Amazing Benefits | DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships for A.Y. 2023

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.

Everyone is given the chance to choose, to give up or continue their studies. They are many who choose to give up their chances because they are contented with what they have, they didn’t think of what they could possibly be. An impulsive decision can destroy the path to a successful career in the future.

It may surprise you to learn just how convenient the offers are in this scholarship. There are many who want to try, and there is simply no reason why you shouldn’t strive to get what you deserve.  If you don’t apply for it, other people are going to. Why should you continue to struggle with the cost of going to college when you don’t have to? Wouldn’t it be nice to also focus on your studies?

if you think you are meant for this scholarship, that it is tailored to suit your needs as a student and therefore greatly benefits you, then applying for this scholarship is the right choice.

So, you are now being introduced to an amazing opportunity that you can’t possibly say NO to. A gateway to your bright future with a hardworking mindset, a solid faith in god, and strong courage to live through the stress of everyday life and the patience to reach your goals, your dreams are now within your reach. You can explore and enhance your talents in the field of your liking. You gain knowledge and real-world experience, exposed to the diversity of every individual you encounter. And perhaps make a lifelong friendship and mentor.

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

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The youths that are capable and proficient in the fields of science and technology are now given a chance to reveal their true potential without restraining their selves. The DOST-SEI is now accepting applications for the 2023 Undergraduate Scholarship, check below:

Who can Apply for DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships?

  • 1.1 Graduating Grade 12 male and female students in SY 2022-2023:
    1. STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
    2. NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class, if belonging to the Non-STEM strand
  • 1.2 Graduate of Grade 12 before SY 2022-2023 and did not enroll in college yet:
    1. STEM STRAND: All students belonging to the STEM class
    2. NON-STEM STRAND: Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class, if belonging to the Non-STEM strand
  • 1.3 Graduate of high school before the K-12 Program. Must belong to the top 5% of the graduating class.
  • 2. Must have grades in Grades 9, 10, and 11.
  • 2.1 The scores in the Philippine Education Placement Test Certificate of Rating are acceptable if you skip a grade.
  • 3. Must be a natural-born Filipino citizen.
  • 4. Must be of good moral character and in good health.
  • 5. May have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship; OR may have qualified for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the award.
  • 6. Must NOT have earned any post-secondary (college or vocational) units.


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


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

  • Please make sure that the email address you intend to register in order 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 that has two-step verification.
  • You will be advised of the status of your application and other announcements relative to your application through the email account that you use during registration.

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

Security of Access Credentials
You will be assigned an Application ID. This, with pertinent personal data, 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 needed to be uploaded, make sure you have a stable internet connection.

Documents to prepare prior to filling out your E-Application

Download Scholarship Forms C-J here

1Certificate of Good Moral CharacterC1. Print each form in a size A4 bond paper.
2. Have these forms accomplished by the proper authorities/ officials/ persons as indicated in each form.
3. Make sure that each form is signed.
4. Scan or take picture of each accomplished form and save file.
5. Name each file: (Surname-Form __) when saving it.
6. Submit each form using the Upload Module in the E-Application System. Use the appropriate upload field for each file.
7. Ensure that the files uploaded are correct and complete.
2Certificate of Good HealthD
3Principal’s CertificationAn applicant who is Grade 12 Graduating/Graduated student in the STEM strandE1
An applicant who is a Grade 12 Graduating/Graduated student in the NON-STEM strand and belongs to the upper 5% of the classE2
An applicant who is attending homeschoolE3
An applicant who is under the Alternative Learning SystemE4
An applicant who graduated in 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
Certified Copy of Permanent Student Record (Form 137) or Report Card (Form 138) for Grades 9, 10 and 11
Must be duly signed by the School Principal/University Registrar.
Philippine Equivalency Placement Test Certificate of Rating
Must be submitted by applicants who skipped a Grade Level by taking this exam
9For Grades 9 and 11:
Accreditation and Equivalency Test Certificate of Rating
Presentation Portfolio Assessment Certificate of Completion

For grades of Year Level 10:
Certificate of Completion from ALS teacher
Must be submitted by applicant who is an ALS completer.
10Recent picture, passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)Must show face of the Applicant, 80% of the picture
Must be colored, with white background
With the name tag position at approximately 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
Taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application
11Birth CertificateReadable copy. May be issued by the PSA, NSO or the Municipal Registry Office.
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 PensionClear, signed copy.
Annual Gross Income must be clearly indicated in the document.
The particular document depends on the parent’s class of worker.
13Notarized Affidavit of GuardianshipMust be submitted if the applicant is not living together with either of the parents.

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 contribution, 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 now ready to access the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships E-Application System.
  • When filling out the information required, please make sure that the names and the 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 2Answer the questions in the Eligibility Module which can be accessed via the link provided in the email sent to you.
If you are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for the scholarship, you will receive a Notice of Disqualification in your email.
STEP 3If you are ELIGIBLE to apply for the scholarship, you can proceed to the next 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 different files for the same 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 4Make sure that 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 5Selection of Test Center Location
Only the successful applicants will be able to select their test center location preference; whether it is 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 it is important that you really take into consideration your possible whereabouts on the date of the examination.


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 shall be required to present his/her vaccination card or negative antigen test result, administered within 48 hours before the scheduled examination.


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


Check the SEI website: for the announcements of the scholarship qualifiers tentatively on June 2023. If you qualify for the scholarship, you will be sent the Notice of Award through your registered email address.

For further inquiries on applying

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the S&T Scholarship Division at
Telephone Number : 8330-8876 or 8330-8826
Mobile Number: 09215260814 or 09278868816


DOST-SEI Scholarship program is the road to your future!



14 thoughts on “Amazing Benefits | DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships for A.Y. 2023”

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    Sana isa po ako sa makatanggap ng scholarship para makapagtapos ako ng pav aaral ko ng kursong (BSCS) bachelor of science in computer science


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