DOST JLSS Scholarship 2023 Requirements and Application

Education is a powerful tool that can transform lives and shape the future of a nation. Recognizing this, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines has been instrumental in providing opportunities for aspiring young scientists and engineers through various scholarship programs.

Among these initiatives, the DOST Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) stands out as a remarkable platform that empowers talented Filipino students to pursue their dreams in the fields of science and technology.

The DOST officially opens the application for all third-year students enrolled in priority Science and Technology courses.


What is the DOST JLSS?

The Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program is a scholarship program for deserving students in their third year of college. It aims to provide scholarships that will finance the education of talented students who are pursuing degree programs in the areas of Science and Technology.

For Grade 12 students. you can read about the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship.

Who can apply?

1. REGULAR second-year college male and female students enrolled in priority S&T courses at identified universities as of the Second Semester of AY 2022-2023.
2. Must have a general weighted average of at least 83% or its equivalent and with no conditional or failing mark in the first two years in college including in the midyear terms, if enrolled.
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 Scholarship Examination before but did not pass or have qualified for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the scholarship award.

DOST JLSS Deadline

Start of Online Application Period5 June 2023
Last Day of Online Application and Uploading of Requirements28 July 2023
Schedule of Qualifying ExaminationAugust 26-27, 2023

DOST JLSS Requirements

These are the requirements you need to prepare before filing your application online for the DOST JLSS.

  • Form C – Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • Form D – Certification of Good Health
  • Form E – Certification of Program of Study and Year Level
  • Form F – Certificate of Residency
  • Form G1/G2 – Commitment to Return of Service
  • Form H – Applicant’s Certification
  • Form I – Signed Declaration of Applicant and the Parent/Legal Guardian
    • Print each form on a size A4 bond paper.
    • Have these forms accomplished by the proper authorities/ officials/ persons as indicated in each form.
    • Make sure that each form is signed.
    • Scan or take a picture of each accomplished form and save the file.
    • Name each file: (Surname-Form __) when saving it.
    • Submit each form using the Upload Module in the E-Application System. Use the appropriate upload field for each file.
  • Official Transcript of Records (TOR) or True Copy of Grades (TCG) or Grade Report downloaded from the portal for first and second years in college
    • Must be duly signed by the University Registrar/Dean of the College
  • Recent picture, passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches)
    • Must show the 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 the filing of the application.
  • Birth Certificate
    • Readable 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.
  • Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship (Only applicable to applicants supported by the Guardian other than the parents).
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Type of Scholarship

RA 10612

Republic Act No. 10612 aims to strengthen the country’s science and technology education by fast-tracking graduates in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering who shall teach science and mathematics in secondary schools throughout the country.

RA 7687

Republic Act No. 7687, also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”, provides for scholarships to talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status does not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators. Qualifiers must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching.


The DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program, formerly known as the NSDB or NSTA Scholarship under RA No. 2067, is awarded to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics who are willing to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology.

Priority Courses for DOST JLSS

Aeronautical EngineeringHealth Science
Aerospace EngineeringHuman Biology
AgribusinessIndustrial Design
Agribusiness ManagementIndustrial Engineering
Agribusiness Management and EntrepreneurshipIndustrial Management Engineering-Information Technology3
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural Biotechnology 1Industrial Pharmacy
Agricultural ChemistryInformation and Communications Technology
Agricultural EconomicsInformation System
Agricultural EngineeringInformation Technology
Agricultural TechnologyInformation Technology Systems
AgricultureInstrumentation and Control Engineering
Animal HusbandryLife Sciences
Animal ScienceManagement Information Systems 2
Applied MathematicsManufacturing Engineering
Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance 2Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering3
Applied Physics
Applied Physics with Applied Computer SystemManufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics3
Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering
Marine Biology
Applied StatisticsMarine Science
ArchitectureMaterials Engineering
Astronomy TechnologyMathematics and Science Teaching
Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education with Specialization in Information and Communications TechnologyMathematics Teaching
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Bachelor of Library and Information ScienceMedical Laboratory Science
Bachelor of Secondary Education major in ScienceMedical Technology
BiochemistryMetallurgical Engineering
Ceramics EngineeringMicrobiology
Chemical EngineeringMining Engineering
ChemistryMolecular Biology and Biotechnology
Chemistry with Applied Computer SystemsNutrition
Chemistry with Materials Science and EngineeringNutrition and Dietetics
Civil EngineeringPackaging Engineering
Clothing TechnologyPetroleum Engineering
Community NutritionPharmaceutical Sciences
Computer EngineeringPharmacy (4-year program)
Computer SciencePharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
Doctor of Veterinary MedicinePhysics
Electrical EngineeringPsychology4
Electronics and Communications EngineeringPublic Health
Electronics EngineeringScience Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry, Science)
Environmental Science
FisheriesSpeech Pathology
Food TechnologyStatistics
Geodetic Engineering1at UP System only
Geography24 yrs, ADMU
Geology3at DLSU only
Geothermal Engineering4BS Program


