Scholarships to study in Australia
TEN YEARS AGO, I HAD THE OPPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE A 2-YEAR study grant from AusAID. I took a two-year postgrad research program (Master of Philosophy) at the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. It was a rewarding experience to study fulltime on a research related to industrial waste management. My thesis is entitled: Infrastructure siting development for land surface disposal of toxic and hazardous wastes in the Philippines.
AusAID is a regular donor agency to the Philippines that offers scholarships through ADS (Australian Development Scholarships) to Filipinos who are potential to bring development in the country through their research projects.
Currently, AusAID invites Filipino applicants for the 2013 intake for Masters and PhD levels in Australia. Part of the requirements is that all grantees have to return to the country after they have completed their degrees and work for at least two years. To be eligible, aspiring candidates must have at least two years of working experience. If the applicant is a government employee, he/she must secure a full support from his/her organization by having a signed agreement for continuing employment for at least two years upon completion of the study. Another condition for successful applicants prior to departure to Australia is to have a re-entry action plans (REAPS) and implement these proposed plans upon return to the workplace.
Priorities for the study areas include the following: climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and management, peace and development, social protection/welfare, trade, public financial management, basic education, foreign relations, and pandemics.
To apply, visit the link: www.pahrodf.org.ph
Deadline for the application is set on 30 April 2012. Application forms can be retrieved from the website or from the following offices:
PAHRODF – 3/F JMT Building, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, 1605
PAHRODF – 6/F Landco Building, JP Laurel Avenue, Bajda, Davao City
Additional information for the said grants is available at: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/eligiblecountries.cfm