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Application are now open for Filipino leaders who are interested to pursue a Master’s degree program. Click the button below for more information about this prestigious scholarship program.

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2023 intake are now closed Image

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2025 intake are now open

Application are now open for Filipino leaders who are interested to pursue a Master’s degree program. Click the button below for more information about this prestigious scholarship program.

Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Australia Awards is the prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian Government to Filipinos who have the potential to contribute to the country’s development and become leaders in their chosen field.

Are you an applicant, awardee, partner organisation or mentor? Check out the link below for useful information on the Australia Awards Scholarships.

Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Australia Awards is the prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian Government to Filipinos who have the potential to contribute to the country’s development and become leaders in their chosen field.

Are you an applicant, awardee, partner organisation or mentor? Check out the link below for useful information on the Australia Awards Scholarships.

Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Are you a graduate of an Australian university? Did you complete a training or a short course conducted by an Australian registered training organisation? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay connected with your fellow alumni and build and mobilise your professional networks. Visit our alumni page to know more about Australia Global Alumni’s activities in the Philippines.

Sign up to get the latest updates on the Australia Global Alumni.

Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Are you a graduate of an Australian university? Did you complete a training or a short course conducted by an Australian registered training organisation? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay connected with your fellow alumni and build and mobilise your professional networks. Visit our alumni page to know more about Australia Global Alumni’s activities in the Philippines.

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News and Updates

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Australian Government grants prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships to over 50 Filipinos

Manila, Philippines - A new batch of high-achieving Filipinos will be starting their postgraduate studies in Australia by January 2024 under Australia Awards.

The contingent includes 54 scholars who will be undertaking master's programs in Australia's world-class universities and five individuals who will be pursuing doctoral degrees as fellows of the John Allwright Fellowship (JAF) Philippines, a pilot graduate fellowship program jointly funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the Department of Science and Technology, and administered by Australia Awards.

Australian Government grants prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships to over 50 Filipinos Image

Australian Government grants prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships to over 50 Filipinos

Manila, Philippines - A new batch of high-achieving Filipinos will be starting their postgraduate studies in Australia by January 2024 under Australia Awards.

The contingent includes 54 scholars who will be undertaking master's programs in Australia's world-class universities and five individuals who will be pursuing doctoral degrees as fellows of the John Allwright Fellowship (JAF) Philippines, a pilot graduate fellowship program jointly funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the Department of Science and Technology, and administered by Australia Awards.

Philippines and Australia strengthen disability inclusion through strategic partnerships

Philippines and Australia strengthen disability inclusion through strategic partnerships

Philippine policy makers recently completed a study visit to Australia, to discuss best practices in disability inclusion policies and programs.

It comes at a pivotal time for the Philippines, which is working towards enacting the disability support allowance bill - a priority legislative agenda in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023-2028.

The study visit hosted by the Australian Government is a key example of Australia's strengthened focus on inclusive and locally led, strategic partnerships. The visit included a 12-person delegation from six government agencies, who are all instrumental in achieving the Philippines’ goal of creating a more inclusive society.

Philippines and Australia strengthen disability inclusion through strategic partnerships

Philippines and Australia strengthen disability inclusion through strategic partnerships

Philippine policy makers recently completed a study visit to Australia, to discuss best practices in disability inclusion policies and programs.

It comes at a pivotal time for the Philippines, which is working towards enacting the disability support allowance bill - a priority legislative agenda in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023-2028.

The study visit hosted by the Australian Government is a key example of Australia's strengthened focus on inclusive and locally led, strategic partnerships. The visit included a 12-person delegation from six government agencies, who are all instrumental in achieving the Philippines’ goal of creating a more inclusive society.

Australia Global Alumni discuss ways to support indigenous communities

Australia Global Alumni discuss ways to support indigenous communities

Davao City, Philippines - Over 40 Filipino alumni, stakeholders, including representatives of eight indigenous communities in Mindanao, and partners from the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Eagle Foundation, recently gathered in Davao City to discuss and learn ways to support indigenous peoples (IP) communities across the Philippines. The knowledge-sharing session dubbed, Development amidst Diversity: Supporting Indigenous Communities through the Alumni Grants Scheme, were led by alumni speakers who have been making a difference in various indigenous communities through the support of the Australia Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS).

