“Thinking of increasing your qualification and get a master’s or PhD degree then leaving your job and getting another source of earning while pursuing your education must be the major hurdle you could think of in Australia . Choosing among these might sometimes also compel you to drop the idea of pursuing your studies further. But if you are a Filipino then you do not need to think much about his as the scholarship Australia does it all for you.”
The Australian awards are highly competitive awards and encourages you to get a globally renowned form of education .These awards prove to be really helpful when you are already involved with some organization . It gives you the freedom to complete your prior commitments made to the organization you are working with and after that you can apply for re-entry action plan when you return to Philippines.
BENEFITS OR ADVANTAGES OF SCHOLARSHIP AUSTRALIA PROVIDES.
For Filipinos who come under the merit list this award is a real gem for them .It gives you the full scholarship for the minimum period required for completing their academic program which includes the preparatory period. They provide about 300,000 Australian dollars for 4 years in a PhD and 200,000 Australian dollars for the master’s degree. They give you a scholarship not only to cover only your academic needs but also covers other expenses you would need like
- Fortnightly stipend
- Basic Health Insurance
- The Return Airfare
- Supplementary Academic Support
- Support for fieldwork in the Philippines, if required
- Full tuition fees and other compulsory academic fees
- Establishment Allowance
Awardees who are also the recipient of the Australian awards leadership program shall be provided additional training on leadership.
CATEGORIES INVOLVED IN AWARDS AUSTRALIA GIVES
As we saw this award is open for Filipinos working in organisations let us take a look at what kind of organisations are involved Civil Service Commission (CSC), The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) , Philippine Atmospheric, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) , Department of Education (DepEd) , Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) ,Office of Civil Defense (OCD) ,Provincial Government of Bukidnon , Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte , Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur , Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) , Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs)are some of the departments involved.
With such a wide range of advantages that these awards provide it is really easy for Filipinos to carry on their educational journey forward without any kind of interruptions . These awards provide you an international platform to get an education which not only gives you an academic boost but also gives you a way to develop your skills like your leadership. By giving a correct stage to the high performing Filipinos they also give them a chance to give their bit in the development works in their country. So if you are a Filipino and having a good academic record then you could definitely apply for this awards and see the benefits for yourself without any kind of bias .
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