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Scholarships

Applicants for Targeted Category

Under the program’s targeted category, the award is given to partner organisations of the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines (AAAEP-P). This means the partner organisation determines the priority field of study area and REAP focus area of its scholar, which is based on the awardee’s career development and its organisation’s strategic direction respectively. The partner agency also assigns a mentor who will assist the scholar in developing and implementing his or her REAP.

While a partner organisation is given a certain number of slots per scholarship intake, the agency may nominate more candidates than the allocated slots. Also, the agency is not required to rank the nominated candidates.

Note: The agency is expected to designate the HR person and M&E person who will be the focal contact for the Australia Awards Scholarships.

Benefits and Entitlements

Scholarships are valued at up to AUD 200,00 for a master’s degree and AUD 300,000 for a 4-year PhD covering:

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Roundtrip airfare

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Full tuition fees

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Contribution to living expenses

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Introductory academic program

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Overseas student health coverage

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Supplementary academic support

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Fieldwork allowance*
*for research students

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One-off establishment allowance on arrival

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Pastoral Care

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Disability Support

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English proficiency review and exam

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Roundtrip airfare

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Full tuition fees

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Contribution to living expenses

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Introductory academic program

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Overseas student health coverage

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Supplementary academic support

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Fieldwork allowance*
*for research students

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One-off establishment allowance on arrival

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Pastoral Care

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Disability Support

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English proficiency review and exam

Who Can Apply?

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees Should:

  • be a citizen of the Philippines
  • be holder of a bachelor’s degree
  • be residing in the Philippines for at least 12 months
  • be a regular employee of a AAAEP-P partner organisation
  • be in a leadership role where the enhanced technical or managerial skills to be gained via the recommended AAAEP-P study program can be used to effectively contribute to the agreed change agenda of the organisation
  • preferably SG-18 and above
  • preferably at least five (5) year work experience with public sector
  • have passed the interview process of the agency’s scholarship committee
  • have passed the medical screening of partner organisation
  • have achieved a satisfactory English Proficiency Result: 6.5 overall band in IELTS with no individual band scores lower than 6.0; or above 92 TOEFL IBT results; or 58 overall band in PTE with no individual band scores lower than 54
  • not have pending permanent residency application in Australia, New Zealand and other countries
  • not be married, or engaged to, or a de facto of, an Australian/New Zealand citizen
  • not have pending obligations from Australia Awards or another scholarship program
  • not currently holding another scholarship and that would result in overlapping contracts as well as benefits
  • no pending application to other scholarship programs locally or internationally
  • no pending administrative, criminal or civil case
  • be able to take up the scholarship place in the academic year for which the award is offered
  • should be willing to sign a scholarship contract with Australia Awards
  • should be willing to sign a service contract with the nominating agency
  • should be willing to sign an agreement to fully implement the REAP

Selection Process

Partner agency’s internal process

1

Agency will disseminate a call for nomination to qualified applicants from the agreed target work units;

2

Agency will brief potential applicants on the eligibility requirement and the development of the REAP;

3

Applicant will pass and be endorsed by the agency’s scholarship committee through their own screening process which includes interviews and presentation of REAPs.

Role of the Director of the Target Units

Nominate potential applicants from their respective units

Role of the Agency’s Human Resource (HR)

  • Coordinate with AAAEP-P on selection, mobilisation and reintegration of the agency’s scholars
  • Coordinate with the scholars’ mentors / supervisors on the development and implementation of the scholars’ REAPs

Re-entry Action Plan (REAP)

The AAAEP-P has established a mechanism, through the Re-entry Action Planning, to ensure that the learning gained from the training and other HR support activities of the candidates are significantly applied to their respective organisations. It is a proactive process that facilitates discussions and agreements between the candidates and mentors/supervisors on what needs to be learned and how they will be applied at work.


The Re-Entry Action Planning promotes commitment building from the candidates and the supervisors/ mentors to address the identified development concern of their organisations.
Finalised and approved Re-Entry Action Plan will need to be submitted to AAAEP-P before candidates leave for Australia. Approval shall come from the Organisation through their respective supervisors.


REAPs must be within the function of the candidate.

Roles and Responsibilities of Mentors/Supervisors

Partner agency’s internal process

1

Assist the awardee in the development and implementation of the REAP

2

Make her/himself available for the mentoring activities for the duration of the studies of the awardee in Australia, providing pieces of advice on matters affecting the condition of the awardee in Australia

3

Provide information to AAAEP-P with regard to the progress of the REAP implementation of the awardee;

4

Provide possible support in the implementation of the REAP through human resource, authority, time and budget

Attend activities related to Australia Awards and REAP implementation, such as:

  • Mentoring Workshops: The workshop provides concepts and practices of AAAEP-P mentoring mechanisms which includes sessions on re-entry action planning, agreement on the objectives of the REAP with the awardees, and how the REAP implementation will be monitored.
  • REAP Updating Workshop: This is conducted after the awardees have completed their programs and returned from Australia. The conference serves as a debriefing session for the awardees and at the same time the venue to finalise and sign off the REAP with their supervisors.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: The Program conducts an M&E workshop for the partner organisations to guide them with knowledge and skills in gathering data relevant to reporting on the progress of the REAP implementation

Resources

Various downloadable resources for your scholarship needs.

For Human Resources

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AAS Guide for Targeted Category

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AAS Guide for Targeted Category