The Philippine Government offers a scholarship program for the brightest and deserving students through DOST – SEI or the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute.
This scholarship offering was sign into law under Republic Act 7687 or RA 7687. DOST will award Bachelor of Science degree scholarships to students who plans to take up any of the “priority courses” as identified by DOST-SEI, for study placement in select schools.
You can download the application form from the website of DOST. Check the college scholarship requirements and exam coverage here.
Below shows the list of college courses allowed under the DOST Scholarship Program for the undergraduate for academic year 2018 to 2019. Kindly take note that some degrees are applicable to be taken only either in UP System or in DLSU, this is already indicated beside the course for your guidance.
These are the DOST priority degrees for RA 7687 Scholarship offerings, the focus is on mathematics, science, and engineering courses. There are also allied courses like Psychology. This list of courses open for scholarship is updated today August 30, 2017.
|Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering|
|Agricultural Biotechnology 1 Computer Science|
|Applied Physics with Applied Computer System|
|Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering|
|Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems|
|Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems|
|Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering|
|Civil Engineering (1)|
|Doctor of Veterinary Medicine|
|Electronics and Communications Engineering/Electronics Engineering|
|Industrial Management Engineering Information – Technology (2)|
|Information Technology Systems|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineering|
|Manufacturing Engineering Management – Mechatronics and|
|Manufacturing Engineering Management-Biomedical Engineering (2)|
|Mathematics and Science Teaching|
|Molecular Biology and Biotechnology|
|Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Pharmacy (4-year program)|
|Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)|
|Science Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science)|
For courses on the list with a special tag 1,2,3 – these are the meanings:
1 – The course is to be taken at UP System only
2 The course is to be takenat DLSU only
3 – This is a BS Program course
Popular college courses like Nursing, Accountancy, Business Management, Marketing and Commerce, Mass Communication are NOT included in the DOST Scholarship offerings.
When it says “at UP System only” this means that the student must enroll in a UP campus that offers said undergraduate course. This also means that the students must passed the UPCAT Entrance exam of the University of the Philippines PLUS the DOST Scholarship Qualifying Exam.
This is similar scenario with the degree tagged as “at DLSU only”. The student must enroll in a De La Salle University campus offering the course like “Manufacturing Engineering Management- Mechatronics & Robotics”
If the school is not identified as either UP or DLSU, then the DOST passer and qualified student can enroll in any school that meets any of the following requirements:
a.1 State universities and colleges.
a.2 Tertiary institutions identified as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development by CHED for the priority Science & Technology courses.
a.3 DOST-SEI identified network institutions.
What will you get if you become a DOST Scholar?
These are the privileges given to DOST scholars including info on stipend allowance.
- Tuition and other school fees – P10,000 per semester or P8,000 per trimester.
- Book allowance in the amount of P10,000 per year.
- MS / PE Uniform (1st semester of First Year only) allowance of P500.
- Transportation allowance for student grantees who will study outside of their home province – 1 economy-class round trip fare.
- Monthly Living Allowance for students enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Teaching, Geology, and Mining – P5,000 per month.
- Other DOST-SEI priority courses allowance is P4,000 per month.
- Summer Allowance (if required per curriculum) for Tuition and other school fees – P1,500
- Book Allowance (second) – P500 (official receipt must be submitted)
- Post – graduation clothing allowance of P1,000
Find out if you meet all the DOST Scholarship Application Requirements and Eligibility. If you do, apply as soon as DOST-SEI accepts undergraduate scholarship application for the next school year.
We hope that you will pass the qualifying exam and be one of the recipient of DOST scholarship!
DOST – SEI SCHOLARSHIP Return of Service Condition
Upon completion of the S&T course, the scholar-graduate shall render service in the country preferably along his/her field of specialization on a full-time basis for a minimum period equivalent to the length of time he/she enjoyed the scholarship.
Info sourced for this article is from DOST – SEI website. The iSensey team aims to spread the info on this available college scholarship as our way of helping the government reach potential students especially those far from the metro.
Deadline for filing of scholarship application is August 25, 2018. We will be updating this post next year when we have info for the 2019 DOST SEI Scholarship Program.
DATE OF EXAMINATION is October 25, 2017. Make sure to review before the exam! We wish you success!