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Make the most of your Australia Awards journey. Go out and explore the Australian culture, join Filipino student associations, and build friendships and links with Australian people and organisations.

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On-Award Enrichment Program

Australia Awards ensures that Filipino scholars have a positive experience of living and studying in Australia. The On-Award Enrichment Program provides selected scholars with the opportunity to gain additional experience aligned in their field. This allows the scholar to receive supplementary support to attend accredited conferences, seminars, and workshops during their stay in Australia.

NSW Australia Awards Global Scope

Australia Awards ensures that Filipino scholars have a positive experience of living and studying in Australia. The On-Award Enrichment Program provides selected scholars with the opportunity to gain additional experience aligned in their field. This allows the scholar to receive supplementary support to attend accredited conferences, seminars, and workshops during their stay in Australia.

Academic Accomplishments

These Filipino scholars left a mark and made us proud while in their universities.

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Australia Awards Scholar Receives Dean’s Award from UNSW Business School

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Filipino scholar Ramon Carlo Pio Roda recently completed his Master of Commerce in Enterprise System from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School at the top of his class. He received the UNSW Business School Dean’s Award for his top performance in his master of coursework program. We asked Ramon Carlo to share more about his Australia Awards journey, which he described as “transformative.”

Ramon Carlo Pio Roda is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Virata School of Business.

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Australia Awards Scholar Receives Dean’s Award from UNSW Business School

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Filipino scholar Ramon Carlo Pio Roda recently completed his Master of Commerce in Enterprise System from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School at the top of his class. He received the UNSW Business School Dean’s Award for his top performance in his master of coursework program. We asked Ramon Carlo to share more about his Australia Awards journey, which he described as “transformative.”

Ramon Carlo Pio Roda is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Virata School of Business.

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Outstanding alumnus awarded a University Medal by the Australian National University

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Kayla Marie Sarte, an Australia Awards alumnus who took up Master of General and Applied Linguistics from the Australian National University has been awarded by the university with the University Medal for 2019. The University Medal recognises students who have obtained First Class Honours (or Masters Advanced Equivalent) and demonstrated exceptional academic excellence across their studies.

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Outstanding alumnus awarded a University Medal by the Australian National University

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Kayla Marie Sarte, an Australia Awards alumnus who took up Master of General and Applied Linguistics from the Australian National University has been awarded by the university with the University Medal for 2019. The University Medal recognises students who have obtained First Class Honours (or Masters Advanced Equivalent) and demonstrated exceptional academic excellence across their studies.

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Kate Ortega Graduation Speech

Scholarships Awardees Academic

My journey with CMU started in 2013 when God planted a desire in my heart to study overseas.

A dream that I knew would never happen because financially we couldn’t afford it.

Kate Ortega Graduation Speech Image

Kate Ortega Graduation Speech

Scholarships Awardees Academic

My journey with CMU started in 2013 when God planted a desire in my heart to study overseas.

A dream that I knew would never happen because financially we couldn’t afford it.

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Christian Benedict Roaquin's Graduation Speech

Scholarships Awardees Academic

We are here because our communities need us, our countries need us, the world needs more people like us.

Christian Benedict Roaquin's Graduation Speech Image

Christian Benedict Roaquin's Graduation Speech

Scholarships Awardees Academic

We are here because our communities need us, our countries need us, the world needs more people like us.

Filipino scholar shares his Australia Awards journey amidst the pandemic to Graduating Class of 2021 Image

Filipino scholar shares his Australia Awards journey amidst the pandemic to Graduating Class of 2021

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Australia Awards scholar Jerald Laparan gave a commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Adelaide last 18 May. He shared to his fellow graduates how they were chosen to help their own countries and create an impact to their countrymen. Jerald took up Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Adelaide.

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Filipino scholar shares his Australia Awards journey amidst the pandemic to Graduating Class of 2021

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Australia Awards scholar Jerald Laparan gave a commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Adelaide last 18 May. He shared to his fellow graduates how they were chosen to help their own countries and create an impact to their countrymen. Jerald took up Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Adelaide.

Australia Awards Story

The Australia Awards Scholarships are more than just a qualification, they are a life-changing experience.

Ria San Gabriel

My Australia Awards Story: Returning Filipino Awardee shares life as Filipino scholar during the pandemic

The challenges of the pandemic did not stop Australia Awards alumna Ria San Gabriel from reaching her dreams and making a difference.

“I left curious and arrived inspired. From #IskolarNgBayan to #IskolarParaSaBayan—grateful to Australia Awards Philippines for the countless opportunities and incredible network, but most especially the life skills I earned along the way, enabling me to bloom into a better version of myself.”

Ria completed her Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Queensland in 2021.

