2024 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships | Comprehensive Guide

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The 2024 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships are opportunities provided by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in the Philippines. 

These scholarships aim to financially support deserving students pursuing higher education.

Types of Scholarship

  • MERIT:
    • 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.
  • RA 7687:
    • 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 does 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.

Who can Apply

  • Graduating Grade 12 male and female students in SY 2023-2024:
    • STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
    • NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class
  • Graduate of Grade 12 before SY 2023-2024 and did not enroll in college yet:
    • STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
    • NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class
  • Graduate of high school before the K-12 Program. Must belong to the top 5% of the graduating class.
    • Must be natural-born Filipino citizen.
    • Must be of good moral character and in good health.
    • May have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship; OR may have qualified for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the award; OR have not taken any DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination.
    • Must NOT have earned any post-secondary (college or vocational) units.

DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Schedule

Start of Online Application PeriodOctober 17, 2023
Last Day of Request for School Inclusion in the E-Application SystemDecember 15, 2023
Last Day of Online Application and Uploading of RequirementsDecember 31, 2023
Schedule of Qualifying ExaminationApril 6-7, 2024

Scholarship Benefits

A. Regular Academic Year
Tuition and other school fees (for scholars enrolled in private HEIs)Actual fees up to ₱40,000.00 /AY
Learning Materials and/or Connectivity Allowance₱10,000.00 /AY
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month
Clothing Allowance₱1,000 (1st Sem of 1st Year only)
Transportation Allowance1 economy-class roundtrip fare
(for those studying outside of home province)
Group Accident and Health  InsurancePremium
Thesis Allowance₱10,000.00
Graduation Allowance₱1,000.00
B. Mid-Year TermAllowance (if required in the curriculum)
Tuition and other school feesActual fees up to ₱10,000.00
Learning Materials and/or Connectivity Allowance₱2,000.00
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month for two months

Priority S&T Programs and Study Placement

Programs Covered by the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships:

  • Bachelor in Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education with Specialization in Information and Communications
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • BS Aeronautical Engineering
  • BS Aerospace Engineering
  • BS Agribusiness
  • BS Agribusiness Management
  • BS Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
  • BS Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • BS Agricultural Biotechnology
  • BS Agricultural Chemistry
  • BS Agricultural Economics
  • BS Agricultural Engineering
  • BS Agricultural Technology
  • BS Agriculture
  • BS Animal Husbandry
  • BS Animal Science
  • BS Applied Mathematics
  • BS Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance
  • BS Applied Physics
  • BS Applied Physics with Applied Computer System
  • BS Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Applied Statistics
  • BS Architecture
  • BS Astronomy
  • BS Astronomy Technology
  • BS Basic Medical Sciences
  • BS Biochemistry
  • BS Biology
  • BS Biology for Teachers
  • BS Biotechnology
  • BS Ceramics Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering
  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Chemistry Major in Business
  • BS Chemistry for Teachers
  • BS Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems
  • BS Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Clothing Technology
  • BS Community Nutrition
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • BS Environmental Engineering
  • BS Electronics Engineering
  • BS Environmental Science
  • BS Fine Arts Major in Industrial Design
  • BS Fisheries
  • BS Food Science and Technology
  • BS Food Technology
  • BS Forestry
  • BS Geodetic Engineering
  • BS Geography
  • BS Geology
  • BS Geothermal Engineering
  • BS Health Science
  • BS Human Biology
  • BS Industrial Design
  • BS Industrial Engineering
  • BS Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology
  • BS Industrial Pharmacy
  • BS Information and Communications Technology
  • BS Information System
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Information Technology Systems
  • BS Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • BS Life Sciences
  • BS Management Information Systems
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics
  • BS Marine Biology
  • BS Marine Science
  • BS Materials Engineering
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • BS Mathematics for Teachers
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • BS Mechatronics Engineering
  • BS Medical Laboratory Science
  • BS Medical Technology
  • BS Metallurgical Engineering
  • BS Meteorology
  • BS Microbiology
  • BS Mining Engineering
  • BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • BS Nutrition
  • BS Nutrition and Dietetics
  • BS Packaging Engineering
  • BS Petroleum Engineering
  • BS Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • BS Pharmacy (4-year program)
  • BS Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
  • BS Physics
  • BS Physics for Teachers
  • BS Psychology
  • BS Public Health
  • BS Speech Pathology
  • BS Statistics
  • BSE Biological Sciences
  • BSE Biology
  • BSE Biology-Chemistry
  • BSE Chemistry
  • BSE General Sciences
  • BSE Mathematics
  • BSE Physical Sciences
  • BSE Physics
  • BSE Physics-Chemistry
  • BSE Physics-Mathematics
  • BSE Science
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Documentary Requirements Before Submission

