DOST Scholarship for Masters & Doctoral degree 2021-2022

The Department of Science and Technology- Science Education Institute is looking for those who want to pursue master’s and graduate Degree program. Fortunato “Boy” T. dela Pena the Secretary of DOST announced the availability of 1640 new slots for Master of Science and 765 slots for Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) scholarships.

The Institute is set to announce sometime in August this Year about 12,000 new qualifiers or incoming freshmen to the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship program. Another 2,000 scholarship qualifiers for the Junior level Science Scholarship for students who are already in their third year college, The DOST Chief said.

The DOST Secretary noted that they have a nationwide scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics of about 43,493. Of these, 36,452 are at the undergraduate level, 2,438 are pursuing their PhD Degrees, and 4,603 are pursuing their Masters Degree. He further said that 218 MS and PhD Scholars are studying in 25 countries for Foreign Graduate Scholarship Programs.

Dela Pena said, “These scholars are taking up DOST priority courses in specialized fields where the country is not yet strong, or are not being offered yet in the Philippines, These courses include space science and engineering, material science and nanotechnology, virology, data science, and analytics, biomedical engineering, and courses in emerging technologies, among others.”


About the DOST Scholarship for Master and Doctoral degree

The DOST SEI announces the opening of scholarship for qualified males and females to pursue Master’s and Doctoral programs in priority S&T areas through the implementation of the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP).

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Type of Scholarship

  • MS/PhD Program
  • Straight PhD Program

Who are eligible to apply?

The applicant must possess the following:

  1. Filipino citizen;
  2. Not more than 50 years old at the time of application;
  3. Be in good health condition;
  4. Pass the admission requirements for graduate studies at any of the NSC member-universities and;
  5. Pass the interview and other screening procedures.

Priority S&T Programs

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fisheries and Marine Science
  • Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Pure and Applied Physics
  • Statistics

For the list of priority courses, click the link below:

ASTHRDP-NSC Graduate Program Offering

Study Placement

Ateneo de Manila University
Central Luzon State University
De La Salle University
Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology
University of the Philippines Diliman
University of the Philippines Los Baños
University of the Philippines Manila
University of the Philippines Visayas
University of San Carlos
University of Santo Tomas
Visayas State University


  1. Accomplished ASTHRDP-NSC Information Sheet/ Application Form which can be downloaded at or thru the websites of the NSC member- universities
  2. Birth Certificate (Photocopy);
  3. Certified True Copy of the Official Transcript of Records;
  4. Endorsement from:MSTwo former professors in collegePhDTwo former professors in the Master’s program
  5. If employed, recommendation from head of agency and permission from head of agency to take a leave of absence while on scholarship or proof of resignation or termination of contract;
  6. Medical Certificate stating that applicant is of good health condition and fit to study from a licensed physician with his/her PRC license number indicated;
  7. Valid NBI Clearance;
  8. Letter of Admission with Regular status from the Program Head of the accepting institution which should include the evaluation sheet and;
  9. Approved Program of Study.
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Additional Requirements for Lateral Applicants

  1. Certification from university indicating the following:
    • number of graduate units required in the program
    • number of graduate units earned with corresponding grades

Accomplished application form and other documentary requirements may be submitted through e-mail to the Office of the ASTHRDP Project Leader of the desired NSC member-university on or before the deadline.
Hard copies of the same must be sent through mail.
Please scan all documents before mailing them.

Where to file an application?

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)
Project Leader: Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit
Project Staff: Ms. Charisse Cenas
Office of the Dean, School of Science and
Engineering, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
8426-6001 loc. 5603
[email protected]
Central Luzon State University (CLSU)
Project Leader: Dr. Elaida R. Fiegalan
Project Staff: Mr. Julius B. Grospe
CLSU Graduate Program Office
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
[email protected]
De La Salle University (DLSU)
Project Leader: Dr. Glenn V. Alea
Project Staff: Ms. Antonette Profeta
DLSU College of Science, Dean’s Office
Taft Avenue, Manila
524-4611 loc. 569/520
[email protected]
Mindanao State University—Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT)
Project Leader: Dr. Ephime B. Metillo
Project Staff: Ms. Marie Fe Del Rosario
College of Science and Mathematics, Dean’s Office,
A. Bonifacio Ave., Tibanga, Iligan City
[email protected]
University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman
Project Leader: Dr. Giovanni A. Tapang
Project Staff: Ms. Efriel G. Ragasa
OADMAPA Graduate Office
College of Science, Diliman, Quezon City
8981-8500 loc. 3804
[email protected]
University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños
Project Leader: Dr. Jomar F. Rabajante
Project Staff: Ms. Nhimvie-Marie A. Doldolea
UPLB Graduate School, Los Baños, Laguna
[email protected]
University of the Philippines (UP) Manila
Project Leader: Dr. Arnold V. Hallare
Project Staff: Ms. Pinky Q. Lamasan
The Health Sciences. National Graduate Office for the Health Sciences, Ermita, Manila City
[email protected]
University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas
Project Leader: Dr. Alice Joan G. Ferrer
Project Staff: Ms. Janice Naquita
College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean,
Miag-ao, Iloilo
[email protected]
University of San Carlos (USC)
Project Leader: Dr. Paul John L. Geraldino
Project Staff: Ms. Mary Ailenn T. Baculpo
School of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Dean’s Office
Nasipit, Talamban, Cebu
(032) 230-0100 loc. 155
[email protected]
University of Santo Tomas (UST)
Project Leader: Dr. Maribel G. Nonato
Project Staff: Mr. Eugene Parungao
Office of the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, España, Manila
8740-9731; 406-1611 loc. 4039
[email protected]
Visayas State University (VSU)
Project Leader: Dr. Victor B. Asio
Project Staff: Ms. Sweety Jane B. Ocoy
College of Agriculture and Food Science, Dean’s Office, Baybay City, Leyte
[email protected]

Deadline for Submission of Application

Semester Starting in Deadline
First Semester AY 2021-2022June 30, 2021
Second Semester AY 2021-2022TBA

For more details, please contact the S&T Scholarship Division at
Tel nos.: (02)8837-2071 loc. 2382
Cellphone no.: 09278868816;
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: SEI-STSD

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You can also visit the DOST SEI website here for more details.

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