Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship


The Westpac Scholars Trust awards a number of Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships every year to the people with the drive and imagination to shape Australia’s future.


About The Scholarship

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

Whether your focus is Asia, new technology or sustainable futures the Westpac Scholars Trust 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 four focus areas:

- Technology and innovation
- Fostering Australia-Asia ties
- Reducing Australia's environmental impact
- Creating a more inclusive country

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. If you are commencing a PhD or Masters by Coursework or Masters by Research in 2024, apply before 6 September 2023, 5:00pm (AEST).

An online information session will be held on Tuesday 8 August 2023, 4:00pm AEST - register here to attend.


Scholarship Benefits

  • Up to $120,000 over 2-3 years to cover the cost of study (e.g. course fees, living allowance, travel and conference attendance)
  • Enrolment in a nine-month bespoke Leadership Development Program with a weeklong residential in Sydney
  • Opportunity to add a global context to your education, with tailored international experiences of up to six months
  • Lifelong membership on the Westpac 100 Scholars Network
  • Attendance at the Westpac Scholars Summit in Sydney
What does it take to be a Westpac Future Leaders Scholar?

Key Dates
5 July 2023  Applications Open
8 August 2023 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship information session- Click HERE to register your attendance.
6 September 2023  Applications Close (5:00pm, AEST)
5 - 6 December 2023  National Assessment Centre in Sydney
13 December 2023  Notification of Outcome
How to Apply?

Applications are now open!

For information on how to apply please visit the Westpac Scholars Trust website.

Hear from our Students

Read about 2022 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Elizabeth Wong's tips to interview success here

Read about 2021 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Monica Phimmachanh's experience here

Read about 2019 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Jaffly Chen's experience here

Listen to 2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Joey Rowlands discuss Quantum Computing here

Read about 2017 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Elise Wood's experience here

More Information

Contact Westpac Scholars Trust: westpacscholars@westpac.com.au