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University of the Philippines

State Universities and Colleges

Private Institutions that are recognized by CHED as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development or have FAAP Level III accreditation for the priority S&T programs of study

For RA 10612: All of the above and schools that offer CHED compliant courses are included in the list of priority S&T programs of study

Privileges and Benefits under the DOST JLSS

Successful applicants will receive P40,000/year for the tuition and other school fees. Another P10,000/year for the book allowance and premium health insurance.

For students studying outside of their home province, they can avail of an economy roundtrip fare. A scholar can also receive monthly living allowances amounting to P7,000/month, a Thesis allowance worth P10,000, and a Graduation Clothing allowance. Refer to the table below for complete details.

A. Regular Academic Year
Tuition and other school fees₱40,000.00 / year
Book Allowance₱10,000.00 / year
Group Health and Accident InsurancePremium
Transportation Allowance(for those studying outside of home province)1 economy-class roundtrip fare
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month
Thesis Allowance₱10,000.00
Graduation Clothing Allowance₱1,000.00
B. Summer Allowance (if required in the curriculum)
Tuition and other school fees₱1,500.00
Book Allowance₱500.00 (to submit Official Receipt)
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month for two months

DOST JLSS Qualifications

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants shall possess the following: Refer to the table below.

 RA 10612RA 7687MERIT
1. natural-born Filipino citizen;
2. poor, talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators;
3. incoming regular 3rd-year college student in an identified priority S&T course for SY 2021-2022;
4. has a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 83% or its equivalent in his/her first year and the first semester of the second year in college;
5. resident of the municipality as attested by the barangay;
6. of good moral character and in good health; and
7. (a) Have not taken any previous DOST-SEI examination OR    (b) Have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship OR    (c) Qualifier of the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the award
8. qualifier of the JLSS Examination

DOST JLSS Application

After preparing all the requirements, accomplishing the forms, and scanning your photo, you are now ready to apply online through the JLSS e-application.

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Make sure to use an active email address. Input your details and information accurately.

Step 1. Visit the JLSS E-Application. Read all the instructions written. Click the JLSS E-application to apply for the scholarship.

Fill out the required information, and make sure that the names and the words are spelled correctly. Register using your active email address. They will send you verification at your email address.

Step 2. Answer 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 JLSS, you will receive a Notice of Disqualification in your email.

Step 3. If you are eligible to apply for the JLSS, you can proceed to the next modules:

  • Personal Data
  • Contact Information
  • Family Data
  • Financial Contribution
  • Household Information Questionnaire
  • School, Course, and Grades
  • Upload Documents
    1. The system accepts .jpeg, .png, .bmp, and .pdf file types only
    2. The system accepts multiple files of up to 5MB per upload. Ex. You took a photo of each of the 3 pages of your Transcript of Records. 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.
    3. You may press the Preview button to check the files you submitted after uploading them. If in the event 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 4. Recheck all the modules before you click submit. Check the spelling, the accuracy, and make sure you uploaded all the required documents. You can no longer make any changes to the information you provided in your application once submitted.

For more information, Go to and choose DOST JLSS.

Questions and Inquiries

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the S&T Scholarship Division at

tel nos.: (02)8583-4912,  (02)8837-2071 loc. 2382
cellphone no.: 09278868816;
e-mail: [email protected]
online system: [email protected]

Source: DOST website

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