No.DOCUMENTFORMSPECIAL INSTRUCTION
1Certificate of Good Moral CharacterC1. Print each form in a size A4 bond paper.
2. Have these forms accomplished by the proper authorities/ officials/ persons as indicated in each form.
3. Make sure that each form is signed.
4. Scan or take picture of each accomplished form and save file.
5. Name each file: (Surname-Form __) when saving it.
6. Submit each form using the Upload Module in the E-Application System. Use the appropriate upload field for each file.
7. Ensure that the files uploaded are correct and complete.
2Certificate of Good HealthD
3Principal’s CertificationApplicant who is Grade 12 Graduating/Graduated student in the STEM strandE1
Applicant who is Grade 12 Graduating/Graduated student in NON-STEM strand and belongs to the upper 5% of the classE2
Applicant who is attending homeschoolE3
Applicant who is under the Alternative Learning SystemE4
Applicant who graduated in High School before the K-12 program and belongs to the upper 5% of the graduating classE5
4Certificate of ResidencyF
5Parent’s Certification – Applicant has no pending immigration application to another countryG
6DOST-SEI Scholarship Examination/AwardH
7Applicant’s Certification of No Post-Secondary UnitsI
8Signed Declaration of Applicant and the Parent/Legal GuardianJ
9Recent picture, passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)1. Must show face of the Applicant, 80% of the picture
2. Must be colored, with white background
3. With the name tag position at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin): Full name, handwritten- First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any (e.g. JUAN C. DELA CRUZ, JR.), and signature over printed name
4. Taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application
10Birth CertificateReadable copy. May be issued by the PSA, NSO or the Municipal Registry Office.
11Parent/s or Legal Guardian’s or Spouse’s 2022 Income Tax Return / BIR Form 1701 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Certificate of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Certificate of Indigency / Certificate of Employment with Compensation / Proof of Pension• Clear, signed copy.• Annual Gross Income must be clearly indicated in the document.• The particular document depends on the parent’s class of worker.
12Notarized Affidavit of GuardianshipMust be submitted if the applicant is being supported by a guardian other than the parents
13Marriage CertificateMust be submitted if the applicant is married

What information should you know before filing your E-Application?

  1. Father’s Annual Gross Income
  2. Mother’s Annual Gross Income
  3. If the applicant is married, the Spouse’s Annual Gross Income
  4. If Legal Guardian is supporting Applicant, Legal Guardian’s Annual Gross Income
  5. If a family receives a contribution from an outside source: the giver, the amount of the contribution, and the purpose of the contribution
  6. If the family owns agricultural land: how many hectares
  7. If family owns vehicle: type, year and model
    • Type: Ex. tricycle, passenger jeep, owner jeep, car, van
    • Year and Model: Ex. 2022 Toyota Revo

Application Process

When you have all the necessary documents, completely accomplished and scanned or have pictures of these, and know the above-mentioned information, you are now ready to access the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships E-Application System.

When filling out the required information, please make sure that the names and the words are spelled correctly.

Step 1

  • Sign up with a real email address. You will gwt an email for verification.

Step 2

  • Access the link provided in the email sent to you and answer the questions in the Eligibility Module
  • If you can’t apply for the scholarship, you will get an email saying you are disqualified

Step 3

If you are ELIGIBLE to apply for the scholarship, you can proceed to the next modules:

  • Personal Data
  • Contact Information
  • Family Data
  • Financial Contribution
  • Household Information Questionnaire
  • School Information
  • Upload Documents:
    • The system accepts .jpeg, .png, .bmp, and .pdf file types only
    • The system lets you upload many files, but each one can only be up to 5MB.
    • For example, if you need to show your Parent’s proof of income and you took a photo of each of the 3 pages, you will need to upload 3 separate files.
    • To do this, click the Upload File button and choose all the files you want to submit.
    • You can preview the files to make sure they are correct and complete before clicking the Upload button.
    • After uploading your files, you can press the Preview button to review them.
    • If you realize that you have uploaded the wrong or incomplete files, you will need to repeat the uploading process and upload the correct and complete files to replace the previously uploaded document/s.

Step 4

  • Selection of Test Center Location
  • Only the successful applicants will be able to select their test center location preference; whether it is near the permanent address, current address, or school address.
  • This preference will be the basis on the location where you will be assigned to take the qualifying examination.
  • You can no longer make changes in your test center location preference once submitted, so it is important that you really take into consideration your possible whereabouts on the date of the examination.

Step 5

  • Make sure that you have accomplished all the modules completely with true information and correct spellings and uploaded all the required documents before you press the SUBMIT button.

*You can no longer make any change in the information you provided in your application once submitted.*

Test permit issuance:

  • The pen and paper exam will take place on April 6-7, 2024. If you are qualified, you will receive a Test Permit via email in February 2024.
  • This permit will contain information about your test center, test session, and other important details regarding the exam.

Scholarship qualifiers announcement:

  • To find out if you have qualified for the scholarship, please visit the SEI website at https://sei.dost.gov.ph.
  • The announcement of the scholarship qualifiers will tentatively be made in June 2024.
  • If you are selected for the scholarship, you will receive a Notice of Award through your registered email address.

Effectivity of Scholarship Award:

  • If you accept the scholarship award, you will need to attend an orientation on the scholarship policies and sign the Scholarship Agreement to become a DOST-SEI scholar.
  • The scholarship will be effective starting the First Semester of AY 2024-2025.

References

  1. DOST-SEI: Types of Scholarship, Scholarship Benefits, and Priority S&T Programs and Study Placement ( Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute Website ) Retrieved Date: October 18, 2023
  2. DOST-SEI: Who can Apply, DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Schedule, Important, Things to get ready before submitting your DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships Application, Downloadable Documents, Sample ITR, Class of Workers, Sample Pictures, What information should you know before filing your E-Application, Application Process, Apply for the Scholarship Button Link, Test permit issuance, Scholarship qualifiers announcement, and Effectivity of Scholarship award ( S&T E-Scholarship Application System – Science Education Institute Website ) Retrieved Date: October 18, 2023