The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), in cooperation with the National Consortium in Graduate Science and Mathematics Education (NCGSME), offers scholarships to qualified male and female applicants for the  pursuance of Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Science and  Mathematics Education under the Capacity Building Program in Science and Mathematics Education (CBPSME)


The program aims to:

  • improve the quality of science and mathematics education in the country; and
  • accelerate the development of critical mass of experts in science and mathematics education


  • Master’s in Mathematics / Science Education
  • Doctoral in Mathematics / Science Education

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Natural-born Filipino citizen;
  • Not more than 50 years old at the time of application;
  • In good health and of good moral character;
  • Pass the admission requirements for graduate studies at any of the
    NCGSME member-universities;
  • Have at least two years teaching experience in science and mathematics for Doctoral; or at least one year teaching experience or have graduated with academic honors or graduated as DOST scholar for
    • If employed: Allowed to study full-time for two or three years
      (Residential Mode) and part-time for six years at UPOU (Distance
      Education Mode); and
    • For employees of the DepEd: Officially endorsed by DepEd (Signed
      Form 2A by Division Superintendent and Regional Director)
    • Must have been in service for at least five (5) years.
    • Must have at least Very Satisfactory performance
      rating for the last two (2) years.
    • For employed non-DepEd applicants: Certificate of Employment,
      Permit to Study (Signed Form 2B by the Head of the University);
  • Not a recipient of other scholarship; and
  • Willing to accept the terms and conditions specified in the
    Scholarship Contract.

Scholarship Privileges

Tuition & other school feesActual
Book Allowance20,000/AY
Transportation Allowance*1 economy roundtrip fare / academic year
Group Accident & Health InsurancePremium
Thesis/Dissertation Allowance60,000100,000
Student** Research Support Fund Research Grant89,000253,000
Dissemination Grant75,000150,000
Mentor’s Fee36,00072,000
*Given only to those who will study outside their home province.
**Must be applied by the scholars, and subject to evaluation and approval.


The stipends in the remaining months of the scholarship period shall be given to a scholar who completes his/her degree earlier than the end of the said period

Who else may apply?

  • PhD graduate in a priority S&T program (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue a second PhD degree.
  • MS/PhD non-scholar graduate (not S&T related) who intends to pursue a second MS/PhD degree.

Who may NO longer apply?

  • PhD graduate (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue another MS degree program.
  • MS graduate in a priority S&T program (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue a second MS degree.

Documents to be Submitted

  • Accomplished Application Form (Form 1);
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate;
  • If employed, Certification of Employment and Permit to Study
    (Form 2A or Form 2B);
  • Medical Certificate (Form 3);
  • Certified True Copy of Service Record, if employed;
  • Certified True Copy of Official Transcript of Records (TOR);
  • Notice of Admission to the Master’s/Doctoral in Science and
    Mathematics Education program in the Graduate School at any
    of the NCGSME member-universities;
  • Endorsement from two (2) former professors; and
  • Letter of nomination/recommendation from the head of the
  • Commitment to complete the degree.


PaticularsFirst Semester of AY 2021-2022
Applicant to UniversityJune 30, 2022
University to SEIJuly 29, 2022

For more details, please click the link for the scholarship brochure:

Source: Department of Science and Technology
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