DOST opens slots for Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Published August 1, 2020, 5:10 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Slots for the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) 2021 Science and Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship Program are now available.

DOST said the scholarship program, aimed towards addressing the need for an additional pool of S&T manpower to steer the country towards inclusive development and national progress, is open to Grade 12 students in the Academic Year 2020 to 2021 who intend to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses in college next school year.

Applicants must be natural-born Filipinos of good moral character and in good health. 

All Grade 12 students under the STEM strand are qualified to apply.
Non-STEM strands may apply provided they belong to the top 5 percent of the graduating senior high school class.

Application is through until August 28. 

Successful applicants will take the nationwide qualifying examination on OCtober 25 at designated testing centers.

Qualifiers of the 2021 S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Examination must pursue a Bachelor of Science degree program in any of the S&T priority fields of study at a state university or college (SUC) or any private higher education institution that is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Center of Excellence or Center of Development (COE/COD) or with at least FAAP Level III accreditation.

The scholarship benefits include P40,000 tuition fee subsidy and book allowance of P10,000 per academic year. 

Scholars will also enjoy a monthly stipend of P7,000 for 10 months each academic year.

Those interested to apply for the scholarship program may visit SEI’s website at or they could inquire at the nearest DOST Regional or Provincial Offices.