Your S&T scholarship award is for the pursuance of a course in a DOST-SEI priority field of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.
|RA 7687 Scholarship: Bachelor of Science||4-5 Years|
|DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship: Bachelor of Science||4-5 Years|
|Junior Level Science Scholarship: Bachelor of Science (Project GIFTS/Merit)||2-3 Years|
RA 7687 Scholarship: University of the Philippines or any state college/university or other tertiary institutions identified by CHED as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development (COE/COD) for the DOST-SEI priority courses.
Merit Scholarship: DOST-SEI identified colleges and universities with priority S&T courses.
Execute an undertaking that you will elect Filipino citizenship upon reaching the age of majority. This document will be made an integral part of the Scholarship Agreement.
If you elect not to be a Filipino citizen upon reaching the majority age, then you will be made to pay back the financial assistance granted to you plus 12% interest (outright payment).
During the regular academic year:
School Fees. Tuition and other school fees based on the Statement of Account/Bill/Official Receipt but not to exceed P10,000.00/semester/trimester/quarter term.
Book Allowance. For prescribed textbooks and essential school supplies to be released as outright grant at P5,000.00/academic year.
Transportation Expenses. One actual economy round trip fare per academic year from permanent residence to the place of study (for those studying outside of home province). Original tickets must be submitted for reimbursement.
Clothing Allowance. The cost of Physical Education uniform at P500.00 - an outright grant given during the first semester of the first year only.
Monthly Living Allowance. During actual study, for 10/11-month duration of an academic year.
During the summer term:
You can avail of financial assistance if you are required to enroll per your curriculum/program of study:
Graduation allowance of P1,000.00 - an outright grant given to RA 7687 graduating scholars and Merit graduating scholars under the full category.
Along with the scholarship privileges, come certain duties and obligations. You must know these scholarship policies by heart.
For more information about your e-account, read DOST-SEI e-card.
First Year: An annual weighted average (2 semesters/3 or 4 terms) of 2.75 or better if you are enrolled in the UP System; 2.5 or 85% or better if you are enrolled in another college/university and no failing grade in any academic subject for all semesters/trimesters/quarter terms or summer term.
Second Year: A semestral weighted average of 2.75 or better if you are enrolled in the UP System; 2.5 or 85% or better if you are enrolled in another college/university and no failing grade in any academic subject for the semester/trimester/quarter term or summer term.
Third, Fourth & Fifth Years: Passing grades in all academic subjects provided that you take the regular load and complete the course within its prescribed period.
The National Technical and Selection Committee (NTSC) may recommend the continuation of the scholarship grant on a case to case basis for a graduating scholar or a scholar who fails to meet the grade requirement but in good academic standing during the preceding years of his/her scholarship.)
For your guidance, please refer to the action taken should you incur any of the following academic deficiencies:
Action on Scholarship
First Year (Annual Evaluation)
1 grade of 4.0/INC at the end of 2nd sem
1 grade of 5.0 /F
GWA below requirement
Dropped more than 3 units
Grade of 4.0/INC and 1 grade of 5.0 in a sem
Second Year (Semestral Evaluation)
GWA below requirement
1 grade of 4.0/INC
1 grade of 5.0/F
Dropped more than 3 units
1 grade of 4.0/INC
1 grade of 5.0/F
Second grade of 5.0/F
2 grades of 5.0 in a sem
Dropped more than 3 units
2 grades of 4.0/INC
Second grade of 5.0/F
2 grades of 5.0/F in a sem
COMPLETION OF THE COURSE EARLIER THAN THE PRESCRIBED PERIOD
A scholar who graduates earlier than the prescribed period of his/her course gets the following incentives:
Graduating With Honors
A scholar who graduates with honors is awarded the DOST-SEI Academic Excellence Medal during a recognition ceremony dubbed, "In Touch With Excellence" in July as part of the National Science and Technology Week.
a. You are allowed to transfer school and/or shift to another priority course only in meritorious cases and will submit the following requirements:
b. At the very latest, shifting of course/transferring to another school may be allowed during the first semester of your third year under the scholarship.
c. If request is approved, you and your parent shall sign the Amendatory Agreement which shall be made an integral part of your Scholarship Agreement.
d. You can enjoy scholarship privileges for the duration of the prescribed period of the second course inclusive of the year/s you received financial assistance while enrolled in your first course/school.
e. You will have to shoulder the cost at your own expense if your studies go beyond the approved period.
f. If you shift from a Physics/Physics Teaching/Geology/Mining Engineering course to another priority course, the difference in stipends will be deducted from your future releases on a staggered scheme.
DOST-SEI reserves the right to terminate your scholarship if you:
If your scholarship is terminated during your 3rd/4th/5th year:
You shall refund the total financial assistance you received as a scholar for any of the following causes:
a. Willful abandonment of the scholarship
b. Non-pursuance of the S&T priority course
c. Breach of contract
d. Gross misconduct
e. Renunciation of Filipino citizenship (for those with dual citizenship)
f. Failure to render service in the country as stipulated in Sections IX and of the Scholarship Agreement
Refund shall be computed with 12% interest.Click here to View Supplemental Agreement for the Refund of Scholarship Grant (For Viewing Purposes Only)
a. Immediately after graduation, you shall render service in the country :
b. You can work either in a government agency, industrial establishment or private company in the country.
c. Completed service obligation. After you have completed your service obligation, submit certification/s of employment covering the number of years required of you. DOST-SEI will issue you a final clearance.
d. If you are self-employed, you must submit a copy of the DTI Business Registration, Mayor's Permit, Income Tax Return or any proof of taxes paid and certification indicating the number of workers employed. Necessary verification will be made and if found in order, clearance will be issued.
e. Deferment of service obligation for the pursuance of further studies. A scholar may be allowed to pursue further studies but is required to submit a letter request for the deferment and a copy of the letter of acceptance to a graduate school.
