DOST JLSS 2024 Requirements, Application Guide

The DOST Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) is a scholarship program of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) for third-year or junior college students currently taking courses under the DOST-SEI list of fields of study. The government is implementing this program to increase the number of scientists and engineers who will aid in knowledge creation and the nation’s economic productivity. The beneficiaries of this program are expected to teach STEM at the basic education level or work along with their fields of specialization in the country equivalent to the length of years in which they benefit from the scholarship program.

DOST-SEI JLSS 2023 Exam Schedule

Through the E-Scholarship Application System, the DOST-SEI is now accepting applications for the 2024 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) until May 31, 2024. The JLSS exam is set for July 28, 2024, in different testing centers nationwide.

Start of Online Application PeriodMarch 4, 2024
Last Day of Online Application and Uploading of RequirementsMay 31, 2024
Schedule of Qualifying ExaminationJuly 28, 2024

How to Apply

When you have completed and scanned or photographed all of the necessary documents, it is time to access the JLSS E-Application portal. When filling out the required information, please make sure that all of the names and words are spelled correctly. Make sure your internet connection is stable before continuing.

Step 1: Click the Link

Using a computer with a good internet connection, go to the JLSS Application portal through this link: Scroll down, click, then find and click the JLSS E-Application link.

scroll down and click link

Step 2: Register

A pop-up window will appear after clicking the link mentioned above. Fill out the form to register, then click next. Make sure to use a valid e-mail address. An email will be sent to you for verification.


Step 3: Check if you are eligible for the Scholarship

Answer the questions in the Eligibility Module, which can be accessed via the link in the email you received. If you are ineligible to apply for the JLSS, you will be sent a Notice of Disqualification via email. If you are eligible to apply for the JLSS, proceed to the following modules:

  • Personal Data
  • Contact Information
  • Family Data
  • Financial Contribution
  • Household Information Questionnaire
  • School, Course, and Grades

Step 4: Upload Documents

  • The system only accepts jpeg, png, bmp, and pdf extension file types.
  • The system accepts multiple files with a maximum size of 5MB per upload.
    Ex. You photographed each of the three pages of your Transcript of Records. As a result, you must upload three different files to meet the same requirement. To upload it, click the Upload File button and select all the files you want to submit.

After you’ve selected the files, you can view a preview to see if you’ve selected the correct and complete files. When you are certain that you have selected the correct and complete files, click the Upload button.

You can check the files you submitted after uploading them by pressing the Preview button. If you uploaded an incorrect or incomplete file, you must repeat the uploading process and upload the correct and complete files to overwrite the previously uploaded document/s.

Step 5: Submit your Application

Before pressing the SUBMIT button, ensure that you have completed all of the modules completely, with accurate information and correct spellings, and that you have uploaded all of the required documents. Once your application has been submitted, you will be unable to change any of the information you provided.


Here are the documents to prepare prior to filing your JLSS E-Application:


1. Click the links below to download the forms and print them on A4 bond paper.
2. Ensure that these forms are completed by the appropriate authorities/officials/individuals as specified on each form.
3. Verify that each form is signed correctly.
4. Scan or photograph each completed form and save the file.
5. When saving the file, rename it (Surname-Form ).
6. Submit each form via the E-Application System’s Upload Module. Each file should be uploaded using the appropriate upload field.

DocumentSpecial Instructions
Certificate of Good Moral CharacterSee above instructions.
Certificate of Good Health
Certificate of Program of Study and Year Level
Certificate of Residency
Commitment to Return ServiceMerit/ RA 7687
RA 10612
Applicant’s Certification 
Applicant/Parent Declaration
Official Transcript of Records (TOR) or True Copy of Grades (TCG) or Grade Report downloaded from the portal for first and second years in collegeMust be duly signed by the University Registrar/Dean of College
Recent picture, passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)1. Must show the face of the Applicant, 80% of the picture.
2. Must be colored, with white background.
3. 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.
4. Taken within the last three (3) months prior to the filing of the application.
Birth CertificateReadable copy. May be issued by the PSA, NSO or the Municipal Registry Office
Parent/s or Legal Guardian’s 2020 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.
  • Annual Gross Income must be clearly indicated in the document.
  • The particular document depends on the parent’s class of worker. (check below)

Class of Workers

JLSS class of workers

Types of Scholarships

There are three types of scholarships under the JLSS program. Each has a different set of requirements and qualifications. To wit:

