics / Science Education
  • Doctoral in Mathematics / Science Education

Benefits of DOST SEI Scholarship 2023

Following are the benefits of DOST SEI Scholarships for Master’s and Doctoral Students:

  • Tuition & other school fees: Actual
  • Monthly Stipend:
    • Master’s: ₱25,000
    • Doctoral: ₱33,000
  • Learning Materials and/or Connectivity Allowance : ₱20,000/AY
  • Transportation Allowance: One (1) actual economy class round trip per academic year
  • Group Accident & Health Insurance: Premium
  • Thesis/Dissertation Allowance:
    • Master’s: ₱60,000
    • Doctoral: ₱100,000
  • Student Research Support Fund:
    • Research Grant
      • Master’s: ₱114,000
      • Doctoral: ₱253,000
    • Dissemination Grant
      • Master’s: ₱75,000
      • Doctoral: ₱150,000
    • Mentor’s Fee
      • Master’s: ₱36,000
      • Doctoral: ₱72,000

Incentive: The stipends in the remaining months of the scholarship period shall be given to a scholar who completes his/her degree earlier than the end of the said period.

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Qualifications for DOST Scholarship

Following is the eligibility criteria which a student must fulfil to apply for the Scholarship:

  1. The applicant must be a Natural-born Filipino citizen;
  2. Must not be more than 50 years old at the time of application;
  3. Must be in good health and of good moral character;
  4. Should pass the admission requirements for graduate studies at any of the NCGSME member-universities;
  5. Must Have teaching experience:
    • at least two years teaching experience in science and mathematics for Doctoral; or
    • at least one year teaching experience or
    • have graduated with academic honors or graduated as DOST scholar for Master’s;
  6. Employment status:
    • If employed: Allowed to study full-time for two or three years (Residential Mode) and part-time for six years at UPOU (Distance Education Mode); and
    • For employees of the DepEd: Officially endorsed by DepEd (Signed Form 2A by Division Superintendent and Regional Director)
      • Must have been in service for at least five (5) years.
      • Must have at least Very Satisfactory performance rating for the last two (2) years.
    • For employed non-DepEd applicants: Certificate of Employment, Permit to Study (Signed Form 2B by the Head of the University);
  7. Must Not be a recipient of other scholarship; and
  8. Willing to accept the terms and conditions specified in the Scholarship Contract.

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Who can else can apply

Applicants with following qualifications can also apply for the Scholarship:

  • PhD graduate in a priority S&T program (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue a second PhD degree.
  • MS/PhD non-scholar graduate (not S&T related) who intends to pursue a second MS/PhD degree.

Non eligibility

Following are the non eligibility rules of the Scholarship:

  • PhD graduate (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue another MS degree program.
  • MS graduate in a priority S&T program (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue a second MS degree.

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Documentary Requirements for DOST Scholarship

Following are the documents required to apply for DOST Scholarship:

  1. Accomplished Information Form (Form 1) (link is given below);
  2. Photocopy of Birth Certificate;
  3. If employed, Certification of Employment and Permit to Study (Form 2A or Form 2B);
  4. Medical Certificate (Form 3);
  5. Certified True Copy of Service Record, if employed;
  6. Certified True Copy of Official Transcript of Records (TOR);
  7. Notice of Admission to the Master’s/Doctoral in Science and Mathematics Education program in the Graduate School at any of the NCGSME member-universities;
  8. Endorsement from two (2) former professors; and
  9. Letter of nomination/recommendation from the head of the university.
  10. Commitment to complete the degree.
  11. Valid NBI Clearance.

School Placement and Field of Specialization

Following is a table informing school placement and fields of specializations:

NCGSME Member UniversityMaster’sDoctoral
Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)Mathematics EducationMathematics Education
Science Education
Bicol University (BU)BiologyMathematics
General Science
Cebu Normal University (CNU)Mathematics EducationScience Education
Science Education
Central Luzon State University (CLSU)BiologyScience Education
De La Salle University (DLSU)BiologyBiology
Chemistry Chemistry 
Leyte Normal University (LNU)Mathematics Education
Natural Science
Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)Biology
Science Education
Mindanao State University (MSU), Marawi CityMathematicsBiology 
General ScienceMathematics
Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT)BiologyBiology Education
ChemistryChemistry Education

General ScienceMathematics Education
Secondary Mathematics
Philippine Normal University (PNU)BiologyMathematics Education
ChemistryScience Education
Integrated Science
Saint Mary’s University (SMU)BiologyBiology
University of San Carlos (USC)BiologyBiology
University of the Philippines College of Education-Diliman (UPCE-D)BiologyBiology Education
ChemistryChemistry Education
General ScienceMathematics Education
MathematicsPhysics Education
Environmental Education
Western Mindanao State University (WMSU)Biology
West Visayas State University (WVSU)BiologyBiology
University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Mathematics Education
Physics Education

Application Deadline

The deadline date to apply for DOST Scholarship for second semester for AY 2023-2024 is November 15, 2023

How to apply for the Scholarship

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for DOST Scholarship by obtaining the Application form from the institutions mentioned in the Scholarship announcement (link given below).

For more information on School placements and Fields of Specialization, Terms of Scholarship and Selection of Awardees, visit the Scholarship Announcement page (link given below).

Link to Accomplished Information Form (Form 1)

Link to Scholarship Announcement

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

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