DOST Scholarship 2023 JLSS Applications Now Open; Here’s How To Apply

Pursuing higher education in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields? The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) brings you an opportunity to achieve your dreams through the Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) Program 2023. This scholarship aims to aid deserving students in their undergraduate studies and inspire them to contribute to the country’s scientific and technological advancements. Read on to learn about the online application process for the DOST JLSS 2023.

The Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program is designed with a dual purpose. Firstly, it provides scholarships to finance the academic pursuits of gifted and deserving third-year college students who are engaged in science and technology degree programs. Secondly, it ensures a consistent and ample provision of qualified Science and Technology (S&T) professionals, capable of propelling the nation towards progress.

Under the DOST-SEI, there are three distinct scholarship categories for incoming college students.

Who are Eligible for the DOST JLSS Program 2023?

  •  REGULAR second year college male and female students enrolled in a DOST-SEI priority S&T course at identified universities in the Second Semester of AY 2022-2023.
  • Must have a general weighted average of at least 83% or its equivalent and with no conditional or failing mark from the First Semester of First Year until the First Semester of Second Year in college, including in the midyear terms, if enrolled.
  • Must be natural-born Filipino citizen.
  • Must be of good moral character and in good health.
  • 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 the scholarship award.

DOST JLSS 2023 Scholarship Benefits

A. Regular Academic Year
Tuition and other school fees (for scholars enrolled in private HEIs) ₱40,000.00 / year
Book Allowance ₱10,000.00 / year
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month
Transportation Allowance (for those studying outside of home province)1 economy-class roundtrip fare
Group Health and Accident Insurance Premium
Thesis Allowance₱10,000.00
Graduation Allowance₱1,000.00
B. Summer Allowance (if required in the curriculum)
Tuition and other school fees ₱1,500.00
Learning Materials and/or Connectivity Allowance₱2,000.00
(outright grant)
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month for two months

What are the Priority Courses under the DOST JLSS 2023?

  • Bachelor in Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education with Specialization in
  • Information and Communications
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • BS Aeronautical Engineering
  • BS Aerospace Engineering
  • BS Agribusiness
  • BS Agribusiness Management
  • BS Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
  • BS Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • BS Agricultural Biotechnology (UP System only)
  • BS Agricultural Chemistry
  • BS Agricultural Economics
  • BS Agricultural Engineering
  • BS Agricultural Technology
  • BS Agriculture
  • BS Animal Husbandry
  • BS Animal Science
  • BS Applied Mathematics
  • BS Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance (4yrs, ADMU only)
  • BS Applied Physics
  • BS Applied Physics with Applied Computer System
  • BS Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Applied Statistics
  • BS Architecture
  • BS Astronomy
  • BS Astronomy Technology
  • BS Basic Medical Sciences (4 yrs, UPM only)
  • BS Biochemistry
  • BS Biology
  • BS Biology for Teachers
  • BS Biotechnology
  • BS Ceramics Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering
  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Chemistry for Teachers
  • BS Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems
  • BS Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Clothing Technology
  • BS Community Nutrition
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • BS Electronics Engineering
  • BS Environmental Science
  • BS Fisheries
  • BS Food Science and Technology
  • BS Food Technology
  • BS Forestry
  • BS Geodetic Engineering
  • BS Geography
  • BS Geology
  • BS Geothermal Engineering
  • BS Health Science
  • BS Human Biology (3yrs, DLSU only)
  • BS Industrial Design
  • BS Industrial Engineering
  • BS Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology (DLSU only)
  • BS Industrial Pharmacy
  • BS Information and Communications Technology
  • BS Information System
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Information Technology Systems
  • BS Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • BS Life Sciences
  • BS Management Information Systems (4yrs, ADMU only)
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering (DLSU only)
  • BS Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics (DLSU only)
  • BS Marine Biology
  • BS Marine Science
  • BS Materials Engineering
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • BS Mathematics for Teachers
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • BS Mechatronics Engineering
  • BS Medical Laboratory Science
  • BS Medical Technology
  • BS Metallurgical Engineering
  • BS Meteorology
  • BS Microbiology
  • BS Mining Engineering
  • BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • BS Nutrition
  • BS Nutrition and Dietetics
  • BS Packaging Engineering
  • BS Petroleum Engineering
  • BS Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • BS Pharmacy (4-year program)
  • BS Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program)
  • BS Physics
  • BS Physics for Teachers
  • BS Psychology
  • BS Public Health
  • BS Speech Pathology
  • BS Statistics
  • BSE Biological Sciences
  • BSE Biology
  • BSE Biology-Chemistry (4yrs, USC only)
  • BSE Chemistry
  • BSE General Sciences
  • BSE Mathematics
  • BSE Physical Sciences
  • BSE Physics
  • BSE Physics-Chemistry (4yrs, USC only)
  • BSE Physics-Mathematics (4yrs, USC only)
  • BSE Science
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Study Placements

