How to Apply for DOST Scholarship – Academic Year 2021-2022

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If you’re interested to apply for the DOST Scholarship for Academic Year 2021-2022, here’s everything you need to know about guidelines, qualifications, requirements, privileges/benefits, courses, schools, and schedule.

DOST scholarship is among the government programs which create impact not just to the students but also to the scholars’ whole family. It will provide a greater opportunity to talented and deserving Filipino students as they pursue their dreams in the fields of science and technology. DOST scholarship programs are particularly structured for potential science and mathematics professionals.

Two types of Scholarship

1. RA 7687

Republic Act No. 7687, also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”, provides for scholarships to talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status do 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.


2. MERIT

The DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program, formerly known as the NSDB or NSTA Scholarship under RA No. 2067, is awarded to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and are willing to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology.

Read: Qualifications, Requirements and How to Apply for CHED Scholarship

Who can apply for DOST Scholarship?

Below are the General Criteria of Eligibility of those who were qualified to apply for DOST Scholarship.

QualificationsRA 7687Merit
1. Natural born Filipino Citizen
2. Poor, Talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators.x
3. a.Member of  the Top 5% of the Non-STEM strand of senior high school graduating class; or b. Member of the STEM strand senior high school graduating class;
4. Resident of the municipality for the last 4 years as attested by the barangay;x
5. Of good moral character and in good health; and
6. Qualifier of the 2020 S&T Scholarship Examination

What are the Benefits/Privileges for DOST Scholars?

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

List of Priority Courses Under DOST Scholarship

Aeronautical EngineeringIndustrial Design
Aerospace EngineeringIndustrial Engineering
Agribusiness ManagementIndustrial Management Engineering-Information Technology2
Agricultural and Bio systems EngineeringIndustrial Pharmacy
Agricultural Biotechnology1Information and Communications Technology
Agricultural ChemistryInformation System
Agricultural EconomicsInformation Technology
Agricultural EngineeringInformation Technology Systems
Agricultural TechnologyInstrumentation and Control Eng.’s.
AgricultureLife Sciences
Animal ScienceManufacturing Engineering
Applied MathematicsManufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering2
Applied PhysicsManufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics2
Applied Physics with Applied Computer SystemMarine Biology
Applied Physics with Materials Science and EngineeringMarine Science
Applied StatisticsMaterials Engineering
Astronomy TechnologyMathematics
BiochemistryMathematics and Science Teaching
BiologyMathematics Teaching
Ceramics EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Chemical EngineeringMechatronics Engineering
ChemistryMedical Laboratory Science
Chemistry with Applied Computer SystemsMedical Technology
Chemistry with Materials Science and EngineeringMetallurgical Engineering
Civil EngineeringMeteorology
Community NutritionMicrobiology
Computer EngineeringMining Engineering
Computer ScienceMolecular Biology & Biotechnology
Doctor of Veterinary MedicineNutrition
Electrical EngineeringNutrition and Dietetics
Electronics and Communications Engineering/Electronics EngineeringPackaging Engineering
Environmental SciencePetroleum Engineering
FisheriesPharmacy (4-year program)
Food TechnologyPharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
ForestryPhysics
Geodetic EngineeringPsychology3
GeologyPublic Health
Geothermal EngineeringScience Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry)
Health ScienceStatistics
Human Biology

Where to Study?

The scholarship qualifiers must enroll in any of the following


  • State Universities and Colleges (SUC)
  • CHED identified Centers of Excellence (COE) or Centers of Development (COD) for the priority S&T courses.
  • Institutions withFederation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) Level III Accreditation

How to Apply for DOST Scholarship?

You can follow the instructions below for manual application or apply online using this guide “How to Apply For The DOST Scholarship Online

Step 1

Fill out completely with the necessary signatures the 2020 DOST-SEI SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION FORM.

You can get Application Form at:

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 http://www.sei.dost.gov.ph/images/stsd/usecureapp.pdf)

3. Offices of the Congressmen and Senators.

Refer to the checklist of the items to be submitted based on what type of Scholarship you want to apply.

