Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
Aus Citizen / Aus Permanent Resident
See below

"Do you have the drive to make a difference?'

Whether your focus is Asia, new technology or social change the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is offering postgraduate study for talented individuals at Australia's leading universities.

Scholars will be exceptional people, chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia's future in one of our three focus areas:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Fostering Australia-Asia ties
  • Enabling positive social change.

The Scholarships are valued at up to $120,000 over 2-3 years and will be awarded annually for research or coursework studies at graduate level.

Partner Universities

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation have partnered with eight leading Australian universities to deliver the Future Leaders Scholarship.
  1. The University of Adelaide
  2. The Australian National University
  3. The University of Melbourne
  4. Monash University
  5. The University of Queensland
  6. The University of Sydney
  7. University of New South Wales
  8. University of Western Australia

Eligibility Criteria

  • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • You have completed your first undergraduate degree after 1 September 2015, OR will complete by 31 December 2020
  • You have achieved or are on track to achieve an average result of H1 or H2A equivalent (approx. 75 WAM)
  • You have chosen a field of study which, for PhD and Masters by research applicants has an ERA four digit FOR rating of "well above world standard" and for Masters by coursework applicants, must be in area of world-class standing.
  • You must commence study in 2021, not before
  • Your proposed program of study:
    • Can be in any field and must be relevant to the Trust's focus areas
    • Include international opportunities, such as a period of study at an overseas university, an invited presentation at a conference significant to the discipline, or a period of internship or placement at an overseas organisation, which will develop your leadership skills and global networks
    • Must underpin a worthy and viable post-study plan that benefits Australia

For full details on the eligibility criteria please visit the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships website.

How to apply

Applications will open on 17 June 2020.

For information on how to apply please visit the website

Key Dates

17 June 2020 Applications Open
21 July 2020 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship information webinar
2 September 2020 Applications close (11:59pm, AEST)
9 - 10 December 2020 National Assessment Centre in Sydney
December 2020 Notification of outcome
14 - 19 February 2021 Leadership Development Program: Sydney Residential
Further Information

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Email: westpacscholars@westpac.com.au
Website: https://scholars.westpacgroup.com.au/scholarships/future-leaders/