DETAILS: 2020 DOST-SEI Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS)

The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is now accepting applications for Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program for incoming regular third year college students in Academic Year 2020-2021 who are enrolled in priority science and technology courses.

UPDATES: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict us, DOST-SEI announces the extension of the deadline for the completion of the application process for our Undergraduate Scholarships. Applicants may complete their online registration and submission of requirements 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟯𝟬, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬.
Further, the DOST-SEI decide to relax the submission of the following documents:
1. Digitized signature of the authorized signatories in Forms C to I is now allowed. Potential qualifiers may submit the authenticated copies of the forms prior to awarding of the scholarship.
2. Proof of income will no longer be required from applicants whose declared parent's occupation is housewife/househusband.
3. Certificate of Good Health shall no longer be required. Qualifiers may submit the certification before the awarding of the scholarship. 

JLSS Program aims to: provide scholarships that will finance the education of talented and deserving students in their third year of college and who are pursuing degree programs in the areas of science and technology; and ensure a steady, adequate supply of qualified S&T human resources who can steer the country towards national progress.

READ: 2021 DOST-SEI Undergraduate S&T Scholarship Program

Photo Credits: DOST-SEI (Click to view clearly)

Types of Scholarship

Under the JLSS, there are three component programs:

  • RA 10612 - Republic Act No. 10612 aims to strengthen the country’s science and technology education by fast-tracking graduates in the sciences, mathematics and engineering who shall teach science and mathematics in secondary schools throughout the country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
READ: GSIS Educational Subsidy Program (GESP) for 2020-2021

Graduates of the JLSS-RA 7687 and JLSS- Merit programs are required to render service obligation by working along their fields in the country after graduation. Meanwhile, graduates of JLSS-RA 10612 will be given priority for job placement in high schools in the country - by the Department of Education (DepEd) - as a Special Science Teacher I. They shall also be allowed to teach STEM subjects even without Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) eligibility but have to pass the LET within five years from date of hiring if they opt to continue their employment with DepEd. 

READ: CHED Scholarship Program (CSP) 2020

Scholarship Privileges

A.       Academic Year

Tuition and other school fees
P 40,000.00 / year
Book Allowance
P 10,000.00 / year
Group Health and Accident

Transportation Allowance

(for those studying outside of home province)

1 economy-class roundtrip fare
Monthly Living Allowance
P 7,000.00 / month
Thesis Allowance
P 10,000.00
Graduation Clothing Allowance
P 1,000.00

B.       Summer Allowance (If required in the curriculum)

Tuition and other school fees
P 1,500.00
Book Allowance
P 500.00 (to submit Official Receipt)
Monthly Living Allowance
P 7,000.00 / month for two months

READ: AHME Scholarship Program for 2020-2021


RA 10612
RA 7687
1.        Natural-born Filipino citizen;

2.        Poor, talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators;


3.        Incoming regular 3rd year college student in an identified priority S&T course for SY 2020-2021;

4.        Has a general weighted average (GAW) of at least 83% or its equivalent in his/her first year and the first semester of the second year in college;

5.        resident of the municipality as attested by the barangay;
6.        of good moral character and in good health; and

7.        (a) Have not taken any previous DOST-SEI examination OR

(b) Have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship OR

(c) Qualifier of the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the award

8.        qualifier of the JLSS Examination


RA 10612
RA 7687
Complete answers in the questionnaire

1.        Personal Information (Form A)

2.        Household Information Questionnaire (Form B)

3.        Certificate of Good Moral Character (Form C)

4.        Certificate of Good Health (Form D)
5.        Certification of Program of Study and Year Level (Form E)

6.        Certificate of Residency (Form F)

7.        Commitment to Return of Service

·         Form G1
·         Form G2
8.        Applicant's Certification (Form H)
9.        Signed Declaration (Form I)

10.     Official Transcript of Records (TOR) or True Copy of Grades (TCG) for first and second years in college

11.     Recent (1”x1”) picture
12.     Photocopy of Birth Certificate

13.     Photocopy of any document containing your DepEd Learner Reference Number (High School Diploma, Form 137, etc.)

14.     Parent/s 2019 Income Tax Return / W2 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Cert. of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Brgy. Cert. of Indigency

Priority Science & Technology Courses

Programs Covered by the DOST-SEI Scholarships:

Study Placement

State Universities and Colleges (SUC)

CHED identified Centers of Excellence (COE) or Centers of Development (COD) for the S&T priority programs

Institutions with FAAP Level III Accreditation

Other tertiary institutions which have CHED-compliant programs (for RA 10612 only)

Deadline of Application

The deadline of completion of requirements for online registrants is on August 28, 2020 September 30, 2020.

Date of Examination

The nationwide examination is on October 24, 2020 (postponed).

UPDATE: Announcement of the new examination schedule will be posted once available.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified students may apply and upload requirements via DOST-SEI’s e-Application Portal or through this link:

Screengrab from DOST-SEI website

For Inquiries

For any questions or concerns, please contact S&T Scholarship Division at:

Tel nos.: (02)8583-4912,  (02)8837-2071 loc. 2382

Cellphone no.: 09278868816;


Online System:

Contact Information of DOST Regional Offices and Provincial S&T Centers

Source: DOST-SEI
Backgound photo from DOST-SEI


  1. Papaano po un nag fill up na po q ng form for incoming 3rd year pero wala po sa listahan ng selection ung program q po na Bachelor of Elementary Education?ano po ggawin?thanks po

  2. Pano po pag Bachelor of Science in Accountancy yung program?

  3. Pwedi po ba ang mag Sesecond year college ? Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management po yung course ko

  4. Bachelor of secondary education major in Science Ma'am or Sir.

  5. Meron poba sa incoming second year ? I hope meron po naaawa na Kasi ako sa family ko sana ma notice nyu po thanks in advance po inyo

  6. Pwede po ba yung Bachelor of Science and Tourism Management?

  7. As the admin of this link ( ) said to ask here about the question "where and how can those upcoming 3rd year students file for online scholarship application?". And here comes there were list of programs covered with this scholarship link. Unfortunately my program was not included. What would be the best thing to do in this regard?

  8. Good day ma'am/sir do you accept BS in criminology mam/sir? Btw I'm incoming second year

  9. Pwede po bang mag apply sa CHED scholarship ang nag stop ng isang sem? Upcoming 2nd year po

    Salamat po sa response

  10. Pwede po ba ako na mag fifirst year college palang po.

  11. pano po kapag wala yung school sa nakalista?

  12. pano po pag wala yung school sa nakalista

  13. Pano PO pag incoming 4th year?

  14. Pano po yong bs Entrepreneurship pwidi po bang mag apply,incoming 3rd napo ako

  15. Good day! Physical therapy is under Science and technology course po. Incoming third year din po ako.
    Pwede po ba kahit wala sa list pero under ng Science and Technology na course po?

  16. Hello po pwdi po ba ako mag appy BSA major in Animal Science ma 3rd yr palang po ako.
    Nakita ko po kasi may Animal Science sa List . Thanks po!

  17. Saan po pwde mag fill up ng form.

  18. Saan po pwde mag fill up ng form.

  19. Good day po admin! meron po bang scholarship sa criminology? I'm incoming 3rd yr college na po. Salamat po!

  20. Good day po meron po ba nursing scholarship? In coming 1st year college po?

  21. Good day po meron po ba nursing scholarship? In coming 1st year college po?