Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Australia Awards Scholarships are for high-achieving Filipinos who demonstrate passion for intellectual pursuit and who are committed to development work. The program doesn’t have an age limit and is open to qualified applicants who meet the program’s criteria.

To be eligible for scholarship, applicants must:

  •     be a citizen of a participating country and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship, except for
  •         applicants working for their government in a third country
  •         applicants residing in the immediate region to which they would be willing to grant an award (e.g. Pacific Island countries considering applicants from other eligible Pacific Island countries), noting that the award will be reported as belonging to the applicant’s country of citizenship.
  •         not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any of the application, selection or mobilisation phases
  •         not be current serving military personnel
  •         not be applying for a visa to live in Australia
  •         not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have been home for eight years)
  •         have satisfied any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country or government of citizenship.

The Philippine program also requires that applicants must

  •                 have completed a formal undergraduate degree (for Master’s applicants) or a formal Master’s degree (for PhD applicants)
  •                 have at least two years of work experience (On-the-job training and internships will not be credited to work experience)
  •                 be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Post will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Post requests a placement at selected institutions)
  •                 be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for an AusAID Temporary Visa (subclass 576). This may mean that Post will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements.
  •                 have met the required English language proficiency result << hyperlinked to section on English Proficiency Certification>>

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