Dost Sei Ra 7687 Scholarship Essay

If you’re interested to apply for the DOST Scholarship 2018, here’s everything you need to know about DOST scholarship, qualifications, requirements, benefits, courses, schools, and schedule.

The DOST Scholarship application form for undergraduate scholarship for Academic Year 2018-2019 is now available for download. The first batch of senior high school students under the K to 12 Program of DepEd will graduate this 2018 and those in the STEM track will have a chance to take the DOST Scholarship exam on October 15, 2017.

DOST scholarship offers opportunities to talented and deserving students who wish to pursue 4 or 5 year degree priority courses in science and technology fields. The DOST RA 7687 Scholarships and the Merit Scholarships both aim to produce and develop high quality human resources needed for the Science and Technology (S&T) and Research and Development (R&D) initiatives in the country. However, for the past two years, there was no high school graduate under K to 12 thus DOST offered the Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) and the RA 10612 which are offered to qualified third year college students.


DOST Undergraduate Scholarship Categories

RA 7687 Science and Technology Scholarship is for applicant whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of all the identified indicators as approved by DOST-SEI Advisory Committee on S&T Scholarships. No fees are required for RA 7687 applicants.

DOST-MERIT Scholarship is for applicant who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of any of the identified indicators. The applicants must pay a non-refundable test fee of P200.

Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS)  awarded to qualified third year college students who are enrolled in priority engineering courses and other basic and applied sciences and provides for the remaining two or three years of study. The students can either qualify for JLSS Merit or JLSS RA 7687.

R.A. 10612 Scholarship under the JLSS is also awarded to third year college students but wishes to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects in the basic education. This supports the execution of Section 8 of the K to 12 law by providing a pool of scholar-graduates which can competently teach STEM subjects.

Date of Exams

The qualifying exam for 2018 Undergraduate scholarship is on October 15, 2017 while the deadline of submission of application is on August 25, 2017.

For 2017 Junior Level Science Scholarships, the qualifying exam is on November 19, 2017 and the deadline of submission of application is on September 22, 2017.

Download the DOST Scholarship Application Forms

Science & Technology Priority Courses Under DOST Scholarship

The following courses are identified as priority courses and we need more Science and Technology professionals in these fields. We need more Filipino STEM workers in order for our country to be globally competitive and we need more innovations to drive economic development.

Aeronautical EngineeringChemistry with Materials Science and EngineeringIndustrial PharmacyMeteorology
Aerospace EngineeringChemical EngineeringInformation SystemMicrobiology
Agribusiness ManagementChemistryInformation TechnologyMining Engineering
AgricultureCivil EngineeringInformation Technology SystemsMolecular Biology and Biotechnology
Agricultural Biotechnology*Computer ScienceInstrumentation and Control EngineeringNutrition
Agricultural ChemistryElectrical EngineeringManufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering**Nutrition and Dietetics
Agricultural EconomicsElectronics and Communications Engineering/Electronics EngineeringManufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics**Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year Program)
Agricultural TechnologyEnvironmental ScienceManufacturing EngineeringPackaging Engineering
Agricultural and Biosystems EngineeringFisheriesMaterials EngineeringPhysics
Applied MathematicsFood TechnologyMathematicsApplied Physics with Applied Computer System
Applied PhysicsForestryMathematics TeachingApplied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering
Applied StatisticsGeologyMathematics and Science TeachingPetroleum Engineering
Animal ScienceGeodetic EngineeringMarine BiologyPsychology***
BiochemistryGeothermal EngineeringMarine SciencePublic Health
BiologyIndustrial DesignMechanical EngineeringScience Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science)
Ceraics EngineeringIndustrial EngineeringMedical TechnologyStatistics
Chemistry with Applied Computer SystemsIndustrial Management Engineering-Information Technology**Metallurgical EngineeringDoctor of Veteriary Medicine

* at UP System only
** at DLSU only
***BS rogram

Where to Study

  • State Universities and Colleges (SUC)
  • CHED identified Centers of Excellence (COE) or Centers of Development (COD) for the priority S&T courses.
  • Institutions with FAAP Level III Accreditation

Who can apply for DOST Scholarship?