If you will be pursuing graduate studies abroad, you must post a surety bond (period of one year or so) or submit a Deed of Undertaking (less than a year) before a temporary clearance is issued.
Proof of employment (work ID or certificate of employment or business permit) of your co-maker in the Deed of Undertaking must be submitted together with the deed.
f. Part-time service rendered by a scholar-graduate maybe allowed if supported by a duly signed certificate of employment or service record indicating the number of hours. The extent of service rendered shall be computed by the number of working hours into days and months. A total 8-hour work shall be computed as one (1) day of service rendered and 22 days shall be equivalent to 1 month of service.
g. A scholar-graduate who pursues a course in the medical field maybe allowed to defer his/her service obligation provided he/she serves the country by undertaking research activities alongside with his/her medical practice/service. Proof of this must be submitted such as abstracts of researches conducted/published.
h. A scholar-graduate who takes up law may also be allowed to defer service obligation but shall render service in the country after completion of the law course, along his/her field of training under the DOST-SEI Scholarship for a minimum period equivalent to the length of time that he/she enjoyed the scholarship.
i. A DOST-SEI scholar who joins the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) may not be required to refund the total financial assistance he/she received with 12% interest provided that said scholar will pursue academic major in Computer Science/Information Systems or General Engineering or other S&T related course at the PMA. Provided further, that his/her military service shall be along science and technology for the period equivalent to one year of service for every year of enjoyment of scholarship or a fraction thereof.
Throughout the duration of your scholarship, you shall be under the supervision and guidance of the DOST-SEI or the DOST Regional Office.
Should you have any request/appeal/query, you may send your communication to:
You may have an opportunity to travel outside the country while still under the scholarship or while rendering your service obligation.
a. Inform DOST-SEI in writing re-your plan to travel outside the country including information on your destination, dates and purpose of travel.
b. You will be advised on how much bond you are to post, the amount of which is equivalent to the total financial assistance you have received as of the date just prior to your travel plus 12% interest.
1.1 You will have to execute a Supplemental Agreement with DOST-SEI for the surety bond.
c. Submit a photocopy of the Official Receipt (OR) (for cash bond/refund of scholarship), the original copy of the surety bond or Deed of Under taking to DOST-SEI and you will be issued a clearance letter addressed to the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
d. Securing Order to Travel Outside the Country from the BI
e. Retrieval of Bond Upon Return to the Philippines
Should you decide to surrender the bond as refund for the financial assistance you received as a scholar to secure a final clearance from the scholarship program, you must signify this intention in writing and DOST-SEI will issue you a final clearance.
f. Submission of Travel Reports
Within a month after return to the country, you must report to SEI in writing or in person and submit the following documents:
During your undergraduate program or after graduation, you may request for any of the following clearances/documents:
a. Temporary Clearance for Issuance of Passport
a.1 Accomplished Request Form
a.2 Accomplished Tracer Form
a.3 Guarantee Letter from the Sending Company/Cash Bond/Deed of Undertaking/Surety Bond with GSIS
b. Temporary Clearance for Out of the Country Travel
b.1 Accomplished Request Form
b.2 Accomplished Tracer Form
b.3 Guarantee Letter from the Sending Company/Cash Bond/Deed of Undertaking/Surety Bond with GSIS
b.4 Written letter stating the nature of travel, e.g. official or personal purpose, destination, duration and other pertinent information about the travel
c. Certification for NBI Local Employment
c.1 Accomplished Request Form
c.2 Accomplished Tracer Form
c.3 Transcript of Records/Certificate of Employment/Diploma/Endorsement for On-the-job Training
d. Breakdown of Financial Assistance
d.1 Accomplished Request Form
d.2 Accomplished Tracer Form
d.3 Certificate/s of Employment
Failure to submit travel report may affect issuance of DOST-SEI clearance to you for future travels, cause forfeiture of the bond or be considered as ground for legal action against you for breach of contract.
Minimum Processing Time
|Clearance for local employment/training||45 min (1)|
|Computation of financial assistance received for bond purposes/refund||45 min (1) (2)|
|Clearance for travel out of the country||3 working days (2)|
|Final clearance||3 working days (2)|
(1) On the condition that the authorized signatory is present when the request is made
(2) Requirements for the request are complete
Your parent/legal guardian, as your representative in the Scholarship Agreement, has also responsibilities to carry out:
a. A non-compliance case refers to a scholar who has not submitted the following required periodic reports to DOST-SEI/Regional Office (RO)/University Core Group (UCG)/University Coordinator (UC) for two (2) consecutive semesters:
b. A non-complying (NC) scholar may be of good standing, suspended or on leave of absence status at the time he/she stopped reporting.
c. A NC scholar may appeal for the reinstatement of his/her scholarship. If after evaluation of his/her academic records, his/her scholarship can be reinstated, his/her financial privileges shall resume only effective the semester his/her scholarship is reinstated. His/her financial assistance id forfeited during the semesters he/she did not report.
d. A scholar who is of good academic standing or on suspended status as of the last semester he/she reported but has since stopped studying or shifted to a non-DOST priority course shall be considered to have willfully abandoned the scholarship; thus, he/she shall be required to refund the total financial assistance he/she received as a scholar plus 12% interest.