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Scholarships

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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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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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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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

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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>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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Australia Awards Story

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

Kritzia Santos

Master of Social Work, 2013, University of Melbourne

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.

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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

Website:

www.fastcovic.org

Email:

official@fastcovic.org

Sydney Filipino Society at University of Sydney

Sydney Filipino Society at University of Sydney

Website:

https://sydneyfilosoc.wixsite.com/sydneyfilosoc

Email:

sydneyfilosoc@gmail.com

Filipino Society at the Curtin University

Filipino Society at the Curtin University

Australian National University Filipino Association (ANUFA) in Canberra

Australian National University Filipino Association (ANUFA) in Canberra

Email:

anufa.execom@gmail.com

Philippine Association of Students (PINAS) at University of Newcastle

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

Email:

pinasatuon@gmail.com

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.

Kritzia Santos

Master of Social Work, 2013, University of Melbourne

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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

Marnylle Bonilla, vice president (internal), FASTCO

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Swinburne University of Technology

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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

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

M`ike 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

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

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!

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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.

My Australia Awards Story

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Academic Accomplishments

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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

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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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

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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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Get it here:
https://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/on-track-for-australia-pre-departure-guidebook-australia-awards

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Resources

Various downloadable resources for your needs.

For Awardees

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Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook 2021

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Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook 2021

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A Guide for Dependents of Filipino Scholars

A Guide for Dependents of Filipino Scholars

Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook 2021

A Guide for Dependents of Filipino Scholars