DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships for A.Y. 2023

Introduction of the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Science and Technology(abbreviated as DOST; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the Philippines and formulating policies and projects in the fields of science and technology in support of national development. 

The DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships Program intends to encourage and persuade undeniably talented Filipino youths to engage in a life-changing career to ensure a steady, sufficient supply of qualified S&T assets which can lead the country toward national progress.

Through the support of this organization, it is now possible to reach your ambition. Poverty is not a hindrance to you; it’s your resolve to pursue your dreams that are lacking. 

Becoming one of the chosen students for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship program brings many additional perks​ you may not even realize.

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Friendly Advice by the Philippine Scholar Editorial Team

If you want to apply for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships for the school year 2023, here is some friendly advice:

  • Learn about the program: Take time to find out about the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships. Understand the requirements, how to apply, and the benefits it offers.
  • Start early: Don’t wait until the last minute to begin your application. It will help you avoid stress and have a well-prepared application.
  • Show your skills: Highlight your good grades, activities outside of school, and any related experiences in science and technology.
  • Write a strong essay: The application usually includes an article. Be honest, passionate, and keep your writing clear and to the point.

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  • Get help: If you have any questions about the application process, ask your teachers, mentors, or career counselors for guidance. They can give you helpful advice and help you present yourself well in the application.
  • Prepare for interviews: Be prepared if you make it to the interview stage. Be confident, speak clearly, and be yourself when answering the questions.
  • Stay positive and keep trying: Learn from rejections, and work towards your goals. Remember, people who don’t give up often find success.

Applying for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships is an excellent opportunity for your education and personal growth. Good luck with your application!

DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships A.Y. 2023

Benefits of the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships

A. Regular Academic Year
Tuition and other school fees (for scholars enrolled in private HEIs)Actual fees up to ₱40,000.00 /AY
(for those studying outside of their home province)₱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 Term Allowance (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

Qualifications of the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships

CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITYMERITRA 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;
3.1. Graduating Grade 12 male and female students in SY 2022-2023:
a. STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
b. NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the class based on Grade 11 ranking OR
3.2. Graduate of Grade 12 before SY 2022-2023 and did not enroll in college yet:
a. STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
b. NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class OR
3.3. Graduate of high school before the K-12 Program. Must belong to the top 5% of the graduating class.
4. Resident of the municipality as attested by the barangay for at least  four (4) years ;
5. Of good moral character and in good health;
6.Do not have earned any college units
AND
Do not have any post-high school vocational units
7.1. Have not taken any previous DOST-SEI examination;
OR
7.2. Have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship;
OR
7.3. Have qualified for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the award.
OR
7.4. Have not taken any DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination.

Requirements of the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships

DOCUMENTFORM
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
1Certificate of Good Moral CharacterCMust be submitted by an applicant who skipped a Grade Level by taking PEPT.
2Certificate of Good HealthD
3Principal’s CertificationApplicant who is Grade 12 Graduating/Graduated student in the STEM strandE1
An applicant who is attending homeschoolE2
An applicant who is  under the Alternative Learning SystemE3
1. Must show the face of the Applicant, 80% of the picture.

2. Must be colored with a white background.

3. With the name tag (approximately positioned 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 before filing of the application.
E4
The applicant who graduated from 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
9Certified Copy of Permanent Student Record (Form 137) or Report Card (Form 138) for Grades 9, 10 and 11
OR
 Must be duly signed by the School Principal/University Registrar.
Philippine Equivalency Placement Test Certificate of Rating
OR
Must be submitted by an applicant who is an ALS completer.
Readable copy. May be issued by the PSA, NSO, or the Municipal Registry Office.Applicant who is a Grade 12 Graduating/Graduated student in the NON-STEM strand and belongs to the upper 5% of the class
10Recent picture, passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)1 1. Must show the face of the Applicant, 80% of the picture.
2. Must be colored, with a white background.
3. With the name tag (approximately positioned 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 before filing of application.
11Birth Certificate Annual Gross Income must be indicated in the document.2
12Parent/s or Legal Guardian’s 2021 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.
The particular document depends on the parent’s type of worker.3
Must be submitted if the applicant is not living with either of the parents.
13Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship Must be submitted if the applicant is not living together with either of the parents.

Sample Picture

Sample ITR

Class of Worker and Corresponding Proof of Income
For a particular class of worker, any proof of income with (✓) may be submitted.