Items to be SubmittedRA 7687Merit
1. Personal Information (Form A)
2. Household Information Questionnaire (Form B)
3. Certificate of Good Moral Character (Form C)
4. Certification that applicant belongs to the senior high school STEM strand class; OR (Form D1)
5. Certification that applicant belongs to the upper 5% of the NON-STEM strand senior high school graduating class (Form D2)
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)
7. Statement of parent that applicant has no pending application as immigrant to any other country (Form F)
8. Certificate of Residency (Form G)
9. Two recent (1”x1”) pictures
10. Photocopy of Birth Certificate
11. Parent/s 2017 Income Tax Return / W2 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Cert. of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Brgy. Cert. of Indigency
12. Electric bill for 3 consecutive months. Brgy. Certificate of Electric Sharing – If sharing with other households in paying the electricity bills.
13. Non-refundable test fee of P200.00

Make sure you have read the attached brochure about the DOST-SEI S&T Undergraduate Scholarship Programs and follow the INSTRUCTIONS thereon.

Step 2

Submit your complete requirements to DOST-SEI; or to the Regional Offices and Provincial S&T Centers (PSTC) nearest you on or before August 28, 2020

 Step 3

After the evaluation of the forms and documents you submitted, the Test Permit shall be mailed to the applicant/s or school principal. In case the test permit is not received within the week before examination day (October 25, 2020), the applicant may inquire form DOST Regional Office/ PSTC and check the nearest designated test center a day before the examination.

 Where to Inquire Regarding DOST Scholarship?

For your questions or concerns, please contact the S&T Scholarship Division at tel nos.: 837-1333, 839-0083, 837-2071 local 2382; cellphone no.: 0927-8868816; e-mail: [email protected]

And that’s it; don’t forget to spread the good news to your friends & relatives.

Read Also: What Are The State Universities And Colleges, Local Universities And College Covered By The Free Tuition Law Starting 2018?


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  1. hello! I’m an incoming 2nd year college from Davao doctors college taking up nursing. Am i qualified to join this scholarship? thankyou!

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  2. Wow, as always kailangan maging mahirap para maka-avail or dapat din graduating or graduated from Senior High.

    Paano yung mga naapektohan ng K-12, yung mga nag-graduate na di under sa K-12 less opportunities sa amin.

    Sobrang dami na ng mga scholarship para sa mga unfortunate people and to K-12 Graduates pero kami, mga pamilya sa government nagtrabaho LUBONG sa utang at Loan dahil sa college.

    Kailangan parati minority para mabigyan ng privilege, How about sa majority?

    Ako lang ba nakakaramdam? Majority ng mga worker sa government di mapag-aral anak nila sa college without issues na “Delayed exam” “Delayed ang payment”

    Mostly kailangan pa mag-fraud na INDIGENT para maka-avail ng scholarship. Sabihin mo akong sinungaling (Di ka guro naka try)

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  3. hello! I’m an incoming 1st year college from Lingayen, Pangasinan taking up Accountancy. Am i qualified to join this scholarship? thankyou!

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  4. May 2 po akong kapatid na nag aaral ngayun yung isa po grade 7 yung isa elemtarya gusto kopo mabigyan sila ng scholar kasi kulng din po yung sinasahod ko ate nila ako

    Ako ngayun ay nasa manila ang mga kapatid ko nasa probinsya ang lola ko yung nag aalaga monthly nagpapadala ako para s pag aaral yung isa kung kapatid huminto na dahil sa kahirapan ng buhay yung mama ko patay na yung tatay ko naman buhay pa kaso personal na problema po may kuya ako may asawa na ako lng mag isa sa manila nasa mindanao lahat ng kapatid ko

    Sana po matulongan niyo mga kapatid jo makapag tapos kahit scholar lng po okey napo yun maramibg salamt po

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  5. hi i am an incoming 1st year college taking the course of bs tourism management at davao del norte state college. I just wanna ask if I am qualified to avail this scholarship thank you

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  6. pinanshal problem po talaga kame at nahihirapan po ako mag aral kase hindi napo kaya tutusan ng pamilya kupo

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  7. Pano po pag sa school naa free tuition kami nag aaral tas monthly allowance lang habol mamin pwede po ba kami mag join?

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  8. Pero bakit 2018 ung deadline sa application form?? dba 2019 na ngaun?
    at para sa 2019-2020 ito?

    Step 2
    Submit your complete requirements to DOST-SEI; or to the Regional Offices and Provincial S&T Centers (PSTC) nearest you on or before AUGUST 31, 2018 (Deadline for Filing of Application)??

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  9. hello, pwede po ba ang Bachelor of Arts major in English Language na course? and bakit po ba my list of priority courses? hindi ba pweding lahat na lang na course pwedi, kasi pano naman yung iba na nangangailangan din tulad namin..sana po lahat pwedi, thanks..

