Welcome to the official website of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Australia – New South Wales Chapter, Inc.

UPAAA-NSW is one of the early Filipino organizations established in New South Wales as well as one of the oldest UP alumni chapters recognized outside the Philippines.  Know more about us.

Membership is open to UP alumni who are residents of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).


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UP Alumni Association of Australia - NSW Chapter

~ Cheers to 40 Years: A Message From Our Third Scholar ~

(This is part of a series of messages from our scholars in celebration of UPAAA-NSW’s 40th anniversary.)

Help us raise funds to support more academically deserving UP students in financial hardship: www.gofundme.com/f/StepUPfor40


"Hi, I’m Mea Joy Avergonzado-Recto and I was one of the recipients of the UPAAA-NSW scholarship grant. I graduated from UP Mindanao back in 2012 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Currently I am employed in Finastra, a fintech company that services to banks, mainly.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank UPAAA-NSW and its generous donors for the support they have given me while I was still in college. My parents then were struggling to send three kids to college. Sometimes my mother had to write promissory notes for the monthly tuition fee. That is why I am eternally grateful to the association because I was able to obtain a degree without having to worry about the financial aspect of it. I was able to focus on my studies. And because of the quality education I got, I work in a field where I’m happy with what I’m doing, which is programming.
I would also like to thank Dr. Cora Sinha who kept in touch with me over the years. Her words of encouragement from time to time always pushed me to do better.

Congratulations UPAAA-NSW on your 40th anniversary and more power to you!"

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