Australia Global Alumni discuss ways to support indigenous communities

Australia Global Alumni discuss ways to support indigenous communities

Davao City, Philippines - Over 40 Filipino alumni, stakeholders, including representatives of eight indigenous communities in Mindanao, and partners from the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Eagle Foundation, recently gathered in Davao City to discuss and learn ways to support indigenous peoples (IP) communities across the Philippines. The knowledge-sharing session dubbed, Development amidst Diversity: Supporting Indigenous Communities through the Alumni Grants Scheme, were led by alumni speakers who have been making a difference in various indigenous communities through the support of the Australia Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS).

Two Australia-educated Filipinos honoured with prestigious Global Australian Awards

Two Australia-educated Filipinos honoured with prestigious Global Australian Awards

Manila, Philippines - For the first time in over a decade, Filipinos have been awarded the prestigious Global Australian Awards by Advance, the Global Australian Network.

Australia Global Alumni Dr Armand Mijares and Professor Abelardo Apollo David Jr were finalists at the 2023 Global Australian Awards, which recognised the achievements of inspiring global Australians - including international alumni of Australian universities - who are innovating in their field and shaping the world.

Two Australia-educated Filipinos honoured with prestigious Global Australian Awards

Two Australia-educated Filipinos honoured with prestigious Global Australian Awards

Manila, Philippines - For the first time in over a decade, Filipinos have been awarded the prestigious Global Australian Awards by Advance, the Global Australian Network.

Australia Global Alumni Dr Armand Mijares and Professor Abelardo Apollo David Jr were finalists at the 2023 Global Australian Awards, which recognised the achievements of inspiring global Australians - including international alumni of Australian universities - who are innovating in their field and shaping the world.


Make a difference with Australia Awards

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Australia Awards Alumna Imari Roble leads project that promotes inclusive education in BARMM

Throughout my time in Australia, I gained valuable insights and experiences that have shaped my understanding of genuine inclusivity and its importance in the context of education. I believe that communities play a significant role in creating inclusive learning environments for every learner and that this can only be achieved when every sector comes together and contributes

Imari “Mai” Roble of The Teachers Gallery teamed up with Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao, the Bangsamoro Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education, and other Australia Awards alumni to develop the Inclusive and Supportive Centre of Learning (ISCL) at the Timanan Central Elementary School, Maguindanao del Sur. Launched in May 2023, ISCL aims to serve all types of learners in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The ICSL prototype is Mai’s re-entry action plan for Australia Awards. It is a first-of-its-kind innovation hub for inclusive education in the Bangsamoro region.

Australia Awards Alumna Imari Roble leads project that promotes inclusive education in BARMM

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Throughout my time in Australia, I gained valuable insights and experiences that have shaped my understanding of genuine inclusivity and its importance in the context of education. I believe that communities play a significant role in creating inclusive learning environments for every learner and that this can only be achieved when every sector comes together and contributes

Imari “Mai” Roble of The Teachers Gallery teamed up with Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao, the Bangsamoro Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education, and other Australia Awards alumni to develop the Inclusive and Supportive Centre of Learning (ISCL) at the Timanan Central Elementary School, Maguindanao del Sur. Launched in May 2023, ISCL aims to serve all types of learners in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The ICSL prototype is Mai’s re-entry action plan for Australia Awards. It is a first-of-its-kind innovation hub for inclusive education in the Bangsamoro region.


Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

Studying in Australia allowed me to gain first-hand best-practice experience. Many of its sustainable and resilient infrastructure development are procured through PPPs. My course enhanced my critical thinking and empowered me to develop solutions to our country’s pressing environmental needs and challenges

Australia Awards alumna Mary Rose Santillan from the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP) Center helps build resilience in the Philippine water supply sector.

