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Westpac Scholarship Program | Australia

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The Westpac Scholarship Program is an initiative by the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation. It aims at strengthening the Australia-China relationship.

Why should you care?

Witness the latest technology, contribute to social change

It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all undergrads who are interested in getting international exposure, experience latest technology or want to contribute to enabling positive social change.

It will help you develop critical thinking, offer networking opportunities, a cultural experience that will open your mind and will help widen your perspective.

All of this along with being associated with the Westpac 100 Scholars Network is going to advance your future career goals.

Attract better Tertiary Education and Employment Opportunities

The overlooked long-term benefits outweigh the excuses you might have for not attending an exchange program.

It makes you comfortable in ‘foreign’ environments which would be an empowering attribute if and when you apply for tertiary education.

Favourable treatment by the prospective employees due to the experiences gained while living overseas and knowledge obtained of another language and culture.

Increased pressure to communicate in the short term develop the ability to empathise and relate to others develops an awareness of group dynamics and personal sensitivity towards others.

And a network of fellow like-minded and equally competent students that is going to stay with you for the rest of your life.

Successful program completion represents an excellent measure of personal flexibility, encompassing an ability to reach compromise, focus and succeed through challenging times.

This is what you get

  • An investment of $12000 for in studies for up to 2 semesters
  • The bespoke leadership development program
  • One week residential experience in Shanghai as an introduction to Asia.
  • A chance to attend universities in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore
  • Extra perks like internships, volunteering and language courses.

Eight universities have been partnered with to deliver the Asian Exchange Scholarship.

Key dates


Applications for Semester 2, 2019 open June 2018.

11 January 2019: Applications close.


February 2019: Notification of outcome

The exchange begins Semester 2, 2019 (Australian Semester Timing)

August 2019: Leadership Program

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