If you’re interested to apply for the DOST Scholarship 2018, here’s everything you need to know about DOST scholarship, qualifications, requirements, benefits, courses, schools, and schedule.
The DOST Scholarship application form for undergraduate scholarship for Academic Year 2018-2019 is now available for download. The first batch of senior high school students under the K to 12 Program of DepEd will graduate this 2018 and those in the STEM track will have a chance to take the DOST Scholarship exam on October 15, 2017.
DOST scholarship offers opportunities to talented and deserving students who wish to pursue 4 or 5 year degree priority courses in science and technology fields. The DOST RA 7687 Scholarships and the Merit Scholarships both aim to produce and develop high quality human resources needed for the Science and Technology (S&T) and Research and Development (R&D) initiatives in the country. However, for the past two years, there was no high school graduate under K to 12 thus DOST offered the Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) and the RA 10612 which are offered to qualified third year college students.
DOST Undergraduate Scholarship Categories
RA 7687 Science and Technology Scholarship is for applicant whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of all the identified indicators as approved by DOST-SEI Advisory Committee on S&T Scholarships. No fees are required for RA 7687 applicants.
DOST-MERIT Scholarship is for applicant who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of any of the identified indicators. The applicants must pay a non-refundable test fee of P200.
Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) awarded to qualified third year college students who are enrolled in priority engineering courses and other basic and applied sciences and provides for the remaining two or three years of study. The students can either qualify for JLSS Merit or JLSS RA 7687.
R.A. 10612 Scholarship under the JLSS is also awarded to third year college students but wishes to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects in the basic education. This supports the execution of Section 8 of the K to 12 law by providing a pool of scholar-graduates which can competently teach STEM subjects.
Date of Exams
The qualifying exam for 2018 Undergraduate scholarship is on October 15, 2017 while the deadline of submission of application is on August 25, 2017.
For 2017 Junior Level Science Scholarships, the qualifying exam is on November 19, 2017 and the deadline of submission of application is on September 22, 2017.
Download the DOST Scholarship Application Forms
Science & Technology Priority Courses Under DOST Scholarship
The following courses are identified as priority courses and we need more Science and Technology professionals in these fields. We need more Filipino STEM workers in order for our country to be globally competitive and we need more innovations to drive economic development.
|Aeronautical Engineering||Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering||Industrial Pharmacy||Meteorology|
|Aerospace Engineering||Chemical Engineering||Information System||Microbiology|
|Agribusiness Management||Chemistry||Information Technology||Mining Engineering|
|Agriculture||Civil Engineering||Information Technology Systems||Molecular Biology and Biotechnology|
|Agricultural Biotechnology*||Computer Science||Instrumentation and Control Engineering||Nutrition|
|Agricultural Chemistry||Electrical Engineering||Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering**||Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Agricultural Economics||Electronics and Communications Engineering/Electronics Engineering||Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics**||Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year Program)|
|Agricultural Technology||Environmental Science||Manufacturing Engineering||Packaging Engineering|
|Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering||Fisheries||Materials Engineering||Physics|
|Applied Mathematics||Food Technology||Mathematics||Applied Physics with Applied Computer System|
|Applied Physics||Forestry||Mathematics Teaching||Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering|
|Applied Statistics||Geology||Mathematics and Science Teaching||Petroleum Engineering|
|Animal Science||Geodetic Engineering||Marine Biology||Psychology***|
|Biochemistry||Geothermal Engineering||Marine Science||Public Health|
|Biology||Industrial Design||Mechanical Engineering||Science Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science)|
|Ceraics Engineering||Industrial Engineering||Medical Technology||Statistics|
|Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems||Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology**||Metallurgical Engineering||Doctor of Veteriary Medicine|
* at UP System only
** at DLSU only
Where to Study
- State Universities and Colleges (SUC)
- CHED identified Centers of Excellence (COE) or Centers of Development (COD) for the priority S&T courses.
- Institutions with FAAP Level III Accreditation
Who can apply for DOST Scholarship?
Below are the major criteria of those who were qualified to apply for DOST Scholarship.
|A. General Criteria of Eligibility||RA 7687||Merit|
|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.||√||x|
|Member of the Top 5% of the Non-STEM strand of 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;||√||x|
|Of good moral character and in good health; and||√||√|
|Qualifier of the 2018 S&T Scholarship Examination||√||√|
What are the Benefits/Privileges for DOST Scholars?
|B. Scholarship Privileges||RA 7687||Merit|
|Tuition and other school fees||P10,000/semester or P8,000/trimester||P10,000/semester or P8,000/trimester|
|MS/PE Uniform (1st Semester of First Year only)||P1,000||P1,000|
|Transportation Allowance (for those studying outside of home province)||1 economy-class roundtrip fare||1 economy-class roundtrip fare|
|Monthly Living Allowance|
|For BS Physics/Applied Physics/Physics Teaching/Geology/Mining Eng/Agriculture/Fisheries||P6,000/month||Full - P6,000/month|
|Partial - P4,150/month|
|Special - P3,825/month|
|For Other DOST-SEI priority courses||P5,000/month||Full - P5,000/month|
|Partial - P3,400/month|
|Special - P3,200/month|
|Summer Allowance (if required per curriculum)|
|Tuition and other school fees||P1,500||P1,500|
|Book Allowance||P500 (to submit OR)||P500 (to submit OR)|
|Monthly Allowance||2 months||2 months|
|Post-graduation clothing allowance||P1,000||P1,000|
Where to Inquire Regarding DOST Scholarship
You may contact your respective DOST Provincial offices for more information once the application forms are already available. For Negros Island, the following are the contact details:
DOST Negros Occidental
Cottage Road Bacolod City
Tel. No. (034) 707-0170
DOST Negros Oriental
#24 Yakal St., Daro, Dumaguete City
Tel. No. (035) 421-2100