Australia Awards Story

The Australia Awards Scholarships are more than just a qualification, they are a life-changing experience.

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Australia Awards Story

The Australia Awards Scholarships are more than just a qualification, they are a life-changing experience.

Awardees

Make the most of your Australia Awards journey. Go out and explore the Australian culture, join Filipino student associations, and build friendships and links with Australian people and organisations.

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Get in touch with your fellow Filipino students through these university-recognised Filipino Student Associations:

Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria (FASTCO) in Melbourne

Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria (FASTCO) in Melbourne

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Sydney Filipino Society at University of Sydney

Sydney Filipino Society at University of Sydney

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Email:

Filipino Society at the Curtin University

Australian National University Filipino Association (ANUFA) in Canberra

Australian National University Filipino Association (ANUFA) in Canberra

Email:

Philippine Association of Students (PINAS) at University of Newcastle

Philippine Association of Students (PINAS) at University of Newcastle

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Australia Awards Story

The Australia Awards Scholarships are more than just a qualification, they are a life-changing experience.

Australia Awards alumni share fondest memories of their scholar life in Australia and highlights of their Australia Awards journey.

My Australia Awards Story: Returning Filipino Awardee shares life as Filipino scholar during the pandemic

The challenges of the pandemic did not stop Australia Awards alumna Ria San Gabriel from reaching her dreams and making a difference.

“I left curious and arrived inspired. From #IskolarNgBayan to #IskolarParaSaBayan—grateful to Australia Awards Philippines for the countless opportunities and incredible network, but most especially the life skills I earned along the way, enabling me to bloom into a better version of myself.”

Ria completed her Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Queensland in 2021.

Read her story here

My Australia Awards Story: #MemorableChapterofMyLife

Australia Awards scholar Imari Leen Roble, known as “Teacher Mai”, considers her Australia Awards Journey as a memorable chapter of her life.

Teacher Mai discovered her passion to make a difference at an early age but realised that being passionate is not enough. After a conversation with a mother of a child with a disability, she pursued her interest in inclusive education.

Read her story here

Kritzia Santos

Master of Social Work, 2013, University of Melbourne

Iona Mapa

Master of Education, 2019, Monash University

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Life of a Filipino scholar in time of Corona

Australia Awards alumni share fondest memories of their scholar life in Australia and highlights of their Australia Awards journey.

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I’ve witnessed the good things that the filipino community has taken part during this crisis particularly to those international students who are struggling. This is where FASTCOVic Execomm decided to share the organisation’s funds to students, gather other donations through our survey conducted and work hand in hand with other organizations including the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne. It was overwhelming and many have donated food packs, adopted international student (those who cannot pay their accommodation) and provided financial help to struggling Filipinos. It was inspiring and very heartwarming to see many people making a difference no matter how small their deeds are.

Marnylle Bonilla, vice president (internal), FASTCO

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Swinburne University of Technology

I’ve witnessed the good things that the filipino community has taken part during this crisis particularly to those international students who are struggling. This is where FASTCOVic Execomm decided to share the organisation’s funds to students, gather other donations through our survey conducted and work hand in hand with other organizations including the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne. It was overwhelming and many have donated food packs, adopted international student (those who cannot pay their accommodation) and provided financial help to struggling Filipinos. It was inspiring and very heartwarming to see many people making a difference no matter how small their deeds are.

Marnylle Bonilla, vice president (internal), FASTCO

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Swinburne University of Technology

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Christine Bernadette Almoite Image Christine Bernadette Almoite Image

We have provided immediate emergency assistance to those Filipino students who are most in need through the provision of $30 grocery e-vouchers that can be used for food. It is heart-warming to see firsthand how the uniquely Filipino Spirit of Bayanihan – virtual and physical - works.

Christine Bernadette Almoite

Master of International Development Practice
Monash University

We have provided immediate emergency assistance to those Filipino students who are most in need through the provision of $30 grocery e-vouchers that can be used for food. It is heart-warming to see firsthand how the uniquely Filipino Spirit of Bayanihan – virtual and physical - works.

Christine Bernadette Almoite

Master of International Development Practice
Monash University

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In these trying times of COVID-19, various stories of Filipinos helping Filipinos cope with this global pandemic, in whatever way possible, have been a testament that bayanihan spirit is very much alive. Filipino students and the Filipino community here in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and in Australia show that bayanihan should not stop when you leave the Philippines, instead bayanihan is an opportunity to come together for our kababayans in these challenging times. In my university, the Australian National University (ANU), the Australian National University Filipino Association (ANUFA) Executive Committee has organised Bayanihan Para sa Bayan project and raised a total of AUD 1,570 from the donations of students and Filipino community in ACT. The fund was used to purchase 35 boxes of three-ply face masks for the healthcare workers of the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center.

