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Why choose Australia Awards?
The Australian Agency for International Development’s (AusAID) Australia Awards Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity to high-achieving Filipinos, who possess passion for intellectual pursuit and development work, to pursue Master's and PhD degrees in Australia.
Australia is home to some of the world’s top universities, including 8 of the top 100 universities in the world. Through Australia Awards Scholarships, Filipino awardees receive globally-competitive education and skills that they can use to drive Philippine development.
A unique feature of the Australia Awards program in the Philippines is the scholars’ commitment to make a positive difference in their organisations and/or communities by completing a re-entry action plan upon their return to the Philippines.
Since the 1950s, over 2,000 Filipino awardees from the government, NGO, academe and private sectors have been making a difference in their fields, workplaces, and communities through their Australian education.
The Australia Awards Scholarships are part of the Australia-Philippines development cooperation and provide lasting contribution to Philippine development through education.
AusAID’s Australia Awards Scholarships in the Philippines offer the biggest number of postgraduate scholarship slots to Filipinos, with at least 120 slots available annually. This demonstrates the high premium that the Australian Government places on improving the human capital of the Philippines by increasing access to quality education and training for people.
The Australia Awards Scholarships are highly-competitive and offered to Filipinos who have the potential to assume leadership roles to influence social and economic policy reforms, and drive development in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region. The Awards provide full scholarship for Master’s and PhD degrees including travel and living expenses, allowances, and healthcare benefits among others, making it the most generous foreign scholarship in the Philippines.
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- Featured News
by Noelle Jane Nicolas — last modified Apr 15, 2013 02:56 PM
(21 February 2013 ) World-class academic standards, exposure to multi-cultural environments, leadership opportunities, and, best of all, the opportunity to contribute to the Philippines’ development – these are some of the things that future leaders from the Philippines can look forward to from Australia Awards Scholarships.by Noelle Jane Nicolas — last modified Mar 13, 2013 03:20 PM
December 19, 2012 – The Notre Dame of Marbel University (NDMU) in South Cotabato, Mindanao is now enjoying the benefits of having faculty members who completed their postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities. From 2010 to 2012, NDMU’s College of Education, one of the leading teacher education institutions in Mindanao, has produced topnotchers in the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers.
- Impact Stories
Knoy Bite beamed with Filipino pride when she received the coveted Dean’s Honours List Award during the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) awards ceremony on December 12, 2012. She was, after all, one of the only few Southeast Asian students recognised during the event.
Over the past decade, there have been significant developments in the Philippines in expanding access to primary education especially in rural areas. New laws have been introduced including the Barangay (Village) Day Care Center Law which calls for the establishment of day care centers in every village and the Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) Act which mandates every village to have day care centers and early learning institutions for children.