The Department of Science and Technology- Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the list of qualifiers for the 2023 DOST-SEI Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship. According to DOST-SEI, 79, 585 incoming first-year college students took the qualifying undergraduate scholarship examination in 243 test centers nationwide on 18-19 March 2023.
The country’s premier science scholarship program is open to all qualified graduating students under the STEM strand. However, those non–STEM students can also apply provided they belong to the upper top five percent of the graduating class and are willing to pursue a college degree in Basic and Applied Sciences, Engineering, Science, or Mathematics.
2023 DOST Scholarship Exam Result
According to DOST-SEI, a total of 9,776 out of 79,585 examinees qualified for the 2023 DOST-SEI Undergraduate S&T Scholarship Program and will begin enjoying the benefits of their scholarship at the start of the first semester of the academic year 2023-2024. Congratulations to our new scholars!
Out of the total number of passers, 5,561 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, which is a scholarship for academically talented students of economically disadvantaged families. Meanwhile, 4,215 qualified under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program. In addition, 1,224 more potential qualifiers—whose names do not appear in the published list— are also under consideration, pending revalidation of some requirements.
Qualifiers must enroll in priority S&T academic programs in state colleges and universities or private institutions recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as centers of excellence or development. Additionally, they must choose academic programs with Level III accreditation from the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) for the programs they intend to enroll in.
DOST Scholarship Benefits
DOST Scholars are entitled to tuition and other school fees subsidies, monthly stipend, book, uniforms, and graduating clothing allowances, one economy-class round trip fare per year for those studying outside of their home province, and group health/accident insurance. However, these scholars are required to work in the Philippines preferably along with their fields of specialization after graduation. They are prohibited from working outside the country for a period equivalent to the years they enjoyed the scholarship as a return service.