Graduate Students

Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program

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 priority S&T areas through the implementation of the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP).



To help improve the country’s global competitiveness and capability to innovate through Science and Technology (S&T).

To accelerate the production of high-level human resources needed for Research & Development (R&D) in S&T.


Types of Scholarship:

MS/PhD Program

Straight PhD Program




Application for DOST-ASTHRDP Graduate Scholarship is now accepting applicants for 1st Semester AY 2024-2025


Application Link:


Scholarship Application step by step process


Deadline: June 30, 2024



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Official Facebook group for Scholars only (private):


Official Facebook page for Scholars and interested Applicants (public):


Criteria for Eligibility


An applicant must:


  1. be a Filipino citizen;
  2. not be 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 areas for Thesis/Dissertation


Scholars are encouraged to choose topics for their thesis/dissertation along the following areas:


  1. Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness

  2. Materials Science and Nanotechnology

  3. Natural Products and Drug Development

Terms of Scholarship


  1. The scholarship award shall be for full-time graduate studies to ensure on time completion of a MS/PhD degree in any of the DOST identified priority fields.

  2. 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.

  3. The awardee shall execute a Scholarship Agreement with DOST-SEI.

  4. The academic performance of the scholar shall be evaluated every school term based on established policies to determine his/her scholarship status.

  5. The scholar shall be required to render service obligation in the Philippines after he/she finishes the MS/PhD degree, i.e. one year service for every year of scholarship.

  6. The scholar shall be required to refund the scholarship grant with interest for non-completion of his/her graduate program or failure to comply with the service obligation.

Application & Enrollment

Application Requirements


Submit your application here


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:



Two former professors in college


Two former professors in the Master’s program


Download Recommendation Form


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.


Additional Requirements for

Lateral Applicants


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.

For New Scholars:
Answer this google form 

Scholarship options

1. Tution fee reimbursement – submit a copy of FORM5

2. Late registration – wait for tagging

3. If you plan to defer scholarship for 1-sem; Deferment form

4. If you plan not to avail the scholarship; Submit a justification letter here 

*1 – Upon submission of requirements for the remaining 10% thesis/dissertation allowance.


*2 – If the scholar graduated on time, he/she may request for SRSF Mentor’s fee. Just submit a request letter pertaining to the request.

Processes for DOST-ASTHRDP Scholars


DOST - ASTHRDP Application Process

Enrollment Process

Scholarship Request/Approval

Reimbursement, Thesis Allowance, Withheld Stipend

Scholarship Appeal/Request/Clearance

Director - DOST-SEI

Dean, College of Science
Project Leader UP Diliman, DOST-ASTHRDP

College of Science DOST-ASTHRDP Staff:
Jan Lou B. Betoy
Carmina P. Baylon
Yna Kristina G. Aviera
Mark Lester C. Galicia

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact us:
Telephone: 8981-8500 local 3803

Join our Facebook Groups!

1. Official Facebook group for Scholars only (private) 

2. Official Facebook page for Scholars and interested Applicants (public)