How to apply for DOST Undergraduate Scholarship?

If you are looking for undergraduate scholarships (tertiary education), you can try to apply to DOST Scholarship. There are lots of benefits of this scholarship grant.

Two Types of DOST Scholarship

1. RA 7687 Scholarship

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.

1. Merit Scholarship

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.

Eligibility for DOST Scholarship

  • natural-born Filipino citizen;
  • poor, talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic
    status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators (NOT for MERIT);
  • member of the top five percent (5%) of the Non-STEM strand senior high school
    graduating class; or
  • member of the STEM strand senior high school graduating class;
  • resident of the municipality for the last 4 years as attested by the barangay chairman (NOT for MERIT);
  • of good moral character and in good health; and
  • qualifier of the 2021 S&T Scholarship Examination

Scholarship Privileges

  • Monthly Living Allowance (P7,000 per month)
  • Tuition and other school fees (P40,000 per Academic Year)
  • Book Allowance (P10,000.00/year)
  • MS/PE uniform for 1st Semester of First Year only (P1,000.00)
  • Thesis Allowance (P10,000.00)
  • Group Insurance (Premium)
  • Transportation Allowance for those studying outside of home province (1 economy-class roundtrip fare)
  • Summer Allowance (if required per curriculum)
    • Tuition and other school fees (P1,500.00)
    • Book Allowance of P500.00 (to submit O.R.)
    • Monthly Allowance (2 months)
  • Graduation clothing allowance (P1,000.00)

Study Placements

  • University of the Philippines
  • State Universities and Colleges
  • Private Institutions that are recognized by CHED as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development or has FAAP Level III accreditation for the priority S&T programs of study

How to apply to this scholarship?

The application form can be obtained at the Science Education Institute, 2nd Level, Science Heritage Bldg., DOST Cmpd., General Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila; DOST Regional Offices; Provincial Science and Technology Centers (PSTC) or Offices of the Congressmen and Senators. It can be downloaded at or just simply go to this download LINK.

Bring all necessary requirements. (Read: Complete List of Requirements for DOST Scholarship Application)

Accomplished form can be filed at the Science Education Institute, or DOST Regional Office/PSTC nearest the applicant’s school or home address. (Read: List of DOST Regional Offices with Contact Numbers)

The Test Permit shall be mailed to the applicant/s or school principal for distribution to the applicants. In case the test permit is not received within the week before the examination day, the applicant may inquire from the DOST Regional Office / PSTC and check the nearest designated test center a day before the examination.

Deadline of Filing of Application

For 2023 DOST Scholarship, you can now start filing your application. The deadline of filing will be on December 2, 2022.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the S&T Scholarship Division at telephone numbers: (02)837-1333; (02)839-0083; (02)837-2071 local 2382; Cellphone no.: 09278868816; e-mail: [email protected].

Read Also:

We know that you have lots of questions, so we created an article – DOST Scholarship FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). Make sure you read that.



  1. good day po! i read all the comments tas nabasa ko po hindi na pede pag college kana may iba po ba kayong offer na scholarship para sa mga college? sayang din naman po kasi isa sa priority ung course namin

  2. Pwede po ba akong mag-apply for scholarship kahit na hindi po STEM ang kinukuha kong strand and i’m planning to take up Political Science po sa college?

  3. Pwede po bang mag-exam kahit hindi STEM ang strand na kinuha sa SHS at ang binabalak pong kunin na course sa college ay Political science?

  4. Hi..undergrad po ako ng college. 1st year lng natake ko pero balak ko po sa ibang school mg enroll ng ibang course po bs pshy..qualified po ba ako thanks…

  5. Hi po, ask lang po pwede pa po ba mag apply kahit mag 3rd year college na? Actually drop po ako since 2015 natapos ko lang ang 2nd year 2nd sem.

  6. hey!!! please notice me this is a very important question,

    are we going to print the application form before we fill it up? or we’re going to print the application form after we fill it up?

  7. Magandang araw po. Ngayung pasukan ay 1st year college napo ako(June 13,2019). Makaka apply poba ako sa DOST kahit na ang course ko ay Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics ?

  8. Hello. I will be a grade 12 student this coming AY 2019-2020 po. When will be the start of the application period po for students who will apply for scholarship for AY 2020-2021 ? Thank you po! 🙂

  9. Hello ofw po ko gusto ko sanang umuwi at magaral. Nagtake ako before ng fine arts major in advertising naka 3years ako tas kulay ako school graduate ako ng 2years na sa kursong diploma in multi-media application development.

