The Department of Science and Technology–Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has released the results of the 2023 DOST Scholarship, revealing the new batch of students who have qualified for the highly competitive science and technology scholarship program.
The qualifying examination was conducted in 241 testing centers nationwide, marking the resumption of the face-to-face exam after three years of pause caused by the pandemic.
DOST Scholarship Results 2023
Out of the 79,585 examinees who took the national qualifying exam last March 18 to 19, 2023, 9,776 students have qualified for the scholarship program. They will start enjoying its benefits at the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 2023-2024.
A total of 5,561 students qualified for the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, while 4,215 students qualified for the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program. There are also 1,224 potential qualifiers who are still under consideration, pending the completion of some requirements.
The qualifiers will receive their Notice of Award, while potential qualifiers will receive advice on the requirements they must resubmit. The scholarship program offers a monthly stipend of ₱7,000, a tuition fee subsidy of up to ₱40,000 per academic year for those who will enroll in private universities and colleges, learning materials and connectivity allowance, MS/PE clothing allowance (one-time only), one economy-class roundtrip fare per year for those studying outside of their home province, outright thesis allowance, graduation allowance, and group accident insurance.
The qualifiers must pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in any of the priority fields of study at a state university, college, or any private higher education institution recognized by the Commission on Higher Education.
Upon completion of their degree programs, scholars under RA 7687 and Merit programs shall be working in their fields of specialization in the country, whether in the public or private sector, for a period equivalent to the length of years in which they enjoyed the scholarship.
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