Australia Awards Scholarship for Filipinos 2023 | Apply Now

Australia Awards Scholarship 2023-2024 program is open to all eligible Filipinos. The Government of Australia provides prestigious international scholarships to the next generation of global leaders for development through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

Australia Awards Scholarship 2023 Application for Filipinos
Australia Awards Scholarship 2023 Application for Filipinos

Filipinos who are looking to Study Abroad in Australia must add this scholarship in their checklist.

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Overview of Australia Awards Scholarship

Australia’s international development assistance in the Philippines promotes prosperity, alleviates poverty, and strengthens political stability. Students who receive this scholarship gain the skills and knowledge needed to drive change and help build long-term people-to-people links with Australia through study and research.

Especially women, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply for the Scholarship.

Applications will be evaluated based on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence, and, most importantly, their potential to impact Philippine development challenges.

Australia Awards Scholarship Benefits

Following is the list benefits a scholar will receive under Australia Awards Scholarship 2023:

  • Full tuition fees coverage
  • Introductory academic program(IAP) – a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in Australia
  • Academic Support: Supplementary Academic support to ensure a scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • Living Expenses: Contribution to living expenses
  • Establishment allowance: A one-off establishment allowance on arrival for accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Health Cover: Overseas student health cover for the duration of the scholarship,
  • Travel Tickets: A return air travel to and from Philippines to Australia via the most direct route
  • Fieldwork allowance for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component, and
  • Disability support (as needed)

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Level of Study in Australia

Australia Awards scholarships allows Filipino citizens to pursue a degree at an Australian tertiary institution. Scholarships will be offered for commencement in January 2024 within the following allocations:

  • Master’s:
    • Open category – Individuals who intend to pursue studies in the identified priority areas of study
    • Targeted category – Applicants nominated by partner Philippine government agencies whose respective mandates support the mutual priorities of Australia and the Philippines and the Philippine Development Plan
  • Doctoral:
    Applicants pursue studies in priority areas aligned with ongoing Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)–Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARD) projects

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements detailed in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook, available at:

In addition to the eligibility requirements, candidates from the Philippines must also meet the following conditions:

  • resident of the Philippines for at least 12 months
  • has at least two years’ cumulative work experience
  • not hold another scholarship
  • master’s degree holder (for doctoral applicants), and
  • John Allwright Fellowship – Philippines requirements (for doctoral applicants)

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Documentary Requirements for Scholarship

Following are the documents required by a candidate to apply for the scholarship:

  1. The Re-entry Action Plan (REAP): Outlines a project, which applies the knowledge and skills gained from the applicant’s
  2. Australian education and training towards Philippine development
  3. An Affidavit of citizenship and residency
  4. Certification of Grade Point Average/General Weighted Average
  5. Letter from the head of agency endorsing the scholarship application, and the minutes of meeting of the scholarship and
  6. Committee endorsing the nominees (for targeted category applicants only).

Application Process

All Interested and eligible applicants can apply for Scholarship by visiting the Australia Awards Government website.

Visit the above link to apply for scholarship and for more details regarding the Scholarship.

Australia Awards Scholarship Deadline

  • The opening date of applications for scholarship is February 1, 2023.
  • The Deadline to apply for Australia Awards Scholarship is May 1, 2023 (11:59PM AEST)

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[Source: Australia Awards]