  10. Good Afternoon po, I just want to ask if I can avail the scholarship but Accountancy ang course na kukunin sa college? Thank you! God Bless! 🙂

  11. hindi ko po natapos ung 2nd yr college ko.Bs hotel management po course ko. pwede po ba ako mag apply for scholarship kung mag shi-ship po ako ng course?

  12. Puede pa po bang mag take ng dost scholarship exam Ang Anak ko this October 2018?nagenroll na po xa sa engineering stem strand po xa

    • Para po ito sa Grade 12 students. Kapag Second Year college na ang anak mo po, he/she can apply sa Junior Level DOST Scholarship.

  13. kapag poba ALS graduate lang pwdi pa ring mag apply ng scholarship sainyo at kasalukoyang nag aaral po ako ng 2nd year college nw. IT po kinuha ko. thanks po sa pag sagot sa tanung ko.

  14. sir ito po bang DOST scholarship is for students na gr. 12 ngaung 2018-2019 at magcocollege sa taong 2019-2020. For clarifications lang po. Salamat po sa response

  15. hello po taga quezon city po ako pano po kapag natapos ko na po ang application form ko saan ko po ipapasa meron po ba kayong branch dito sa metro manila or quezon city? at doon din po ba mag tetest kung saan ko binigay ang application form ko?

  16. Pwede po ba magapply incoming first year po ako. Nakapasa po ako sa state university. Pero di po ako kasali sa 5% na with honors. Pero stem graduate po ako. Pwede po ba kaya ako magapply?

  17. What are the qualifications of applicants? I once took an exam when I was in high school but didn’t passed due to a blank answer.

  18. My son will be graduating from Senior Highschool on Sy2019-2020 under STEM Strand at PUP,when will he be allowed to apply for the DOST scholarship program?

  19. Pwdi pa rin po ba mag apply undergraduate po ako 2nd year college irregular student din nag stop na po ako last 2016.

  20. 2 year course lang yung natapos ko and currently employed naman kaya lang di sapat yung sahod ko if ever may assistance po ba na pedeng applyan? or scholarship para sa mga gov employees na gustong magtuloy ng studies?

    • BS Pyschology lang ang pwede. Saka kapag nakakuha na ng course sa college hindi na pwedeng mag-apply for DOST Scholarship. But meron tinatawag na Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS). Tingan ang detalye sa link – Details of Junior Level Science Scholarship (

  21. Pwede po ba mag apply. My son finished his gr 10 at Muntinlupa Science high school, 11 and 12 grade at De la Salle taft as scholar. Gusto nyo po mag UP sa college. Stem strand nya. Pls reply po. Thanks a lot and God bless!

    • Pwede as long as hindi ka pa nakakakuha ng course sa college, given that you also satisfied ang lahat ng requirements.

  22. Hello po,undergraduate po ako. Gusto ko bumalik sa pag aaral para sa new learnings about science and technology, single mom po ako, ang course ko po ay office admin at dati po akong spes,naghahanap po ako ng scholarship programs para mas matutunan ko about DOST, gusto ko po talaga na makapag aral,hindi dahil sa gusto ko ng proffesionalism, kundi ang gusto ko ay matuto. Sana may makatulong sakin, wala lang po akong pera para makapag aral ulit. Maraming salamat po

  23. hello po.ask ko lang kung pd po ba ako magapply ng scholarship ? 4th year undergrad po ako bsmathematics with computer science

  24. Pwede pa po bang mag apply kung ang pasok ko ay sa august pa which is july to august ang application period. I mean mag iistart na po ako ng 1st sa august pwede pa po ba?

  25. Hello po.Pwede po bang mag-apply kahit General Academic Strand po ang kinuha nung SHS. Thank you po sa pagreply.

    • If General Strand, make sure nasa top 5% ka ng graduating class. Inquire ka sa principal ninyo kung paano malaman yun.

  26. pwede po ba ako maging isang sa mga makakapag avail netong scholarship kahit high school lang natapos ko. want ko kasi magcollage and science related course kukunin ko. never pa ko nakapag enroll sa collage.

  27. Good day po!
    Eligible pa rin po ba ako sa DOST scholarship kahit na hindi science related yung kukuhain kong college course? Maraming salamat po sa pagsagot.

  28. Pwede po bang mag apply kahit graduate na pero mangunguha po ng educ units. Certificate in teaching po. Thank you!

  29. I wish and pray that one of my childrens granted this scholarship from DOST proudly i say they deserving and can passed the exam …please help us

  30. Can I still apply for scholarship if I’ve already started my first semester in College. I am a first year student taking up BS Medical Technology. Thank you 🙂

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