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  10. nakakapanghinayang naman, maganda po talagang mag apply ng scholarship, pero yung course ko ay hindi kabilang sa mga na mention na pwede maka pag avail. ????????

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  11. good day po. incoming second year n po ang son ko civil engineering? pede pa po kaya siya maka avail ng skolarship n ito? salamat po

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  12. Bachelor of science in Accountancy student .
    Bachelor of science in tourism.
    Bachelor of science in hospitality management.

    Diba po lahat ng courses na relate in science ?
    So any those courses na nabanggit kopo at pwede sa scholarship po na ito ??

    Sana po pwede malaking tulong po ang scholarship na ito .

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  13. Humss po ung tinake up Kong strand.. Pwede poba akong sumali SA scholarship pong Ito..mahirap po kasing pag aralin ang sarili ko when taking college life next year.. Ako LNG po kasi ang nagpapa Aral SA sarili kopo now.. Sana pohh maka sali ako.. Hoping.
    Waiting for your reply pohh.. Thanks

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  14. Pwede po ba ang 3rd year next year. Sana po mapili ako dito. Malaking tulong po ito sa pag aaral ko

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  15. Hello poh,isa poh akong Ofw na may apat na anak na pina pag aral ko po..at kasalukuyan my mr.nm na tricycle driver and nkatira poh sa antipolo …nais ko po sana na mka avail ung anak ko sa scholarship na offer nio …may isa poh akung anak na lalaki na k12 na ngayon at my 2 akung high school ung isa ay grade 7,and ung isa is grade 9…nawa matulungan nio nm kmi sa need at pangarap nmin mgpamilya na mkaraos sa khirapan financial …nawa matugunan ng ama ng spirit ang wish ko..tnx poh

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  16. hellow po ICT student po ako grade 12.. then ang itatake kopong course ay IT pwede po ba ako sumali?
    If ever po sana po makasali ako…

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  17. Hi po! Ask lang po about sa electric bill. Pwede po ba yung i pa pass is Oficial reciept hindi yung bill.

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  18. Ate, I’m coming college this incoming 2020, my problem is, Ano po ba Ang pinakamadaling paraan mag-submit ng requirements?

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  19. Good day m’aam and sir what are the requirements that i needed to orfor the application of sc8holarship

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  20. Hello po Gud evening, Gusto ko po Sana magkaroon NG scholarship para sa pag aaral ko k12 po , walang wala po Kasi ako ngyaon gusto ko po sana maging working student panggastos sa pangangailangan ko. Sana po matulungan nyo po ako 20 years old napo ako ngayon.

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  21. Good evening m’aam and sir what are the requirements that is needed to,for the application of scholarship in 1st year college?

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  22. Sana po maging ang educ course ay makasama dahil ayun po ang kukunin ko pero need kopo ng scholarship para makapagtapos dahil hindi sapat ang kinikita ng ama ko upang matustusan ang pag aaral ko

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  23. Good Evening po nais ko po sana ulit mag aral college na po ako sana Mapasama po ako sa mga mabibigiyan ng Scholarship malaking tulong na po sa akin yon salamat po.

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  24. I’m a senior high student and i’m thinking about whether i should avail in this scholarship. I just want to ask, is it okay if i enroll in TCU other than the named schools? Also, my dad raised us 7 and he’s a retired cop. That being said, can i still avail in this scholarship?

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  25. Hello po mag first year college na po sana sa BUTUAN DOCTORS MEDTECH po yung kukunin kong course…

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  26. Truly. Mdami sa mga di naabutan ng k-12 iginapang talaga ng mga mgulang sa pagaaral anak nila kaya napakaswerte ng mga student ngayon andmi opportunities para saknila

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  27. Pwede po ba ang college student na kasalukuyang nag ti take ng bachelor of science in development communication? Sana po makapasok ako….

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  28. Hello po incoming grade 12 student po ako ngayon 2020- 2021 kailangan ko po sana ng scholarship sa 2021-2022 1st year college na pi ako non sana mapasali ako sa program nyo.

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  29. hello po, i’m an incoming 1st year college from Mangatarem,Pangasinan taking up Accountancy. Am i qualified to join this scholarship? thankyou po.

