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 more info about the DOST 2020 Scholarship Programs Application, Exam deadline, Eligibility and Documentary Requirements.
Below shows the list of college courses allowed under the DOST Scholarship Program for the undergraduate for academic year 2020. Kindly take note that some degrees are applicable to be taken only either in UP System, ADMU, 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 June 6, 2019.
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural Biotechnology in UP System only
Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance (4 years, ADMU)
Applied Physics with Applied Computer System
Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Science
Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems
Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Electronics and Communications Engineering/Electronics Engineering
Industrial Management Engineering Information – Technology – DLSU only
Information and Communications Technology
Information Technology Systems
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Management Information Systems at DLSU only
Manufacturing Engineering Management – Mechatronics and Robotics at DLSU only
Manufacturing Engineering Management-Biomedical Engineering at DLSU only
Mathematics and Science Teaching
Medical Laboratory Science / Medical Technology
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Nutrition and Dietetics
Pharmacy (4-year program)
Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
Psychology – BS Program
Science Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science)
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, ADMU, 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 (SUCs)
a.2 CHED identified Centers of Excellence (COE) or Centers of Development (COD) for the S&T programs covered under the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships
a.3 Institutions with FAAP Level III Accreditation
What will you get if you become a DOST Scholar?
These are the privileges given to DOST scholars including info on stipend allowance for A.Y. 2020:
- Tuition and other school fees – P40,000 per academic year
- Book allowance in the amount of P10,000 per year.
- MS / PE Uniform (1st semester of First Year only) allowance of P1,000.
- Transportation allowance for student grantees who will study outside of their home province – 1 economy-class round trip fare.
- Monthly Living Allowance or stipend at P7,000.
- Summer Allowance (if required per curriculum) for Tuition and other school fees – P1,500
- Post – graduation clothing allowance of P1,000.
- Group Accident Insurance.
Find out if you meet all the DOST Scholarship Application Requirements and Eligibility for Academic Year 2020. 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 for 2020 Academic Year is September 6, 2019.
DATE OF EXAMINATION is October 20, 2019. Make sure to review before the exam! We wish you success!