DOST Scholarships for Graduate Studies

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the availability of scholarships for Master's and Doctorate (MS & PhD) degrees in priority science and technology (S&T) areas through the implementation of the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP) and Engineering Research & Development for Technology (ERDT).

The ASTHRD scholarship aims to: 1) help improve the country's global competitiveness and capability to innovate through S&T; and 2) accelerate the production of high-level human resources needed for research & development in S&T.

Under the ASTHRDP, the scholarship includes master and doctorate degrees and thesis/dissertation grants for the following priority fields of study:

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

Qualified applicants for ASTHRDP are entitled to scholarship privileges such as free tuition fees, monthly stipend, transportation allowance, book allowance, group health and accident insurance and thesis/dissertation allowance.

On the other hand, the ERDT is a consortium of eight member universities in the country that offer master’s and doctoral degrees in various engineering fields. De La Salle University (DLSU), Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), University of San Carlos (USC), Central Luzon State University (CLSU), University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) constitute the consortium.

The ERDT scholarship aims to: 1) deliver high-impact research aligned with the country’s National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) and the Medium-Term Development Program (MTDP); 2) attain a critical mass of Masteral and Doctoral graduates; 3) upgrade the qualifications of practicing engineers; and 4) develop a culture of Research Development.

Under the ERDT, the scholarship includes master and doctorate degrees for the following priority fields of study:

Master’s Program

* Agricultural Engineering
* Energy Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
* Industrial Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Computer Application
* Mining Engineering
* Computer Studies
* Metallurgical Engineering
* Computer Science
* Materials Science & Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Manufacturing Engineering
* Computer Engineering
* Remote Sensing/Geo informatics
* Electronics and Communications Eng’g.
* Water Resources
* Environmental Engineering
* Engineering Sciences

Doctoral Programs

* Agricultural Engineering
* Environmental Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Energy Engineering
* Computer Science
* Industrial Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Electronics and Communication Eng’g.
* Materials Science and Engineering

Qualified applicants for ERDT are entitled to scholarship privileges such as free tuition fees, monthly stipend, transportation allowance, book allowance, research grant and thesis/dissertation allowance.

Interested applicants who want to avail the DOST Scholarship for ASTHRDP must submit their accomplished application form and other required documents personally or by mail on or before 16 April 2012 at any Graduate Office of the Science Consortium Member Universities, DOST Councils and Science Education Institute (SEI). On the other hand, interested applicants for ERDT Scholarship program may check the deadline for submission at Graduate Admission Office of the Science Consortium Member Universities.

Application form can be secured at the DOST-SEI, Science Consortium Member Universities and the Regional and Provincial DOST offices. It can also be downloaded at For more details, contact DOST-SEI at tel. nos. (02) 837-1333 / 839-0089.

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