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Application for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 Intake is now closed

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. Become a leader for development and reach further with an Australia Awards Scholarship.

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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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 Data analytics course moves online

Data analytics course moves online

The Business Intelligence and Data Analytics short course is the first of its courses to move from the classroom to the laptop.  The Carnegie Mellon University Australia commenced delivering the first module of its course at Asia Pacific College’s Magallanes campus in February before the lockdown commenced in mid-March.

 Australia Global Alumni share stories of kindness, bayanihan, and hope in time of Corona

Australia Global Alumni share stories of kindness, bayanihan, and hope in time of Corona

Members of the Australia Global Alumni community have been rising above the crisis by making a difference in their fields in their own little ways. If you need an inspiring story to lift you up, read how the COVID-19 crisis affected our alumni’s life and work, and how they have been moved to make a change.

Read their stories here.

Do you have a story to share? We’d love to hear from you. Share your story.


Nominations for 2020 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards are now open

Do you know of Australia-educated Filipinos who are leaders, innovators or young achievers in their field? Nominate them for the 2020 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards.

In 2019, Joji Ilagan-Bian was honoured with the Alumni of the Year award for her significant contribution to the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) sector of Mindanao. She established foundations and schools in Davao City, including the first international school in Mindanao, that allows students to earn globally-recognised certifications. Her initiatives helped create a favourable business and investment climate in Davao City since 1988.

Make a difference with Australia Awards

We are proud of our Australia Awards Filipino scientists who are using excellent science to protect our environment.

Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

Meet Neilsen

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As an engineer, Neilsen’s Re-entry Action Plan (REAP) was to push sustainability and environmental consciousness to our public roads and highways. In collaboration with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Neilsen was able to complete his REAP: the first asphalt road in the Philippines made with plastic bags and constructed in a heavy traffic national road in Taft avenue.


Watch his story:
Click here to watch Neilsen's video

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 Australia Global Alumni share stories of kindness, bayanihan, and hope in time of Corona

Australia Awards scholar delivers graduation speech online

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


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Outstanding alumnus bags International Contribution Award at the 2019 ACU Alumni Awards

Dr Nicamil Sanchez, an Australia Awards alumnus who graduated with a Doctorate degree in Social Work from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been awarded with the International Contribution Award at the 2019 ACU Alumni Awards. Dr Sanchez founded United Registered Social Workers, a group of volunteers who serve as psycho-social first aiders aiming to support the mental health of Filipinos during this pandemic. He has been recognised by the university for the impact on his work to the community and the discipline of social work.