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Scholarship Grant

Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP)

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announces the availability of scholarships for Masters and Doctorate (MS & PhD) degrees in priority S&T areas through the implementation of the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program.


  • To help improve the country's global competitiveness and capability to innovate through alternative approaches on HRD in S&T
  • To accelerate the production of high-level human resources needed for S&T activities particularly in the area of R&D

Types of Graduate Scholarships Available

  • University-based MS/PhD Program
  • Thesis/Dissertation Grant Support for R&D priority areas of DOST

 General Criteria of Eligibility

An applicant must:

* belong to any of the following:

  • professionals doing research or those from industry
  • new students who wants to build career in research
  • on-going MS/PhD students in priority S&T fields and DOST network schools

* a Filipino citizen;
* not more than 45 years old at the time of application;
* be in good health condition;
* have passed the admission requirements for graduate studies at any of the DOST identified institutions; and
* have passed the interview and other screening procedures.

How to Apply for Scholarship

Accomplish the application form with the following:

  • Information Sheet (can be downloaded from the DOST, PCHRD, and SEI-DOST websites)
  • Birth Certificate (authenticated)
  • Certified True Copy of the Official Transcript of Records
  • Endorsements from three former professors: two professors and one employer (if employed)
  • Medical Certificate from a licensed physician indicating his PRC License No., as to health status
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • Certificate of Employment (if employed)
  • Certification of Admission in the University where you intend to enroll*
  • Program of study approved by the graduate school*
  • University Evaluation Sheet for Admission in the graduate program signed by the Dean of Graduate Studies/School

*must be submitted as a requirement for the awarding of the scholarships

2.Submit the required documents to PCHRD.

Philippine Council for Health Research and Development
3rd floor, DOST Building, Gen. Santos Avenue,Bicutan, Taguig City 1631 Philippines
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telefax No.: +632 8372931

Application forms are also available at the downloads section of this website.

To know more about this scholarship program, please download the ASTHRDP 2010 Guidelines or just click here.