Empowered by her Master of Environmental Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Mary Rose developed the Water Supply Resiliency Guide as her re-entry action plan for Australia Awards. This helps project officers of the PPP Center, local government units, and water districts develop and evaluate local water supply projects.

Mary Rose completed her postgraduate program in 2020. She currently works at the PPP Center as a Project Development Officer III.

Australia Awards alumna Mary Rose Santillan from the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP) Center helps build resilience in the Philippine water supply sector. Image
Australia Awards alumna Mary Rose Santillan from the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP) Center helps build resilience in the Philippine water supply sector. Image

Studying in Australia allowed me to gain first-hand best-practice experience. Many of its sustainable and resilient infrastructure development are procured through PPPs. My course enhanced my critical thinking and empowered me to develop solutions to our country’s pressing environmental needs and challenges

Australia Awards alumna Mary Rose Santillan from the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP) Center helps build resilience in the Philippine water supply sector.

Empowered by her Master of Environmental Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Mary Rose developed the Water Supply Resiliency Guide as her re-entry action plan for Australia Awards. This helps project officers of the PPP Center, local government units, and water districts develop and evaluate local water supply projects.

Mary Rose completed her postgraduate program in 2020. She currently works at the PPP Center as a Project Development Officer III.

Story Bites

Awardees

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My Australia Awards Story: The End of A Decade, The Start of an Age

Bret Gutierrez describes his life in Australia as a journey marked by personal growth and unforgettable experiences. Amidst the challenges of being a scholar during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bret focused on pursuing his passions and dreams, and on making a significant contribution as a public health professional.

“Australia not only nurtured my academic aspirations but also allowed me to thrive in my artistic pursuits, proving that even in challenging times, one can find a way to pursue their passions, dreams, and make a significant contribution to society.”

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My Australia Awards Story: The End of A Decade, The Start of an Age

Bret Gutierrez describes his life in Australia as a journey marked by personal growth and unforgettable experiences. Amidst the challenges of being a scholar during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bret focused on pursuing his passions and dreams, and on making a significant contribution as a public health professional.

“Australia not only nurtured my academic aspirations but also allowed me to thrive in my artistic pursuits, proving that even in challenging times, one can find a way to pursue their passions, dreams, and make a significant contribution to society.”

Alumni

Alumna Anya Lim keeps the Bayanihan spirit alive

Alumna Anya Lim keeps the Bayanihan spirit alive

In 2023, Anya launched the ANTHILL Bayanihan Crowdfunding Campaign, which connected women artisans to donors who pledged donations that will help them achieve their specific goals. This also helped artisans safeguard their livelihoods while preserving their traditions.

With support from the Australia Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS), the pilot run of the campaign helped weave the dreams of three inspiring women – a seamstress, a weaver, and a crafter.

Under the AGS, Australia-educated Filipinos and recipients of training supported by the Australian Government can submit proposals for grant funding for projects that apply their Australian experiences, knowledge, and skills in addressing development issues. Applications for AGS are open year-round.

Alumna Anya Lim keeps the Bayanihan spirit alive

Alumna Anya Lim keeps the Bayanihan spirit alive

In 2023, Anya launched the ANTHILL Bayanihan Crowdfunding Campaign, which connected women artisans to donors who pledged donations that will help them achieve their specific goals. This also helped artisans safeguard their livelihoods while preserving their traditions.

With support from the Australia Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS), the pilot run of the campaign helped weave the dreams of three inspiring women – a seamstress, a weaver, and a crafter.

Under the AGS, Australia-educated Filipinos and recipients of training supported by the Australian Government can submit proposals for grant funding for projects that apply their Australian experiences, knowledge, and skills in addressing development issues. Applications for AGS are open year-round.

Short Course

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Australia Awards Short Course on Digital Transformation Strategy Development and Implementation

Senior Philippine Government officials are taking specialised Australia Awards short courses delivered by University of Adelaide to boost their skills and capacity in implementing digital transformation in Philippine government agencies. As part of the course, they recently travelled to Australia for a study visit to discuss best practices and exchange ideas on digitalisation of government services with their counterparts from Australian state and federal agencies.