Mike Ranel Magboo

Master of International and Development Economics
Australian National University

In these trying times of COVID-19, various stories of Filipinos helping Filipinos cope with this global pandemic, in whatever way possible, have been a testament that bayanihan spirit is very much alive. Filipino students and the Filipino community here in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and in Australia show that bayanihan should not stop when you leave the Philippines, instead bayanihan is an opportunity to come together for our kababayans in these challenging times. In my university, the Australian National University (ANU), the Australian National University Filipino Association (ANUFA) Executive Committee has organised Bayanihan Para sa Bayan project and raised a total of AUD 1,570 from the donations of students and Filipino community in ACT. The fund was used to purchase 35 boxes of three-ply face masks for the healthcare workers of the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center.

Mike Ranel Magboo

Master of International and Development Economics
Australian National University

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Australia Awards Scholar Kate Diane Ortega is one of the Filipino scholars who completed her postgraduate studies during the unprecedented time of COVID-19. She was chosen to deliver a graduation speech during the Carnegie Mellon University’s online graduation rites. In her speech, Kate shared her Australia Awards journey in CMU and underscored her commitment to contribute to reforms in the Philippine Government as a returning scholar, through her organisation, the Department of Budget and Management.

“There is so much work to do as there is so much hope we place into our beloved country, Pilipinas.”

Kate Diane Ortega

Australia Awards Scholarship 2020
Master of Science in Public Policy and Management
Carnegie Mellon University

Australia Awards Scholar Kate Diane Ortega is one of the Filipino scholars who completed her postgraduate studies during the unprecedented time of COVID-19. She was chosen to deliver a graduation speech during the Carnegie Mellon University’s online graduation rites. In her speech, Kate shared her Australia Awards journey in CMU and underscored her commitment to contribute to reforms in the Philippine Government as a returning scholar, through her organisation, the Department of Budget and Management.

“There is so much work to do as there is so much hope we place into our beloved country, Pilipinas.”

Kate Diane Ortega

Australia Awards Scholarship 2020
Master of Science in Public Policy and Management
Carnegie Mellon University

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As Secretary of the Filipino Student Council (FSC) – NSW, Sherwin Verdun is at the frontline of providing support to his fellow students. His organisation launched Support a Student program that provided various support to students in need – from groceries and accommodation to mental health services. They also partnered with various organisations including TFC, Gawad Kalinga Couples for Christ and other individual sponsors, which allowed them to provide $1,600 worth of gift cards to students.

“The Filipino Student Council (FSC) - NSW launched Support a Student Program, which supported 32 students needing groceries, temporary accommodation, financial assistance, and mental health services. Currently, the FSC-NSW is in cooperation with the Australian Philippine Business Council and Gawad Kalinga Australia for the Student Relief Program which will be giving $100 worth of grocery vouchers to Filipino International Students from TAFE, colleges, vocational schools or other non-university tertiary institutions.”

Sherwin Verdun

Australia Awards Scholarship 2019
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Sydney

As Secretary of the Filipino Student Council (FSC) – NSW, Sherwin Verdun is at the frontline of providing support to his fellow students. His organisation launched Support a Student program that provided various support to students in need – from groceries and accommodation to mental health services. They also partnered with various organisations including TFC, Gawad Kalinga Couples for Christ and other individual sponsors, which allowed them to provide $1,600 worth of gift cards to students.

“The Filipino Student Council (FSC) - NSW launched Support a Student Program, which supported 32 students needing groceries, temporary accommodation, financial assistance, and mental health services. Currently, the FSC-NSW is in cooperation with the Australian Philippine Business Council and Gawad Kalinga Australia for the Student Relief Program which will be giving $100 worth of grocery vouchers to Filipino International Students from TAFE, colleges, vocational schools or other non-university tertiary institutions.”

Sherwin Verdun

Australia Awards Scholarship 2019
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Sydney

What’s your Australia Awards Story?

In this time of crisis, stories of kindness, resilience and courage matter. What bayanihan stories have you experienced, seen, or heard in and outside your university during the COVID-19 global pandemic? Share your story with us. We’d love to hear from you!

What's your Australia Awards Story? Image
What's your Australia Awards Story? Image

What’s your Australia Awards Story?

In this time of crisis, stories of kindness, resilience and courage matter. What bayanihan stories have you experienced, seen, or heard in and outside your university during the COVID-19 global pandemic? Share your story with us. We’d love to hear from you!

