Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship


High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
available for 1 year
Aus Citizen / Aus Permanent Resident
See below

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is encouraging aspiring leaders who are passionate about strengthening ties with Asia to apply for the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship.

The Scholarship is awarded by the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation to undergraduate students who are undertaking a half or full year exchange in Asia. The purpose of the Gift is to award a travel exchange scholarship to encourage and support undergraduate students with an interest and passion in developing Australia's relationship with Asia.

Students need to apply to the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation for the Scholarship and must also apply for and be accepted into the UNSW Exchange Program.

To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Australia Permanent Resident; and
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UNSW Australia and have completed at least 72 UOC at the start of your exchange; and
  • Be eligible for and applying/ applied to go on Exchange in the second half of 2021 to a partner university in:
    • Mainland China
    • Hong Kong
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Singapore
  • Submit your Exchange application (https://student.unsw.edu.au/exchangetutorial ) by 2 October 2020.
  • Maintain a minimum of a credit average at the time of application and through the selection process
  • Not currently be holding or intending to hold another merit based scholarship for the purpose of tertiary study in Asia (eg New Colombo Plan).

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:
  • Ability to articulate an understanding and interest in Asia, and its role in Australia's future prosperity
  • A commitment and drive to develop a deeper understanding of Asia through academic study and cultural immersion
  • The ability to articulate how the proposed Asian Exchange contributes to future aspirations
  • A commitment to actively contribute to the Westpac 100 Scholar Network by sharing learnings and experiences that come from being a Westpac Scholar
  • Having a diverse set of skills, experiences and beliefs
  • Academic Excellence


Click here to apply for this scholarship: Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship Application. Applications close 5pm 8 January 2021.

Key Dates

2 October 2020
Exchange Applications Close
8 January 2021
Applications Close
February 2021
Notification of outcome
Scholars Summit, Sydney
Exchange begins Semester 2, 2021 (Australian Semester Timing)
Leadership Development Program

Students will be initially selected by the Exchange Scholarships committee and shortlisted to Westpac. Candidates should expect to hear in late January 2021 if they have been successful in proceeding to (video) interview with Westpac. Scholar announcement will occur in February 2021.