Australia Awards in the Philippines
About Australia Awards
Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.
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-Australian Aid through the Philippines-Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF)*, 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 recognized organisations.
*The Philippines-Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF), the Australian Government's flagship program to support human resource management, organisational development and institutional change in the Philippines, serves as the Australia Awards Scholarships Secretariat in the Philippines. If you have questions about the program, please contact the Secretariat here.