About Australia Awards Scholarships in the Philippines

In accordance to the Australia-Philippines development cooperation program, Australia’s aid in the Philippines aims to

  • improve basic education
  • improve local government capacity to deliver basic services
  • strengthen climate change adaptation and disaster risk management
  • improve conditions for peace and security

The Australia Awards Scholarships have been an essential component of the Australian Government's aid program in the Philippines. It provides high-achieving Filipino development leaders with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia’s premier academic institutions and contribute to Philippine development.

The program is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines, and is aligned with Australia’s development assistance in the Philippines.

Through Australia Awards Scholarships, qualified Filipinos are equipped with quality education and appropriate knowledge and skills to drive socio-economic development in the Philippines.

The Australian Government offers Australia Awards Scholarships on the basis of merit, transparency and equal access, and encourages applications from women and minority groups. Special consideration will be accorded to people with disability and those directly working with PWD-recognised organisations.

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