Below are the major criteria of those who were qualified to apply for DOST Scholarship.

A. General Criteria of EligibilityRA 7687Merit
Natural born Filipino Citizen
Poor, Talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators.x
Member of  the Top 5% of the Non-STEM strand of senior high school graduating class; or
Member of the STEM strand senior high school graduating class;
Resident of the municipality for the last 4 years as attested by the barangay;x
Of good moral character and in good health; and
Qualifier of the 2018 S&T Scholarship Examination

What are the Benefits/Privileges for DOST Scholars?

B. Scholarship PrivilegesRA 7687Merit
Tuition and other school feesP10,000/semester or P8,000/trimesterP10,000/semester or P8,000/trimester
Book AllowanceP10,000/yearP10,000/year
MS/PE Uniform (1st Semester of First Year only)P1,000P1,000
Group InsurancePremiumPremium
Transportation Allowance (for those studying outside of home province)1 economy-class roundtrip fare1 economy-class roundtrip fare
Monthly Living Allowance
For BS Physics/Applied Physics/Physics Teaching/Geology/Mining Eng/Agriculture/FisheriesP6,000/monthFull - P6,000/month
Partial - P4,150/month
Special - P3,825/month
For Other DOST-SEI priority coursesP5,000/monthFull - P5,000/month
Partial - P3,400/month
Special - P3,200/month
Summer Allowance (if required per curriculum)
Tuition and other school feesP1,500P1,500
Book AllowanceP500 (to submit OR)P500 (to submit OR)
Monthly Allowance2 months2 months
Post-graduation clothing allowanceP1,000P1,000

Where to Inquire Regarding DOST Scholarship

You may contact your respective DOST Provincial offices for more information once the application forms are already available. For Negros Island, the following are the contact details:

DOST Negros Occidental
Cottage Road Bacolod City
Tel. No. (034) 707-0170

DOST Negros Oriental
#24 Yakal St., Daro, Dumaguete City
Tel. No. (035) 421-2100

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THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has called on talented senior high school students aspiring to become engineers and scientists to apply now for college scholarships.

The DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) opened its undergraduate scholarship programs, namely, RA 7687 and Merit, to senior high school students who wish to pursue four or five-year courses in science and technology (S&T) fields starting school year 2018-2019.

To be eligible under the Merit program, the student applicant must be: natural-born Filipino citizen, member of the top five percent of the graduating class for non-Stem strand and all are eligible to apply under the Stem strand, of good moral character and good health, and qualifier of the 2018 S&T scholarship examination.

Under RA 7687 program, he/she must also be poor, talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators, and resident of the municipality for the last four years as attested by the barangay chairman.

Qualifiers can choose from among 71 science and engineering courses available, such as agribusiness management, medical technology, and marine biology.

The aspiring RA 7687 Scholarship Program scholars will receive subsidies on tuition and other school fees, as well as book allowance, monthly living allowance for 10 to 11 month duration every year and more.

DOST-SEI Merit scholars will also receive the same benefits as the RA 7687 scholars except for a pro-rated monthly stipend depending on the family’s socio-economic status.

Interested students may secure application forms from their principal or school head, or download the forms at

They must file their application at the DOST Negros Oriental Provincial S&T Center at #24 Yakal St., Daro, Dumaguete City.

For inquiries, interested applicants can contact telephone numbers (035) 421-2100 or 225-4551 or

Deadline for the filing of application forms (including complete supporting documents) is on August 25, 2017 (Friday).

The aptitude examination will be conducted on October 15 (Sunday), starting at 7 a.m. at the Negros Oriental State University-Main Campus I in Dumaguete City for District 2 applicants, Negros Oriental State University (Norsu) Guihulngan Campus for District 1 applicants, and Norsu Bayawan City-Sta. Catalina Campus for District three applicants. (PIA)


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