Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship



The Westpac Scholars Trust awards 100 scholarships and fellowships, every year, to the people with the drive and imagination to shape Australia’s future. It was launched as a gift to future generations of Australians, with a contribution from Westpac Group of $100 million, to commemorate Westpac’s 200th anniversary in 2017.


About The Scholarship


Whether your focus is strengthening Australia-Asia ties, technology and innovation, or enabling positive social change, Westpac are offering support for postgraduate study for talented individuals at Australia's leading universities. 

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships, valued up to $120,000 per student over two to three years, are available to 2019 PhD and Masters students from any discipline. The scholarship includes a nine month leadership development program, opportunities to gain global experience, and access to extensive networks through the Westpac 100 Scholars Network.

If you’re commencing a PhD or Masters by Coursework in 2019, apply before 4 September 2019.

PhD students may also receive the RTP scholarship in addition to the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, providing value of over $200,000 collectively.

2019 applications are open from 18 June to 4 September.


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.  



Key Dates


18 June 2019: Applications open

7 August 2019: Information webinar, click here to register.

4 September 2019: Applications close (11:59pm, AEST)

9 -10 December 2019: National Assessment Centre

December 2019: Applicants notified of outcome


16 -21 February 2020: Leadership Development Program: Sydney Residential

2 -3 April 2020: Westpac Scholars Summit

How to apply
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