Application Period

Start of Online Application Period19 September 2022
Last Day of Online Application and Uploading of Requirements16 December 2022
Schedule of Qualifying Examination11-12 March 2023

IMPORTANT!

Valid Email Address
You will need a valid email address to log in to your application account and for receiving notifications about your application status and results.

  • Please ensure that the email address you intend to register to file your application has not been compromised in a data breach. Click here to verify.
  • To ensure the security of your data, you are encouraged to use secured e-mail accounts, preferably one with two-step verification.
  • You will be advised of the status of your application and other announcements relative to your application through the email account you use during registration.

Working Mobile Number/s
Please provide a working mobile number by which you can be contacted should you need to, relative to your application.

Security of Access Credentials
You will be assigned an Application ID. With pertinent personal data, this shall serve as your access credential to the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship E-Application System. Please keep your access credentials secure.

No to Multiple Accounts!
Do not create multiple accounts. These will cause delays in accessing your application form.

Stable Internet Connection
When you are ready with all the information you need to fill out your E-Application and the documents that need to be uploaded, make sure you have a stable internet connection.

What information should you know before filling out your E-Application

  1. Father’s Annual Gross Income
  2. Mother’s Annual Gross Income
  3. If Legal Guardian is supporting Applicant, Legal Guardian’s Annual Gross Income
  4. If a family receives a contribution from an outside source: the giver, the amount of the grant, and the purpose of the contribution
  5. If the family owns agricultural land: how many hectares
  6. If the family owns a vehicle: type, year, and model
  • Type: Ex. tricycle, passenger jeep, owner jeep, car, van
  • Year and Model: Ex. 2020 Toyota Revo

Steps in Filling out your E-Application

  • When you have all the necessary documents; completely accomplished and scanned or have pictures of these; and know the above-mentioned information, you are ready to access the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships E-Application System.
  • When filling out the required information, please ensure that the names and words are spelled correctly and completely.
  • Make sure you have a stable internet connection.
STEP 1Register using a valid e-mail address. An email will be sent to you for verification.
STEP 2If you are ELIGIBLE to apply for the scholarship, you can proceed to the following modules:

* Personal Data
* Contact Information
*Family Data
*Financial Contribution
*Household Information Questionnaire
*School and Grades
*Upload Documents
a. The system accepts .jpeg, .png, .bmp, and .pdf file types only
b. The system accepts multiple files up to 5MB per upload.
Ex. You took a photo of each of the 3 pages of your Form 137. As a result, you need to upload 3 files for the exact requirement. To upload it, you need to click the Upload File button and select all the files to be submitted.

After selecting the files, a preview is also available for you to see if you have selected the correct and complete files. Once you are sure that you have selected the correct and complete files, you may now click the Upload button.

c. You may press the Preview button to check the files you submitted after uploading them. If you have uploaded an incorrect file or incomplete files, you need to repeat the uploading process and upload the correct and complete files to overwrite the previously uploaded document/s.
STEP 3Ensure 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 changes to the information you provided in your application once submitted.
STEP 4Selection of Test Center Location
Only the successful applicants can select their test center location preference, whether near the permanent address, current address, or school address. This preference will be the basis of 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 you must consider your possible whereabouts on the examination date.
STEP 5Selection of Test Center Location
Only the successful applicants can select their test center location preference, whether near the permanent address, current address, or school address. This preference will be the basis of 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 you must take into consideration your possible whereabouts on the date of the examination.

ISSUANCE OF TEST PERMIT

The pen and paper examination is scheduled on March 11-12, 2023. The qualified Applicant will be issued a Test Permit where his/her test center and test session and other pertinent information relative to the examination will be indicated. This will be sent to the Applicant’s registered email address sometime on February 27 – March 3, 2023.

Admission of examinees

The Examinee must present his/her vaccination card or negative antigen test result, administered 48 hours before the scheduled examination.

Important!!!

If and when the COVID-19 alert level is heightened around the time of the examination per advisory from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the pen and paper test may be canceled, in this event, proper communication will be sent to the Applicant’s registered email address.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFIERS

Check the SEI website: https://sei.dost.gov.ph for the announcements of the scholarship qualifiers tentatively on June 2023. You will receive the Notice of Award through your registered email address if you qualify for the scholarship.

For further inquiries on applying

Should you have questions or concerns, please get in touch with the S&T Scholarship Division at
Telephone Number: 8330-8876 or 8330-8826
Mobile Number: 09215260814 or 09278868816
E-mail: undergradeapp@gmail.com

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