Friday, January 27, 2012

Australia’s development Awards in the Philippines


Australia’s international development assistance in the Philippines aims to

  • improve basic education
  • promote national stability and human security
  • support economic growth
Development Awards are administered by AusAID and aligned with Australia’s development assistance in the Philippines, targeting human resource gaps in identified priority sectors. They aim to provide successful applicants with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development.

AusAID offers Development Awards on the basis of merit, transparency and equal access. We strongly encourage applications from women, people with disability, and people from minority groups.


Targeted Category

  • awarded to partner organisations (government/ non government, private) with mandates supporting mutual priorities of Australia and the Philippines as reflected in the Development Assistance Strategy. The Facility Board of the Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF) determines the partner organisations.

Open Category

  • are open to individuals (public and private sectors) planning to pursue post-graduate studies in:
    • Basic Education
    • Social Protection/Welfare
    • Peace and Development
    • Public Financial Management
    • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
    • Climate Change Adaptation
    • Organisational Development/Human Resource Management and Development
    • Trade
    • Foreign Relations
    • Pandemics (Preparedness and Management)


Australian Development Scholarships

These are long term development scholarships providing people with the opportunity to obtain tertiary qualifications at an Australian tertiary institution.

  • approximately 120 awards; 70% targeted, 30% open-targeted
  • approximately 90 % Masters Degrees; 10 % PhD

Australian Leadership Award Scholarships

Up to 200 of the most outstanding Australian Development Scholarship applicants across the globe will be offered an Australian Leadership Award in addition to their scholarship.

These extra entitlements will include a Leadership for development Program designed to enhance leadership knowledge and skills. Recipients will be brought together with other Australian Leadership Awardees for leadership training, development discussions and the chance to build valuable networks.

Selections will be based on the applicant’s professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential impact on development challenges in their country or region.


You must meet all of the eligibility requirements detailed in the Scholarships Handbook, available at:

You must also meet the following specific requirements for the Philippines:
  • Must have worked for a minimum of two years relevant employment in the Philippines
  • If a government employee, be supported by their organisation and have signed a written agreement for continuing employment for at least two years after completion of study
  • Must not hold another scholarship


Successful applicants are required to submit re-entry action plans (REAPS) prior to departure to Australia and to implement these in their workplace/sector areas. The Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility monitors and evaluates the implementation of REAPs and uses it as one of the metrics in assessing the effectiveness of the scholarship program.


  • Opening date: 1 February 2012
  • Closing date: 30 April 2012
Application requirements received after this date will not be considered.


In addition to the documents listed in the Scholarships Handbook, you must also provide these documents with your application to meet the specific requirements for Philippines.

For all applicants

  • Filled up application form
  • English Proficiency certification (IELTS/TOEFL)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume using the HRODF template
  • Transcript of records and Diploma (s) of completed degrees 
  • Certification of the Grade Point Average/General Weighted Average 
  • National Bureau of Investigation clearance for International Travel 
  • A completed first page of the REAP Form

For applicants who are currently employed (either in private or in public)

  • Certificate of no scholarship obligation

For applicants from Government of the Philippines agencies

  • A letter from the Head of the Agency endorsing the scholarship application
  • A certificate of no pending case signed by the Human Resource Manager (or applicable officer)

For PhD/Doctoral Degree applicants

  • Proof of correspondence with the Research Adviser confirming agreement to supervise and availability of University resources for the proposed research.
  • A brief description of your research topic, methodology, and how the research output will benefit the country.


a. Full tuition fees; return air travel
b. Establishment allowance and contribution to living expenses
c. Introductory Academic Program
d. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
e. Supplementary tutorial assistance if required
f.  Fieldwork (for research students only)
g. Leadership development program (for ALAS)

Full list of all benefits and entitlements can be found at the AusAID website


The selection process will include an interview and take into account the applicant’s academic credentials, professional and volunteer accomplishments, and potential to contribute to development in the Philippines. Applicants are encouraged to provide details on their re-entry plans as part of their application.


  • Stage 1: Review of submitted application requirements
  • Stage 2: Assessment and ranking of eligible candidates
  • Stage 3: Panel Interview
  • Stage 4: Release of results/Pre-departure preparation

Important Dates

  • Deadline of Application: 30 April 2012
  • Panel Interview : 1st – 3rd week of June 2012
  • Announcement of the results of the interview: July 2012
  • Departure for Australia: January 2013


Further information about the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the various Australian tertiary institutions and courses can be found at: 
More general information about the Australia Awards, studying in Australia and the Australian Agency for International Development can be found at:
Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility
3/F JMT Building, Asian Development Bank Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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