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DOST-STRAND Scholarship 2023

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DOST-STRAND Scholarship – The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the availability of scholarships for qualified males and females to pursue Master’s and Doctoral programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses including Science and Mathematics Education under the Science and Technology Regional Alliance of Universities for National Development (STRAND).


The program aims to:

  • strengthen the faculty profile of universities in the provinces by providing graduate scholarships to its faculty members who will eventually spur the research and development activities in the regions;
  • train high-level human resources needed for S&T activities in the regions/provinces who will contribute to the country’s global competitiveness and economic development; and
  • provide opportunities to talented and deserving S&T professionals in the provinces to pursue advance degrees in STEM priority fields.


Master’s in STEM programs (2 years)
Doctoral in STEM programs (3 years)


The following universities were assessed and classified into these strands:


This STRAND component shall strengthen the faculty profile of the university by granting graduate scholarships to its faculty members in identified fields where the university will niche. The scholar shall pursue graduate studies in any of the member-universities of the DOST-SEI Graduate Scholarship consortia, i.e. ASTHRDP-NSC and ERDT Consortium, and CBPSME-NCGSME or in a foreign university with good track record and/or a recognized higher education/institution in the specialized field in S&T to be pursued.


  • Cagayan State University
  • Palawan State University
  • Eastern Visayas State University
  • University of San Agustin


This STRAND component shall provide scholarships for masters and/or doctoral in identified STEM degrees in identified universities as long as they strictly comply with the policies and standards on graduate education per existing CHED issuances. Moreover, the Program shall strengthen the faculty profile of a STRAND 2 university by granting graduate scholarships to its faculty members in identified STEM where it will niche.

Region University MS PhD
CAR Saint Louis University


Environmental Engineering

Information Technology


I Mariano Marcos State University

Agricultural Engineering,

Animal Science


Crop Science


II Nueva Vizcaya State University

Agricultural Engineering

Animal Science

Crop Science


Mathematics/Science Education (General Science)

Animal and

Crop Science


Mathematics/ Science Education (General Science)

IV-A Batangas State University

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Information Technology


X Central Mindanao University


Animal Science


Education (Biology, Mathematics, General Science)

Electrical Engineering


Food Science


General Science



Mechanical Engineering

Plant Pathology

Soil Science


Animal Science


Plant Pathology

University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines—Cagayan de Oro City

Applied Mathematical Science

Science Education (Chemistry)

Electrical Engineering

Information Technology

Mathematical Sciences (Applied Mathematics)

Mathematics Education

XI University of Southeastern Philippines

Applied Mathematics


Environmental Science and Resource Management

Information Science

Library Information Science

BARMM Mindanao State University– Marawi





An applicant must:

  • be a Filipino citizen;
  • not be more than 50 years old at the time of application;
  • be in good health condition and of good moral character;
  • pass the admission requirements for graduate studies in any of the STRAND 2 universities; STRAND university-based faculty-applicant must seek admission in any of the member-university-based faculty applicant must seek admission in any of the member-universities of the ASTHRDP-NSC or the ERDT Consortium or the CBPSME-NCGSME
  • pass the interview and screening procedure.

Who else may apply?

  • PhD graduate in a priority S&T program (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue a second PhD degree.
  • MS/PhD non-scholar graduate (not S&T related) who intends to pursue a second MS/PhD degree.

Who may NO longer apply?

  • PhD graduate (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue another MS degree program.
  • MS graduate in a priority S&T program (scholar or non-scholar) who intends to pursue a second MS degree.


  1. Accomplished STRAND Information Sheet

  2. Birth Certificate (Photocopy)

  3. Certified True Copy of the Official Transcript of Record

  4. Endorsement from the two former professors in college for MS applicant or two former professors in the MS Program for PhD applicant

    If employed:
    Recommendation from employer or head of agency

         Form 2A—Certificate of Employment and Permit to Study

         Form 2B—Certificate of DepEd Employment and Permit to Study (for DepEd employees only)

  5. Form A—Career Plans

  6. Form B—Research Plans

  7. Form C—Certification of Health Status

  8. Valid NBI Clearance

  9. Letter of Admission with Regular status from the Program Head of the accepting institution; should include the evaluation sheet

  10. Approved Program of Study

    Additional Requirements for Lateral Applicants

  11. Certification from the university indicating the following:

    -Number of graduate units required in the program
    -Number of graduate units already earned with corresponding grades



  Master’s Doctoral
Tuition & other school fees Actual
Stipend 25,000/mo. 33,000/mo.
Book Allowance 20,000/AY
Transportation Allowance* 1 economy roundtrip fare / academic year
Group accident and health  Insurance Premium
Thesis/Dissertation, outright 60,000 100,000
Student Research  Support Fund** 225,000 475,000

*Given only to those who will study outside their home province.
**Must be applied by the scholar, subject to evaluation and approval.
Grant approved is subject to liquidation


The stipends in the remaining months of scholarship period shall be given to a scholar who completes his/her degree earlier than the prescribed period of his/her study.


Particulars Deadline for Submission
First Semester AY 2023-2024 June 30, 2023
Second Semester AY 2023-2024 November 15, 2023


  • The scholarship award shall be for full-time graduate studies to ensure on time completion of Master’s/PhD degree in any of the DOST identified priority fields.
  • The scholar must not be employed or practicing his/her profession while on scholarship; he/she must secure approval for official leave of absence, if employed.
  • The awardee shall execute a Scholarship Agreement with DOST.
  • The academic performance of the scholar shall be evaluated every school term based on established policies to determine his/her scholarship status.
  • A service obligation to be rendered in the Philippines shall be required of the scholar after he/she finishes the Master’s/PhD degree, i.e. one year service for every year of scholarship.
  • Refund of scholarship grant with interest shall be required of the scholar for non-completion of his/her graduate program or failure to comply with the service obligation.


  • Evaluation of accomplished application form and requirements by the University.
  • Validation and selection of qualifiers by SEI.
  • Approval of the list of awardees by the DOST Secretary.
  • The list of awardees approved by the DOST Secretary is final and unappealable.



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