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  30. Ma’am and sir… May anak po ako nasa public school po mag grade 9 na po xa this coming school years enrollment… Gusto ko po Sana Maka Sali xa sa scholarship na ito.. Nangangamba po kasi ako Baka dko po Kayanin mapag tapos NG college anak ko… Hiwalay po kmi NG father nya d rin po nag bibigay NG support ang tatay NG anak ko… Mapag aaral ko lng po xa sa sariling diskarte po at sa tulong din po NG mga pamilya ko… Tinataguyod po namin anak ko…. Sna po mabigyan nyo po NG way upang makasama po anak ko makapag Tapos…. Slamat po

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  31. Hi po 😊Sana mapili po ako ninyu sa scholarship malaking tulong po ito sakin para makag enroll ako ngayung pasukan.

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  32. Good day Po, gusto ko Po and mag aral kaso kulang p kami sa financial, Wala Po lacing trabaho Ang parents ko Sana Po matukungan niyo ako.

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  33. Hello! May I ask do I am qualified for this scholarship because I’m from old curriculum or RBEC. Then, wanted to grab this opportunity for me to able to pursue my study in college.
    I hope your good response about this.
    Thank you and God bless

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  34. Pano nyo po nagawa yung step 3 part 7 yung papapirmahan sa mga principal at nurse kase po lockdown ngayon di po ako makalabas

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  35. Qualified ka po ata basta stem grad.. Ang non stem grad lang po ang kailangan pasok in top 5 tama po ba?

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  36. Hi po. Pwede po ba mag-apply ung undergraduate ng BS ComSci. Gsto ko po kasi mag shift sa BS Pharmacy (Major in Clinical). Please advised po. Thank you.

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  37. Totoo yan,,i really feel you..yung mga hindi nkaabot ng k-12 pero graduate nmn ng high school at di nkapagcollege dahil walang budget or kulang sa panggastos ang pamilya ng stuyante.. Mg aapply nlng ng trabaho pra mkapag ipon ng pera pra mkapag aral,, ngayong meron ng k-12 sila ang mas prioritized dahil nkapasok sila ng k-12,, kawawa nmn yung mga hindi nkapag aral ng k-12,, paano nmn kung nkapag aral nga ng college pero hanggang First year lng?

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  38. Sana all maka skwela sa collage, at gragraduate ng kursong agreculture para maka tulong ako sa mamayang farmer’s sa lolo at lola ko na tulad ding farmers, Sa ngayong po tesda lang mona dahil lebre hehe😊 Im graduated Senior high school,then Im ready to level up into collage with apply my skills in tesda course. Sana po matanggap po ako sa Dost scholarship

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  39. Hello I’m Batchelor of secondary education major in science naway matanggap po ako sa scholarship program niyo.

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  40. hello po ako po si SALLY BABALA taga daet po ako working student po ako dito sa Brgy. magang Jamaica Village, incoming 1st year college napo ako this year, ang kinuha kopong course is Fisheries sana po makapasok ako sa scholar na ito, laking tulong po saaken pag nakapasok po ako dito, thank you po🙏😊

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  41. Tanong kulang po ma’am sir, pwede po ba manufacturing engineering technology kasi ang nakapaskil lng dto ay manufacturing engineering

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  42. Mr. Efren Nolasco please could you enlighten me about your DOST Scholarship for Educational Program because I would like to apply please reach me out this contact: 63 9675447063

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  43. I am a grade 12 STEM student and I want to take BS Education in Biology. Can I avail in DOST scholarship program?

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  44. Mr.efren nolasco mag gragrade 11 plang po ako ask ko lang po kung pwede poba mag apply for scholar para sa pag college ko?

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  45. Pwde po ba dito yung teacher ??
    Secondary education major in mathematics po kasi yung course ko ngayong online class na

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  46. Sir pwede po bng makasali sa schoolarship yung mga hindi dumaan ng k12,,graduate po nung 2007 at gustong mkapagtapos ng pag aaral

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  47. I would like to apply for my brother who is an upcoming freshman at Central Mindanao University taking Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. How would it be possible?

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  48. Tumatanggap po ba kayo ng upcoming 4th year college student or 2nd year college students? One of us can be possible stop schooling because of this pandemic. Thank you!

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  49. Hello po. Sana po makuha po ako sa scholarship kasi mahirap lang po kami and di maka sustain sa collage ang aking mga magulang.

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  50. BSMARINEBIOLOGY PO AKO MERON PO BA? I’M JENE MAE ASTROLOGO FROM MIRAMAR UPPER CALARIAN ZAMBOANGA CITY..

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