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Australia Awards Short Course on Digital Transformation Strategy Development and Implementation

Senior Philippine Government officials are taking specialised Australia Awards short courses delivered by University of Adelaide to boost their skills and capacity in implementing digital transformation in Philippine government agencies. As part of the course, they recently travelled to Australia for a study visit to discuss best practices and exchange ideas on digitalisation of government services with their counterparts from Australian state and federal agencies.

Awardees

Bret Gutierrez Image

My Australia Awards Story: The End of A Decade, The Start of an Age

Bret Gutierrez describes his life in Australia as a journey marked by personal growth and unforgettable experiences. Amidst the challenges of being a scholar during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bret focused on pursuing his passions and dreams, and on making a significant contribution as a public health professional.

“Australia not only nurtured my academic aspirations but also allowed me to thrive in my artistic pursuits, proving that even in challenging times, one can find a way to pursue their passions, dreams, and make a significant contribution to society.”

Bret Gutierrez Image

My Australia Awards Story: The End of A Decade, The Start of an Age

Bret Gutierrez describes his life in Australia as a journey marked by personal growth and unforgettable experiences. Amidst the challenges of being a scholar during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bret focused on pursuing his passions and dreams, and on making a significant contribution as a public health professional.

“Australia not only nurtured my academic aspirations but also allowed me to thrive in my artistic pursuits, proving that even in challenging times, one can find a way to pursue their passions, dreams, and make a significant contribution to society.”




Alumni

Alumna Anya Lim keeps the Bayanihan spirit alive

Alumna Anya Lim keeps the Bayanihan spirit alive

In 2023, Anya launched the ANTHILL Bayanihan Crowdfunding Campaign, which connected women artisans to donors who pledged donations that will help them achieve their specific goals. This also helped artisans safeguard their livelihoods while preserving their traditions.

With support from the Australia Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS), the pilot run of the campaign helped weave the dreams of three inspiring women – a seamstress, a weaver, and a crafter.

Under the AGS, Australia-educated Filipinos and recipients of training supported by the Australian Government can submit proposals for grant funding for projects that apply their Australian experiences, knowledge, and skills in addressing development issues. Applications for AGS are open year-round.

Alumna Anya Lim keeps the Bayanihan spirit alive

Alumna Anya Lim keeps the Bayanihan spirit alive

In 2023, Anya launched the ANTHILL Bayanihan Crowdfunding Campaign, which connected women artisans to donors who pledged donations that will help them achieve their specific goals. This also helped artisans safeguard their livelihoods while preserving their traditions.

With support from the Australia Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS), the pilot run of the campaign helped weave the dreams of three inspiring women – a seamstress, a weaver, and a crafter.

Under the AGS, Australia-educated Filipinos and recipients of training supported by the Australian Government can submit proposals for grant funding for projects that apply their Australian experiences, knowledge, and skills in addressing development issues. Applications for AGS are open year-round.




Short Course

Australia Awards Short Course on Digital Transformation Strategy Development and Implementation Image

Australia Awards Short Course on Digital Transformation Strategy Development and Implementation

Senior Philippine Government officials are taking specialised Australia Awards short courses delivered by University of Adelaide to boost their skills and capacity in implementing digital transformation in Philippine government agencies. As part of the course, they recently travelled to Australia for a study visit to discuss best practices and exchange ideas on digitalisation of government services with their counterparts from Australian state and federal agencies.

Australia Awards Short Course on Digital Transformation Strategy Development and Implementation Image

Australia Awards Short Course on Digital Transformation Strategy Development and Implementation

Senior Philippine Government officials are taking specialised Australia Awards short courses delivered by University of Adelaide to boost their skills and capacity in implementing digital transformation in Philippine government agencies. As part of the course, they recently travelled to Australia for a study visit to discuss best practices and exchange ideas on digitalisation of government services with their counterparts from Australian state and federal agencies.