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Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2022 intake have been extended until 31 May 2021

Applications are now open for Filipino leaders who are interested to pursue a master’s program. Click the button below to find out more information about this prestigious scholarship program.

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Mateship and Bayanihan: 75 years of Australia and Philippines diplomatic relations

Australia is celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations with the Philippines in 2021, and education remains a mutual priority between the two countries. Through the years, Australia Awards has contributed to the strong people-to-people and education links between Australia and the Philippines.

Filipino alumni of Australian universities and registered training organisations are leaders and influencers in key fields and industries. They play a key role in supporting the strong and dynamic Philippines-Australia relations.

Read 75 stories of mateship and bayanihan including inspiring stories of Australia Global Alumni:

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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.

Applications for the 2022 intake of Australia Awards Scholarships have been extended until 31 May 2021. Find out if you’re eligible:

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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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News and Updates

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Australia opens applications for prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships

Filipino development leaders seeking to pursue a master's degree in Australia will have the chance to apply for the 2022 intake of Australia awards Scholarhsips - the prestigious postgraduate scholarship program of the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development.

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Australian Embassy awards grants for research and development projects to help the Philippines respond to COVID-19 crisis

The Australian Embassy recently awarded 16 recipients of the 2020 Australian Alumni COVID-19 Response Grants Scheme. The program provides Australia-educated Filipinos with the opportunity to help respond to the emerging needs and challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis. Seven (7) recipients will implement development projects to build resilience and support recovery efforts in communities impacted by the pandemic, and nine (9) will conduct research to contribute to the limited body of knowledge and literature on COVID-19.

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Australia Awards short course promotes Gender, Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion in Philippines Civil Service

The Australian Government, through the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines (AAAEP-P), in collaboration with The University of Queensland (UQ), is delivering a short course on Gender, Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Mainstreaming to key Philippine civil service agencies from June 2020 to March 2021.

The Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson AO together with Rollie Dela Cruz, Portfolio Manager – Economic/Political Section, Australian Embassy to the Philippines, the speakers of the 2020 Alumni Network Summit and the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines team led by its Program Director Milalin Javellana held on 19 December via Zoom.

Australia-supported Filipinos inspire and empower each other to rise above COVID-19 challenges

Over 150 Australia-supported Filipinos recently gathered virtually to discuss how they can use innovation and their influence to help the Philippines recover from the challenges of COVID-19. With the theme Innovators and Influencers: Making an Impact to Recovery, the 2020 Alumni Network Summit aimed to prepare the mindset of the alumni community for 2021 and inspire them to collaborate with peers in their respective industries to help the country map out its path to healing.

Make a difference with Australia Awards

Meet Iona Mapa

I learned from my professors at Monash that a teacher’s heart is very important in how they approach students.

Empowered by her postgraduate studies in inclusive education, Australia Awards alumna Iona Mapa came home to the Philippines with a world-class education and a fresh perspective to make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.

Iona completed her Master of Education from the Monash University in 2019.

Watch her story.

Meet Iona Mapa

I learned from my professors at Monash that a teacher’s heart is very important in how they approach students

Empowered by her postgraduate studies in inclusive education, Australia Awards alumna Iona Mapa came home to the Philippines with a world-class education and a fresh perspective to make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.

Iona completed her Master of Education from the Monash University in 2019.

Watch her story.

Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

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Meet Arvin Razon

Atty Arvin Razon’s determination to respond to the inevitable challenges that technology poses is eminent in his re-entry action plan.

The increasing number of cases related to data privacy and data protection has driven many to learn about advance communication technologies and embrace the digital transformation, for Arvin, navigating the digital age means having meaningful conversations on advancing and protecting the socio-economic rights of Filipinos.

Arvin finished his Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne in 2019.

Read his story here

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Story Bites

Awardees

Alumni

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

Story Bites Awardees

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.



Alumni

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Australia Global Alumnus Dr. Roy G. Ponce is the new State College President of Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST)

Story Bites Alumni

The DOSCST Board of Trustees (BOT) recently elected Dr. Roy G. Ponce as the 5th SUC President of Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology.

Dr. Ponce is a two-time alumnus of The University of Melbourne in Australia, where he completed Master of Assessment and Evaluation and Doctor of Education in Evaluation Capacity Building through the Australia Awards Scholarships.

Read the official press release of Davao State College of Science and Technology.