Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship



Westpac Bicentennial Foundation 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 5 September 2018.

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 15 June to 5 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

15 June: Applications open

18 August: Information webinar, click here to register.

5 September: Applications close

6 & 7 December: National Assessment Centre

20 December: Applicants notified of outcome

How to apply
More Information

Contact Westpac Bicentennial Foundation: