Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

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 2023 intake of Australia Awards Scholarships are open from 1 February to 29 April 2022. Find out if you’re eligible.

Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

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 2023 intake of Australia Awards Scholarships are open from 1 February to 29 April 2022. Find out if you’re eligible.

Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

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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Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

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.

Sign up to get the latest updates on the Australia Global Alumni.


News and Updates

Australian Embassy Welcomes Balikbayan Scholars

Australian Embassy Welcomes Balikbayan Scholars

Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO, together with Embassy officials, recently welcomed the returning scholars to the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines. The scholars shared their amazing experiences in Australia, their life during the pandemic, and their plans to help create a positive impact in their communities and organisations using their Australian education and experience.

Australian Embassy Welcomes Balikbayan Scholars

Australian Embassy Welcomes Balikbayan Scholars

Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO, together with Embassy officials, recently welcomed the returning scholars to the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines. The scholars shared their amazing experiences in Australia, their life during the pandemic, and their plans to help create a positive impact in their communities and organisations using their Australian education and experience.

Returning Filipino scholars set to make a difference in the Philippines

Returning Filipino scholars set to make a difference in the Philippines

Fresh from finishing their postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities, the latest batch of Filipino scholars recently discussed opportunities to give back to the Philippines and make a difference in their organisations and communities. The Re-integration and Re-Entry Action Plan (REAP) Finalisation Workshop provided a platform for the returning scholars to discuss and finalise their REAPs and discuss reintegration concerns in the Philippines.

Returning Filipino scholars set to make a difference in the Philippines

Returning Filipino scholars set to make a difference in the Philippines

Fresh from finishing their postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities, the latest batch of Filipino scholars recently discussed opportunities to give back to the Philippines and make a difference in their organisations and communities. The Re-integration and Re-Entry Action Plan (REAP) Finalisation Workshop provided a platform for the returning scholars to discuss and finalise their REAPs and discuss reintegration concerns in the Philippines.

Australia Alumni community in Indo-Pacific Region gathers at a virtual conference to discuss inclusive recovery from COVID-19

Australia Alumni community in Indo-Pacific Region gathers at a virtual conference to discuss inclusive recovery from COVID-19

Over 400 alumni from 18 countries across the Indo-Pacific Region recently gathered virtually at the 2021 Regional Gender Equality Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Leadership Summit. The Summit provided an opportunity for 3 half-days of networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration among the alumni, particularly in addressing key GEDSI issues that were highlighted by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the theme Breaking Barriers: Working Together Towards Inclusive Recovery, the Summit focused on a socially inclusive recovery from COVID-19.

Australia Alumni community in Indo-Pacific Region gathers at a virtual conference to discuss inclusive recovery from COVID-19

Australia Alumni community in Indo-Pacific Region gathers at a virtual conference to discuss inclusive recovery from COVID-19

Over 400 alumni from 18 countries across the Indo-Pacific Region recently gathered virtually at the 2021 Regional Gender Equality Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Leadership Summit. The Summit provided an opportunity for 3 half-days of networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration among the alumni, particularly in addressing key GEDSI issues that were highlighted by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the theme Breaking Barriers: Working Together Towards Inclusive Recovery, the Summit focused on a socially inclusive recovery from COVID-19.

Australia Awards short courses culminate with virtual conference on data driven leadership

Australia Awards short courses culminate with virtual conference on data driven leadership

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J. Robinson AO and Secretary Karl Chua of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently led the virtual conference on Data Driven Leadership in the Digital Era. The virtual event marked the conclusion of the Australia Awards Short Courses on Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (batch 3) and Policy Research and Development (batch 2). Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-Australia) delivered both courses online to over 60 officials from 15 partner government agencies in the Philippines.

Australia Awards short courses culminate with virtual conference on data driven leadership

Australia Awards short courses culminate with virtual conference on data driven leadership

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J. Robinson AO and Secretary Karl Chua of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently led the virtual conference on Data Driven Leadership in the Digital Era. The virtual event marked the conclusion of the Australia Awards Short Courses on Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (batch 3) and Policy Research and Development (batch 2). Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-Australia) delivered both courses online to over 60 officials from 15 partner government agencies in the Philippines.


Make a difference with Australia Awards

Meet Kritzia Santos

Australia Awards was able to make me dream bigger, to make our organisation dream bigger.

Kritzia established 2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation - a volunteer organisation that assists underprivileged Filipino youth through education. After finishing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Melbourne, Kritzia scaled the foundation’s reach and partnerships to provide more scholarship opportunities and access to education to underprivileged Filipino learners.

 

Watch her story.

Meet Kritzia Santos

Australia Awards was able to make me dream bigger, to make our organisation dream bigger.

Kritzia established 2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation - a volunteer organisation that assists underprivileged Filipino youth through education. After finishing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Melbourne, Kritzia scaled the foundation’s reach and partnerships to provide more scholarship opportunities and access to education to underprivileged Filipino learners.

 

Watch her story.


Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

Meet Vida Soraya Verzosa

Vida Soraya Verzosa, chargé d'affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Damascus and an alumna of the Australia Awards Short Course on Gender, Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion Mainstreaming led the successful repatriation of Filipino human trafficking survivors in Syria.
Her re-entry action plan (REAP) is a gender-based, victim-friendly and innovative approach to combat human trafficking, which included legal training for personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs to better equip them in handling human trafficking cases.

"My REAP was not just an online training or capacity-building workshop, but the actual implementation of the learnings [from the short course]. It produced tangible results for the beneficiaries who were given ‘access to justice and legal empowerment’ opportunities, both in Syria and in the Philippines."

Vida Soraya Verzosa

Meet Vida Soraya Verzosa

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Vida Soraya Verzosa, chargé d'affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Damascus and an alumna of the Australia Awards Short Course on Gender, Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion Mainstreaming led the successful repatriation of Filipino human trafficking survivors in Syria.
Her re-entry action plan (REAP) is a gender-based, victim-friendly and innovative approach to combat human trafficking, which included legal training for personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs to better equip them in handling human trafficking cases.

"My REAP was not just an online training or capacity-building workshop, but the actual implementation of the learnings [from the short course]. It produced tangible results for the beneficiaries who were given ‘access to justice and legal empowerment’ opportunities, both in Syria and in the Philippines."


Story Bites

Awardees

Alumni

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

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

Story Bites Awardees

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.

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

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

Story Bites Awardees

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.

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Australia Alumni Communities Philippines (AACPh) announces new board of convenors for 2021-2022

Story Bites Alumni

Borne out of their passion and commitment to use their Australian education for Philippine development, members of the Australia Global Alumni organised communities of practice to bring together Filipino alumni with shared interests and in the same field of practice. Dubbed Australia Alumni Communities of Practice – Philippines (AACPh), the network envisions itself as a catalyst of positive impact, enduring collaboration, and transformational leadership driven by communities of practice of Australia-educated Filipinos committed to national development.



AACPh recently announced its new board of convenors for 2021-2022. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ausalumcph to learn more about AACPh and its initiatives.

https://www.facebook.com/ausalumcph

Australia Alumni Communities Philippines (AACPh) announces new board of convenors for 2021-2022

Story Bites Alumni

Borne out of their passion and commitment to use their Australian education for Philippine development, members of the Australia Global Alumni organised communities of practice to bring together Filipino alumni with shared interests and in the same field of practice. Dubbed Australia Alumni Communities of Practice – Philippines (AACPh), the network envisions itself as a catalyst of positive impact, enduring collaboration, and transformational leadership driven by communities of practice of Australia-educated Filipinos committed to national development.



AACPh recently announced its new board of convenors for 2021-2022. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ausalumcph to learn more about AACPh and its initiatives.