Academic Accomplishments

Australia Awards Scholar Receives Dean's Award from UNSW Business School Image

Australia Awards Scholar Receives Dean's Award from UNSW Business School

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Filipino scholar Ramon Carlo Pio Roda recently completed his Master of Commerce in Enterprise System from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School at the top of his class. He received the UNSW Business School Dean’s Award for his top performance in his master of coursework program. We asked Ramon Carlo to share more about his Australia Awards journey, which he described as “transformative.”

Ramon Carlo Pio Roda is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Virata School of Business.

Australia Awards Scholar Receives Dean's Award from UNSW Business School Image

Australia Awards Scholar Receives Dean's Award from UNSW Business School

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Filipino scholar Ramon Carlo Pio Roda recently completed his Master of Commerce in Enterprise System from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School at the top of his class. He received the UNSW Business School Dean’s Award for his top performance in his master of coursework program. We asked Ramon Carlo to share more about his Australia Awards journey, which he described as “transformative.”

Ramon Carlo Pio Roda is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Virata School of Business.

Outstanding alumnus awarded a University Medal by the Australian National University Image

Outstanding alumnus awarded a University Medal by the Australian National University

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Kayla Marie Sarte, an Australia Awards alumnus who took up Master of General and Applied Linguistics from the Australian National University has been awarded by the university with the University Medal for 2019. The University Medal recognises students who have obtained First Class Honours (or Masters Advanced Equivalent) and demonstrated exceptional academic excellence across their studies.

Outstanding alumnus awarded a University Medal by the Australian National University Image

Outstanding alumnus awarded a University Medal by the Australian National University

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Kayla Marie Sarte, an Australia Awards alumnus who took up Master of General and Applied Linguistics from the Australian National University has been awarded by the university with the University Medal for 2019. The University Medal recognises students who have obtained First Class Honours (or Masters Advanced Equivalent) and demonstrated exceptional academic excellence across their studies.

Kate Ortega Graduation Speech Image

Kate Ortega Graduation Speech

Scholarships Awardees Academic

My journey with CMU started in 2013 when God planted a desire in my heart to study overseas.

A dream that I knew would never happen because financially we couldn’t afford it.

Kate Ortega Graduation Speech Image

Kate Ortega Graduation Speech

Scholarships Awardees Academic

My journey with CMU started in 2013 when God planted a desire in my heart to study overseas.

A dream that I knew would never happen because financially we couldn’t afford it.

Christian Benedict Roaquin's Graduation Speech Image

Christian Benedict Roaquin's Graduation Speech

Scholarships Awardees Academic

We are here because our communities need us, our countries need us, the world needs more people like us.

Christian Benedict Roaquin's Graduation Speech Image

Christian Benedict Roaquin's Graduation Speech

Scholarships Awardees Academic

We are here because our communities need us, our countries need us, the world needs more people like us.

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Filipina scholar receives prestigious MAK Halliday Medal from the University of Sydney

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Australia Awards alumna Monaliza Mamac was recently awarded the Michael Alexander Kirkwood (MAK) Halliday Medal, the most prestigious academic award given by the University of Sydney’s Department of Linguistics to its most competitive students.

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Filipina scholar receives prestigious MAK Halliday Medal from the University of Sydney

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Australia Awards alumna Monaliza Mamac was recently awarded the Michael Alexander Kirkwood (MAK) Halliday Medal, the most prestigious academic award given by the University of Sydney’s Department of Linguistics to its most competitive students.

Filipino scholar shares his Australia Awards journey amidst the pandemic to Graduating Class of 2021 Image

Filipino scholar shares his Australia Awards journey amidst the pandemic to Graduating Class of 2021

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Australia Awards scholar Jerald Laparan gave a commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Adelaide last 18 May. He shared to his fellow graduates how they were chosen to help their own countries and create an impact to their countrymen. Jerald took up Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Adelaide.

Filipino scholar shares his Australia Awards journey amidst the pandemic to Graduating Class of 2021 Image

Filipino scholar shares his Australia Awards journey amidst the pandemic to Graduating Class of 2021

Scholarships Awardees Academic

Australia Awards scholar Jerald Laparan gave a commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Adelaide last 18 May. He shared to his fellow graduates how they were chosen to help their own countries and create an impact to their countrymen. Jerald took up Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Adelaide.

Quick Guide: What to do when you arrive in Australia

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Read the On track for Australia pre-departure guidebook for Australia Awards Scholarships

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Resources

Various downloadable resources for your needs.

For Awardees

Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook 2021 Image

Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook 2021

Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook 2021 Image

Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook 2021

A Guide for Dependents of Filipino Scholars Image

A Guide for Dependents of Filipino Scholars

A Guide for Dependents of Filipino Scholars Image

A Guide for Dependents of Filipino Scholars