Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship 2019 for young Australians to study in Asia

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Application Deadline: midnight, 31 December 2018.

Valued at $12,000, the scholarship supports undergraduates who are interested in Asia, and want to actively contribute to Australia’s success in Asia in their chosen field.

As a scholarship recipient you will be given the opportunity to spend up to two semesters studying at a leading Asian University. You will be encouraged to build your own adventure by having the freedom and flexibility to individualise your exchange and enhance your experience through a range of opportunities beyond the classroom. This may be a local internship, volunteering, work experience or intensive language course to enrich your Asian adventure.


  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying full time at a participating Australian university (all fields of study are eligible)
  • Enrolled in second year or beyond when commencing their exchange
  • Holding a minimum of a credit average
  • Intending to do a one or two semester exchange, commencing in Semester 2, 2019


In addition to the Leadership Development Program, you will have a unique opportunity to be a lifelong member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network, attend the annual Westpac Scholars’ Summit and connect with your local Westpac Asia office.

W100 Scholars Network:

As a Westpac Scholar, you will become a member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. Growing by 100 scholars each year, from all five programs, the network offers a unique opportunity for networking, mentorship, collaboration, and learning and development opportunities for life.

Westpac Scholars’ Summit:

This is your opportunity to find out what it really means to be a Westpac Scholar. An annual event that brings together Westpac Scholars from across all five scholarship programs to participate in tailored workshops, hear from business and academic luminaries, and form connections with fellow scholars.

Westpac Buddies:

Once arriving in your host Asian city, you will be invited to attend a Westpac Welcome Event. This is your chance to meet those in the local office, including your Westpac Buddies. Westpac Buddies will be available to share their networks, experiences and insights on professional development, cross-cultural communication and local knowledge about the city you are studying in.


Key dates


Applications for Semester 2, 2019 open June 2018.

31 December 2018: Applications close.


February 2019: Notification of outcome

Exchange begins Semester 2, 2019 (Australian Semester Timing)

August 2019: Leadership Program


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship 2018

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