  1. R.A. 10612 – this program aims to provide opportunities to third-year students taking up Pure Science, Mathematics, and Engineering courses, to teach in secondary schools nationwide. Applicants must be natural-born Filipino citizens, have a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 83% or its equivalent, must have good moral character, and must be in good health. Moreover, the applicants must pass the JLSS examination conducted by DOST-SEI.
  2. R.A. 7687 – It is also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”. This is intended for poor but talented and deserving students who are taking courses in basic sciences, engineering, mathematics, and other applied science. Qualifiers for this program are natural-born Filipinos who belong to families in the lower socio-economic bracket. Applicants must have a GWA of at least 83% or its equivalent, have good moral character, and be in good health. To qualify, an applicant must also be a certified resident of their municipality for at least four years. Just like with the R.A. 10612 program, they must also pass the JLSS Exam of DOST-SEI.
  3. Merit Scholarship – It is formerly known as the NSDB or NSTA Scholarship under R.A. 2067. The DOST-SEI JLSS Merit Scholarship is for junior college students with high aptitude in Science and Mathematics. Qualifiers under this program usually belong to families with high-income brackets and must pay a certain amount of scholarship exam fees. To qualify, applicants must be natural-born Filipino citizens with a GWA of at least 83% or its equivalent with good moral character and good health. Just like with RA 10612 and RA 7687, applicants under this program must also pass the DOST-SEI JLSS Exam.

Priority Courses

Aeronautical EngineeringArchitecture
Aerospace EngineeringAstronomy
Agribusiness*Astronomy Technology
Agribusiness Management*
and Entrepreneurship
Bachelor in Technology
and Livelihood Education
with Specialization in
Information and Communication
Agricultural and Biosystems
Bachelor of Library and
Information Science
Agricultural Biotechnology ¹Bachelor of Secondary Education
Major in Science
Agricultural ChemistryBiochemistry
Agricultural EconomicsBiology
Agricultural EngineeringCeramics Engineering
Agricultural TechnologyChemical Engineering
Animal Husbandry*Chemistry with Applied
Computer Systems
Animal ScienceChemistry with Materials


Science and Engineering

Applied MathematicsCivil Engineering
Applied Mathematics Major in
Mathematical Finance ²
Clothing Technology
Applied PhysicsCommunity Nutrition
Applied Physics with Applied
Computer System
Computer Engineering
Applied Physics with Materials
Science and Engineering
Information Technology
Applied StatisticsInformation Technology Systems
Computer ScienceInstrumentation and Control
Doctor of Veterinary
Life Sciences
Electrical EngineeringManagement Information
Systems ²
ECE/Electronics EngineeringManufacturing Engineering
Environmental ScienceManufacturing Engineering
Management- Biomedical Engineering ³
FisheriesManufacturing Engineering
Management- Mechatronics and
Robotics ³
Food TechnologyMarine Biology
ForestryMarine Science
Geodetic EngineeringMaterials Engineering
GeologyMathematics and Science Teaching
Geothermal EngineeringMathematics Teaching
Health ScienceMechanical Engineering
Human BiologyMechatronics Engineering
Industrial DesignMedical Laboratory Science
Industrial EngineeringMedical Technology
Industrial Management
Engineering- Information
Technology ³
Metallurgical Engineering
Industrial PharmacyMeteorology
Information and Communication
Information SystemMining Engineering
Molecular Technology and
Nutrition and DieteticsPackaging Engineering
Petroleum EngineeringPharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy (4-year Program)Pharmacy Major in Clinical
Pharmacy (5-year Program)
PhysicsPsychology ⁴
Public HealthScience Teaching (Biology, Chemistry
Physics, Physical Science, Biology and
Speech Pathology *Statistics


* – New Programs Offered
1 – at UP Systems Only
2- 4 years, ADMU
3- at DLSU Only
4- BS Program

Benefits of Being a Scholar

As a JLSS Scholar, you will receive not more than Php 40,000 per year for the tuition and other fees if you’re enrolled in a private institution. You’ll enjoy the monthly stipend amounting to Php 7,000.00, and a book allowance of Php 10,000.00 given in two partial installments within the school year. On top of that, the DOST-SEI will pay the premium for your accident insurance, one economy-class round-trip fare, and a post-graduation clothing allowance worth P1,000.00. What are you waiting for? Apply now!

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Josebiel A. Cajefe
Josebiel A. Cajefe
4 years ago

Please give me a chance to be part of this apportunity to help my studies. Thank you.