DETAILS: 2021 DOST-SEI S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program

The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is now accepting applications for the 2021 DOST-SEI Undergraduate S&T Scholarship Program for incoming Grade 12 students in AY 2020-2021 who intend to pursue STEM courses when they enroll in college next year.

The S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program aims to stimulate and entice talented Filipino youths to pursue lifetime productive careers in science and technology and ensure a steady, adequate supply of qualified S&T human resources which can steer the country towards national progress.
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 athenticated 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.

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

Types of Scholarship

Under the S&T Scholarship, there are two component programs:

  • 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 do 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. 

Scholarship Privileges

A.       Regular Academic Year

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

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: CHED Scholarship Program (CSP) 2020


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.        a.  member of the top five percent (5%) of the Non-STEM strand senior high school graduating class;
b. member of the STEM strand senior high school graduating class;

4.        resident of the municipality as attested by the barangay;

5.        of good moral character and in good health;
6.        do not have any post-secondary or undergraduate units

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

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

8.        qualifier of the S&T Scholarship Examination

READ: AHME Scholarship Program for 2020-2021


RA 7687

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.        Principal’s Certification (Form E1 or E2)

- Form E1 – applicant belongs to the senior high school STEM strand class

- Form E2 – applicant belongs to the upper 5% of the NON-STEM strand senior high school graduating class


7.        Certificate of Residency (Form F)
8.        Parents Certification (Form G)

9.        Applicant’s Certification (Form H)

10.     Signed Declaration by applicant and the Parent / Legal Guardian (Form I)
11.     Recent (1”x1”) picture

12.     Photocopy of Birth Certificate

13.     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

Deadline of Application

The deadline of filing of application and completion of requirements is on August 28, 2020 September 30, 2020.

Date of Examination

The nationwide examination is on October 25, 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 Inquiry

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the S&T Scholarship Division at


  1. pwede po ba incoming 4th yr college

  2. Hello good day,

    Can you pls provide us guide how to apply for a scholarahip of my daughter Chiansy G. Corro, a grade 11 Student for Academic year 2020-2021 and in coming grade 12 next school year at the same School - Cebu Institute of Technology.

  3. hi po tapos napo ang step 1 ano po yung susunod po?

  4. hello tapos ko na po yung step 1 ano po yung susunod?

  5. Good Day sir/ma'am can I ask if I can avail this scholarship even I graduate 4 years of college? I just want to earn units so I can teach?

    This is my number 09993472097
    email me at

  6. how to apply po I want to proceed to college but the salary of my father was not enough for the tuition fees