13 March 2019
Science professionals who wish to pursue further studies abroad may find the perfect opportunity in DOST-SEI Foreign Graduate Scholarships in Specialized Priority S&T Fields.
The Program, spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), offers full scholarship to MS and PhD students in the following priority fields of study: Agriculture (Agronomy, Animal Science, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Taxonomy, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Entomology); Analytical Chemistry; Artificial Intelligence; Atmospheric Science; Bioethics and Data Privacy; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Biology; Combinatorial Chemistry; Data Science; Earth Science; Ethnomedicine; Ethnopharmacology; Genetic Epidemiology; Health financing; Immersive Technology; Marine Science; Medical Entomology; Medical Physics; Medicinal Chemistry; Meteorology; Metrology; Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; Natural Products Chemistry; Nuclear Science and Engineering; Organic Chemistry; Public Health Entomology; Rehabilitation Medicine; Robotics; Space Technology and Application/Aerospace Engineering; and Virology.
Scholars will receive financial assistance to cover actual tuition and other school fees. They are also entitled to health and accident insurance; allowance for thesis/dissertation, books, relocation, and living expenses; and one round-trip fare from residence to the place of study while on scholarship until completion of their degrees.
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo expressed high hopes that the Program will significantly upgrade the country’s research and technological innovation capabilities in the area of advanced sciences and emerging technologies. It’s a worthy addition to the agency’s science scholarship programs aimed to develop the country’s pool of high-quality human resources in science and technology.
“We hope this opportunity will enable our most scientifically talented and deserving science professionals to reach their dreams of obtaining their MS and PhD degrees abroad and at the same time, help the country in its bid to global competitiveness and economic development,” Biyo said.
Like most scholarship programs under DOST-SEI, scholars of Foreign Graduate Scholarships are expected to return to the country and render the required service obligation upon completion of their scholarship program.
To be considered for the Program, applicants must be Filipino citizens, in good health condition, and not more than 45 years old at the time of application. They must pass the admission requirements for graduate studies in a reputable foreign university or higher education/research institution and go through a selection process that includes documentary evaluation and series of interviews.