  • University of the Philippines
  • State Universities and Colleges
  • Private Institutions that are recognized by CHED as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development or has FAAP Level III accreditation (PAASCU, PACUCOA) for the priority S&T programs of study
  • For RA 10612: All of the above and schools that offer CHED compliant courses that are included in the list of priority S&T programs of study

How to Apply Online for the DOST JLSS 2023

Important Things to Note and Prepare Before Application

  • Valid Email Address
  • Working Mobile Number/s
    • Provide a working number where you can be contacted in relation to your application
  • Security of Access Credentials
    • Your Application ID will serve as your access credential to the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship E-Application System. Keep your access credential secure at all times.
  • No Multiple Accounts
    • Refrain from creating multiple accounts as it might cause a delay in accessing your application form
  • Stable Internet Connection
    • Make sure you have a stable internet connection that is capable of uploading documents so that your application will go smoothly.

You should prepare the following information before filing your E-Application:

  1. Father’s Annual Gross Income
  2. Mother’s Annual Gross Income
  3. If Legal Guardian is supporting Applicant, Legal Guardian’s Annual Gross Income
  4. If family receives contribution from outside source: the giver, the amount of the contribution and the purpose of the contribution
  5. If family owns agricultural land: how many hectares
  6. If family owns vehicle: type, year and model

    • Type: Ex. tricycle, passenger jeep, owner jeep, car, van
    • Year and Model: Ex. 2022 Toyota Revo

Print the following forms in A4-sized bond paper. Have them signed by the proper authorities indicated in the forms. Scan/Take a picture and save each file. Name each file: (Surname-Form __) when saving it before uploading each form using the Upload Module in the E-Application System. Use the appropriate upload field for each file.

  1. Form C – Certificate of Good Moral Character
  2. Form D – Certificate of Good Health
  3. Form E- Certificate of Program of Study and Year Level
  4. Form F – Certificate of Residency
  5. Form G – Commitment to Return of Service
  6. Form H – Applicant’s Certification Re: Not a DOST Scholar prior to this application
  7. Form I – Signed Declaration of Applicant and the Parent/Legal Guardian
  1. Official Transcript of Records (TOR) or True Copy of Grades (TCG) or Grade Report downloaded from the portal for First Semester of First Year until the First Semester of Second Year in college, including in the midyear terms, if enrolled.
    • Must be duly signed by the University Registrar/Dean of College
  2. Recent passport-size picture (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
  3. PSA, NSO, or the Municipal Registry Office Birth Certificate
  4. Clear, signed copy of 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
    • Annual Gross Income must be clearly indicated in the document.
  5. Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship
    • Must be submitted if the applicant is not living together with either of the parents

DOST 2023 JLSS Application Process

Once you have prepared ALL of the documents needed, you can proceed to the DOST-SEI Junior Level Science Scholarships E-Application System for registration. Follow the steps carefully to avoid mistakes.

What are the Deadlines for the DOST JLSS 2023 Application?

  • Start of Online Application Period:  June 5, 2023
  • Last Day of Online Application and Uploading of Requirements: July 28, 2023
  • Schedule of Qualifying Examination: August 26-27, 2023

Pertinent information about the examination will be indicated in the test permit which will be sent to the applicant’s registered email address on August 21, 2023.

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