What are the eligibility requirements and where to get application form if you want to apply for the DOST – SEI scholarship program for undergraduates?
Before iSensey share the details, we recommend that you read the post about the benefits and privileges granted to scholars of DOST-SEI. You will also learn from therein the allowed college courses or priority degrees included the DOST scholarship program.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- Applicant must be a natural born Filipino citizen;
- Applicant must belong to a family whose socio – economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators*;
- Applicant meet either one:
- Applicant belong to the top 5% of his/her regular high school graduating class.
- Applicant is a member of the graduating class of a DOST-SEI identified or DepEd-recognized science high school.
- You must be resident of the municipality for the last 4 years as attested by the barangay;
- You must be of good moral character and in good health;
- You are a qualifier of the Science and Technology Scholarship Examination.
IMPORTANT: The following ARE DISQUALIFIED from applying in DOST Scholarship:
- You have earned units in any post-secondary or undergraduate course;
- You have previously taken a DOST-SEI Scholarship Examination;
- You have applied for immigrant status in the USA or any other country.
- a) An awardee must seek admission and enroll at any of the:
a.1 State universities and colleges.
a.2 Tertiary institutions identified as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development by CHED for the priority S&T courses.
a.3 DOST – SEI identified network institutions
You must pass the qualifying examination for admission to the university where you plan to enroll in.
For select courses that are only for UP System or DLSU study placement, you must have passed the UPCAT or DLSU college entrance exam.
Find out here the allowed degrees in DOST scholarship program for undergraduate.
- b) An awardee shall comply with the terms of the Scholarship Agreement to be entered into between himself/herself, parents or legal guardian and the DOST-SEI.
- c) After signing the Scholarship Agreement, the awardee’s name shall be included in the lists of scholars needing clearance from DOST-SEI forwarded to the appropriate government agency/ies for tracking purposes.
- d) An awardee shall maintain the grade requirements of the scholarship.
- e) Upon completion of the course, an awardee shall serve in the country, preferably in his/her home region, on full-time basis along his/her field of training for a minimum period equivalent to the length of time he/she enjoyed the scholarship.
Where to get DOST scholarship application form?
Applicants can download the application form from these websites of DOST www.sei.dost.gov.ph and www.science-scholarships.ph. Or you can also visit the Science Education Institute, 2nd Level, Science Heritage Bldg., DOST Compound, General Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila.
If you reside in the provinces, you can visit any DOST Regional Offices, Provincial Science and Technology Centers (PSTC), or at the Offices of the Congressmen and Senators and request the form from said offices.
The duly filled up form can be filed at the Science Education Institute, or DOST Regional Office / PSTC nearest the applicant’s school or home address.
DOST Examination Coverage
Once you have submitted all required documents and papers, your application will be evaluated. For those who will pass the evaluation, you will receive a mail detailing the exam venue and schedule along with your Test Permit. Or the DOST Test Permit may be mailed to the school principal for distribution to qualified test-takers.
The DOST scholarship exam includes Intellective and Non-intellective questions. The Intellective tests cover Scientific Ability, Quantitative Ability, Mechanical and Technical Ability, Linguistic Ability, Imagery, Inspection, Sensorimotor Ability and Spatial Reasoning.
Source: DOST – SEI website
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